The Function key on most keyboards is a key used to access additional features specific to that computer or keyboard (such as play/pause, volume, brightness, etc).

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Action Keys Mode on Gigabyte Bios

How can I disable fn key/action key mode in my desktop pc? for some reason it got enabled and is giving me trouble.
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How do I disable the F1 “Help” key on Windows 10?

I have a non-UEFI HP laptop running Windows 10. My F keys have a variety of functions on them, and I have to press and hold Fn to access the actual F1-12 functions. My F1 key has a little question ...
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Swap Fn and CTRL on bluetooth keyboard [duplicate]

so yesterday I bought a bluetooth keyboard, because I have plugged in an external monitor to my laptop and the laptop is too far away to reach, but I didn't notice that the Fn key is right in the ...
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Use Menu key as FN on Mac

I'm on a Mac and I use the functions keys as regular keys, not brightness/volume/etc keys. But now I bought a keyboard which does not have an FN key. Is there any program I could use to make the Menu ...
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Fn keys cause a blue square to appear in corner of screen

I'm having a strange problem on my old Gateway MX6920 notebook running Windows 10 (I had the same problem under windows 7). Whenever I use one of the Fn key combos to, say, adjust the volume or or ...
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Startup Script to Disable then Enable Action Key

tl;dr A friend got a new computer (HP Pavilion 15.6" 15-AB254SA) that came pre-installed with Windows 10. Said friend hates Windows 10, and asked me to downgrade to Windows 7 Ultimate. I wiped the HD ...
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I want to set the FN key on my laptop to toggle

What I want to do, is to set the Fn key as a toggle (same as caps lock). I was thinking this should be possible through registry, but I do not have enough knowledge of it to fix this. (Could also be ...
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Fn and f1-f12 keys are not working

I'm using HCL ME L 1014 laptop.Recently some of my laptop keyboard Fn and F1-F12 are not working. Fn+Fx keys are short cut to some features like brightness, volume, WiFi on/off. I especially need ...
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Disable Surface Pro 4 Type Cover Fn key toggle behavior

The Surface Pro 4 Type Cover has a "Fn" key that can be toggled on and off, which switches the behavior of the top row of keys from F-keys to utility keys like turning the volume on and off. I use ...
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Can I configure my windows key to act like a fn key?

I've always hated fn keys. Give me dedicated home/end/pgup/pgdn keys any day. But then I got a new laptop (xps 13), and used it almost exclusively for 6 months. Now I go back to my desktop, and I'm ...
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Media keys replaced by F#, how to fix?

I recently got a new bluetooth keyboard that works fine, except for the Media keys. All of the keys in the f# row are acting as f1-f12 keys, regardless of whether the fn key is pressed or not. Is ...
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Is it possible to change the FN key on my keyboard?

I use a Macbook Pro at work, but am using a PC laptop running Ubuntu at home and I have a hard time getting my hands to remember that the FN,CTRL,Alt(option), and super(command) keys are in different ...
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Windows 10 - How to swap fn and ctrl keys on a Lenovo B40 All in One Desktop

I've looked this up on the internet and found that there is supposed to be a BIOS setting for this, however it is not present on my desktop. Any ideas? Edit: Like I said, I do have an updated BIOS, ...
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Dell Inspiration 11 3000 keyboard and touchpad break down

This morning the notebook keyboard seemed to have converted to "fn" functions for no reason. For example pressing letters such as l, m, n, o etc. would open function windows on the desktop unless the ...
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How to Logically Swap Fn and CTRL keys in Lenovo E40-80 i5 Laptop?

