I have iMac 21.5", and it came with Snow Leopard installed by default. That's fine, but I was eligible for free Lion update, which I did.

Now I can't get my F8 key to work as a ... well, F8 key. It's constantly bound to showing Mission Control screen. I have checked in System preferences and there is no key binding to this action.

It drives me crazy already, because I need this key for deleting files in Midnight Commander through SSH connection.

  • How about simply rebinding the key within Midnight Commander? – Ramhound Sep 30 '11 at 12:35
  • Have you checked System Preferences > Keyboard > Keyboard Shortcuts If you find something there? It might not be configurable in Mission Control preference pane – Daniel Beck Sep 30 '11 at 13:05
  • @DanielBeck: I have checked Keyboard Shortcuts. There's default, i.e. Ctrl+Up. But it really doesn't matter what I set it there. It could be F15 as well as disabled. Pressing F8 always shows Mission Control. – patryk Sep 30 '11 at 13:15
  • As a workaround, you can do what I suggest here and press Esc followed by 8. – Daniel Beck Sep 30 '11 at 13:51
  • To be sure, your System Preferences settings look like this and this? Have you tried toggling the relevant settings to make OS X write them to disk again in case the configuration got messed up? – Daniel Beck Oct 1 '11 at 7:59

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