OS Progress

The upgrade of the OS on my mac has had another surprising downside: I can no longer map Avid keyboard commands to keys F5-F9. The Mac OS has uses for them now.

I mapped my various Avid toolsets to those F keys and could rapidly bounce between them depending on the job I was doing at the moment. I find using the pull down much less convenient.

Its the little details that make a difference in useability.



  1. Commented on 2/3/2009

    System Preferences > Keyboard & Mouse > Keyboard.

    Uncheck "Use all F1, F2, etc. keys

    Now you can map them to whatever you like.

  2. Commented on 12/3/2009

    Tip ‘o the hat to you, sir!

    That will teach me to trust the Avid manual as the final word on something.


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