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When I assign a function key to a macro, it does something other than what I assigned it to. Why is this?

The F1 key is assigned by Maestro: it opens the online help, and you cannot use it for a macro. On Windows, all of the other function keys are available. On Linux, other function keys may be assigned by the window manager, and these assignments take precedence over user assignments. You can usually change or remove some or all of these assigments. If you are using the KDE window manager, go to Control Center → Regional & Accessibility → Keyboard Shortcuts → Shortcut Schemes → Shortcut Sequences. If you are using the Gnome window manager, go to Preferences → Keyboard Shortcuts.

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