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Q: turning off the function keys.

Hi all,

I would like to turn off the keyboard shortcut for the Function keys (press F3 for search, etc.) I want to use them for macros while playing WoW but whenever I press F3 is brings up my laptops search function.

I have tried searching on the guide section and on google but have had no luck find a solution.

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A: turning off the function keys.

Originally Posted by Crimzon07


Hi all,

I would like to turn off the keyboard shortcut for the Function keys (press F3 for search, etc.) I want to use them for macros while playing WoW but whenever I press F3 is brings up my laptops search function.

I have tried searching on the guide section and on google but have had no luck find a solution.



U Cound find many utilities to map the keys here. But before doing that create system restore point. if anything goes wrong u may restore your windows..

Let me know the result

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Starting a new post on an old topic as most answers are years old and reference solutions that don't work anymore (e.g. editing , or using lenov settings software) Question:How do i lock the function keys?  I.e. if the key with F1 has the mute symbol on it, how do i get it  where i just need to push F1 to mute the laptop.  to put it the way another poster did, "how to swap FN function keys to just press F1 without Fn+F1?" All the litterature says "My Device Settings" but all i see there are- Battery- Power- Energy Star- Other (all this has is the Lenov Vantage toolbar)   

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Brightness key ( F2 and F3) key stopped working suddenlyI am using the HP 15-af114AU Notebook (AMD A8 Processor) . Operating on Windows 10 -64 bit Its been just 2 weeks I bought. The brightness key i,e, f2 and f3 were working then after some days i noticed it wasn't working ,I tried doing it manually through the brightness option on the settings ,still it wasn't changing.From the time i have bought this notebook i have downloaded only  SKYPE, Chrome and few THEMES for google Chrome.All the other funtion keys are working except these .Please help me with this issue. 

A:Brightness control keys (Function keys) on the keyboard stop...

Hi, Try the following. Download the AMD HD Graphics installer on the following link and save it to your Downloads folder. http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp74501-75000/sp74716.exe When done, open your Downloads folder, right click the AMD Graphics installer and select 'Run as Administrator' to start the installation. When this has completed, shutdown the notebook. Unplug the AC Adapter and then remove the battery.  Hold down the Power button for 30 seconds.  Re-insert the battery and plug in the AC Adapter. Tap away at the esc key as you start the notebook to launch the Start-up Menu and then select f10 to enter the bios menu.  Press f9 to load the defaults ( this is sometimes f5, but the menu at the bottom will show the correct key ), use the arrow keys to select 'Yes' and hit enter.  Press f10 to save the setting and again use the arrow keys to select 'Yes' and hit enter. Start the notebook and let Windows fully load for a few minutes before checking. Regards, DP-K

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Whenever I change the Function Keys setting to use F1-F12 (via Lenovo Vantage), after a few reboots the setting changes back to using the Hot-Keys instead. Why?  And what can I do to stop this from happening?

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So for some reason they just stopped working all of a sudden. it is a huge problem as space isa function key. I know it registers a a key press on function and i have tried everything to fix it.

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Hello all, my function keys have stopped working completely. I tried following the keyboard troubleshooting guide where it says to look for a HOT KEYS driver on hp.com, the problem is that this driver is not avaible for my device.Also, I tried googling it and download this hot keys driver for windows 10 and when I try to install it, it just says it's not compatible with my device. Don't know what else to do.

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Hi guys, have a problem with my volume keys F6, F7, F8. When pushing the keys to adjust volume they simply dont work or appear. Woke up one morning and it just stopped working, operating system is windows 10. Also my other function keys do not work.   

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if i want reload page i must use fn+f5
how to have f5??
i dont need brightness, loupe etc
on functionial keys....

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Good day sir! I am using Envy Msix touchsmart. As you can see I can't type the number six or any number because my  keyboard is not working properly. Function keys are not working also. Can you tell me how to fix this problem? I will thank you in advance. 

