How To Use the FN/Globe Key On Your Mac Keyboard

The FN or Globe key on your Mac keyboard can be used to switch between special feature and F-keys, change what is shown on a Touch Bar, or can also be a used by itself to bring up the Emoji and Symbol Viewer, change Input Source, or start dictation.

Comments: 4 Responses to “How To Use the FN/Globe Key On Your Mac Keyboard”

    Ken
    4 months ago

    The globe key also functions as a shortcut key. Globe+Q brings up Notes, and Globe+F switches a window to and from full screen mode. Globe+A lets you use the Dock with the keyboard, Globe+D lets you start dictating text, Globe+H hides the current window, Globe+N slides the notifications in from the right, and Globe+W goes to the top of the current window. However, you can't make shortcuts with it in Settings > Keyboard. I imagine that the Globe key will have expanded use in MacOS Ventura.

    Gary Card
    2 weeks ago

    I see the new Apple Magic keyboard with the Numeric keyboard is missing the (bottom left) "fn" key which is present on my current Apple keyboard. How does one enter a command associated with this function key on the new keyboard?

    2 weeks ago

    Gary: The FN/Globe key is on every Mac keyboard. On yours you will find it to the left of the Home key, under F13

    Gary Card
    2 weeks ago

    Thanks Gary and Ken,

    I see the Globe/ fn Key now on the new Black Magic keyboard under the F13 key.

    I enjoy watching your Videos, occasionally.

    Cheers,
    Gary

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