Query failed: connection to localhost:9312 failed (errno=111, msg=Connection refused). Using F12 as Dashboard on iBook - Genius Bar Discussions on AppleInsider Forums Toggle navigation All Forums Recent Posts Sign In Using F12 as Dashboard on iBook nd32k3 Posted: May 15, 2005 4:19PM in Genius Bar edited January 2014 How do you do this? When you hold F12 it is eject, but when I just tap it I would like Dashboard to appear without having to press the function button which is very annoying. Comments Reply 1 of 3 gon Posts: 2,437member May 15, 2005 6:22PM Quote:Originally posted by nd32k3 How do you do this? When you hold F12 it is eject, but when I just tap it I would like Dashboard to appear without having to press the function button which is very annoying. In keyboard preferences you can switch whether the upper row is F keys or the volume-brightness-eject keys by default. After you switch the preference, you'll have to press function to get to the special keys but F keys used by Expose and Dashboard work straight.That is, unless there is a special problem with F12 I'm not aware of. Reply 2 of 3 nd32k3 Posts: 187member May 15, 2005 10:25PM No I knew that, thank you for the reply though.I should have been more specific. I would still like to have the brightness and volume controls available to use without having to press the function button.I don't know if it is possible. Is there any sort of program that would do this? Or could you make a keyboard short cut that would control the volume and brigtness (so it the you could have sound on the bottom where you would need to press function, however your shortcut button would also be sound so you wouldn't need to press function) Reply 3 of 3 nd32k3 Posts: 187member May 16, 2005 7:07PM Or an easier way might be to disable the eject key and then make it so to eject you have to press function f12 and f12 for dashboard. I never eject that way so it wouldnt be a big deal Sign In or Register to comment.