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Member Since: ‎06-09-2013
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How to disable windows 8 f key shortcuts

I am using windows 8 and HP Pavilion laptop.


I am playing games that require using f keys sometimes, but these f keys do different things in the desktop or whatsoever.

F1 opens up some kind of windows help bar, f2 makes the screen darker and f3 lighter.


I searched HP support forums and found someone else having the same problem. I followed the instructions and went to disable my action keys in system configurations. I saved the new settings and rebooted laptop, but still those fkeys work without using fn button.


What to do ?


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Re: How to disable windows 8 f key shortcuts

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Hello JoonaNikolai,


 You state after disabling the action keys in the BIOS the F keys still work without having to use the FN key along with them, is that correct?  I will try to assist you with this.


Can you please provide the make and model of the computer you have, if you are unsure where to locate that information have a look at this link for help.


Please respond back at your earliest convenience.


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