F11 key on mac not working

This is a tough problem since using different shortcuts may also annoy users, I'm afraid I don't have any other suggestion though. Perhaps adding the command or function key on the mac? I would leave it as it is since there are two workarounds disable natvie mac behvaior, configure step in shortcut in vscode.

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I am still open for suggestions though: Closing this due to the reasons above. Will reopen if we somebody has a nice idea on how to tackle this.

This requires to press the 'fn' key to get the Mac behaviour e. In case anyone reads this thread as I did and still doesn't know how to resolve the conflict, here's how to disable Mac's F11 behavior:. Without disabling "Show Desktop. Skip to content. Dismiss Join GitHub today GitHub is home to over 31 million developers working together to host and review code, manage projects, and build software together.

Sign up. New issue. I've enabled the setting in Preferences as shown below. How can I get my F11 and F12 keys to just behave like normal function keys? Well I actually just figured this out.

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My Function keys are messed up. Volume & Brightness keys don't work!

I set these to '-' and that fixed the issue. The options that were set to use these function keys are highlighted in the screenshot below. Thank you for your interest in this question. Because it has attracted low-quality or spam answers that had to be removed, posting an answer now requires 10 reputation on this site the association bonus does not count.

Would you like to answer one of these unanswered questions instead? Welcome to Mac-Forums! Join us to comment and to customize your site experience! Members have access to different forum appearance options, and many more functions. Remember Me? Results 1 to 14 of My volume used to be able to be controlled using the F10 Key to toggle it on or off Mute and the F11 F12 keys to turn it up or down. The usual way to adjust the volume using those keys would not work.

So I went to System Preferences and turned up the volume via that method. The volume works fine it's just that I can no longer adjust it using those keys. The only thing I have done lately is to install ClamZav. I wouldn't think that would have anything to do with it but I have heard stranger things. Does anyone have any ideas how to get volume control back through those 3 keyboard keys?

I have been looking and can't seem to solve this. I'm not even sure I did anything to cause this or if I did I don't know it. Regards, Pat edit: I just also noticed that the F keys used to dim or brighten the screen now no longer work as well.


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  • Sounds like the function keys have been turned off or reassigned. Check under the "keyboard" section of System Preferences that "use as regular function keys is UNchecked. If it's not that, I have to suspect that ClamAV is causing a conflict.


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    • Thanks for the reply. I checked the box and it is un-checked. I also checked everything else I could think of and even hit the restore defaults button just for good measure. I haven't made any changes in any of these areas since I've had this system.

      Volume control for F10, F11, F12 not working

      Too new. Just trying to understand it all before I go messing with anything. Very strange. Thanks for the idea. I suppose the next step is to remove the AV and see if that does the trick.

      How to activate the F11 and F12 keys on a Mac laptop - nenodatazi.cf

      Regards, Pat. Ok, so I removed ClamXavv and still have the same issue. What is the next step? Is there some process that I can use, maybe with the install disks that will "Fix" this issue while still leaving all of my data intact?

      mac volume keys not working (solution)

      I can't remember if we had to reboot afterwards. I don't get those options that you describe. Only Character viewer and Keyboard viewer. I am using the internal keyboard on my MBP. The other keyboard that I use is a Mac keyboard.