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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.


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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.
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09 Feb 2010   #3

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The website of the manufactuer should have all the updated drivers for download.
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09 Feb 2010   #4

 

Use the drivers CD provided with ur laptop.
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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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