MacMost Now 596: Understanding the Function Keys

The function keys, also called the F-keys, serve two purposes on your Mac. Found at the top of all Apple keyboards, these keys can be used for special functions like volume control, iTunes playback or accessing Mission Control. But they can also be used as F1, F2, F3, etc., keys. Find out how to switch between the two modes.

Comments: 4 Responses to “MacMost Now 596: Understanding the Function Keys”

    Mr Anthony Cotton
    8 years ago

    Again you have touched on a topic that is not on any other website. This is what i like about this site. The keys you mentioned might as well come from Mars. I use Photoshop a lot, and i do use a couple of shortcut keys. I have never used the keys you have mentioned. I was looking at my keyboard while i was watching your video,and i said to my self yes i will give these a go. Thanks Gary

    Mr Anthony Cotton
    7 years ago

    On your keyboard in the video, my keyboard is exactly the same has yours,but yours has Control,Option,Command,Shift,and Caps lock printed on your keyboard,but mine hasn’t, just symbols. The keyboard with the new iMac that came, is also the same. You said in your video it`s some times confusing. I use Photoshop a lot,but when i am on the internet the keys- Control,Option,and Command are said in, say a Photoshop Tutorial,and i get lost off. Can you get printed labels to stick onto these keys. It would make my life a lot easier Gary.

      7 years ago

      I’ve never seen stickers, but I suppose you could use a label printer, or just a marker.

    Mr Anthony Cotton
    7 years ago

    Thanks for your answer Gary.

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