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FunctionFlip turned out to be my solution. I like the media keys on my MacBook keyboard - just not all of them. Fat-fingered that I am, I regularly skip tracks when I just want to pause. Disabling all of the keys just won't do, because I use the brightness and volume keys every day.

FunctionFlip individually controls your Macbook or Macbook Pro's function keys, turning special keys back to regular F-keys, or vice-versa.

FunctionFlip requires that "Enable access for assistive devices" be checked on the Universal Access pane in System Preferences.

What's New

Version 2.2.2:
  • Support for OS X 10.9 Mavericks.

Requirements

  • OS X 10.5 or later

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GregLone Member IconComment+0
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Strangely, it doesn't work properly since the OS X 10.8.5 update. I have to stop and restart it many times a day.

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Version 2.2.2
GregLone
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Forget it. Uninstall, reinstall, all good.

le-macinfo Member IconReview+11
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Have it installed for ages and it does it’s job in the background, like a purring cat.

Strangely the lastest version 2.2.2 doesn’t work right on my MacBook, running Snow Leopard 10.6.8.

Problem is: It’s not possible to tick any of the checkboxes on or off, mouse clicks somehow don’t get registered as it seems.

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Version 2.2.2
le-macinfo
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v2.2 and v2.1 are working, though.

retech Member IconReview+16
retech
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What a nightmare! Installed this app thinking it would solve the loss of my function keys on my MBP. However it is UNINSTALLABLE. No matter how much I've tried this app rewrites the core ability of the Function keys and they never work the same again.

I've emailed the developer at his 2 different email addresses more than a dozen times and have received absolutely no response.

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Version 2.2.2
Fahirsch Member IconReview+20
Fahirsch
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Now I can mute the music with just one key!

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Version 2.2.2
Coolapic Member IconReview+40
Coolapic
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Thanks' for updating this little gem !

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Version 2.2.2
Matthew Green Member IconComment+109
Matthew Green
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the ignored clicks problem still exists in version 2.2

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Version 2.2
Matthew Green
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actually, just went into the FF pref pane and saw in the status box something about upgrading. So far it seems to be behaving

Matthew Green Member IconComment+109
Matthew Green
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causing problems in 10.6.7 with ignored mouse clicks, email so far has gone unanswered.

very disappointing because its a very handy program that has let me repurpose the function keys while keeping the media keys working.

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Version 2.1
Stormchild
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Unfortunately, the situation seems to have gotten even worse in Lion. I hate having to hold down the function key to change my system volume, but this once-useful utility is now causing more problems than it solves.

Stormchild Member IconComment+387
Stormchild
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Seems to have stopped working for me. This happens occasionally, but I used to be able to just stop it and start it again, and that isn't fixing it anymore. It just has no effect on the F keys at all.

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Version 2.1
Stormchild
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A restart fixed it. Certainly hope I don't have to do that every time this craps out though.

jamartinezm Member IconReview+0
jamartinezm
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Perfect for getting back the function keys for brightness since I don't use them. Great App. Thnx!

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Version 2.1
Mjharper Member IconComment+3
Mjharper
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Absolutely perfect. Wanted to easily assign f5 & f6 on my new MacBook, and this made it really simple.

Thanks!

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Version 2.0.2
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ErvinsS
Version 2.2.2
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Downloads 9,150
Version Downloads 1,944
Type Utilities / System
License Free
Date 25 Jun 2013
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price Free
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