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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 ...
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Function keys not working?

I have a Toshiba NB205 netbook that is a few weeks old. Certain functions are controlled with function keys: FN+ESC toggles the mute, FN+F8 toggles wireless, etc. But now the key combinations are ...
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Laptop Function Key Dysfunctional

My laptop has Windows Vista installed in it. Everytime, I switch on the computer, the function key seems to be enabled automatically. So, when I press i, 5 is displayed and so on and so forth. Now, ...
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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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Reset Mac Function Keys

A friend owns a MacBook (13-inch Late 2007), somehow he's managed to screw up all the function keys. I've managed to reset the ones for dashboard, expose, etc but the play/pause/fast ...
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Function keys on Dell laptop requires Fn+F1-F12 (default is multimedia/oem key)

In most dell laptop (e.g. Studio 1555, Inspiron 1545, Inspiron 3000, Inspiron N5010 etc) the F1-F12 keys at the top of the keyboard are dual function with Multimedia/OEM keys such as volume and screen ...
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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 ...