How do you use f3 on Macbook Pro?

Answered by Randy McIntyre

To use the F3 key on a MacBook Pro, you need to activate it by holding down the Fn (Function) key on your keyboard. By default, the Touch Bar on a MacBook Pro displays various shortcut options instead of the traditional function keys. However, when you press and hold the Fn key, the Touch Bar will automatically switch to display F1 through F12 keys.

To enable the automatic display of function keys when using specific apps, follow these steps:

1. Click on the Apple menu () in the top-left corner of your screen.
2. Select “System Preferences” from the drop-down menu.
3. In the System Preferences window, click on “Keyboard.”
4. Now, click on the “Keyboard” tab if it’s not already selected.
5. Check the box that says “Use F1, F2, etc. keys as standard function keys.”
6. You can also customize the behavior of the function keys for specific apps by clicking on the “Shortcuts” tab and selecting “Function Keys” from the left sidebar. From there, you can add or remove apps and define whether the function keys should be used as standard or for specific app functions.

By enabling the use of function keys as standard, you can easily access the F3 key on your MacBook Pro. However, keep in mind that this setting will apply to all apps unless you customize it for specific apps.

While I don’t have personal experiences specific to using the F3 key on a MacBook Pro, I can assure you that following the steps outlined above will allow you to use the F3 key or any other function key on your MacBook Pro. Remember that the function keys have different functions depending on the app or context you are using them in.

In summary, to use the F3 key on a MacBook Pro, hold down the Fn key on your keyboard to activate it. You can also make the function keys appear automatically when using specific apps by adjusting the keyboard settings in System Preferences.