How to Logically Swap Fn and CTRL keys in Lenovo E40-80 i5 Laptop? As Physical swap is not possible due to key size difference. I have tried the possible methods like looking at BIOS, as suggested by ...
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Swapping the Fn and Ctrl Keys on a Lenovo ThinkPad Keyboard

I have this keyboard, and I'm trying to remap Fn to Ctrl and Ctrl to Fn, if at all possible. I read in some links that the scan code of Fn is only detectable by the Lenovo driver and not Windows. It'...
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Invert fn key without going to BIOS

I need to invert my Fn key on my Toshiba Satellite, but all the other answers included going to the BIOS. I don't know how to go there, and I don't want to risk damaging the computer. Is there a way ...
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Disable the FN key on Microsoft media keyboard

I have a Microsoft all-in-one media keyboard. Is there any way to lock/remove/disable the FN key?
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Reversing Fn key - Logitech Keyboard K290

My question is similar to this question but the situation here is in an external keyboard (Logitech Comfort Keyboard K290). Is there anyway I can revert the Fn key to behave as it is pressed all the ...
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Will my Fn keys stop working if I reinstall my keyboard drivers?

My computer is an Acer Aspire M5-583-6428 laptop computer. Lately, I've been having a strange issue with my keyboard, which I've decided to attempt to fix by uninstalling my keyboard drivers and ...
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FN keys not working on laptop

On a Toshiba Satellite L305-S5955, functions keys F8 through F12 are not working. Originally this laptop had Vista and I installed Windows 8. Can somebody tell me what I need to do to have the keys ...
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Does only BIOS define how F1-12 and media keys behave?

I use a Lenovo ThinkPad E430 laptop running linux mint. By default the media keys work without the Fn key and the F1-12 work like Fn+F1-12. I inverted them in BIOS, so I don't have to press the Fn ...
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How to press F9 without pressing Fn+F9 in windows?

My F1-F12 keys have all sorts of multimedia buttons on them (volume, brightness, wifi, etc). But I am working in a 3D application which uses F1-F12 heavily, and I do not want to have to press fn+F9 ...
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Notepad++ Je suis Charlie edition not allowing Fn button

I just updated my Notepad++ to the “Je suis Charlie” edition and found out that I can no longer use these key combinations on my Lenovo Thinkpad L420: Fn + Play/Pause/Stop/Next/Prev Any suggestions ...
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Swap Fn and Ctrl keys on a Lenovo ThinkPad X200

Similar questions have been asked before and the easy fix was to just update the BIOS and use an option in it for swapping the keys. However, even with the most recent BIOS update from Lenovo, there ...
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“creating” a key similar to the Fn key on a computer

I recently switched from a laptop to a computer and I had an Fn key and I really liked it (Being able to control the volume was really useful) and I was wondering if there was a way to add that key on ...
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Can I assign keyboard shortcuts to laptop-specific commands?

I mean the combinations like Fn + F2 which switches wireless. Since I don't have a Fn key on my USB keyboard, can I assign global shortcuts to, for example decrease the screen brightness from my USB ...
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How do I invert the Fn keys on my Asus laptop? (Windows 8)

I have an ASUS laptop with Windows 8 installed. I want to use F1 through F12 to control the volume, brightness, etc. all the time (since I don't use these keys).
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How to swap Fn and Ctrl keys on Lenovo L540

I recently got a new computer and the Fn/Ctrl keys are driving me crazy. Can anyone tell me the proper way to swap Function Fn and Control Ctrl keys on Lenovo L540?
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fn modifier ignored for F-key keyboard shortcuts in Mavericks

I've tested this on two machines running Mavericks (10.9.4), with and without an external keyboard, and in all cases the behavior is as described below. Under System Preferences > Keyboard > ...
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fn key always on when plugged to electricity

I use a samsung laptop on windows 8. When not plugged to electric, keyboard is just fine, if i want to raise the volume I press fn and f8. Otherwise keyboard acts like fn is on and pressing fn does ...
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Asus R510D with Windows 8: Want to change volume with one button, rather than fn+F10/F11/F12

I have a new Asus laptop (R510D-FH11), and I would like to change the volume with one keystroke. As it is, I have to hold down fn+F10 or fn+F11. Because of my keyboard layout and average-sized female ...
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how to disable or reverse FN key: I want to replace: FN+F1 , FN+F2, FN+F3, … FN+F12 with simply F1, F2, F3, … F12

Is there a way to replace FN-F2 with only F2 I restarted my PC and pressed FN-F12 or Fn-F1 and I didnt find configuration Tab to change from "Hotkey Mode" to "Legacy Mode". all the tabs that I have ...
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How to invert the Fn key

