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How do you write a script that will run the Fn + F12 keys on logon of an HP netbook running Win 7 Home 32-bit? The "Fn" key is the function key found on laptops/netbooks. Thank you.

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I know what Fn does, but every manufacturer has a different arrangement for the function keys it's used with. So what does your F12 key do? – Joel Coehoorn Dec 1 '10 at 14:37
Fn + F12 disables the touchpad on the netbook. – Alex Dec 1 '10 at 14:44
Fn keys don't generally output a keycode so the OS never sees them. You need a way to programatically perform the function that the key combination provides. Your question should be "How can I disable the touchpad by default on boot?" – Dennis Williamson Dec 1 '10 at 17:51
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Try using AutoHotKey:

It has a script generator that would allow you to actually "see" what is being pressed and you get the script for free. It's easy to make the script load on startup.

I never used it on Fn-supported keys, though - try it and see if it does. If nothing else, it's easy to try.

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Thanks, I'll download their tool and see what can be done. Your help is much appreciated :) – Alex Dec 1 '10 at 18:41
@Alex Glad to help! – Dec 1 '10 at 19:19

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