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commit e818b29879924f902df1c58b14869b05c5deeb3e
parent 9a4db7a860ecb35ed6d1402955cc169512a8ba74
Author: fauxpark <fauxpark@gmail.com>
Date:   Mon,  6 Aug 2018 01:51:33 +1000

Update FAQ section on Apple Fn (#3574)

docs/faq_keymap.md | 10+++++-----
1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)

diff --git a/docs/faq_keymap.md b/docs/faq_keymap.md @@ -87,14 +87,14 @@ On **Xorg** you can use `compose` key, instead. And see this for **Unicode** input. * http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unicode_input +## `Fn` Key on macOS -## Apple/Mac Keyboard `Fn` -Not supported. +Unlike most Fn keys, the one on Apple keyboards actually has its own keycode... sort of. It takes the place of the sixth keycode in a basic 6KRO HID report -- so an Apple keyboard is in fact only 5KRO. -Apple/Mac keyboard sends keycode for Fn unlike most of other keyboards. -I think you can send Apple Fn key using Apple venter specific Page 0xff01 and usage 0x0003. But you have to change HID Report Descriptor for this, of course. +It is technically possible to get QMK to send this key. However, doing so requires modification of the report format to add the state of the Fn key. +Even worse, it is not recognized unless the keyboard's VID and PID match that of a real Apple keyboard. The legal issues that official QMK support for this feature may create mean it is unlikely to happen. -https://opensource.apple.com/source/IOHIDFamily/IOHIDFamily-606.1.7/IOHIDFamily/AppleHIDUsageTables.h +See [this issue](https://github.com/qmk/qmk_firmware/issues/2179) for detailed information. ## Media Control Keys in Mac OSX