I have just moved onto OS X from Windows and am using an early mac pro.

Inside eclipse, when I hover over the toolbar, there are various keyboard shortcuts, (like F11 for 'Run').

However, when I press F11 on my keyboard, all it does is making the volume on OS X go down. Am I doing something wrong? This keyboard shortcut is pretty useful so Id rather not lose it.

  • 1
    Try holding the Fn key before the Function buttons.
    – user479
    Apr 6, 2011 at 21:50
  • Nope, didnt work.
    – maxp
    Apr 6, 2011 at 22:13
  • Similar question on StackOverflow: stackoverflow.com/questions/602040/…
    – nuc
    Apr 6, 2011 at 22:17
  • may be you can re-map the volume key shortcuts. Change it to fn + f11 and then try..
    – garikapati
    Apr 6, 2011 at 23:08

1 Answer 1


Go to System Preferences -> Keyboard and check "Use all F1, F2, etc. keys as standard function keys." System Preferences can be found in the Apple menu, or in your Applications folder. Then, make sure that Eclipse still has the F11 shortcut for 'Run' - it might be different on OS X.

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