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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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?