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Windows 7: how to temporarely deactivate f-keys

06 Apr 2011   #1
franco1206

windows 7 32 bit
 
 
how to temporarely deactivate f-keys

hello everyone! can someone tell me if I can temporarely deactivate in a LAPTOP the function keys (F1, F2 and so on, normally dedicated to functions like dimming, changing volume...), so I can use them for gaming? some games need that keys, but I cannot use them because they do something else...
thank you
franco
italy


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06 Apr 2011   #2
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

From my experience, those keys shouldn't do anything without you pressing the Function (Fn) button along with them. They should behave as regular F1-F12 keys when pressed by themselves. Are they not doing so? Which laptop model do you have?
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06 Apr 2011   #3
franco1206

windows 7 32 bit
 
 
function keys

thank you for the quick answer! in fact belongs this laptop to my nephew, I must ask him for the model, anyway it is a nearly new HP. unfortunately the function keys do dim, change volume and other function just by pressing them without the fn-key...
thanks again
franco
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06 Apr 2011   #4
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Its probably setup like my Dell Netbook where the function keys (F1-F12) required the Fn key to be pressed. Luckily, Dell added an option in the BIOS to reverse the change, now dimming and volume control require the use of the Fn key.
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06 Apr 2011   #5
RealPetChicken

Windows Seven Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

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06 Apr 2011   #6
franco1206

windows 7 32 bit
 
 

thank you too! can you please only tell me how I can access the bios in windows 7 laptop?
greetings from italy
franco
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06 Apr 2011   #7
franco1206

windows 7 32 bit
 
 

okkkk! I will try and then report (next days).
super-forum!
thank you all!!
franco
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