Simple stuff, Message box on Laptop

Richmond richmondmathewson at
Wed May 29 05:36:24 EDT 2013

On 05/29/2013 12:19 PM, Igor de Oliveira Couto wrote:
> On 29/05/2013, at 6:29 PM, Richmond <richmondmathewson at> wrote:
>>> crtl-return does work in the multiline msg box.
>> Probably that would be command-return (i.e. the key with an apple on it) on a Macintosh.
> If the message box is set to multi-line mode, then pressing the return key simply adds another line.
> On my MacBook, to get the multi-line message box to execute, you press 'Fn+Return'. The 'Fn' (Function) key is usually located to the left of your left Control key. On Mac laptops, the Fn key triggers several 'alternative' functions on some of the standard keys: Fn+Return does 'Enter', Fn+Delete does forward delete.

I have a Mac keyboard that has F-keys running up to 15, but NO 'Fn' key.

As far as I can tell 'Fn' keys are only present on Mac laptops.

The reason for the Fn key on laptops is that the keys along the top of 
the laptop keyboard have dual functions:

as F-keys, and as keys for volume control, screen brightness and so on. 
The F-key functions on a Mac laptop
do NOT work unless the Fn key is depressed as well.

On a desktop Mac the F-Keys function directly.


> I hope this helps!
> --
> Igor Couto
> Sydney, Australia

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