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Windows 7: Remap Fn key

13 Dec 2009   #1
drjim

Windows 7
 
 
Remap Fn key

I have an MSI Wind 123 netbook and, for some odd reason, MSI put the Fn key to the left of the Ctrl key on the far left hand side of the bottom row. This is a real nuisance.

Can anyone tell me how to swap functionality of the two keys, so it is consistent with my other keyboards?

Thanks in advance.


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14 Dec 2009   #2
sergiogarcia9

 

Not sure it will work/do what you want it to, but it's worth a try
Map Any Key to Any Key on Windows 7 / XP / Vista :: the How-To Geek
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14 Dec 2009   #3
Zoloft

Win7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Looks like a handy little ap, thanks for the heads-up!
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14 Dec 2009   #4
sergiogarcia9

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zoloft View Post
Looks like a handy little ap, thanks for the heads-up!
No problems
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14 Dec 2009   #5
drjim

Windows 7
 
 
Doesn't work for Fn key

Thanks for the heads up, but apparently it won't work for the Fn key. It seems that the Fn key is controlled by hardware, not the OS so there doesn't seem to be a solution for remapping.

Unless someone can tell me otherwise.
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14 Dec 2009   #6
Mercurial

Windows 7 32bit RTM
 
 

heres another one ;P!

KeyTweak Homepage

remap the key in a click :P!

and its been updated recently to be 100% windows 7 compatible.... enjoy !
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14 Dec 2009   #7
drjim

Windows 7
 
 
@Mercurial

Just checked that app. See below:

"Can KeyTweak affect the Fn key on my laptop? No, that key doesn't generate scancodes."
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15 Dec 2009   #8
Mercurial

Windows 7 32bit RTM
 
 

lol ah too bad ;P!
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15 Dec 2009   #9
Ivo

Windows 7 Home 64, Vista Ultimate 64
 
 

This is the tool Microsoft uses: The Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator
I used it to create my own layout for Bulgarian language. I don't know for sure if it lets you edit the function keys.

Edit: Oh, on second thought, if the Fn key doesn't have a scancode I doubt the MSKLC will be able to do anything about it. It is most likely a hardware-only key and no software solution exists.
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16 Dec 2009   #10
drjim

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ivo View Post
This is the tool Microsoft uses: The Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator
I used it to create my own layout for Bulgarian language. I don't know for sure if it lets you edit the function keys.

Edit: Oh, on second thought, if the Fn key doesn't have a scancode I doubt the MSKLC will be able to do anything about it. It is most likely a hardware-only key and no software solution exists.
Yes, from what I've read, Fn is only a hardware key.
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