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Windows 7: F-lock key solution!

15 Feb 2013   #1
dustman

windows 7 Ultimate, 64 bit
 
 
F-lock key solution!

Many newer keyboards don't have an F-lock key. This key controls the functions of the F (1-12) keys. In the off position, the F keys work normally (like F2 gets you into BIOS). But even in the absence of the F-lock key, the function can be altered into the ON position, rendering F keys basically unusable.

There are many posts online begging for help with this, and many solutions, many convoluted and silly, but none of them work.

Here is the solution:

Go to Start, type in: on-screen keyboard. Click on it, the keyboard appears on the screen. (There is an X at the top so you can get out of it when you are ready). Press the FN key on the on-screen keyboard, while simultaneously pressing the NUMLOCK key on your REGULAR keyboard! Your F keys now function normally! Problem solved! (Note: on-screen keyboard can also be accessed through control panel, ease of access.)

Dustman


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15 Feb 2013   #2
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

interesting.... good info
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15 Feb 2013   #3
dustman

windows 7 Ultimate, 64 bit
 
 

Thanks, Thorsen, I thought I'd better share it to prevent further suicides! LOL

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