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Windows 7: F keys

17 Nov 2009   #1
ivory

Windows 7
 
 
F keys

I sign into an emulator for work and have to use my F keys extensively. It is way too much trouble to hold down the FN key at the bottom of the keyboard. Does anyone know how to turn off the pre-defined functions of the F keys and use them as they are mapped on my emulator?

Thank you.


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17 Nov 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ivory View Post
I sign into an emulator for work and have to use my F keys extensively. It is way too much trouble to hold down the FN key at the bottom of the keyboard. Does anyone know how to turn off the pre-defined functions of the F keys and use them as they are mapped on my emulator?

Thank you.

Hi and welcome

Im not going to be much help here but there was a thread here at sevenforums that listed several key mapping apps. You could use the app to map to emulator. If not here google

Sorry I cant be of help but someone here must know Good Lucjk

Ken J+
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17 Nov 2009   #3
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Some FN keys can't be mapped, as they are special function keys, rather than standard keys.
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17 Nov 2009   #4
ccatlett1984

 

simplest solution, plug in a keyboard.
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18 Nov 2009   #5
jamesvdm

 

If you tap the Fn key once won't it just swap between modes?
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18 Nov 2009   #6
ivory

Windows 7
 
 

No. You have to hold the FN key down to make F keys work the way they used to. Exp FN F5 to refresh vs F5 to brighten the screen. I want the F5 to refresh without having to hold down the FN key each time.
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18 Nov 2009   #7
jamesvdm

 

Gotcha. Checked the BIOS for potential settings?
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19 Nov 2009   #8
ivory

Windows 7
 
 

I don't know how to do that.
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19 Nov 2009   #9
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Can you provide some more information, such as the make and model number of your computer. Without that, there is little we can do to help.
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19 Nov 2009   #10
ivory

Windows 7
 
 

It's a Dell Studio 15.
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