Problem: When in a Windows environment in VMWare unity or Parallels coherence mode, I want to be able to use the function keys. While going into system preferences within Mac will accomplish this, I would rather have the Apple function keys be the default because I use them much more than the windows side.
Solution: Very simple yet not as obvious as one might think but you need to use the â€œfnâ€ key along with the function key of your choice. On the full size keyboard the â€œfnâ€ key is found in-between the big delete key and the home key. On the smaller keyboards and the MacBook and MacBook Pros, you will find the â€œfnâ€ key in the lower left hand corner of the keyboard; right below the shift key.