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Mac Tip: Quick Access to System Preferences Using Option & and F keys

macbook keyboard Mac Tip: Quick Access to System Preferences Using Option & and F keys

This tip is for quick access to Mac’s System Preferences and a go go go on any MacBook or MacBook Pro and any other Mac connected to a new Apple Keyboard (with defined functions on F keys).

Here’s how you can do it: hold down the option key and hit the function keys

  • Option + Brightness  = Display preference pane
  • Option + Expose = Expose preference opens up
  • Option + Volume Control = Sound Preferences

And it goes on…

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Comments on this Article

  • QA says:

    …And yet there’s no easy way to simply get to the main System Preferences menu with a keyboard shortcut. FAIL.

    I DO access Sys Prefs several times a month, but rarely do I specifically need to access my Exposé prefs, volume prefs, brightness prefs, etc. Get what I mean?

    (Maybe it will be fixed in Lion, but I’m not holding my breath.)

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