View Full Version : why mac has so many function key"F13~F16"

05-16-2006, 11:56 AM
;) got my new mac mini , nice experience....

have not touch mac for decade,remeber my fisrt 6100.


almost forgot who to using a mac.haha.

can someone tell me.why mac has so many function key. F1~F16. compare to wintel just has F1~F12:rolleyes:

:banana: come back to mac&intel:woot:

05-29-2006, 06:21 PM
When they first put Function keys on the Mac, they didn't need a print screen or pause/brake key. Command Shift Three was used instead for screen captures and pause/break functionality is more of a DOS thing. Windows doesn't use it for anything to my knowledge. Many production apps (like Adobe and Quark products) make extensive use of the function keys, often times including F13-F15.