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SUM function returning 0 value

DATA SET PREVIEW I Used the sum function to calculate the time, as the trip duration is in seconds i used =SUM(cell/60) and then convert them to HH:MM:SS, but some of the cells are returning 00:00:00 ...
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How to disable usage of Function keys in Redhat linux 6

I am trying to disable to usage of Function keys F1 to F12 in Redhat linux 6 so that combination of "Ctrl + Alt + F1 to F12” remains ineffective. PS: Redhat linux version is 6 which does not ...
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How to assign special functions to f keys in Windows 11?

I wanted to know that can I weigh custom special functions to f keys in Windows 11. My main concern is that I wanted to add a mic close option to one of my free f key-Not assigned with any function. ...
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Lenovo Thinkpad E15 (2nd Gen): Special function keys don't work with openSUSE Leap 15.3

The whole story can be found in openSUSE Bugzilla, but here is the summary: For openSUSE Leap 15.3 the "special function keys" (media keys, etc.) do not work, or do not work reliably for a ...
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HP laptop, how to switch between function keys and hotkeys WITHOUT rebooting and editing BIOS setting?

Does anyone know of any way of switching fn key behaviour on my HP laptop (Win 10) WITHOUT having to change the setting in the BIOS? (There are no other keys on my keyboard with any reference to "...
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Do Keyboard Shortcuts (Ctrl + F1) Without Fn Key

On my old Windows laptop, there were action keys to change the brightness, volume, etc. These are the same keys for using function keys (F1, F2, F3, etc). When pressing one of these keys, it would do ...
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How to toggle "Fn" key on HP Notebooks

I have been playing Minecraft a lot recently. As Minecraft player would know Function keys are very important while doing stuff there. As I play on laptop, I have to everytime combine Fn key and then ...
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How to disable keyboard button toggle light

I have an HP Envy 14, which features several smart function keys to mute sound / mute the microfone / disable the camera. When the function is toggled on, this is indicated by the little LED beneath ...
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HP EliteBook 840 G6 Brightnees Issue

Today I noticed that the brightness control bar in the action center is not adjusting the brightness. I updated all the available device updates and windows update, nothing fixed it. However the ...
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Weird behaviour of the F11 key in macbook air m1

hey i just bought a new m1 macbook air and when i was checking the keys in a online keyboard checker i couldnt just get my F11 key detected while pressing (fn+F11) whereas all other keys got detected ...
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CTRL+Fn combinations not sent to a Linux VirtualBox VM

Host: Windows 10 Guest: Ubuntu 20.04 in a VirtualBox 6.0 VM None of the CTRL+Fn key combinations seem to work in any program I tried (Visual Studio Code, LibreOffice, etc.) Interestingly, CTRL+SHIFT+...
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How to enable the laptop function F1-F12 keys by default instead of assigned multimedia "hotkey" option

How do you make the F1-F12 keys default to the F1-F12 key as opposed to the "hotkey" function that is assigned to it. An industry-specific software that I use daily utilized the F1-F12 keys ...
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Function and arrow keys not working on HP laptop

My Laptop(1.5 yrs) is dual-booted with Windows 10(default) and Ubuntu Linux.The function keys don't work if I want to adjust the brightness or other aspects and while running BIOS the arrow keys don't ...
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Installed Windows 10 on Mac without using Boot Camp - Need Help About Right Click, Trackpad and Function Keys [closed]

I installed Windows 10 on Mac without using Boot Camp - Actually all I need is Bootcamp menu, because you can activate right click and function keys with it. But I tried a lot of things from this ...
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Why left SHIFT + E doesn't work when F3 is pressed?

Something odd happened today. When logging into my system (from suspension), I couldn't type a capital e with Left Shift + E. Right Shift + E worked fine, as well as any other letter with Left Shift. ...
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What do the Function keys after F12 do?

While looking at a keyboard remapping program, I saw that one can remap keys from F13 to F24 as well. What do those keys do?
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What does Fn + Shift + Q key combinaton do on an Lenovo IdeaPad laptop?

I accidentally pressed this key combination: Fn + Shift + Q on my Lenovo Ideapad S145 laptop and it found out that it toggles between these 2 modes: I don't know the meaning of these 2 modes. I tried ...
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Is there an AHk global functions file?

I have installed AHk on my Windows 10 OS and setted it to run on my PC right after boot. I want to use some "global" AHk functions file that doesn't require the loading of a certain .ahk file which I ...
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How can I change the function key behavior on my HP Pavilion 15-bc018ca (Touch) (Energy Star)

How can I change the function key behavior so I don't have to use that accursed Fn key to access the real function key functions? Every time I need to do, say, a refresh, hard refresh, repeated search,...
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How to disable the "function lock" key on a cheap keyboard

I recently inherited a cheap no-name keyboard and it feels a lot better to type on than the cheap Trust keyboard I previously had. However, there's a huge problem with it that I don't like: it has a ...
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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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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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How to Program F10 Key to Lock My Windows 10 Dell PC

I own a Dell Inspiron 5555 laptop running Windows 10. It comes with two blank function keys, F7 and F10. I often leave my computer temporarily and want to lock it, so I want to program F10 to lock my ...
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Pressing T+R+O keys at the same time triggers an F7 key press

I was trying to launch an electron project and noticed that in CMD, a dialog box kept appearing while I was typing electron, the weird thing is, it only happened when I typed that word. After further ...
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My HP notebook keyboard has no function keys visible

My HP notebook doesn't have any function keys, so how do I push F10 without an F10 key? I tried using the Fn key and pressing the number keys but nothing happened.
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F1 key action in HP probook

Can someone please explain what this F1 hotkey does? On pressing fn+F1, I get a blank (dark) screen for 1 second and then it goes back to normal (displays what was there before). It doesn't seem to ...
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How can I stop the f1 key from opening the 'help' window in any program?

