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

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From: Rich Love <richlove@...>
Date: Tue, 25 May 2004 07:09:51 -0500
I was afraid of that.
It was very short-sighted of Apple to assume that those keys belonged 
to them.
Terminal emulators use fkeys 1 thru 16

Rich Love - Carnation Software
MacWise Terminal emulation for Macintosh
512 858-9234

On May 24, 2004, at 4:15 PM, Robert Purves wrote:

> 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.
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