Oct 11, Oct 10, I have a separate Mac keyboard with no Fn key. I have had instructions where the persons say press Fn then press another key.
I wonder is there a general workaround for that if I have no Fn key? After selecting the Keyboard pane in System Preferences, make sure the first tab, Keyboard, is selected in the list of four tabs at the top of the window. Because the report descriptor tells the host how to interpret the report, we can just repurpose the reserved byte for the Fn key field and it will work perfectly fine, at least within macOS. This is identical to how the regular function keys worked on most Macs for a decade and a half, so experienced Mac users should have no trouble discovering it. Sign in to view. I've made this an issue instead of a PR because it probably warrants some discussion on whether or not to add this feature into QMK, but either way I think it's a good idea to at least put it in the documentation in the event that it's not implemented, so that anyone sufficiently determined can at least get some pointers on how to do so on their own. Once complete, close out the System Preferences window.
I wonder is there a general workaround for that if I have no Fn key? DeltaMac Tech Oct 10, Your keyboard doesn't have an fn key.
I'll try to paraphrase what barley suggested: If your keyboard does not have an fn key, then ignore that step in your instructions, and simply press the next referenced f key, ignoring the fn key - which, after all, is a modifying key - and your keyboard doesn't need that to operate the function keys. You explanation should be obvious to me but wasn't.
Next time I am trying to follow instructions that include "press Fn key then press XX key". I'll just press the XX key.
DeltaMac Tech Oct 11, Not your fault. It's just someone providing some steps, and ignoring other possible keyboards. Then, it's on you to decide how to work around that step, or - if you even need that step.
And, it's not so obvious, IMHO. Rather frustrating — hope someone can help. Hi, I got much the same result as Pat.
I have Mac OS X version I downloaded Function Flip, and it sees no function keys although in fact I have them all, and they work if I hold Fcn down. Hello everyone, i have in fact the opposite problem: Instead only the actual f-something functions work, when connected to a shortcut.
But this happened even though i did not check the box to do so, and now i have no idea how to undo whatever went wrong! Does anybody have an idea? Thank you!
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