I have this problem on my laptop: If my Fn key is pressed, the normal (PC-like) F1 - F12 keys will be triggered; when it isn't, then the special keys will be triggered (e.g. brightness control, sound ...
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ASUS S400C Ultrabook - fn-f9 no longer functions (suspect Windows 8.1 compatibility issue)

The fn (function) f9 button no longer operates since downloading Windows 8.1 upgrade. Please advise as to whether there is a patch or fix download for this yet officially from ASUS?
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Enable F1-F12 keys without Fn on Lenovo Ideapad S400u

I just have bought a new Lenovo Ideapad S400u notebook, and it is not default F1-F12, it is default mute button, refresh, more brightness, less brightness... I've downloaded "Lenovo Keyboard Slim Fn ...
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Toshiba satellite L850 key for BIOS

I cant get in BIOS to my Toshiba laptop. Probably I turned on the fast boot or because of Fn key. How can I get in bios BIOS?
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I would like to change how the FN key affects function keys on Lenovo IdeaPad z500

So, the situation is the following. When I press the F1 button (for example), it mutes the notebook and in order to access the function keys I have to press FN. However, I'm not happy with this so I'...
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Media buttons on keyboard not working on Windows 8.1 Preview

I upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 8.1 Preview and now my media buttons on my keyboard (Qpad MK-50) (FN + F1-6) is not working. Tested with foobar2000, Windows Media Player, VLC and MPC HC. Any ...
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F1 key won't open settings menu in Samsung series 7 chronos laptop

The key F1 used with Fn does not open the settings menu (F1 has the image of a small gear and wrench light-blue colored), however it opened it once when I first pressed it. I want to change my keys' ...
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How to restore F1-F12 keys on sculpt mobile keyboard

The sculpt mobile keyboard is small and somewhat ergonomic. Sadly all the function keys have been replaced by the multimedia equivalent. This is very annoying for things I do: gaming and programming. ...
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Dell latitude d500 not capable of enabling wireless card?

So I just got my old dell d500 working with a brand new Linux install, the only bummer is that the wifi isn't working. After some kernel configuring and some firmware magic, I found out that the ...
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How to swap the “fn” use of Function keys on a *generic* Keyboard in Linux

After searching the internet for some answers, the only things I was able to found are related to the Apple keyboard. My question is the same as in this question How to swap the “fn” use of Function ...
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Which software can control frequently used laptop functions like Fn combo keys?

My laptop fn key died yesterday. I can't send it to the repair service now because I need it for my work. My question is: Is there any softwares can control some functions like: turn on/off wifi and ...
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External keyboard does not have Fn, I want to switch screens

The keyboard on my Acer Aspire does not work, about ten keys including the Fn keys do not work. I am now using a wireless Microsoft keyboard which works fine except it has no Fn key. I have bought a S-...
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Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon - Fn Keys Brightness Level Intervals

I have a question in regards to setting the brightness level on laptop display using the function keys; I have determined that my screen is capable of having it's brightness level set to values 1-10 ...
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Windows 8 on ASUS notebook, Brightness Down does not work

Recently my brother installed Windows 8 on his ASUS notebook. He had problems with the FN keys, so he asked me to have a look at it. I've installed the ATK Package from ASUS found in this other ...
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Fn+8 not working

Lenovo T420 running Windows 7 64-bit. Fn+8 key combo is not working to let me access Ultranav settings. Control Panel > Mouse also does not have a tab for UltraNav, only settings for a normal mouse (...
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Why the Samsung Series 5 fn brightness keys are not functioning?

Samsung Series 5 laptops use Fn+F2 and Fn+F3 to increase and decrease display brightness. When I press those keys, nothing happens. I already saw that there is the same question about the Samsung ...
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Fn Key on T61 (8889-2bg not working at all

I installed Windows 7 Professional on a Lenovo T61 (8889-2BG), and now the Fn key does not work at all. The driver for the Synaptics touchpad and all the other Thinkvantage and Lenovo drivers are ...