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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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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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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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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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JavaScript — eval function only in certain context with certain “global” variables

EDIT: accidentally posted on super user stack exchange, bu tintended to post in on stack overflow... can a moderator move it? I'm trying to make a function that will evaluate another function (taken ...
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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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Screen brighten buttons and volume buttons stopped working on Toshiba Satellite

Screen brighten buttons and volume buttons stopped working, unless I use FN at same time. How do I return the buttons back to shortcuts so I don't need to hold FN?
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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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Mouse left click interlocked with a Fn key

This suddenly happened, whenever I left click my mouse, the windows help center is opening (which I figured out, comes up if you press F1 key) So looks like, my left mouse click has been mapped to F1 ...
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F1 - F12 keys including F lock not working on my multimedia Microsoft ergonomic 4000 keyboard.

All was well for 2 years until last week my function keys (entire top row F1 - F12 including the F-Lock key) stopped responding. Most solutions to fix this issue recomend hitting the f-lock key. This ...
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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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Moving cursor to end

I have always been used to pressing 'End' to move the cursor to the end of a sentence. I have just got a new Lenovo laptop with Windows 7. Now I have to press Fn+End to do the same. Why? Any way to ...
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On-screen keyboard with function keys

Is there a way to add the function keys to the on-screen keyboard in Windows 7? If not, is there an alternative program that has the function keys?
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How do I prevent HP BIOS from remapping my function keys? Or map them back without reboot?

I want to prevent my machine firmware from mapping the function keys on the keyboard in the way that HP thinks that they should be mapped, and map them in the way that I think that they should be ...
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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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Use Toshiba Function Keys without Toshiba Driver

How can I use the Toshiba Function Keys on my Satellite C655D-S5226 without being required to install the huge (40 Mb!) Toshiba Function Key Driver?
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ESC key on laptop keyboard not working - use a macro instead

I spilled beer on my laptop and now the esc key on my laptop’s keyboard does not work. I have Windows 8 installed on the laptop. Is it possible to define a macro to simulate the esc key? I am ...