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Is there a way to completely disable the HotKey setting?  I always need access to my F1-F12 keys without having to hit the function button first.  I know how to go into settings and turn on the F1-F12 function, but I was wondering if there is a way to disable the HotKeys altogether.  Every time I shutdown or restart my computer, the F1-F12 setting automatically goes back to the HotKey setting, thus, causing me to go in and change it every time.  Thanks!

A:Function Keys or HotKeys/F1-F12 Keys-HELP

Bethany30 wrote:Is there a way to completely disable the HotKey setting?  I always need access to my F1-F12 keys without having to hit the function button first.  I know how to go into settings and turn on the F1-F12 function, but I was wondering if there is a way to disable the HotKeys altogether.  Every time I shutdown or restart my computer, the F1-F12 setting automatically goes back to the HotKey setting, thus, causing me to go in and change it every time.  Thanks!I also want immediate access to my F1-F12 keys, so on my Ideapad 500-15ISK I changed the setting in the BIOS.  Is this what you did?  For me, changing the setting in the BIOS is permanent.  The setting is called "Hotkey mode", and I changed it from "Enabled" to "Disabled". -- from CyberSimian in the UK  

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I want to be able to use the function keys as traditional function keys for my WordPerfect word processing program, ie F7 is exit and save, F4 is indent, etc.  The function keys are now hotkeys.  Is there any way I can turn off the hotkey features of the F1-F12 function keys?

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after installing windows 10 2wsx keys do not work on keyboard also function and shift keys work intermittently

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I just got a Dell Inspiron 1545 with Windows 7. The book that came with it talks about Windows Vista. I've tried pressing the "Fn" key then the F(1,2..) key. The F(1,2..) key , then the "Fn" key. No matter what... nothing happens. What am I doing wrong. When Best Buy was "optimizing" it, did they mess something up? Help?

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Do you have another keyboard that you can plug into that laptop? Doing that will let you pare down the possibilities.

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Hello!Function keys fn+F3/F4 (display scrren 1 or 2/ both screens...)/F5/F6 (light) doesn't work. However fn+F1/F8/F9 (sleep and sound) work.Please help.

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Sorry, fn+F3 works!

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hello...

I just received a new laptop (toshiba) i believe it is (L7070) something like that... well i finally found the key for unlocking my cursor but now my number keypad is in lock down (and the light is on for the numbers ) it is very fustrating so i cant type... does anyone know how to or which function key to help me out.......

thank you so much

sandy

A:function keys

hi, welcome to TSF

it could be a combination with the numlock key and shift key or the fn key. or it could just be the numlock key itself. you can go here and get the user manual it should tell you how to use the keyboard.
Download a User Manual - Toshiba

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My only problem now is if I want to turn Wi-Fi on, FN-f8 does nothing, but just pressing the wifi light turns it on just fine. Im not sure what the others are meant to do,but they dont seem to do what is expected.

Does this mean I have an alternate setting for function keys?

A:Function keys not as the should be.

There is probably a utility from Toshiba that needs to be installed, along with these,

Two VGA graphics adapters installed?

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I have been trying Windows 7 on my laptop and when I tried using it with a video projector, while it worked, I was unable to get the Function F5 key to work - the one that toggles the display between laptop screen/external screen or both. All I could get was the video projector image and a black screen on the laptop.
Is this a W7 quirk or my laptop? It worked OK with XP. I see similar problems reported elsewhere on this forum but this is slightly different.
The laptop is a Toshiba Portege.

A:Function keys and W7

Hi sigurd, welcome to sevenforums - the place to be,

have you looked at this tutorial?

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Not sure how to explain this abstractly, so I will give an example. If I press the F12 key by itself, it turns off the wireless connection. If I want to actually input "F12," I have to enter fn-F12. What's the procedure for reversing this? I.e., I want to have to enter fn-F12 to turn off the wireless, etc. Isn't there a way to do this in the control panel of Windows 8?

A:Function keys and F1, F2, F3, etc.

It probably depends on the make of computer (presumably a laptop?).

There may be a utility provided by the laptop manufacturer, or you may need to get into the machine's BIOS or UEFI settings to change it.

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I have the Microsoft 1000 keyboard.   Where can I find a diagram of the function keys and their use?

