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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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Calculator button no longer works Logitech keyboard

The calculator button on my Logitech keyboard stopped working suddenly. I would like to know what could have happened to it. It was working fine until about 3 days ago, then it would not open the ...
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Function keys shifted to the right in Outlook

My function keys in Outlook have shifted five keys to the right. For example, if I assign Ctrl + F2 as the shortcut for one of the color categories, then the actual working shortcut is Ctrl + F7. ...
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Mouse left click interlocked with a Fn key

This suddenly happened, whenever I left click my mouse, the windows help center is opening (which I figured out, comes up if you press F1 key) So looks like, my left mouse click has been mapped to F1 ...
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Any keyboard with keys above function keys? [closed]

While recently looking for some good stock photos for my blog, I ran into the following image: I have been using PCs for the past 20 years and I have never seen any keyboard that has any key above ...
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How do I prevent Gnome3/Gnome-shell from trapping certain function keys?

I have a keyboard input device that sends a special key sequence that starts with the F23 key but that's being trapped by something and I see this on-screen: I've gone through the keyboard ...
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F1 - F12 keys including F lock not working on my multimedia Microsoft ergonomic 4000 keyboard.

All was well for 2 years until last week my function keys (entire top row F1 - F12 including the F-Lock key) stopped responding. Most solutions to fix this issue recomend hitting the f-lock key. This ...
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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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Moving cursor to end

I have always been used to pressing 'End' to move the cursor to the end of a sentence. I have just got a new Lenovo laptop with Windows 7. Now I have to press Fn+End to do the same. Why? Any way to ...
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On-screen keyboard with function keys

Is there a way to add the function keys to the on-screen keyboard in Windows 7? If not, is there an alternative program that has the function keys?
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How do I prevent HP BIOS from remapping my function keys? Or map them back without reboot?

I want to prevent my machine firmware from mapping the function keys on the keyboard in the way that HP thinks that they should be mapped, and map them in the way that I think that they should be ...
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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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Use Toshiba Function Keys without Toshiba Driver

How can I use the Toshiba Function Keys on my Satellite C655D-S5226 without being required to install the huge (40 Mb!) Toshiba Function Key Driver?
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ESC key on laptop keyboard not working - use a macro instead

I spilled beer on my laptop and now the esc key on my laptop’s keyboard does not work. I have Windows 8 installed on the laptop. Is it possible to define a macro to simulate the esc key? I am ...
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function keys from surface pro 3 tablet virtual keypad : how?

Does anyone know how i can access the function keys whilst using the surface pro 3 without the keyboard attached, i.e. how can i pull up the function keys from the surface keypad ?
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Using function keys without [FN] key with Apple Wireless Keyboard on Windows 7 Machine (no bootcamp)

I currently use the Apple Wireless Keyboard on my work PC (just my preference). For the most part it works fine. Since I do a lot of programming, I end up using the function keys a lot. However, in ...
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When ever I press a media key on my keyboard, Windows Mail opens

This just started last night out of no where - I was listening to music and playing League of Legends. A song came on that I didn't wish to listen to, so I went to press the Next Song Media Key that ...
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What fingers are supposed to be used to press function keys? [closed]

All fast typing tutorials on the internet (image search) care only about keys that are below function keys. No one tells you what fingers to use to press those function keys. Assuming you use all ten ...
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Mac F4 Key is remapped, how do I restore the default

Something happened to my F4 key mapping. Instead of sending F4, it now sends command-N. For example, in Chrome this will open a new window. I use intellij for editing so I can't use F4 to jump to ...
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How can I fix the behaviour of special function keys in Windows 8?

I have a fairly basic Advent keyboard with backlit keys. The colour of the backlight is controlled with a special modifier key on the keyboard + F1/2/3/4. Since around the time of updating to Windows ...
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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 pe triggered(brightness control, sound volume ...
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How do I reverse a function button

My old laptop I could press f1 f2 etc no issue and to use extra features there was a function button to press with f1 for example to do something like volume control My new laptop works the other way ...
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Sony Vaio VPCEH25EN function keys not working

I have recently formatted my Vaio laptop - Windows 7 64 bit. I found that Function Keys are not working properly. And I would like to share the solution to all.
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Is there a free UNIX shell service that allows you to test function keys?

I am testing a program that is a terminal emulator that runs through a web browser. I'd like to use a free UNIX shell service to test the function key maps (this program can also generate a function ...
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The F6 key on the keyboard isn't function

So the F6 key on my computer isn't working individually. as in, shift+F6 and alt+F6 are working fine. the F7 and F8 too aren't responding. i tried using F6 through the onscreen keyboard and it ...
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How do I use the function keys on Windows 8? [duplicate]

How do I use my function keys (F1, F2, F3, etc) in games that I play on my Windows 8 computer? Whenever I try, it just changes my brightness or opens help (or even worse, in steam games when I press ...
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Why are top row keys of a keyboard labelled F1 ~ F12? [closed]

I always assumed that the naming of the top most keys on a standard keyboard, F1 ~ F12 were somewhat similar to how drives work. That being, drives are labelled starting from C:, then to D:, then to ...
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How to bind function keys in zsh?

