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Windows 7: How to Lock Fn key for games on dell laptop


24 Aug 2010   #1

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How to Lock Fn key for games on dell laptop

I have a new Dell laptop I got about 3 days ago and I like to play War Craft 3 Frozen Thrown. The problem is that I need the F1, F2 and F3 keys for in game play, but when I hit the F1 it will kick me out of the game and to a display screen for my laptop. My question is, is there a way to lock the Fn key so I can use my F1, F2 and F3 keys and it will not kick me out of the game? Thx guys!

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24 Aug 2010   #2

Windows 7 Pro x64 -- PCLinuxOS KDE4 FullMonty 2011
 
 

You need to go to your Keyboard setup program & disable or change the FN key in there.

BTW Welcome
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24 Aug 2010   #3

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Try pressing fn and f11 at the same time. Not sure, but I think that I heard that somewhere. Hope that something that you do not want does not happen.
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24 Aug 2010   #4

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

Can you remap the function keys for the game?
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24 Aug 2010   #5

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hipster Doofus View Post
You need to go to your Keyboard setup program & disable or change the FN key in there.

BTW Welcome

How do i get to the Keyboard setup program? Sorry for being a noob :-)
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24 Aug 2010   #6

Windows 7 Pro x64 -- PCLinuxOS KDE4 FullMonty 2011
 
 

Have a look in control panel/keyboard. Should be in there.
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24 Aug 2010   #7

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hipster Doofus View Post
Have a look in control panel/keyboard. Should be in there.
I do not mean to bug you, but I looked in the control panel/keyboard and it wasn't in there
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24 Aug 2010   #8

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

There should be a setting in BIOS to toggle the default for the Fn key. In other words, instead of having to hold down Fn to use F3 (which is ridiculous in my opinion), you should hold it down for whatever the function for it is.

EDIT: press F2 when you first cut on the computer to enter BIOS.
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