Doug Schwarz <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message <see-B731AA.email@example.com>... > In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, > "rachael " <email@example.com> wrote: > > > > >> It's supposed to be "uparrow" F7, but I'm coming from PC land and can't > > > >> figure out what the "uparrow" means. No one in my office knows either. > > > > > > > uparrow means "press the shift key." > > > > > > It depends how the uparrow is drawn. If it looks like > > > > > > /\ > > > || > > > > > > then Yes, that would be shift. But if it is just > > > > > > /\ > > > > > > (that is, the '^' character), then that indicates holding > > > the "control" key. > > > > I've already tried all of the simple choices (shift, control, combination, > > etc) but nothing seems to work. I used this function all of the time on my > > PC, so I hope to find a solution on the mac. What would cause either the > > shift or control commands to not work??? > > > If you are using a recent Mac then the top row of keys on your keyboard > perform the functions depicted and not the generic function keys (which > are also on the keys, but smaller and at the bottom right corner). > > To get the generic function key you have to use the key labeled "fn" and > the appropriate key on the top row. > > In the case of Shift-F7, this means you actually have to press *three* > keys: Shift-fn-F7. It's possible if you use the shift key on the right > side and two hands, very awkward otherwise. > > There is a System Preference to obviate the pressing of the "fn" key: > > System Preferences -> Keyboard & Mouse -> Keyboard > > and look for the checkbox. Now you'll have to use the "fn" key to get > the other functions (screen brightness, volume, etc.). > > -- > Doug Schwarz > dmschwarz&ieee,org > Make obvious changes to get real email address
You pin-pointed the problem, and I am very grateful to learn the solution. I had a feeling it was something simple, but I couldn't quite figure it out.