Windows 10: Function Keys

Discus and support Function Keys in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; I have a Lenovo ideapad 520s, I have no idea what I have done, but some of my Fn keys just don't work anymore all of sudden, including my F4 (to mute... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by WooAmbrose, Apr 27, 2019.

  1. Function Keys


    I have a Lenovo ideapad 520s, I have no idea what I have done, but some of my Fn keys just don't work anymore all of sudden, including my F4 (to mute the mic), F8 (to turn off camera) and F11/12 (adjustment to screen brightness). However, when I pressed the keys to adjust the display brightness, the box indicating the level of brightness adjusted to appears and seemed to be working, but the actual brightness of the screen just doesn't change at all. What should I do to make them all work again Function Keys :(


    p.s. I'm don't know much about computers, so a specific step by step instruction would be much appreciated

    :)
     
    WooAmbrose, Apr 27, 2019
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  2. alt-key functionality

    Hi Steven,

    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    I suggest you to follow the steps below and check if it helps:

    • Single Click on the file.
    • Tap F2 ( Function Key).
    • Then type the name and enter.
    Hope this answers your query and do let us know if you need further assistance. We will be glad to assist.
     
    Andria Maria Mendez, Apr 27, 2019
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  3. Inverting Function Keys

    Hi Daeri,

    Thanks for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    To assist you better, please provide few details.


    • Are you able to use function keys using on screen keyboard?

    • What is the make and model of your computer?


    I suggest you to try using on screen keyboard and check if you are able to use the functionality of function key.

    To open on screen keyboard, type on screen keyboard in the
    search box on the taskbar and select on screen keyboard.



    Reply to us with the status of your issue, we will be happy to assist you.
     
    Santosh_Rai, Apr 27, 2019
    #3
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    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, Apr 27, 2019
    #4
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