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I know through System Preferences I can disable all the function keys. However, I really only need two of the function keys to have different functions. Rather than having to always press 'fn', is there a way to disable just these function keys?

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FunctionFlip can 'flip' certain function keys instead of changing all keys.

FunctionFlip individually controls your MacBook or MacBook Pro's function keys, turning special keys back to regular F-keys, or vice-versa.


FunctionFlip's purpose is simply to disable the special features — rewind, play, mute, etc. — on the function keys. For example, if you "flip" F7, F8, and F9, those keys — only those keys — will revert back to normal F keys. Press the fn key with the special key to get the special function back. That is, the "special" and "normal" functions are flipped.

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Thanks, I'll check it out. Though if possible I would like not to rely on third party software running in the background. Is there really no way to make a permanent change? – AaronAAA Jul 1 '13 at 14:45

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