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

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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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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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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?

A:Can't use Function keys

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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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. 

A:Function keys (Fn)

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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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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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.

A:Function Keys

Sorry, fn+F3 works!

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

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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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Thank you.

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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 use a number repeatedly, for example "adgs1234", can I allocate this number to a single key and therefore when I hit it this number comes out?

I though you could set up Fn Function keys ?

Searched XP, can't find any help to do this ?

Any guidance appreciated, Simon.
 

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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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I am using a Dell Optiplex 380 with Microsoft Windows XP Pro Version 2002 Service Pack 3.
I enter information into a database, and some of it is repetitve. I would like to assign certain words or phrase to a program function key. For instance, I could assign the F2 key a value of "Not yet provided" F3 could be "Closed", etc.

Thank you in advanced.

A:Ho wto program the function keys F1 to F12?

Here, this should work. The unregistered version only allows you to map F1 through F4, but it should work well enough for you.

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Not sure what has happened but none of my F function keys are working. I am running XP home on a dell 8400 dimension. Looking for help. gary
 

A:Function Keys not working

First thing to try would be upgrading your keyboard drivers. If not, what make and model is your laptop? It may have an F-Lock function that has somehow turned on and needs to be disabled.
 

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Anyone know of a way to set the function keys to something specific. Either in the registry or with a script?
 

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Hi everyone,
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After a lot of googling, it seemed it's impossible to switch Windows 8's features such as second screen (f10) off, or have them behind a Fn+F10 type commands.

I've tried already to achieve this with autohotkey but even with administrative rights etc, Windows 8 won't let me bypass or override the OS function keys features.

Please, could anyone help me? This is actually the main reason in considering to sell my brand new Lenovo laptop (which I like) and switch back to Apple.

A:how to disable function keys

did you try keytweak?

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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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uhh That is a good Thread tittle

well yeah, i mean when im in regedit, i want to know what some keys are for... but still it is just a big damn tree, im wondering how some people make tutorials of, how to change an option in desktop!, how did they know that if you modify certain keys you would get X Result? there is any forum about that?

there are lots of subkeys, I have even delete some keys (obviously with backup) to see what it makes or changes in my computer, and some keys dont seem useful like if they are wasting computer space... and i could delete them without suffering "the consequences" LOL

thanks for reading

A:How do I know what is the function of some keys in registry?

Because they bothered to read up and research, then backup and test, then repeat that all over again. In short, hard work. Try it. And yes, theres a forum for it- its called (google) search.

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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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None of my function keys work at all.  I have updated the BIOS, checked to insure the keys are enabled in the BIOS.  I didn't see any keyboard or hotkey drivers in the downloads on HP.com Any ideas?

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Can anyone help with my problem! All of a sudden some of the keys on my keyboard no longer work. Have been into troubleshoot but it could not help. The keyboard has worked fine upto now, then bang gone. One of them is the forward slash so I can no longer search for web pages.I am not a professional on the computer so would need simple help.
Thank you in advance Ruth
 

A:Lost Function Of Some Keys

How is it hooked up to the Computer??
If hooked up to the Computer via USB then try it in another USB port.
 

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Hi,
I want to fix my functions keys for sound, briteness in VAIO VGN-NR260E with windows 7, 4-5 years old laptop. Any suggestions would be helpful.
I downloaded SOAVES-70192615-US.exe from the Sony help site, installed it and rebooted but the function keys don't work.

Thanks
plite.
 

A:Fix for function keys of VAIO

I've requested that this new thread be merged with your other thread and that your other thread be reopened, since it involves the same display issue.

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Here is the support site for the Sony VAIO VGN-NR260E laptop.

If you click the "Manuals, Specs & Warranty" tab, there is a link to the on-line user's guide.

It's in PDF format, so you need to have Adobe Reader or some other PDF reader installed in order to open and view it.

Page 27 provides the list of the function keys.

Pressing Fn + F6 increases the display brightness.

Pressing Fn + F5 decreases the display brightness.

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