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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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1answer
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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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0answers
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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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0answers
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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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6answers
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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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2answers
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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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1answer
682 views

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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votes
1answer
886 views

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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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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1answer
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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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2answers
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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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4answers
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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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1answer
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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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1answer
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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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2answers
354 views

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 ...
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6answers
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How to use Function keys as standard key in one app only?

On my MacBook I have use all F1 F2 etc. keys as standard function keys option unchecked. I use FunctionFlip to map F3 from Expose to Spaces. However I would like to use function keys as real function ...
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Function keys on Dell laptop work double as OEM keys

I'm working with a new Dell Studio 1555, and the F1-F12 keys at the top of the keyboard are dual function with OEM keys such as volume and screen brightness. The problem is, is that the OEM keys are ...
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What does the SysRq key do?

On my keyboard, the key the functions as the Print Screen key when the F-lock is on has "SysRq" below it (presumably to be used when F-lock is off). What is it and what does it do?
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Remap FN to another key

I got a keyboard (Logitech Wave, pictured below) which I'm very happy with. Unfortunately, the manufacturer has changed the button for right-click for a FN key. Is there any program to remap the FN ...