Re: [Ipe-discuss] How to use the function keys F8-F10 in OS X (reserved for exposé)?

elwood151 elwood151 at
Mon May 9 09:56:14 CEST 2011

Hi Samuel,

thanks for your quick answer.
I know about the [fn] key, but then I need 2 hands to press the F-keys,
which I do not want. 
And I also do not want to disable Exposé, I just want it to be disabled when
IPE is the frontmost application.

Normally, I think I could "overwrite" them for peculiar applications with
the keyboard preference pane, but as IPE is not an ".app", I can not select
it there - so that was my initial question.

Kind regards


Samuel Hornus wrote:
> On 9 mai 2011, at 09:22, elwood151 wrote:
>> How do other people work with IPE on MacOS X? IMHO those function keys
>> are
>> extremely important for working efficiently.
> My (macbook pro) keyboard has a [fn] key that I can use together [F1, F2,
> ...] keys to bypass the OSX-specific meaning of these keys.
> Alternatively you can disable Exposé, or assign to a different event like
> putting the mouse to a corner of the screen. This is all set in the System
> Preferences panel.

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