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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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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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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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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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 Sadly all the function keys have been replaced by the multimedia equivalent.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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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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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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How to turn off Fn key on IBM T60 programmatically

I have some problems with the Fn key on my IBM T60. I'm using Windows 7. The Fn key remains pressed all the time, so I want to turn it off programmatically. Please tell me how I can do this?
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...