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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Customize Fn keys

Is it possible to customize fn keys without referring to third party programs (e. g: Autohotkey)? Laptop: Lenovo G40-80 OS: Windows 10 To clarify: I already know that it's possible with DELL ...
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how do I fix the Arrow keys to go back to the normal function?

My kids got to my computer the other day, and ever since, my 'Arrow' keys are stuck in the "Fn+arrow" function, so if I press the left Arrow, it goes to Home and the right goes to End. Can anyone tell ...
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use the function keys without having to press the fn key

I have a desktop HP Pavilion 23.8 touch screen all in one amd ryzen 5 series 8 gb memory 256gb memory solid state drive computer. I am trying to use the function keys without having to press the fn ...
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Dell XPS 15 Fn key stopped working

For 3 years, I've used my Fn without a problem. I've used it to switch between my F5 key and the play/pause button for example. And I've most often used it to turn my arrow keys into pageup/pagedown/...
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HP Hotkey UWP Service: Fn is not working for brightness increasing/decreasing

I'm using HP Probook 440 G4 for last 3 months. And I couldn't increase/decrease brightness using Fn+F5/F6. Every time I tried, it said something like this. [Window name] HP Hotkey UWP Service ...
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How do I keep FN Lock locked after reboot/restart on a Samsung laptop?

For some reason, my Samsung NP270E5E (ATIV Book 2) laptop does not keep my Fn function locked after I restart the laptop. (Running Windows 10, all drivers up to date.) I've tried pressing Shift+Fn ...
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Fn lock/unlock HP Spectre x360

I have used HP Spectre x360 for 1 year. Fn key used for small icon function in F1~F12 keys is suddenly locked, I don't know what happened. I want to use F1~F12 keys for original function to use ...
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How to switch/disable fn-Key for multimedia Keys in KDE Plasma?

I'm using the latest KDE Plasma with Kubuntu on PC hardware. I have an Apple Keyboard attached. KDE automatically maps the multimedia keys to their respective icons (in/decrease loudness, mute, etc). ...
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how turn on WebCam in laptop without keyboards fn key on linux?

my laptop keyboard was broken and i bought a external usb keyboard... but i need use skype or hangouts and i cannot turn on camera because my new keyboard does not have fn key to control webcam like ...
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wasd swapped with arrow keys, FN + w not working to fix

I know the basics of how to fix my pc but this is something I've never had happen: my wasd keys are swapped with arrow keys. I tried FN + w as that would fix it. However I believe the FN key was ...
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Apple Magic Keyboard Fn Key Windows 10. Driver Isn't Working

This is NOT a duplicate of a 9 year old question. Nor is it answered by a github TESTSIGNING work around. How do I get the correct Apple drivers to update Windows. The two most recent BootCamp ...
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Map Fn Key as Ctrl on a Late 2007 MacBook 3,1 running latest Linux Mint

I have a Late 2007 MacBook 3,1 and on those computers the Fn key is at the leftmost position. It is extremely annoying when using shortcuts. I can't even get used to it because I work with other ...
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Broken Laptop Keyboard - Disable Brightness Keys or Add New Shortcuts in Windows 10

A few of my laptop keys no longer function after our 4 year old raged out on the keyboard in a fit of gaming frustration. One of these keys is the brightness increase fn key (f12). This means that ...
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How do you disable the Fn key on a keyboard in Windows?

What I'd like to do is disable the function key on a keyboard entirely. We have devices that are in an environment where the Fn key is never needed and the "alternate" functions of the function key ...
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how to map fn to ctrl with ubuntu on a macbook pro

I want both the fn key and the ctrl key to act like a control key in Ubuntu on my MBP, just like I was able to do with Karabiner under macOS. I first tried xmodmap, but xev doesn't return any event ...
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Esc key not working without pressing Fn

On my HP Probook 650 G1 some of the F1 - F12 keys have special functions like changing the volume/brightness, etc. I changed my BIOS settings so that I don't need to press the fn key to use those ...
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Assign different multimedia functions (like a notebook setup) to F1-F12 keys on desktop computers? [duplicate]

I want to attribute multimedia functions to F1-F12 keys on a desktop computer. I know they have standard functions (like renaming a file with F2) but It would be way more useful If I could use F2-F3 ...
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Fn+f7 key is not working

Keybinding fn+f7? which previously switched screen backlight, stopped working after kernel update 4.20 on my laptop Asus X540SA. Can I get it back?
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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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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 ...