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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...