F1 Function Key Tries to open the 'help' window in any program, and if that program doesn't have a 'help' window/center, it causes the window's screen to flicker. This is very annoying in Notepad++ or ...
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Lookup Value from two sheets by dates

I am trying to lookup ID values from two sheets which have dates ..I am trying to lookup value by date....Can you please help me ,,I have attached sample excel sheet and highlighted the sample below ...
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What is this function button for?

F11 with the propeller icon: I think I accidentally pressed it while holding the Fn key. I wonder what it has done..
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Secret Windows keyboard shortcuts?

So, my keyboard has a function key that opens Settings in Windows 10. With AutoHotKey, I discovered that the keyboard shortcut used is Win+F21. Here's the key history: VK SC Type Up/Dn Elapsed ...
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How about to delete cell using the if function

I cant to delete cell with the if function. The my homework a must have the if function to do delete cell. Help me, please!. example: =IF( cell F5="trongthuycanh" then delete cell F5,uchange); what's ...
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Is it possible to send the equivalent of an ALT+F4 to a windowed Remote Desktop Connection?

I'm already aware that you can send all the following, but how do I send an ALT F4? CTRL+ALT+END CTRL ALT DEL ALT+PAGE UP ALT TAB (more or less) ALT+PAGE DOWN ALT SHIFT TAB (more ...
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Cannot change FN lock behavior on XPS 9560

I got my new XPS 15 9560 about a week ago and I am currently dual booting Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Windows 10, with the latest BIOS update (1.3.4). The laptop has secondary functions for the f1-f12 keys ...
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Windows 10 key re-assignment [duplicate]

For a variety of reasons, I have an unusually complex email address which is tiresome to keep re-typing. Is there any way I can re-program one of my little used Windows 10 keys, such as a function ...
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Something intercepting my Fn keys for 1 of 2 keyboards

Running Windows 10 on a Dell 7040. Have two USB keyboards hanging off the device. One is a Dell keyboard, the other an Kinesis Advantage Contour. Everything was fine on both until last week when the ...
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Refresh Chrome page without function keys

I have a Windows 10 tablet (Dell Latitude) with chrome, I have to force the page reload without cache (CTRL-F5) but I don't have the keyboard but just the built-in on screen keyboard without function ...
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Using AutoHotkey, I'm trying to remap the function keys to their secondary function as default and the default as the secondary

I'm trying to remap the function keys to their secondary function as a default nut I'm running into a few issued in the code. One thing to note is that, in my keyboard driver software, I can switch ...
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How to toggle or disable function lock on Windows 10 via UI/CMD?

I know it seems like a basic question, but I haven't been able to solve it after 5 hours of Googling and trying different things. I currently have to hold the function (FN) key to perform various ...
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Screen backlight function keys in Arch linux

Recently I installed Arch on my ASUS UX31LA. Most of function keys works fine except F5 and F6 (screen backlight keys). I tried to do some research on arch wiki, but couldn't find any page for my ...
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My Fn key broke - how to adjust keyboard lowlight on windows 7

Normally Fn+F3 would turn off my keyboard lowlight but with my Fn key broken I can't find an alternative way? In my keyboard settings on Windows 7 turning off the backlight is not an option.
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How to change the function of F1 hotkey?

I have an hp pavilion running Windows 10 64 bit. The F1 has an interrogation mark on it and if clicked, it opens a new Bing search tab. I want to change what the button does, I don't want to disable ...
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Keyboard with multimedia keys on function keys - how to use them?

I hurriedly bought a new keyboard. It has no dedicated media keys and this is bad since I didn't realize I almost depend upon them (next song was almost consumed!). Despite this, I see that on ...
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Reprogram behavior of media/f-keys for Lenovo Yoga 900

Is it possible to modify the behavior of individual f-key buttons? For instance, the Yoga 900 doesn't have any play / next / media buttons. I'd much prefer to have some f-keys behave like that ...
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Troubleshooting nested IF function

I am having trouble with the IF function in the example below. Conditions: There are 3 exams and one total score. The student has to score at least 5 points in each exams to pass. If he has in one ...
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how do I make function keys switch to different terminals in console mode?

Without running any window manager, just logged in directly to the box in the first terminal session, how can I make F2, F3, F4, etc switch to other terminal "tabs"? i.e. not using screen or tmux I ...
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Keys all switched on keyboard

My friend/enemy switched the keys on my keyboard as an April fool's joke. When I press Y, Z appears on the screen. Some keys work like b, x, g, i, d, and a few more. Also, when I press ctrl, it ...
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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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Calculator button no longer works Logitech keyboard

The calculator button on my Logitech keyboard stopped working suddenly. I would like to know what could have happened to it. It was working fine until about 3 days ago, then it would not open the ...
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Remap any key to F5 in Vim

I am trying to remap a key (I do not matter which) to F5 key because my physical keyboard hasn't got F1 - F12 keys. How can I do it? I have tried to use nnoremap but I am doing something wrong. I ...
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Function keys shifted to the right in Outlook

My function keys in Outlook have shifted five keys to the right. For example, if I assign Ctrl + F2 as the shortcut for one of the color categories, then the actual working shortcut is Ctrl + F7. Also,...
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