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Hi please can someone help I have a Sony vaio pcg-k315m I had to re-install windows xp and now I find the function keys are not working

A:Function Keys

i,did you use original recovery disks or recovery partition install winxp ,it not you will need to install device drivers ,
http://support.vaio.sony.eu/computing/vaio/downloads/preinstalled/index.aspx?l=en_GB&m=PCG-K315M

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I struggle to get the function keys to work. They work the normal way, but not when i try to use the Fn+F1-F12.Anyone got tip on how to fix? It is a new computer. 

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frikstad Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!I read your post about problems with the Function keys and wanted to help.Since this is a relatively new machine, instead of struggling for hours to fix it yourself, why not just let HP fix it -- for free!!  You should contact HP Customer Support directly to have them put you in touch with HP Technical Support to see what they can do about diagnosing and repairing your machine remotely.I did this recently and the HP Tech was able to remotely access my PC from the Internet and do the needed repairs.If you live in the US or Canada, contact information is on this page: http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/phone-assist.html#section1If you live elsewhere, contact information is on this page: http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/ww-contact-us.htmlNOTE: After you get through, stay on the line until you are finally able to talk to some one -- it can take a while!Good Luck========================================================================I am a volunteer and I do not work for, nor do I represent, HP.---------------------------------------------------------------Please click "Accept As Solution" on the post that solves your issue to help others find the solution.Please click the Thumbs-Up symbol on the left of the Reply button to say thanks fopr my help.========================================================================

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Hey guys,I have an Hp envy touch screen laptop with windows 10 and it has button like volume and brightness that are primary keys for the F function keys. But some how I got the regular F keys as the primary keys and I want to get the inverted keys back to the primary. If anyone could help that'd be great!Thanks.

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Hi, my function keys were set to work as second function (volume, brightness...) but they changed to normal function keys in the middle of my web browsing without me doing anything and now i cant get them back to how they were.I even check in BIOS but i dont have that option there.Is there a solution to this?

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hi i have a brand new staight out of the box hp 15-ay110na laptop brought today,all ive done is signed in and the normal first use install,Ive tried tou use the function keys and the dont actually proform the function on the buttons, for instance F12 is aroplane mode on the button but when pressed it brings up the coding on any open web page as for the rest they dont do whats on the buttons,,,,,,any help would be much apreciated ....im in uk if thats relervant ,,,

A:function keys

Hi, You should be able to change the default action as follows. Shut down the notebook.  Tap away at the esc key as you start the notebook to enter the Start-up Menu.  Select the Bios option ( f10 ). Use the arrow keys to select the 'System Configuration' tab and hit enter - the option you are looking for should look something like the image below. Change the 'Action Key Mode' setting to Enabled. Press f10 to save the setting and again use the arrow keys to select 'Yes' and hit enter.  Regards, DP-K

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Why have the function keys been disabled in Windows 7? I know from other threads and tutorials thatthere are ways of getting atthe functions (though not if your laptop is on the old side - my Toshiba Portege can't access the option to show both a display on its screen and a video projector for example). But even a simple things like rename and help, which many programs access via F2 and F1, now don't work.

Seems silly to disable these useful functions.

A:Function keys (again)

They aren't "disabled", you need to install the drivers for your laptop that tell windows what the function keys do.

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Would someone tell me what the function keys on the keyboard are?  just cant figure them out.   Thanks,Sandavis

A:function keys

The Function (Fn) keys are used for various things such as changing displays, turning the keyboard backlight off/on, enabling numlock etc.What model do you have so that I can be more specific?

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Function keys do not work unless I press the Fn key, to adjust the volume or the brightness. I've already gone to the BIOS and the function "action key" is enabled. What shall I do to use the function keys without pressing fn???

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I want the F3 key to search for the next occurrence of text.  I want the F5 key to refresh a page, WITHOUT having to hold down any other keys.  How do I reprogram these keys to act like every other computer I've owned?  (Yes, I've tried the BIOS routine, but all that does it make the F3 key adjust my brightness sans pressing the 'fn' key at the same time.  )

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I have an HP 15ayoo9dx lap top. The Function keys (or action keys as they call them) can be enabled or disabled by going in the BIOS. I?m trying to decide if I want to disable or enable. What is the difference?
Thank you.

