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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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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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Fn keys do not work while playing games in full screen

When I play a game such as OpenArena, AssaultCube or OpenTTD, I cannot use Fn keys such as to decrease/increase volume. The only possibility to use is playing in window mode. How can I enable those ...
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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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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 ...
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Why does my keyboard's “F-lock” button turn itself off?

My keyboard has dual-function F-keys -- each F-key has a word printed across the top (e.g. F5 says "Open"). I presume that on a MS OS these are mapped to these common operations. To use these keys as ...
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Function Key causing problems

I just switched from XP to Windows 7. Also got a new USB Slim keyboard (Lenovo). I can't use any of the function keys without suppressing the Fn key with it. For example, I use to press Alt + F10 ...
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Why does the Fn key on my laptop not work when used with an external keyboard?

On my Dell Latitude E6400, the up and down arrow keys are used to change the brightness of the screen when used with the Fn key. I connected an external keyboard via USB and tried to increase the ...
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Assign a Function Key to reliably switch to another running app

I have a pc till in my shop. I want to run another app on the till. I would like to be able to assign a Function key (eg F2) to switch that running instance to the front (over the till software ...
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How to fix F5, F6 keys on Macbook Pro?

On Macbook Pro, F5 and F6 seems to be the "keyboard illumination keys". However, the keyboard's illumination doesn't seem to change at all after pressing those keys. Also, I noticed a small "no ...
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Synergy 1.4.2 Linux server, OSX client, Media/Function key mapping issues

I'm using an Apple bluetooth keybord to control my Linux synergy server. SSH tunneling, Mouse, Keyboard, and Copy&Paste all work. Linux sees all the media/app keys that are on top of the F# keys ...
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How to invert function keys on Dell N5010?

There are similar posts, but those are for different laptop. I am using Dell Inspiron N5010. I couldn't find how to invert fn keys either from BIOS or from Windows Mobility Center. How to invert ...
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What do the battery keys do on Dell laptops?

My Dell laptop has two little battery icons on its F2 and F3 keys, one with an electric bolt (F2), and one without (F3). It appears that these little battery Fn-keys enable and disable battery ...
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How To Permanently Lock the “Fn” Key Down So It Is Active On My Laptop Keyboard? [duplicate]

I would like to know how to permanently lock the "Fn" key down so it is active on my keyboard. I'm running and HP G72. I could not figure out the Key Code using any macro software. I want the Fn key ...
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Software for making Toshiba Qosmio Function & multimedia buttons work

I've just had to do a fresh installation of Windows 7 Ultimate x64 on my Toshiba Qosmio F60 and I've lost the functionality of the multimedia buttons (Wifi, play/pause, mute, etc) and all the Fn ...
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What's the easiest way to bind F19 to open the calculator (on a Mac)

I currently use Quicksilver to open the calculator when I hit F19. I am afraid Quicksilver will die someday. What is the best way to get this functionality after Quicksilver gives up the ghost? Is ...
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Why don't function keys work natively with Windows?

I did a fresh install of Windows so I don't have any programs that use the function keys provided by the manufacturer. When I turn on my laptop at the bios stage I can control the screen brightness ...
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Prevent Windows from using a function key

How do I prevent windows from using a function key but allow a specific application to use it? In my particular case: I have a media player that can be visible on screen or not. I want to use F10 for ...
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Special function keys are mixed up on my Macbook Pro

I recently sent my Macbook Pro (late 2008 model) to get a replaced logic board and top cover. When I got it back the Special function keys are mixed up. F3 - mutes sound - it should do expose f4 - ...
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Key bindings - F keys not default in Visual Studio

Sounds stupid, but I built a new computer with Windows 7, and the function keys on my wireless MS keyboard work as intended (ie. the F5 key also has the "open" function labeled above it). However, ...
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What might Fn+X do?

On my laptop keyboard all Fn + key are labeled in blue. However Fn + X is not labeled and Fn + A - Z (other then X) prints out that letter. Its not printing X so what might it be doing?
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What happens when I boot my Macbook Pro while holding F1?

When I boot my Macbook Pro while holding the F1 button a globe shows up and after a while the computer resumes to boot just as if nothing happened. What does this button trigger? It seems like an ...
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Mac book pro swap function key usage and F * keys using boot camp

Is there a way to auto imply the function key being pressed. Or swap it's use. I basically want F1 to be for F1 and F2 to be for F2 by default. If I want to lighten or darken my screen then I will ...
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how do you eject cd using keyboard on dell inspiron 6000

The eject button on my cd / dvd drive is broken. I can still eject using windows explorer from the context menu. I need to reinstall windows. Is there a function key combination i can use from the ...
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F3-F5 keys incorrectly behaving as audio keys

I don't know if this is a configuration issue or a hardware issue, but I have a Kinesis Advantage USB keyboard and for some reason the F3-F5 keys aren't responding as they used to. They don't respond ...