5 Replies Latest reply on May 8, 2017 12:37 PM by LisaMReny

    F Function Keys not working

    LisaMReny

      Help.

      I'm trying to use the F Function keys/short cuts on my iMac desk top. For example, in Library module I want to rename a number of photos, hit the F2 rename and the brightness on my monitor goes up.

       

      I've checked System Preferences/Keyboard and check box the Use F1, F2 etc keys as standard function keys. But this doesn't solve the problem. Is there another configuration that I'm missing?

       

      Using iMac 10.12; LR CC 2015.10

       

      Any suggestions would be appreciated.

        • 1. Re: F Function Keys not working
          Just Shoot Me Adobe Community Professional

          Does the keyboard you are using have a Fn key? 99% of all Mac computers have the option set to use the F Function keys as something other than the function keys. Holding down the Fn key while hitting the F function keys turn them back into what they were originally designed to do, IE act as Function keys.

           

          You can change that setting in the Mac OS X System preferences.

          • 2. Re: F Function Keys not working
            Akash Sharma Adobe Employee

            Hi LisaMReny,

             

            Are you using the "Fn" key to press the "F2" key on your keyboard? It will change whatever your system defaults are.

            It's possible that your system is set to use the keystrokes for increasing Brightness.

             

            Thanks,

            Akash

            • 3. Re: F Function Keys not working
              LisaMReny Level 1

              Just Shoot Me,

              Yes, my keyboard has the Fn key. I have it configured for that in OS System Preferences. Whether is use the Fn key or not my F1 and F2 keys still behave like Mac function keys (ie. brightness control) I can't get them to work as short cuts in LR. All the other Fn keys short cuts work in LR.. Go figure???

              • 4. Re: F Function Keys not working
                LisaMReny Level 1

                Akash,

                 

                I have my iMac configured for that in OS System Preferences. Whether I use the Fn key or not my F1 and F2 keys still behave like Mac function keys (ie. brightness control) I can't get them to work as short cuts in LR. All the other Fn keys short cuts work in LR.. Go figure???

                • 5. Re: F Function Keys not working
                  LisaMReny Level 1

                  Akash and Just Shoot Me.

                   

                  After digging into the System Preference a bit deeper, I found the solution to my issue..

                  Here is what I need to also configure to make the F1/F2 function keys work in LR.Screen Shot 2017-05-08 at 12.36.14 PM.png

                  Make sure that on Display/Shortcuts that the two boxes are UN-checked.. And know I have working F1/F2 keys..

                  So Happy!!