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Why Didnt Anybody Tell Me

Why didn’t anybody tell me!?

macosxhints - Enable true laptop function keys with 10.3.3

With the 10.3.3 update, there's a new checkbox in the keyboard preferences pane labeled "Use the F1-F12 keys for custom actions." If you check it, then you get "real" function keys, while holding down fn gives you the brightness, sound, etc controls. Kudos to Apple for this -- it's always nice to be able to drop a hack in favor of an official feature!