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I recently switched my whole system to Mac OSX (Snow Leopard 10.6) from Windows 7. Now I've installed WoW and imported my old configs/addons without any problems, besides that my keybindings from F1 to F7 are completely overriden by some Mac functions like brightness/sound/keyboard backlight etc.

How can I use my F-Keys in games?

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I feel this question really belongs on Ask Different - it seems to have much more to do with Apple than with gaming. – Steve V. Aug 29 '12 at 2:34
The origin of my question was related to WoW only, because I thought this was WoW specific keybindings. But it turns out to be more general configuration, so my question was edited. Nevertheless I think it suits here quite well, when some is wondering why their keys in games doesn't work. – Rito Aug 29 '12 at 10:23
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The option you want is in the Keyboard pane of your System Preferences:


Unfortunately this applies to all applications, not just WoW, which is kind of a pain because almost no other Mac OS X apps use the function keys for anything.

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thank you very much! I would have searched for hours.. – Rito Mar 12 '11 at 20:57
I'm sure there's a way to get quicksilver to turn that on and off with a few key-presses. – mechko Mar 13 '11 at 18:39

Use Option + Function-Key for the F1-F10 on Mac OS X.

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It should be <kbd>Option</kbd>, not ALT. – CyberSkull Aug 21 '12 at 22:56
The option key has "alt" printed on it (on most recent Macs) – Steven Lu May 26 '13 at 2:03

For me it is fn + shift in Mac OS X v10.6.8.

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