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Jan 10, 2011

I have no idea what happened but somehow the function of some of the keys on the top row on my Macbook Pro keyboard changed. For instance the dashboard key does nothing while the F12 key now shows the dashboard, F11 shows the desktop while F9 does what F3 did before etc.

I'm certain no fluids were spilt on the keys.

After I restarted and tried to change them back to the default function in the system preferences window, nothing happened.

How can I restore the defaults?

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Dec 11, 2014

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