Does anyone know how to bind function keys in zsh? I want to be able to use function keys in programs running in my terminal, not bind them to some function in zsh. I've tried putting bindkey "\e[OP" ...
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Reassign function key commands

I used to own a laptop that's function keys had various useful commands, for example, play/pause, fastforward, and rewind, that could control, for example, iTunes. However, my current laptop does not ...
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F12 function hijacked by another program

My F12 function key has been hijacked by another program. I know this because when I start HyperSnap (a screen capture program) it first tells me that it can't register the F12 key as a hot key (for ...
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ThinkPad LCD backlight steps issue on Linux

I have a Thinkpad Edge E130, and the LCD screen's backlight has 15 hardware steps. $ cat /sys/class/backlight/acpi_video0/max_brightness $ 15 I'm currently running Linux with LXDE as desktop ...
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What is shortcut to rename a file in Windows 7

When I try to rename a file in Windows 7 by pressing F2, my screen gets darker. If I press F3, it gets brighter. What is the keyboard shortcut to rename a file in Windows 7?
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Install Samsung function key drivers in Windows 8

After recently upgrading to Windows 8, I realised my function keys were not working. (In function mode.) I assume I need some drivers for them. I tried searching the Samsung website (I'm using a ...
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Function key taken by another program, how to default it

Everytime I press the F11 key it opens up a browser window with the same URL. This happens anywhere I press it and I need this key to have it's default behavior because I use it to program on Visual ...
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function keys for paste specific text

I want to assign some text to F keys on Windows 7. For example, I want to press F5 to paste "000", or press F6 to paste ".00 US Dollars". It would be appreciated if anyone can help me (a piece of ...
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How to customized function key for Acer Aspire in windows 7

Many times, when copy and paste, i tend to click fn+c, fn+v instead of ctrl+c, ctrl+v, is there a way to map fn key to control key, when I do not need the fn key? Of course sometimes I need it to say ...
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Fn key combinations don't work on Asus laptop on windows 8

Only 5 out of 12 function keys combinations work. The volume manager doesn't work and the disable/enable touch pad which I used A LOT doesn't work and it's killing me. Does anybody found a solution ...
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On a Mac, how do I use the 'special' keyboard keys on a non-Apple keyboard?

On a Mac, there are special keys to adjust the brightness, show Mission Control, go to the previous/next song, and adjust the volume. In the System Preferences, there is the ability to set the ...
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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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Output Selection key on Laptop causes error

On my laptop, a Dell Inspiron 1440, the key that I use to select the output selection settings (For example, whether or not to display the laptop screen when using a projector) creates an incredible ...
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What do I need to assign a F1 - F12 key to a specific command on my MacBook?

Is there a way for me to assign a F1 - F12 key to a specific command on my MacBook? This is what I am trying to do: F1 = Shift + Command + 4 F2 = Shift + Command + 3
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Change my Asus fn+F4 key

My fn+F4 key is the internet browser, and it is set to be internet explore. I want to make it to be chrome, is that possible to do it?
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Change function keys in Windows 7 (bootcamp)

I am gaming on windows 7 with my Mac. The problem is that the function keys are set as the mac function keys. For example if I need to drink a healing potion in the game by hitting F1, my computer ...
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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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Who changed my function keys? F7 and F8 functions have been overwritten in Windows 7

F7 now opens Thunderbird and F8 opens Firefox. I don't know when this changed, but this overrides the functions for those keys in all programs (quick-save in games, insert date in my text editor). ...
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How do I reclaim my function keys in OS X Lion? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Reset Mac Function Keys I want to reclaim my function keys in OS X Lion. For instance, I want F12 to send F12 to my vim instance rather than increasing the volume. How ...
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Function keys on Dell studio require tapping, rather than long hold

The function keys on my Dell Studio 1558 also double as OEM keys to alter LCD brightness, and up/down the volume. I have to hold Fn and tap the desired key (e.g. brightness up) to increment a change; ...
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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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Delay on using fn key programs

For some reason, even when my computer is not doing anything (CPU usage is about 10% ish) using my function key programs (calculator, backlight, volume etc) take about 3 seconds to go through. No ...
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How can I pass function keys in Gnome terminal to Emacs

I like to use Emacs in the terminal with out X(emacs -nw). But the problem is I can't use function keys(f1 ... f12) in gnome terminal. How can I pass them to Emacs in gnome-terminal? If it's not ...