[futurebasic] Re: [FB] F14 and F15 Function Keys with OS X

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From: Robert Purves <robert.purves@...>
Date: Tue, 25 May 2004 09:15:05 +1200
Rich Love wrote:

> The F14 and F15 Function Keys in OS X are used for monitor brightness 
> control.
> I want to use them in my FB app.
> Does anyone know how to get OS X to stop using these keys for 
> brightness?

I believe that on a 'regular' Mac with a 'regular' keyboard, F14/F15 
are intercepted at a low level (in the IOKit), do not produce a 
kEventRawKeyDown Carbon event (or old-style WNE keyDown event), and 
thus are not available to an application's event handler.

The story may be different on PowerBooks with a 'Fn' key or with an 
external keyboard.

You can poll the keyboard status with GetKeys, which will report that 
F14/F15 are down, but as far as I know you cannot disable the 
brightness functions of these keys.

Robert P.