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hesham8
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Registered: ‎04-28-2013
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K750 Mac Function Keys Are Not Responding

Hello,

 

My F7 and F9 function keys, which are supposed to map to rewind/skip song are not working. 

 

I have the LCC software installed and it's not fixing anything. I have this keyboard unified with a mouse on the same receiver, if that makes any difference. 

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Gideon2052106
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Registered: ‎04-26-2012

Re: K750 Mac Function Keys Are Not Responding

Hi hesham8,

 

Have you tested if those function keys are not responding as well to other media players? Check if the F7 and F9 function keys on your Wireless Solar Keyboard K750 for Mac would work after re-establishing it's connection using the Logitech Unifying Software. You can follow the steps given below:

 

  1. Open the Logitech Unifying Software.
  2. Click on the "Advanced" button on the lower left hand corner.
  3. Select to highlight the K750 keyboard on the left pane and click on "Un-pair". Keyboard will temporarily be disconnected.
  4. Select to highlight the Unifying receiver on the left pane and click on "Pair a New Device". Proceed with the instructions to re-establish the connection of the keyboard to the receiver.
  5. Check if the F7 and F9 function keys are now responding.

I hope this information helps. Feel free to post back for further updates. :smileywink:

 

 

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hesham8
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Registered: ‎04-28-2013

Re: K750 Mac Function Keys Are Not Responding

Odd.


The F7 and F9 keys are now working in iTunes but not in Spotify. When I plug in my Apple keyboard, however, the F7 and F9 keys work on Spotify as well as iTunes. 

 

When I hit the Fn key in addition to F7, nothing happens. 

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hesham8
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Registered: ‎04-28-2013

Re: K750 Mac Function Keys Are Not Responding

I've written a fix for it using AppleScript --

 

In order to fix this, I downloaded USB-Overdrive. Once USB-Overdrive is installed, it detects the F7 and F9 buttons as "mouse clicks." I changed the setting on the behavior of this special "mouse click" to launch an AppleScript.

 

I then wrote the following AppleScripts for each button -- note that if you write for one, you must write for the pause button as well! -- 

 

Pause/Play Button

tell application "System Events" to set FrontAppName to name of first process where frontmost is true
if FrontAppName is "VLC" then
    tell application "VLC" to play
else
    tell application "Spotify" to playpause
end if

 

Next Button

tell application "System Events" to set FrontAppName to name of first process where frontmost is true
if FrontAppName is "VLC" then
    tell application "VLC" to next
else
    tell application "Spotify" to next track
end if

 Previous Button

tell application "System Events" to set FrontAppName to name of first process where frontmost is true
if FrontAppName is "VLC" then
    tell application "VLC" to previous
else
    tell application "Spotify" to previous track
end if

 

 

I don't know if this is a driver issue or an OS X third-party keyboard issue. Either way, these scripts work to fix these issues. 

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Shad0wca7
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎05-25-2013

Re: K750 Mac Function Keys Are Not Responding

I've just got this keyboard, installed the logitech control centre and followed the isntrucitons above posted by logitech - same issue as you, the F7 and F9 keys work in itunes but not Spotify (which is where I really want them to work!). I'm not happy about installing scripts to fix something that should work out of the box...... Any idea on when there will be an LCC update to fix this Logitech?

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Dijkertje
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎06-20-2013

Re: K750 Mac Function Keys Are Not Responding

That's very nice and all, but I can't seem to figure out how to map these AppleScripts to USB Overdrive.

 

Can you explain, please?

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frifall
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎11-05-2013

Re: K750 Mac Function Keys Are Not Responding

Hi!

 

Bought the K750 for use with my Mac a couple of weeks ago, and initially the F7 and F9-keys worked in Spotify, or at least that's how I remember it. Since a few weeks though, they do not work, and this bugs me quite a bit.

 

Logitech: why is this not working, and can you please solve this?