How do I Change Function Key Behavior on My MacBook Air?

macOS and Mac Apps

Hello all,
How can I set up my Mac so I don't have to press the FN key in conjuction with the Function Keys to get a normal press instead of using them to raise and lower volume?

Greg Wocher



Submitted by mehgcap on Sunday, August 7, 2016

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team

You want to open System Preferences, open the Keyboard section, and choose the first tab. There's a checkbox that says, "Use all F1, F2, etc keys as standard function keys". Uncheck that, close System Prefs, and that should do it.