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In Windows 7, my F2 button does not rename my files. Why? And how to fix it?

My Windows 7 is 64bit.

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up vote 2 down vote accepted

As suggested in this Microsoft forum, check to see if you have installed Babylon Dictionary or Ginger It, either of which may be using the F2 key.

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You may need to press the fn key to get F2 to activate the rename functionality. On my HP laptop F2 and F3 control the screen brightness (without the fn key). When I press fn-F2 I can rename files.

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I have a programmable Microsoft wirelesess keyboard and mouse model 3000. Easy solution: The blue Function lock was ON ! F2 Rename is now working.

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Welcome to Super User! This duplicates another answer and adds no new content. Please don't post an answer unless you actually have something new to contribute. – DavidPostill Nov 1 '15 at 1:21

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