Windows 10: "f" key is not working - rebound to some other function

Discus and support "f" key is not working - rebound to some other function in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; The "f" key on my laptop's keyboard has stopped working. Now, whenever I press that key it functions similar to the 'tab' key, highlighting different... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by n.bol, Jun 21, 2021.

  1. n.bol Win User

    "f" key is not working - rebound to some other function


    The "f" key on my laptop's keyboard has stopped working. Now, whenever I press that key it functions similar to the 'tab' key, highlighting different objects within the window I'm in.This problem started at random - I haven't installed any new software, and my Windows is up to date. Restarting my laptop doesn't help.I also noticed that when I open command prompt and press the "f" key on my keyboard, the symbol "^Z" shows up. I'm not sure what this means but it certainly isn't an "f".Would anyone know how to solve this problem? I have to copy and paste that letter to type properly.

    :)
     
    n.bol, Jun 21, 2021
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  2. 1215N function keys not working?

    Doesn't list it for the 1215N *Frown "f" key is not working - rebound to some other function :(

    Funny part all the keys work out of the box with Linux Mint, go figure.

    Tried the one on softpedia, doesn't seem to work.

    Any other model that I can take it from?
     
    speedy11131, Jun 21, 2021
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  3. Function Key Not Working

    Hi Kyle,

    Thank you for posting in Microsoft Community and being part of Windows 10.

    I understand the inconvenience you are facing in accessing the F key on your device. We will help you with this issue.

    Do let us know the following to assist you better with this issue:

    • What is the make and model of your device?
    • Form when are you facing this issue and have you made any changes to the operating system prior to this issue?
    • What are the troubleshooting steps have you performed?

    If you are using external keyboard, I suggest you to connect the keyboard to different port and to different computer and check if it is working fine.

    This will help us to know if the issue is with port/ computer the keyboard is connected to or the keyboard it self.

    If you are using laptop keyboard, try the below and check if it helps.

    Step 1: I suggest you to run Hardware and Devices troubleshooter it
    checks for common problems and makes sure that any new device or hardware connected to your PC is installed correctly.

    • Press Windows key from the keyboard, type
      Troubleshooting and select it.
    • Click on view all option on the upper left corner of
      Troubleshooting window.
    • Select the Hardware and Device options from the list.
    • Click Next to run the Hardware and Device
      Troubleshooter.

    Step 2: Update the keyboard drivers.

    • Press Windows key + X key when you are at desktop.
    • Select Device Manager.
    • Expand Keyboard.
    • Right click on the Keyboard driver
      and click on Update driver software
    • Restart the computer.

    Hope it helps. Try the above and het back to us with an updated status of this issue for further assistance.
     
    Deepika Gowda, Jun 21, 2021
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  4. Rocks Win User

    "f" key is not working - rebound to some other function

    Function keys won't work w/o hitting Fn key also

    So how do I get to BIOS + what do I do when I get there? The keyboard came with the new computer. Not impressed with any of it + especially Windows 10. The function keys clearly have their use listed on the key, but they won't work w/o the Fn key. That's definitely not right.
     
    Rocks, Jun 21, 2021
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