My keyboard doesn't have an Fn key so I can't get the coordinates to show up. I don't know how to get into the multiplayer settings and Shift + F3 doesn't work either.

How can I fix this?

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    Isn't it just the F2/F3 key? (I don't remember which is which, one takes a screenshot the other shows coordinates) You shouldn't need the Fn key or the Shift key.
    – Ben
    Mar 2 '15 at 22:59
  • @Ben you'll need an Fn key if you have a compact Keyboard where you need to press and hold Fn then a number key (where F# is normally printed on so - is F11 and = becomes F12) however you are right you shouldn't need to use Shift if you have the regular F# Keys unless you've altered the key bindings
    – Memor-X
    Mar 2 '15 at 23:03
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    Been a while since I've played Minecraft, but can't you just remap the coordinates overlay to a different key in the Options menu?
    – Robotnik
    Mar 3 '15 at 2:55
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    Does your keyboard have an f Lock button like mine does? Mar 3 '15 at 4:33
  • "(FuNction key) A keyboard modifier key that works like a Shift key to activate a second function on a dual-purpose key." So the FN key is actually just a modifier key, like shift or control. By itself it should not have a purpose.
    – Ryan
    Apr 7 '17 at 16:14

Just press F3.

If your keyboard does not have Fn, then odds are, F3 works as normal. No keyboard manufacturer would require Fn+F3 without providing a Fn key. That doesn't make any sense.

  • clearly you do not own an older mac
    – stu
    Apr 12 '20 at 15:45

You seem to be on a Mac. On there, you should open System Preferences, go in Keyboard and enable the use of Function keys as delfault actions. I had to do this too on my Mac!


There are many ways for going to the coordinate screen, such as:

  1. Press F3

  2. Go to Options, click controls and change the key needed

  3. You may have a 'f lock' key . Try that.


If f3 does not work, go to Mac system preferences, keyboard, then tick "use f keys as normal" go back to your game and hit f3. Done

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    Nowhere does the asker indicate that this problem is on a mac.
    – Kaizerwolf
    Apr 7 '17 at 12:53

The Mac keyboards do not have the Fn button and the F3 key is used to manage your different windows. I fear there may be no way to access coordinates on this situation.


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