Thursday, September 15, 2011

using mac function keys in a remote windows session

Thursday, September 15, 2011
this one was really frustrating to figure out. my company has a terminal application that requires function keys to navigate. my home computer is a mac based OS with a mac wireless keyboard, and so when i work from home, i have to use this workaround in order to navigate that terminal app:

fn-option-<function key>
fn-command-<function key>

yes, it takes both combinations for one function key. so, for example, to use f12:

page up & down are similar:
fn-option-<up arrow>
fn-command-<up arrow>