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Questions tagged [fn-key]

The Function key on most keyboards is a key used to access additional features specific to that computer or keyboard (such as play/pause, volume, brightness, etc).

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Some function key combinations fail on Lenovo Ideapad 320S-15ikb Type 81BQ

I have the Lenovo 320S-15IKB Type 81BQ Ideapad. When I press FN + F4 (mute) or FN + F8 (disable webcam) or FN + F7 (airplane mode) - nothing happens. How do I fix it?
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Swap fn key children keys function

I just bought a new laptop, the Acer A715-72G and it has this very annoying feature. The F1-12 keys are swapped with the functions they also give. Like adjusting brightness and adjusting volume. At ...
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Change the specific function of the fn hotkeys on Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro

I recently got a new laptop, the Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro. Although I like it very much, the fn multimedia keys don't include a play/pause, next track and previous track function. Now I want to change ...
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Shift, fn, ctrl, alt, right and left touchpad isn't working

My notebook model is HP PROBOOK 640 G1 I Downloaded hp system image manager about a year ago. I extracted it and accidently opened thunderboltfirmware.exe after opening it it showed cmd-like window ...
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Increase and decrease volume by 1 instead of 2 [duplicate]

So when i use FN+volume_up my volume goes from 0 to 2. Im want to change it so it always goes up by 1. I know about this has already been asked elsewhere but this uses 3rd party software. Is it ...
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Enable Fn lock on some keys only

I recently got a Surface Pro i5 128GB with the type cover. The SP 4 Type Cover looks like this. I am looking for a way to make all the function keys to behave as function keys, but the PrtScr (F7), ...
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How to lock the arrow keys to the alternative function of Home/End/PgUp/PgDown keys on Dell XPS 15?

How is it possible to lock the arrow keys to the alternative function of Home/End/PgUp/PgDown keys on Dell XPS 15 (9560)? The dell XPS 15 9560 uses the Fn key in combination with the up, down, left, ...
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Acer Aspire keyboard prints random letters and Fn combinations does not work

I have Acer Aspire 5742ZG and today I realized that my keyboard stared to work incorrect. For example Fn + F[1-9] does not work while Fn + right/left arrow change sound and up/down change brightness ...
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Acer Laptop Win10 Upgraded to v1703 OS version: Fn Key not working after upgrade

Acer Laptop(Aspire V5 571p) Win10 v1511/1607 OS Upgrade to Win10 v1703 OS version: Fn Key not working after the upgrade.
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fn keys reversed (windows 10,toshiba laptop)

Everytime I want to change music, change the volume, adjust the brightness, etc.. I need to press the fn button back then I don't need to.. I tried everything from installing the function key driver ...
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How to invert FN keys on Xiaomi notebook

Subj. The problem is that by default F1-F12 on Xiaomi Notebook Air act as a FN keys (adjusting sound, screen brightness and so on) and not as F1-F12. So every time I need F1 I actually have to press ...
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How can I “fix” the “Fn” key default behaviour?

How can I change the default behaviour of the Fn key? Basically I want it to be turned on all the time. Is there something there for Ubuntu? None of the solutions (hardware) works for me, neither ...
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How to change Fn key to behave like second function

Fn key on my old computers worked like second function: If I pressed Fn + p, it inserted a star, Fn + j inserted 1. But on my new notebook, the Fn key only works with Fn + F11, which is also NumLk. ...
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How to reverse Fn/F-Key behaviour in Ubuntu on Mac?

I have Ubuntu 16.04 dual booted on my Mac. In OS X I have System Prefs > Keyboard set to "Use all F1, F2, etc. keys as Standard Function keys" In Ubuntu this is reversed & I need to always use Fn/...
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Brightness buttons not working (but the rest of the fn keys do)

I have a Dell XPS 13 (2016 version) and the brightness Fn keys suddenly stopped working. I updated my display driver, but the buttons still don't work. When I press one of them, my brightness ...
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Lenovo Fn+F7 Hotkey not working

I have Windows 10 Home version 1607 build 14393.321 on top of my Lenovo Z51-70 80K6 laptop. Fn+F7 hotkey is supposed to turn flight mode on or off, but it doesn't. All other Fn-keys work as expected. ...
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Action Keys Mode on Gigabyte Bios

How can I disable fn key/action key mode in my desktop pc? for some reason it got enabled and is giving me trouble.
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How do I disable the F1 “Help” key on Windows 10?

