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[Guide] Dell XPS 13 9360 on MacOS Sierra 10.12.x - LTS (Long-Term Support) Guide

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Try those keys in combination with the Function (Fn) key.
couldn't get brightness and volume controls to work for 2 weeks reading how to patch OpenCore , etc ...
Today I've tried combination with Fn key , example Fn+F11 Fn+F12 and it works also for volume controls - its maybe not as convenient as using F keys alone but its works !
thank you @egore !
 

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couldn't get brightness and volume controls to work for 2 weeks reading how to patch OpenCore , etc ...
Today I've tried combination with Fn key , example Fn+F11 Fn+F12 and it works also for volume controls - its maybe not as convenient as using F keys alone but its works !
thank you @egore !
i have not used this as i use hotpatch, but it may work:
 
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couldn't get brightness and volume controls to work for 2 weeks reading how to patch OpenCore , etc ...
Today I've tried combination with Fn key , example Fn+F11 Fn+F12 and it works also for volume controls - its maybe not as convenient as using F keys alone but its works !
thank you @egore !
Have you looked into the BIOS? There is a setting to switch the default of the FN and function keys and it seem to me that you have it enabled.
 
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Have you looked into the BIOS? There is a setting to switch the default of the FN and function keys and it seem to me that you have it enabled.
Thanks for your tip @Richylitschy , will look into BIOS carefully ! you've been very helpful with my noob posts ;)
 
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Have you looked into the BIOS? There is a setting to switch the default of the FN and function keys and it seem to me that you have it enabled.
Yesss! you've nailed it again @Richylitschy !
I had Fn LockMode Enable/Secondary in BIOS
changed it to Fn LockMode Disable/Standard - restart and F keys just work.
thanks a lot for helping and sharing the knowledge and your EFI

P.S. do you have external Line-in working ( not headphones) on the ComboJack on your XPS 13 ?
 

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Hey! Just found this thread, but I'm not how much of the stuff is applicable for me as I have an 9350 (the i5 6200U version). Does anyone know if there is major differences? I'm having trouble with battery drainage and not getting multiple screens from TB3 / USBC and looking for any guidance. Any help would be highly appreciated!
 
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