Windows 10: How to switch the FN key function on a laptop that dosent support it?

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  1. How to switch the FN key function on a laptop that dosent support it?


    i have a cyberpower fangbook 3, normally to change the volume i have to press fn+ f9 or f8 just to change the volume. I would like to change that so that i dont have to press the FN key to do things like that but unlike any other laptop i had theres no way to do that as far as i can see. No bios option to switch or no settings or no special shortcuts like FN lock. is there a way i can change its function?

    :)
     
    xdarkmario, Mar 11, 2017
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    Firstly, make sure the wifi is enabled in the laptop itself. Use the Fn+ one of the function keys, 'Fn+F5' perhaps. Look for a radio tower beacon or monitor with waves on the sides on one of the function keys. You can google for info on your specific machine.
    Some laptops have a physical switch somewhere around the edge.
     
    laudablepus, Mar 11, 2017
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  3. SharmaVts Win User
    "fn+esc" stopped working

    Hi,

    I have a dell inspiron 3542 laptop

    Before to change the behavior of function keys I used to simply press 'fn+esc' which used to the change the purpose/behavior of fn keys,

    but now fn+esc does nothing. I have to go to bios everytime always to change the behavior

    the 'fn+esc' was very useful as i use function keys for both function and multimedia. It is problem to turn off a laptop always to change the behavior

    How do I get the setting back - 'Using Fn+esc to change the behavior of fn keys?'
     
    SharmaVts, Mar 11, 2017
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  4. How to switch the FN key function on a laptop that dosent support it?

    Same deal with my ASUS laptop which is a bit annoying. So I'll tag along and see if anybody chimes in with an idea.
     
    alphanumeric, Mar 11, 2017
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  5. lx07 Win User
  6. It's not just sound up down though. Not for me anyway. It's the same deal with mute, pause, play. Screen brightness up down etc. I like to play some tunes out on the deck, then my wife says something to me out the window. I have to fumble for the Fn key and the mute key. Then ask her to repeat. For me the PITA part is having to use two hands as the Fn key is in the bottom corner of the keyboard and the F keys are all across the top.
     
    alphanumeric, Mar 11, 2017
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  7. lx07 Win User
    Mute/Play/Pause etc are also in Stack Overflow link above...
     
  8. How to switch the FN key function on a laptop that dosent support it?

    Ok, I'll have a look, thanks. I was in the middle of something when I posted and didn't have a chance to have a look see.
     
    alphanumeric, Mar 12, 2017
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  9. and this will let me reverse the function? like make it that i have to press fn to use the F1-12? or do i have to manually script all of that?
     
    xdarkmario, Mar 14, 2017
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  10. lx07 Win User
    You'd have to script it all. It is pretty easy as you can just copy the example from StackOverflow and rearrange the order. I don't know a better way unfortunately.
     
  11. well i got some of it working i dont have to press fn to adjust volume ot brightness but the only thing is that now i have duplicate actions like ether pressing fn+f7 or pressing f7 alone both do the same thing now and the function of f7 alone is gone now.
     
    xdarkmario, Mar 14, 2017
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  12. lx07 Win User
    I think you need to map them the other way around as well so you map both F1 to "Play" (or whatever) and Fn+F1 to F1.

    Like this
    Code: ; F1 key by default, Fn+F1 is now Play/Pause MEDIA_PLAY_PAUSE::F1 F1::MEDIA_PLAY_PAUSE ; F2 key by default, Fn+F2 is now Mute/Unmute VOLUME_MUTE::F2 F2::VOLUME_MUTE[/quote] AutoHotKey script that remaps the F1-F12 function keys on the Microsoft Sculpt Mobile keyboard to be pressed without having to use the Fn key. Disables some of the Windows 8 shortcuts, but leaves media keys intact. . GitHub
     
  13. How to switch the FN key function on a laptop that dosent support it?

    I think I'll just keep pressing the Fn key. I appreciate the effort, I just don't feel like scripting all my F keys.
     
    alphanumeric, Apr 5, 2018
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