The F-Keys and Special Features Keys on the Mac Keyboard

Learn how to use the keys on the top row of your Mac keyboard. You can use them to send F1, F2, and other F-Keys to the app you are currently using, or you can use them to control special features like screen brightness and volume. Learn how to toggle which requires the FN key and which does not.

Comments: 2 Responses to “The F-Keys and Special Features Keys on the Mac Keyboard”

    nick
    2 weeks ago

    Gary, I have a Mac extended keyboard and have the Function Keys option turned on. All the features for the keys work as they should except the brightness keys do not work. I need to specify that I have a Mac Mini with a non-Mac monitor. Would that be the reason why brightness function key does not work? Btw I tried turning the function keys option off, but the result is the same. Thx

    2 weeks ago

    Nick: A Mac mini or Mac Studio would use an external display and the brightness would be controlled by the screen's controls, not the system. If you can't adjust them in System Settings, Display, then the keys are just a shortcut to that.

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