When I press the Function keys (F1-F19) nothing happens. How do I use the Function keys?

By default, Mac OS X uses the F keys to control items such as volume and brightness. To use an F key for a game command hold down the fn key, then press the F key you wish to use.

To automatically enable the F keys, follow these steps:

  1. Open System Preferences ( MenuSystem Preferences).

  2. Click on Keyboard or Keyboard and Mouse (depending on the version of Mac OS X you are running).

  3. Select the Keyboard tab.

  4. Check the Use all F1, F2, etc. keys as standard function keys checkbox.

The F keys will now work without using the fn key.