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Windows 7: Function keys (again)

09 Feb 2010   #1

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Function keys (again)

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.

My System SpecsSystem Spec

09 Feb 2010   #2


They aren't "disabled", you need to install the drivers for your laptop that tell windows what the function keys do.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Feb 2010   #3

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The website of the manufactuer should have all the updated drivers for download.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

09 Feb 2010   #4


Use the drivers CD provided with ur laptop.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Feb 2010   #5

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Have you got a F Lock key ?

Usually the F Keys are disabled by default and you need to turn them on.
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