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How does i disable the FN hotkey on a packard Bell easynote

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How does i disable the FN hotkey on a packard Bell easynote TE?

p0llinate :

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p0llinate :

Hi there, sorry to hear you're having trouble with the laptop,

p0llinate :

are you wanting to disable the "Fn" key at the lower left corner of the keyboard? Or one of the specific Fn combo keys at the top row?

Customer:

lower left corner, i play games and i use the hotkeys but when i need to use F1 i has to press FN+F1 and thats really annoying, when i dont press FN, is it popping up a new window and indendity card, and User`s guide

p0llinate :

Ok, so what you want is to lock the FN key to stay on then,

p0llinate :

sort of like having caps lock stay on, instead of having to press shift

p0llinate :

is that correct?

Customer:

Yes

p0llinate :

Ok, well you may have a few options here. There are some keyboard mapping programs that let you reprogram the keystrokes

Customer:

i wanna use the easiest way..

p0llinate :

or you can set up a macro so that pressing a key like F1 will really result in the computer believing you pressed FN+F1

p0llinate :

there is no hardware option that I can see here,

p0llinate :

some keyboards have a FN Lock key button, but I don't see one of those on yours,

Customer:

how does i setup a macro?

Customer:

i wanna do it on allt the keys

p0llinate :

Lets try one other thing first though,

p0llinate :

because the macros and reprogramming get complicated

p0llinate :

and are difficult to turn off

p0llinate :

please try pressing the Fn, Shift, and Num Lock keys all together at the same time,

p0llinate :

and see if that will lock the fn key mode, then you can try something like F1 again and see if that works as a function key

Customer:

its still coming the popup window

p0llinate :

Ok, next step will be to check if there is an option for this in the bios

p0llinate :

You'll need to reboot your computer, and enter the BIOS setup menu,

p0llinate :

this is done usually by pressing the F2 or F12 button when the computer is at the very first startup screen (usually blue or black, well before windows starts)

p0llinate :

you'll then look through the bios menu, under a keyboard option if you see one, to see if an F Lock or Fn Invert option is present, and set it to the opposite of whatever it is now.

Customer:

okay i will

Customer:

ill come back later to you

p0llinate :

Okay thanks, XXXXX XXXXX know how it works

Customer:

i got it to work!

Customer:

if i press FN+F1 now, it comes up popup window

Customer:

no is it the opposit :D

Customer:

and works

p0llinate :

Great!

Customer:

thanks

p0llinate :

I'm glad you were able to find it in the bios

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Hope you have many happy games now.

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Thank you, XXXXX XXXXX a good day,



Nathan


Hi Ted, just checking in to make sure that your keyboard is still working properly for you.

Please let me know if you have any other questions. If not, I would greatly appreciate a positive rating, in recognition of my time and efforts in working with you and providing the solution that you indicated earlier had worked for you.

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Nathan
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