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Use your function keys in the apps or games that need them! FNable, the Caps Lock for the fn-Key.

On a typical Mac the function keys have a special meaning. They are used to control the volume, the screen's brightness or iTunes. But some applications, games or especially Windows software that is running in VMWare Fusion or Parallels use the normal function keys. FNable allows you to easily use your function keys in the applications that you need them.

FNable runs in the background and can quickly change your special keys to function keys. The applications that use Function keys, are remembered and everytime you switch to such an application, the function keys will be available. In all other apps the special keys will be available. Of cause you can still use the special keys while your function keys are active, just hold down the FN key when clicking the function keys.

Use FNable the way you like:

Don't clutter your menu bar. While you can add FNable to your menu bar just as many other apps, you can also put FNable into your menu's corners, for extra speedy access. That saves some menu bar real estate and you can find FNable in any running app, that might otherwise hide the menu bar items.

Playing a game and want to use your function keys without leaving your game? Just hold your FN key for 3 seconds and FNable will enable your function keys! Your Mac will inform you about your current settings with its integrated Voice Synthesizer!

Of cause you can also toggle your function keys by using a global hotkey. Or you put FNable into your dock and use it from there!

Key Features:

- perfect system-integration: use FNable from your Screen corners, your menu bar, a hotkey, or from the Dock
- remembers the applications where you want to use your Function Keys
- hold the FN key for 3 seconds to toggle your Function Keys while playing games

What's New in Version 1.0.2

the first launch wizard appeared on every launch


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Customer Reviews

Works with Sierra!

This doesn’t look like it’s had any updates in a while, but it still works fine with the latest macOS, Sierra. The only catch is that it doesn’t know to prompt you for accessibility permissions, so you have to manually do that to make it work.

To do this, go to System Preferences, Security & Privacy, the Privacy tab, then go down to Accessibility. If the + icon on the right is greyed out you’ll first need to click the lock at the bottom of the window to enable you to make changes. Once this is done, just click the plus, find FNable in your applications, and then add it. The next time you start it, everything should work fine.

Works with El Capitan!

Palua refugees rejoice! This is an excellent alternative that functions perfectly with the latest Mac OS.

App store sandboxing restrictions prevent the developer from updating—so a small caveat emptor, but so far so good. I've been limping along with Palua (mode autoswitch no longer worked) before finding this, so it was great to find a working replacement.

Amazingly quick response from the developer when I sent a query about compatibility before purchasing.

Works great!

1.0.2 works on Mountain Lion. It even remembers the current setting independently on Parallels.

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  • $5.99
  • Category: Productivity
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  • Version: 1.0.2
  • Size: 9.8 MB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Italian
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Compatibility: OS X 10.6 or later

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