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i want to use function keys directly in my notebook i have to  press fn to use that function key. like in a game i want to press f9 than i have to press fn+f9 this sucks you hp assholes please give my solution

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Ok, so I decided to assign F11 to open an application that I use frequently. One of our people wrote a little program for hot keys that uses F11 as the 'enable/disable' toggle. So I changed the shortcut back to none in the properties dialog and F11 still tries to open the afore-mentioned application. Is there somewhere else other than rt-click-properties-shortcut key that I need to change it so that I can have the nifty hotkeys too? Or do I just need to have the creator assign a different enable key for mine?
 

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Usually when I press the function key to enable the mouse touch pad, it indicates in the display that it is on but now it doesn't indicate when i press it however the touchpad works. Can someone please tell me to resolve this issue so that I can know whether my touch pad is on or off. And btw the volume control buttons are working as well as the screen brightness buttons. Can someone please tell me to resolve this issue?
 

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I have a Toshiba Satellite P75-A7200 with windows 8, and none of the function keys are working, although they used to work. Windows 8 does not have flash cards, nor is there a keyboard option on computer settings. Any ideas?

A:function keys not working

See if this setting makes a difference:
Reversing Function keys on P75-A7200 Windows 8 - TOSHIBA FORUMS

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I am using a HP EliteBook 8540p with Windows 7 Enterprise (32-bit). None of the Fn + Function keys work (i.e. fn+F8 for battery, fn+f9 for brightness down, fn+f10 for brightness up).  What is the magical combination of HP applications and drivers that will make these work for me? Thanks!











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A:FN + Function keys are not working

Hi, You may need to reinstall HP Quick Launch Buttons - the installer can be found on the link below. http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=321957&prodSeriesId=4097214&prodNameId=4096169&swEnvOID=4054&swLang=13&mode=2&taskId=135&swItem=ob-84862-1 After the installation has completed, restart the notebook. Regards, DP-K

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I replaced my HP 2000 2c12NR WINDOWS from OS 8 to window 7.Almost all drivers are installed except Keyboard.FN keys are not working.I checked BIOS setting,Its ok.HP web does not showing drivers for my device (windows 7).It shows only windows 8 drivers. I tired in searching these drivers for my notebook.Please Help..!

A:Function keys are not working

Hi: You can use all of the W7 x64 drivers and software from the HP 2000z-2a00 on your model, except the BIOS and firmware files. http://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/HP-2000-2a00-Notebook-PC-series/5259212/model/527537... You want this software for the Fn Keys... This package contains the HP Quick Launch Software, which enables special function keys on supported notebook models to be programmed. For example, the HP Quick Launch Software enables users to press the Fn+ESC keys to view system information. This software works with the supported operating systems. http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp56501-57000/sp56929.exe

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Still searching for a way to switch off Fn+ on the keyboard. Hp support no help as F10 on boot up does not bring the same menu choices with this machine's BIOS a fix would be much appreciated. Driving me crazy having to use two keystrokes and often two hands

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I'm having a problem getting the "fn+f1" key combination to work in a program.  One of the solutions their forum offered was to check my bios setup to lock and/or unlock my fn key. As far as I can tell, this setting is not in my bios setup control panel.  I'm not sure, but from reading through these forums, it appears that this setting may be something common to laptops but not desktops. When I tried to simply test whether or not my function keys worked without the fn key, I also noticed that f2 is marked as the "sleepmode" button, but f3 actually starts sleep mode (without pressing the fn key), while f2 doesn't appear to do anything. Is there someplace I can check/change my fn and f1-f12 settings?

A:Problem with Function keys . . .

Hi, Your mahine is a desktop and you are using external keyboard. I use external keyboard for my laptops all the times (well almost) and depending on what is your keyboard you don't need fn key to use F1 to F12. Please use Fn key (it should have different color) with the same color symbol. F1 is normally for Help, what is other symbol and color of the other on that key ? Regards.

