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Windows 7: keyboard help

30 Sep 2013   #1

windows 7 64 BIT
 
 
keyboard help

i only have use of one hand but keyboard requires me hold down the FN key to use my multimedia keys .
does anyone have tips or holding down this key permanently?

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01 Oct 2013   #2

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Now I am sorry you have this problem mate and apart from the ruddy obvious of say using some Blu Tak or getting someone to supa glue a strip of plastic stuck to the edge of the board which in turn holds it down the FN key I found this and maybe this might just be a a non physical fix - look at the bold typed answer ticked solution How do I lock and unclock the FN key? - HP Support Forum - 45847
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01 Oct 2013   #3

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You can try a Windows 7 feature called Sticky Keys which allows keyboard shortcuts like, Ctrl/Alt/Del to be pressed one at a time.
Go to Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Ease of Access Center\Make the keyboard easier to use and check Sticky keys, Apply/OK and try it. I'm unsure if this works with the Fn keys on a laptop though.
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01 Oct 2013   #4

windows 7 64 BIT
 
 

thanks everyone that responded.
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02 Oct 2013   #5

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bluzeboy View Post
thanks everyone that responded.
Good stuff mate glad it got fixed without my junk yard repairs LOL!!
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02 Oct 2013   #6

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Did you find a solution?
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02 Oct 2013   #7

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Just for everybody's information I use sticky keys and the Fn button does not work with sticky keys.

Jerry
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02 Oct 2013   #8
whs

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It is simple if you use the on-screen keyboard that you find in Accessories > Ease of Access. There you can activate multiple keys by just clicking on them one after the other.

You can even use a combination of on-screen and your real keyboard. Once you activated the Fn with on-screen, then use the real keyboard for the multimedia.
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02 Oct 2013   #9

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
It is simple if you use the on-screen keyboard that you find in Accessories > Ease of Access. There you can activate multiple keys by just clicking on them one after the other.

You can even use a combination of on-screen and your real keyboard. Once you activated the Fn with on-screen, then use the real keyboard for the multimedia.
Nice one mate. Just for future reference does that FN key correspond to any of the current keyboard layouts as apart from my laptops I don't have that key?
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02 Oct 2013   #10

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Fn keys are unique to laptops. I suspect because they often have a smaller keyboard than the standard 103 or 104 key, board.
They are used for such things as screen brightness or turning the wireless adapter on and off.
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