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henway
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How to change default function of function keys to f1 through f12

I much prefer to use the function keys AS FUNCTION KEYS. I don't want the default to be fast forward or rewind or stop or sound options. I want f2 to be f2 (edit excel cell) and so on.

Currently I press fn EVERY time. It's annoying.

 

Is there a way of changing the defualt key to be what was originally intended? HP has made finding this information impossible so far.

 

Notebook computer keyboard on a HP G72.

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Cyclops
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Re: How to change default function of function keys to f1 through f12

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You Can disable that 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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Re: How to change default function of function keys to f1 through f12

Hi

I'd like to change my F2 key from "reduce the brightness" to "Edit". At first, this post answers this, but unfortunately, F10 redues the volume. How do you change the BIOS when the F10 key does allow you to (bt the way pressing the function key with F10 doesn't work either)

Thanks

Kevin

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