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Open certain preference panes with quick shortcut System 10.7
If you press the Option key, then press certain dedicated keys on the standard Apple keyboard, preference panes will open. This works for Mission Control (Option-F3 or Option-F4), Displays (Option-F1 or Option-F2), and Sound (Option-F10, Option-F11 or Option-F12). The F keys in question are those which act on the given features, either displaying Dashboard or Mission Control (F3 and F4), decreasing or increasing brightness (F1 and F2), or changing or muting volume (F10, F11 and F12). If you use a laptop, you may need to press the Fn key together with the other keys to open these preference panes.
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Open certain preference panes with quick shortcut
Authored by: murphyc on May 14, '12 09:29:34AM

Older Apple keyboards aren't mapped the same by the system, and in the case of extended keyboards have no function key. Option-F14/15 will open the System Preference pane for Displays, and Option with the volume keys (above the numeric keypad) brings up the Sound pane. At least on mine, no other Fkeys with the Option down do anything but beep in 10.7.4.

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Authored by: leamanc on May 14, '12 11:05:08AM
Authored by: kirkmc on May 14, '12 12:32:04PM

Damn search feature here. Sorry.

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