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Hey guys,My laptop is a pretty good laptop, with a proper nvidia graphics card an i7 cpu and even 16gb of ram. Even having a 17 inch full HD 1920 * 1080 screen, making it amazing for games! Even GTA V for Pc runs pretty well on this powerful laptop.All of those things make this an amazing gaming PC, however it has one draw back that makes it almost impossible to play a game with a good steady flow.This one fatal gaming flaw is in fact the keyboard, but to be specific it is the function keys. The HP Envy 17 has both F1 - F12 and the insert key. However these are the secondary keys. The primary keys are system keys which change the brightness or the volume. What this means is if I want to use F2 in a game I have to hold the function key then press F2.This sounds minor but when playing games it can be annoying having to hold down a function key just to use one of the F keys.Dies anyone know of a way to get this fixed and reverse it, that way if I want to mute my laptop I have to press function and then the F6. I hope people know what I mean and please if you do know a fix that would be great if you could post it bellow.Thanks,Connor Burnett.










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A:Reversing the function keys

Hi, Yes, I've been using F1-F12 keys daily for the last 35 years or so but luckily I always use external keyboards when using laptops (on or off docking stations). You may not be able to swap but disable. Please use the following article:     http://support.hp.com/au-en/document/c02035108 Regards.  

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Hi,  Can anyone tell me how to get my function keys working....specifically F4,F7,F8,F9 and F10?  Thanks much 

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i'm not sure i'm in the right category or not..
anyways...
i just upgrade my laptop window from vista to Win7 Pro.
and all of the Function keys.. like controlling brightness, wireless. didn't work. i have tried to find drivers at toshiba website but i couldn;t find it.
and here am i asking if anyone have a solution.
it is
Satellite L550-ST5701 from Toshiba.
and here is the website
Model Content Page

A:Hello everyone...Function Keys for Laptop

Have you tried to install the Vista drivers?

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Dear Lenovo, How can I have both Esc and function keys work normally in Yoga 700? That is, as in any normal computer keyboard where Esc is Esc, and F1 is F1, etc. If I set 'hot key' mode in bios then Esc is normal, but function keys act as hot keys.If I set 'function key' mode in bios then function keys are normal, but Esc is paper display toggle. I don't think it's too much to ask. Best regards.  

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anyone got a link or a list of what all the fuction keys do when you boot up. Thanks
 

A:boot up - what do the function keys do?

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Something is wrong with my fn key and F1-F12 keys?
Suddenly it seems like my F1-F12 keys are using different keys.
For example, when I press F1, I get a screen output switch thing. F2 disables my wifi. F3 uses the A key. F8 uses my Q key, and F9 uses my G key.

How do I fix this? I want to use F5 to refresh web pages but it doesn't work.
I am using a Dell Inspiron 17R N7110 model

A:How do I fix function keys problem?

Is there an f.lock key on the keyboard in question?
It overrides the fn key. I have no idea what pressing both at the same time results in. Likely the problem you are experiencing though.

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I have an HP Pavilion g6 model #D1C14UA#ABA and it is upgraded to Windows 10 Home. I have had a few problems with the upgrade. The function keys no longer work correctly. I have tried going to the product support page but there are no current drivers available for this notebook running windows 10. Is there a way that I can get the function keys working again? I also have a problem with the display not coming back on after the pc goes to sleep. The only thing that works is turning it off and rebooting. Can someone please help?

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Hello guys, my function keys are reversed, If I refresh I need to press fn+f5 instead of f5 only. Please help

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Morning all
I have somehow altered the setting on my laptop keyboard so that when I am typing, my laptop uses the numeric instead of the alpha. (the keyboard has shared alpha / numeric keys that so that the numerics are accessed when you hold down the Fumction key). However, the numerics have become the primary function instead. How do I change this back so that the alpha keys remain the primary function ? Thanks - Its driving me mad !
 

A:Laptop function keys

There should be a fn lock on your keyboard somewhere.
 

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