New to the Mac world (from PC) but really like it so far. In wanting to understand the operation of the laptop, I was reading about the function keys. One book listed the "MacBook Pro's Default Function keys. Went something like this:
- F1 Descreases display brightness
- F2. Increases display brightness . . .
- F11 Decreases volume
- F12 Increases volume
I've omitted some of the F numbers.
My issue is that none of these work for me. Zero. When I press the "fn" key the F1 thru F12 show up in the Touch Bar and when I press F1 - F10 nothing happens. When I press F11 the browser screen minimizes, and when I press F12 I go to the dashboard (I actually like this).
In the Touch Bar I notice that I have by default a volume up and volume soft key.
My question is, why doesn't pressing F4 (fn key and the F4 key that shows up in the Touch Bar) open the launchpad (I think this is the default )? Why doesn't F3 open the Mission Control?
I'm just trying to fully understand this machine and this is a hole in my understanding.
I'm using MacOS 10.14. Mojave. and it says Kernel version Darwin 18.6.0 (whatever that means).
BTW, I have, under system preferences, keyboard, press fn key to "show F1, F2...".
I have also gone to system preferences an keyboard shortcuts and pressed the restore defaults.
Can anyone assist with what I'm doing wrong here to not be able to get the default function keys to do their default functions.