Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I have a macbook air which I use for web development. I have recently shifted to a mac and have been facing problems with the keyboard layout.

I want to enable the default behaviour of the function keys so that I don't have to press the "fn" key everytime I want to step into the code using F10.

Basically what I want is - swap the functionality of Fn + F10 with F10. This needs to be done for all function keys.

Ultimately if I want to increase the volume I should press the Fn+F12 key instead of the default f12 key.

share|improve this question
up vote 0 down vote accepted

Go to System Preferences > Keyboard > Use all F1 F2 etc keys as functional keys.

You can read more here.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.