Dell Mini 10v Mac OS X Discussion Discussion dedicated to installing and setting up Mac OS X on the Dell Mini 1011

Thread Tools Display Modes
  (#1) Old
franksterling franksterling is offline
Posts: 36
Join Date: Sep 2009
Default function keys - 09-27-2009, 07:23 PM


first of all many many thanks to the people involved in this project.
I bought a 10v and installed 10.6 without any problems. the keypad driver works very well. i am really amazed how elegant os x works on the 10v. very good work. i wish just half of the commercial available software would work that well... !
i still have some (probably stupid) questions.

1. my f keys are at the moment doing brightness, volume and so on. is there any way to change it that these functions are just triggered when pressing the fn key? on my mbp there is an option in the system preferences but it is not there on the 10v

2. is there any key for the apple key? the windows key doesn't seem to have the same functionality. i am very used to some hotkeys. exactly does dragging with the pad work?

again, thank you very much for this. i wouldnt have bought a netbook without the possibility to use os x on it.

best regards

Reply With Quote
  (#2) Old
bmcclure937 bmcclure937 is offline
Super Moderator
bmcclure937's Avatar
Posts: 1,420
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: United States
Send a message via AIM to bmcclure937
Default 09-27-2009, 08:24 PM

1. When the Mini boots, hit F2 to go into BIOS and you can change the function keys to not be "media keys"

2. Yes. Alt is the same as "Apple" or "Cmd"

3. Which method did you use? You can click-and-drag or tap-and-drag using the .8.3RC (keep in mind that RCs are in testing though!)

 Mini 10v  | 2Gb RAM | 320 Gb HDD | Ubuntu 10.04 | OSX 10.6.3 | NBI .8.4RC1 | Chameleon Bullet Theme | BIOS A05 | USB Wake : OFF | USB Legacy : ON | No BlueTooth
Meklort's Blog | NBI Google Code Page | -- the best OSX installation guides
Reply With Quote
  (#3) Old
franksterling franksterling is offline
Posts: 36
Join Date: Sep 2009
Default 09-28-2009, 06:10 AM

thanks for the quick answer.

to be honest i don't know how any of the two methods works. i am on a mac since 3 years and i just discovered that my mbp allows me to click and double click on my pad yesterday when i was reading the thread to the trackpad of the 10v. so yes... as i already said: lots of good information here

best regards

Reply With Quote

« OS X and Mini 10v Tale | OSX Leopard or SL best for 10v »
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Copyright © 2008-2016