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Windows 7: alt f4 not working

14 Jun 2010   #11
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

there is no problem. Im guessing that F4 has another function? like media controls for instance? there isn't a problem here its just the way HP has mapped your keys


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14 Jun 2010   #12
yueheng89

windows 7
 
 

hi, thank you all for your hep, i will just use fn alt and f4 to close things for now.
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14 Jun 2010   #13
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello again.



We're glad you found a solution that works for you!
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06 Aug 2010   #14
mss31

windows 7
 
 

i just pulled my new dm4 out of the box and i am having the exact same alt-f4 issue. unfortunately for me, the fn-alt-f4 workaround is unacceptable to me as a permanent solution. if there is a way to make this $2k machine work the way that it is supposed to i would be greatly appreciative.
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17 Aug 2010   #15
onetimelogin

windows 7
 
 
Fix

F10 to go to bios

Look for 'action keys'

default is enabled, you want these disabled to restore the original functionality (eg. Alt-F4 closes window, etc.)
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31 Aug 2010   #16
mss31

windows 7
 
 

thanks again for the reply.

the bios tweak fixes the altF4 issue, but also disables the media keys, which i do find useful. in linux there is a way to configure keys so that they do whatever you want. i know that its possible in windows, its just a matter of figuring out how. if anyone smarter than me can figure it out, i would appreciate being in the loop.

cheers
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04 Sep 2010   #17
mss31

windows 7
 
 
found an actual real fix to this issue

finally, after weeks of searching i stumbled across SharpKeys, a 3rd party application that allowed me to remap my F4 key to its original function without having to disable the handy media key functions.

i am posting this solution here so the next person that stumbles along with this issue will not have to make due with a partial fix

SharpKeys
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04 Sep 2010   #18
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mss31 View Post
finally, after weeks of searching i stumbled across SharpKeys, a 3rd party application that allowed me to remap my F4 key to its original function without having to disable the handy media key functions.

i am posting this solution here so the next person that stumbles along with this issue will not have to make due with a partial fix

SharpKeys




Hello mss31.

Thanks for the info!
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04 Sep 2010   #19
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

On some keyboards that I have used, there is a key combination to toggle the action of the function keys rather than have to resort to BiOS changes, I know it was present on the last Logitec units I used.

There may be a similar function lock option on these keyboards
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07 Sep 2010   #20
Paultx

Windows 7
 
 

My Microsoft Wired Keyboard 500 worked OK with W7 Pro 64-bit on another system that was stolen. Now on a new system with no PS2 port (using an adapter) it's just plain weird... Check its hot keys results:

Icon = result
E-mail = nothing
Home = m
Folder = nothing
Play/stop = g
Volume + = b
Volume - = c
Volume off = d
Meida player = nothing
Computer icon = nothing
Calculator = f

Like with my daughter's Acer notebook, I have to use key combinations to type some characters:

Right Alt + Crtl + W = ?
Right Alt + Crtl + Q = /

I don't know if there are other combinations.

I installed Microsoft IntelliType Pro 7.1, but TNA.

Please help me!
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UPDATE

Looks like the problem is that some of MS' keyboards don't work with adapters. I tested mine on another PC with and without the adapter, and it worked OK only in the latter case.
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