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Topic: evaluate shortcut on mac os x
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rachael

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Re: evaluate shortcut on mac os x
Posted: Feb 24, 2009 1:28 PM
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Doug Schwarz <see@sig.for.address.edu> wrote in message <see-B731AA.16403222022009@news.frontiernet.net>...
> In article <gnsfrg$l74$1@fred.mathworks.com>,
> "rachael " <rmueller@coas.oregonstate.edu> 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.

Thanks!!!
Rachael



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