I have a non-UEFI HP laptop running Windows 10. My F keys have a variety of functions on them, and I have to press and hold Fn to access the actual F1-12 functions. My F1 key has a little question ...
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Startup Script to Disable then Enable Action Key

tl;dr A friend got a new computer (HP Pavilion 15.6" 15-AB254SA) that came pre-installed with Windows 10. Said friend hates Windows 10, and asked me to downgrade to Windows 7 Ultimate. I wiped the HD ...
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I want to set the FN key on my laptop to toggle

What I want to do, is to set the Fn key as a toggle (same as caps lock). I was thinking this should be possible through registry, but I do not have enough knowledge of it to fix this. (Could also be ...
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Fn and f1-f12 keys are not working

I'm using HCL ME L 1014 laptop.Recently some of my laptop keyboard Fn and F1-F12 are not working. Fn+Fx keys are short cut to some features like brightness, volume, WiFi on/off. I especially need ...
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Disable Surface Pro 4 Type Cover Fn key toggle behavior

The Surface Pro 4 Type Cover has a "Fn" key that can be toggled on and off, which switches the behavior of the top row of keys from F-keys to utility keys like turning the volume on and off. I use ...
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Can I configure my windows key to act like a fn key?

I've always hated the Fn keys. Give me dedicated home/end/pgup/pgdnkeys any day. But then I got a new laptop (XPS 13), and used it almost exclusively for 6 months. Now I go back to my desktop, and ...
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Media keys replaced by F#, how to fix?

I recently got a new bluetooth keyboard that works fine, except for the Media keys. All of the keys in the f# row are acting as f1-f12 keys, regardless of whether the fn key is pressed or not. Is ...
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Swapping the Fn and Ctrl Keys on a Lenovo ThinkPad Keyboard

I have this keyboard, and I'm trying to remap Fn to Ctrl and Ctrl to Fn, if at all possible. I read in some links that the scan code of Fn is only detectable by the Lenovo driver and not Windows. It'...
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Invert fn key without going to BIOS

I need to invert my Fn key on my Toshiba Satellite, but all the other answers included going to the BIOS. I don't know how to go there, and I don't want to risk damaging the computer. Is there a way ...
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Disable the FN key on Microsoft media keyboard

I have a Microsoft all-in-one media keyboard. Is there any way to lock/remove/disable the FN key?
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Reversing Fn key - Logitech Keyboard K290

My question is similar to this question but the situation here is in an external keyboard (Logitech Comfort Keyboard K290). Is there anyway I can revert the Fn key to behave as it is pressed all the ...
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Will my Fn keys stop working if I reinstall my keyboard drivers?

My computer is an Acer Aspire M5-583-6428 laptop computer. Lately, I've been having a strange issue with my keyboard, which I've decided to attempt to fix by uninstalling my keyboard drivers and ...
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FN keys not working on laptop

On a Toshiba Satellite L305-S5955, functions keys F8 through F12 are not working. Originally this laptop had Vista and I installed Windows 8. Can somebody tell me what I need to do to have the keys ...
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Does only BIOS define how F1-12 and media keys behave?

I use a Lenovo ThinkPad E430 laptop running linux mint. By default the media keys work without the Fn key and the F1-12 work like Fn+F1-12. I inverted them in BIOS, so I don't have to press the Fn ...
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How to press F9 without pressing Fn+F9 in windows? [duplicate]

My F1-F12 keys have all sorts of multimedia buttons on them (volume, brightness, wifi, etc). But I am working in a 3D application which uses F1-F12 heavily, and I do not want to have to press fn+F9 ...
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Notepad++ Je suis Charlie edition not allowing Fn button

I just updated my Notepad++ to the “Je suis Charlie” edition and found out that I can no longer use these key combinations on my Lenovo Thinkpad L420: Fn + Play/Pause/Stop/Next/Prev Any suggestions ...
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Swap Fn and Ctrl keys on a Lenovo ThinkPad X200

Similar questions have been asked before and the easy fix was to just update the BIOS and use an option in it for swapping the keys. However, even with the most recent BIOS update from Lenovo, there ...
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“creating” a key similar to the Fn key on a computer

I recently switched from a laptop to a computer and I had an Fn key and I really liked it (Being able to control the volume was really useful) and I was wondering if there was a way to add that key on ...
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Can I assign keyboard shortcuts to laptop-specific commands?

