FunctionFlip on OSX Yosemite
Those of you who have read my previous post Google Music & Hype Machine keyboard controls on Mac OSX will know that I use a neat little tool called FunctionFlip so that I don’t have to hold the fn key to use the F1 through F12 keys.
Unfortunately I recently upgraded to OSX Yosemite and found that FunctionFlip no longer worked. It complained that it needed me to “Enable access for assistive devices” in the system preferences. OXS Yosemite does not have that feature. Hmm.
Anyhow, I manages to figure it out. The process is hard to explain but easy to do so I have created a video guide – it only takes 2 minutes.
Please note that I am assuming that you have installed FunctionFlip 2.2.2 already.
The above solution works great, however I found that after a reboot FunctionFilp was not working and required me to manually stop it and start it again from the preferences.
Miro in the comments below was facing the same problem and his investigation led me to a solution:
- Navigate to Macintosh HD/Library/PreferencePanes/
- Move FunctionFlip.prefPane to somewhere like your Desktop
- Double-click on FunctionFlip.prefPane to re-install it.
- Reboot and check that FunctionFlip is working 🙂
Many thanks to Miro for helping to get to this solution and please let me know in the comments if it works for you.