Some keybindings don't make sense on Mac OS

Some of the default keybindings on Mac OS X don't make sense. For example F9 and F10 will open Expose (with or without shift), F12 opens the Dashboard. In short, all the function keys have other default bindings.

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Hello Kevin,

Please select the "MacOS X 10.5+" keymap in Settings | Keymaps.

Some of the default keybindings on Mac OS X don't make sense. For

example F9 and F10 will open Expose (with or without shift), F12 opens

the Dashboard. In short, all the function keys have other default

bindings.

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Dmitry Jemerov

Development Lead

JetBrains, Inc.

http://www.jetbrains.com/

"Develop with Pleasure!"

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That was already selected. It seems it's just the cheatsheet at http://www.jetbrains.com/pycharm/quickstart/index.html that's using the other version.

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Hello Kevin,

The cheatsheet is not OS-specific, and uses Windows/Linux shortcuts.

That was already selected. It seems it's just the cheatsheet at

http://www.jetbrains.com/pycharm/quickstart/index.html that's using

the other version.

--

Dmitry Jemerov

Development Lead

JetBrains, Inc.

http://www.jetbrains.com/

"Develop with Pleasure!"

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Well, there are two sheets posted on that page, one is clearly for Mac: it uses all the correct (Apple) keyboard symbols.

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Go to System Prefs > Keyboard Shortcuts and under Dashboard & Dock uncheck Dashboard. Same for Expose & Spaces. Then function keys will work as normal.

If you find that holding down the FN key to get the function keys is tedious you can go to System Prefs > Keyboard > Keyboard and check the first box to turn on standard function keys. So it's the opposite and now changing the brightness with F1 requires holding down the FN key instead.

Hope that helps.

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