Windows 10: How can I change my laptops function keys?

Discus and support How can I change my laptops function keys? in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; So my laptop has those keys that let you change the brightness and the volume, they share spot the function keys, F1, F2, etc.The problem is that the... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by DanielLópez-Moya, Jul 23, 2021.

  1. How can I change my laptops function keys?


    So my laptop has those keys that let you change the brightness and the volume, they share spot the function keys, F1, F2, etc.The problem is that the key that is also F1 makes my laptop suspend itself, and the F2 turns on airplane mode and I repeatedly accidentally press these keys since the keyboard is pretty cramped. Is there any way for the presets to be the function keys ? so that I have to press the Fn button if I want to change the brightness/ volume?

    :)
     
    DanielLópez-Moya, Jul 23, 2021
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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, Jul 23, 2021
    #2
  3. Function Keys Not Working

    Hello Celery,

    Thank you for posting your query.

    We certainly want this taken care of. To further assist you with your query, provide us the information below so we can provide an accurate steps to resolve this.

    • Since when the issue started?
    • Where there any changes made prior to the issue?
    • Are you using a Microsoft keyboard?

    Meanwhile, laptops have a key that determines whether the top row of keys act as function keys or the normal top row of a
    QWERTY keyboard. Check the "F Lock" button to the right of the
    F12 button, make sure that hasn't been toggled.

    We'll be waiting for your response.
     
    Haidae Tam, Jul 23, 2021
    #3
  4. How can I change my laptops function keys?

    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, Jul 23, 2021
    #4
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