Shortcuts for OS X System Preference Panes

These shortcuts are activated by using Option (alt) + one of the Function (F1, F2, ..) keys.

If you have changed the function keys in the system preferences to actually be F1 instead of decreasing brightness, and you need to press Fn + F1 to lower brightness, then you will need to add the Fn to every shortcut below.

For example, the Keyboard Preferences Pane can be reached by using Option(ALT) + F5 or F6. If you need to use the Fn to access the out-of-the-box function of the function keys, then the Keyboard Preferences pane shortcut is Fn + Option(ALT) + F5 or F6.

The correlated preference pane for each Fn button is:

  • F1 Brightness- Function key: Display Preferences Pane
  • F2 Brightness+ Function key: Display Preferences Pane
  • F3 Mission Control Function key: Display Preferences Pane
  • F4 Dashboard Control Function key: Display Preferences Pane
  • F5 Keyboard Brightness Function key: Keyboard Preferences Pane
  • F6 Keyboard Brightness Function key: Keyboard Preferences Pane
  • F10 Mute Function key: Audio Preferences Pane
  • F11 Volume- Function key: Audio Preferences Pane
  • F12 Volume+ Function key: Audio Preferences Pane