Windows 10: The F5 function key is no longer the "Refresh" key.

Discus and support The F5 function key is no longer the "Refresh" key. in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; Today, the F5 function key invokes a Start pop-up window with no obvious name. An array of functions, apps and recently opened programs. In... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by Ralph Bentley, Nov 20, 2020.

  1. The F5 function key is no longer the "Refresh" key.


    Today, the F5 function key invokes a Start pop-up window with no obvious name. An array of functions, apps and recently opened programs.


    In PowerPoint, the F5 key was the shortcut to start a presentation from slide one. No substitute keystroke is designated. Again, the Window with No Obvious Name is invoked.


    This began after a recent system up[date.


    Is there a way to return to the legacy functionality of the F5 key?

    :)
     
    Ralph Bentley, Nov 20, 2020
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  2. New laptop FN keys not working [Solved]

    Ummm, that is normal - depending on the function you are doing (assuming I understand what you are saying).

    On a notebook, the Fn key is like a shift key that switches in a different set of functions for the F-Keys.

    For example, in Windows pressing the F5 key typically refreshes the display. In File Explorer, it will refresh the displayed files. In a browser, it will refresh (reload) the webpage. But pressing Fn + F5 does something different, depending on your notebook. On my Toshiba notebook, if I hold down the Fn key and press F5, it switches the video output of my notebook between the notebook monitor, a connected external monitor, or both.
     
    Bill_Bright, Nov 20, 2020
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  3. marsmimar Win User
    The function keys

    I think it's really personal preference. I keep my function keys active because they offer me a quick way to adjust speaker volume, change screen brightness, refresh a web page (F5 on most keyboards) and several other one-click options. I don't use the function keys every time I sit down at the computer, but I like having them available.
     
    marsmimar, Nov 20, 2020
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  4. The F5 function key is no longer the "Refresh" key.

    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, Nov 20, 2020
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