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I am using an application which has a shortcut that uses Shift + F12. But when I do that on my mac, it goes to the dashboard. Which is very irritating. How can I quickly bypass that feature and send the shortcut to the app?

  • have you tried holding the fn button at the same time? – Macmaniman May 28 '14 at 12:35
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Go to System PreferencesMission Control and change the Show Dashboard shortcut to something else.

  • Wow, it's quite lame that you have to do that.. But thank you anyway – Marco Prins May 28 '14 at 12:43
  • Shift+F12 was probably a poor choice for the app developer to have made. What app? – samh May 28 '14 at 13:17
  • @samh Afaik, ⇧F12 is not default for showing the dashboard (I changed it for my screenshot) so it's not that bad – grg May 28 '14 at 13:18
  • On my Mac, F12 is show dashboard which means ⇧F12 will be the slowed-animation version of show dashboard. – samh May 28 '14 at 13:19
  • @samh Ah, fair enough. I presume that's on a full keyboard with no FN rather than MacBook? – grg May 28 '14 at 13:20

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