This is indeed not good and I find myself in the precarious situation of just running foundry missions from this point on. If I can't help and heal others in stf's via mouse then there is no point.
I am sorry but the function method will not work for me. I have a rather unusual setup -after four MMO's I find it is the best setup for my personal config and as much as I have tried over and over I simply can not control the "standard" config without getting myself killed ten times over. I always "overshoot" the function keys if I were to try to activate after using my bindings for boff abilities and maneuvers and end up hitting the Escape Key and for some reason that locks up my whole machine and requires a hard reboot.