I mean the combinations like Fn + F2 which switches wireless. Since I don't have a Fn key on my USB keyboard, can I assign global shortcuts to, for example decrease the screen brightness from my USB ...
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How do I invert the Fn keys on my Asus laptop? (Windows 8)

I have an ASUS laptop with Windows 8 installed. I want to use F1 through F12 to control the volume, brightness, etc. all the time (since I don't use these keys).
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How to swap Fn and Ctrl keys on Lenovo L540

I recently got a new computer and the Fn/Ctrl keys are driving me crazy. Can anyone tell me the proper way to swap Function Fn and Control Ctrl keys on Lenovo L540?
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fn modifier ignored for F-key keyboard shortcuts in Mavericks

I've tested this on two machines running Mavericks (10.9.4), with and without an external keyboard, and in all cases the behavior is as described below. Under System Preferences > Keyboard > ...
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fn key always on when plugged to electricity

I use a Samsung laptop with windows 8. When not plugged to electric, keyboard is just fine. Iif i want to raise the volume I press fnF8. Otherwise keyboard acts like fn is on and pressing fn does not ...
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Asus R510D with Windows 8: Want to change volume with one button, rather than fn+F10/F11/F12

I have a new Asus laptop (R510D-FH11), and I would like to change the volume with one keystroke. As it is, I have to hold down fn+F10 or fn+F11. Because of my keyboard layout and average-sized female ...
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how to disable or reverse FN key: I want to replace: FN+F1 , FN+F2, FN+F3, … FN+F12 with simply F1, F2, F3, … F12

Is there a way to replace FN-F2 with only F2 I restarted my PC and pressed FN-F12 or Fn-F1 and I didnt find configuration Tab to change from "Hotkey Mode" to "Legacy Mode". all the tabs that I have ...
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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 be triggered (e.g. brightness control, sound ...
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ASUS S400C Ultrabook - fn-f9 no longer functions (suspect Windows 8.1 compatibility issue)

The fn (function) f9 button no longer operates since downloading Windows 8.1 upgrade. Please advise as to whether there is a patch or fix download for this yet officially from ASUS?
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Enable F1-F12 keys without Fn on Lenovo Ideapad S400u

I just have bought a new Lenovo Ideapad S400u notebook, and it is not default F1-F12, it is default mute button, refresh, more brightness, less brightness... I've downloaded "Lenovo Keyboard Slim Fn ...
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Toshiba satellite L850 key for BIOS

I cant get in BIOS to my Toshiba laptop. Probably I turned on the fast boot or because of Fn key. How can I get in bios BIOS?
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I would like to change how the FN key affects function keys on Lenovo IdeaPad z500 [duplicate]

So, the situation is the following. When I press the F1 button (for example), it mutes the notebook and in order to access the function keys I have to press FN. However, I'm not happy with this so I'...
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Media buttons on keyboard not working on Windows 8.1 Preview

I upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 8.1 Preview and now my media buttons on my keyboard (Qpad MK-50) (FN + F1-6) is not working. Tested with foobar2000, Windows Media Player, VLC and MPC HC. Any ...
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F1 key won't open settings menu in Samsung series 7 chronos laptop

The key F1 used with Fn does not open the settings menu (F1 has the image of a small gear and wrench light-blue colored), however it opened it once when I first pressed it. I want to change my keys' ...
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How to restore F1-F12 keys on sculpt mobile keyboard

The sculpt mobile keyboard is small and somewhat ergonomic. Sadly all the function keys have been replaced by the multimedia equivalent. This is very annoying for things I do: gaming and programming. ...