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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Inverted function keys (F1-F12) on HP Pavilion dv4t

(I know there have already been a lot of questions about this, but none of them mentioned the dv4t specifically.) I'm thinking about getting an HP Pavilion dv4t-4200 or -5100, but something that's ...
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Some Fn key combination do not work

I have a VIAO VPCF111FX laptop. Just three combination of Fn work properly like Fn+F4 (volume up) works, and the others have no effect. What should I do? Is there any driver for that? Beside that ...
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Studio XPS 16 Fn key does not work

I had Vista on my laptop. After a Windows 7 clean install Fn key does not work. For example Fn+1 should be equal to Numpad1 but it does nothing. I have installed several drivers from Dell website but ...
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How to swap ctrl and fn key on a MacBook Pro running Windows 7 via Boot Camp?

There are sooooo many discussion on the internet about swapping the fn and ctrl key on a MacBook Pro. On the Mac side, a new software called ReMap4MacBook does a perfect job swapping the two key. ...
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Improve FN Keys and Touchpads on Windows Laptops

Is there software that improves the fn keys and touchpads on Windows laptops? I'm sick of the inconstancy and the bugginess. it'd be nice to have some open source software to make it a better ...
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Laptop “Speed” Modes

So I have this SamSung Laptop that I've had for awhile and have never messed with the Fn F1-F9 buttons. So I was going through to see what each one of them did and ran across what I'm Assuming is ...
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Clicking “Monitor Detect”-key with broken fn-key

My fn-key is broken, but I need it to click the "monitor"-key on my f5-key. I need this because my PC isn't detecting my new monitor. Is there anyway to simulate a fn+f5 click? Or is there anyway ...
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Make Fn Key 'Sticky'

I would like to make my Fn keys 'sticky' (pressing it once equals to press-and-hold) to make activating some special functions with one hand easier. There's no relevant option in BIOS, and Windows' ...
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How to swap the effect of fn-key for osx?

I want to swap the effect of fn-key for some of the F1-F12 keys. How can I achieve this on osx (10.6) on a macbook? Ideally I should be able to toggle the effect for individual keys, but a solution ...
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How can I map another key to act as Fn key on a Mac?

I have a non standard keyboard attached to my Mac, and it does not have a Fn key. I wish it did. Luckily it has another key "help" that I never use. How do I get my "help" key to be treated as the Fn ...
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Regular keyboard stuck as if a laptop function key was pressed

I have a regular PC keyboard plugged in a desktop PC with Windows 7 When I switched on the computer today I discovered that pressing U writes '4', O writes '5', K writes '2', etc. exactly as if you ...
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Terminal on Mac - Delete key behavior

I'd like the delete key (well, the Fn+Backspace combination) on my Mac to behave the same way in the Terminal as it does normally. That is, to do forward-delete. Right now it outputs tilde - at least ...
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HP laptop F1-12 keys inverted with Fn

I recently bought an HP laptop. I'm pleased with it, save for one thing. All the F1-12 keys are inverted. I mean the following: All the F-keys have a symbol on it. Normally you would press Fn + your ...
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Asus 1215n Volume Fn keys stopped working

Probably I've stopped some kind of Asus utility by mistake with soluto (a tool to decide which software shold start when you boot windows) and now all my fn keys work except the volume one and once I ...
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Make Fn Key Control Numlock

I have a VAIO laptop which, like most laptops, has an Fn key. In order for me to switch from the regular keyboard to the numeric keypad on the laptop, I am required to use NumLock; simply pressing the ...
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Why do some laptop vendors swap the Fn and Ctrl keys? [closed]

Pardon the rant, but I just can't stand it when ctrl has been moved away from the bottom left corner. It really messes with my flow and accuracy when working. In my personal life it's not an issue ...
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Turn off laptop back light without keyboard in Windows 7

How do I turn off my laptop's back light using a shortcut, or a program in Windows 7? I have a Gateway NV59 and can press Fn + F8 to blacken the screen. At night, while watching a movie on my other ...
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What does fn-f8 do on Asus laptop?

It has [A]/[B] printed on it, where [A] is LCD inside a box and [B] is a monitor symbol. Pressing it just turns the screen off for a second then back on. Also, what does fn-f9 do? It looks like a ...
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Function key emulator for Dell inspiron 6400 on external keyboard

I have a 3 year old Dell inspiron 6400 with windows 7 and ubuntu 9.10 dual boot. I messed up my laptop keyboard and hence my Fn key is not working and I need it to activate the wireless whose ...
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Making F1-F12 keys the default on Dell Inspiron 1545

I've been given a laptop at work, a Dell Inspiron 1545, which I find pretty good, except for the F1-F12 keys. Being a programmer and a poweruser of several programs, I need to use them a lot, and ...
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Why don't my “FN + Volume up/down” keys work?

I have a Toshiba laptop with Windows Vista. I turned on my computer once and it had a little red 'X' on the volume speaker. I reinstalled the driver (I'm not sure if I did that right though), and now ...
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How do I make my “Fn + Volume Up/Down” keys adjust my headphone channel in Ubuntu Karmic?

I solved this problem in Jaunty, but the Sound preferences menu has extensively changed in Karmic. What is the new way to do this? Original question: I always have my master channel muted, and I ...
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How can I switch the function and control keys on my laptop?

I have an ASUS X51R laptop and the left function/control keys are swapped as shown in the picture below? Is there some way to remap these keys so that CTRL is on the far left as on a standard ...
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How do I make my “Fn + Volume Up/Down” keys adjust my headphone channel in Ubuntu Jaunty?

I always have my master channel muted, and I switched the volume applet to adjust the headphone channel. This way, sound never comes out of my speakers, but it's always on when I plug headphones in. ...
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Toggle function key on a MacBook Pro

When you use the function (fn) key on a MacBook Pro, it acts like a shift key (only works while you hold it) as opposed to a toggle. Is there anyway to change this? Preferably with a native setting, ...