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dch704
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Function keys working in reverse - G62224CA

The function keys on my keyboards are working in the opposite manner. Whenever I press any of the keys from F1 to F12 they perform the multimedia actions or their enhanced action. For example, if I press the F2 key the brightness of my laptop screen would lower. It should not work like this. I should be pressing Fn+F2 for the brightness of my screen to lower. The problem here is that I can't use Alt+F4 to close windows because its reversed, I instead have to press Alf+Fn+F4.

 

I have already search for an answer online and I can only find that NumLock is supposed to be locked. But, it's a laptop - I have no such key. Looking for alternatives if anyone has found a solution.

 

Thank you in advance.

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thej222
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Re: Function keys working in reverse - G62224CA

I just made an account here because the same thing has been bugging me (and affecting my SCII preformance).

 

the only working temporary solution I have right now is to use duct tape, and that is an ugly solution.

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Re: Function keys working in reverse - G62224CA

You Can disable the functionality by disabling "Action Keys Mode" in the BIOS...


Here is the document, that will help you with it... http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c02035108&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&jumpid=reg_R1002_US...

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dch704
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Excellent! Worked out fine and function keys are back to normal. Thank you very much.

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blobfield
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I tried switching the BIOS settings, but I still have to press the fn + f1-12 to get the function key to work.  I have the Pavilion dv7 with Windows 7.  Any other suggestions?

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Could you double check in the BIOS, if it is disabled...as that is the only switch, that toggles the functionality... if we still have issue, could i get come model number of the unit?

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Omair_Ahmad
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Perfect! its working fine now.thanks

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MilanT
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This is perfect, thank you very much for the help!

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senoner90
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Re: Function keys working in reverse - G62224CA

Hi! I signed up to this website because I have the same problem.

I am using a netbook Samsung N220. My problem is when I switch it on it tells me that Setup is F2 and Recovery is F4, but there is no key for BIOS utility. I tried pressing F10 and even Fn+F10, none of which worked. I also tried pressing other keys which either launched windows or shut the netbook down. Any idea what I could do?

 

Thank you very much! :smileyhappy:

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santhonyr
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Re: Function keys working in reverse - G62224CA

As a visually impaired computer user, using a screen reader, I'm not able to access the bios. There really should be some key combination that would toggle the state of the function keys. I thought there was one. Seems like I had to do this a few years ago and was able to find the key combo, but if I did, I've forgotten it and can't figure it out. I'm one frustrated customer at the moment.
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