Although function keys can be helpful, the nuance of having to constantly choose between shortcuts & functions can become aggravating and slow down your workflow. Especially, when you accidentally hit the fn-key and fn lock key. Therefore, we’ll show you how to use the fn key for enabling and disabling the function shortcut lock.
Here’s how to activate or deactivate the function lock if your keyboard has one:
For Keyboards Without F-Lock If your keyboard doesn’t have an F-lock key feature, such as MacBooks keyboards, your best bet is to open system preferences and go to your keyboard settings. There you can choose to set your function keys as standard functions or special keys.
Function keys are obviously not needed for most users. However, for the shortcut savvy or those desiring the ability to map out other functions for less mouse clicking, then keyboards with function keys are merited. However, we suggest Macally keyboards, which have fn lock keys conveniently located on the ESC key. This makes it very easy to switch between function & shortcut locking on the fly.