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TimMcCully
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HP G62 keyboard normal Function key use requires FN shift. Can that be changed?

My HP G62 Notebook keyboard function keys have media uses by default such as skip, stop, louder, quieter, wireless on/off. I rarely want that at all. But I do use them for terminal emulation function keys. To do that I have to hit FN all the time before using them. Can that be changed?

 

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DavidPK
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Re: HP G62 keyboard normal Function key use requires FN shift. Can that be changed?

Hi,

 

Shutdown the notebook.  Tap away at f10 as you start to enter the bios menu and see if you have the option described in the link below.

 

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c02035108&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&jumpid=reg_R1002_US...

 

If you do, remember to press f10, select Yes and hit enter to save the change.

 

Regards,

 

DP-K



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TimMcCully
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Re: HP G62 keyboard normal Function key use requires FN shift. Can that be changed?

For the G62, the BIOS Action Key need for FN should be manually DISABLED, as your link teaches how to do. 

 

This not only makes the F# keys do as expected without FN for us terminal emulator dinosaurs, it also makes those "Action keys" require the FN shift so it's impossible to turn off my wireless signal accidentally.

 

A win-win !

Thanks, David - and I did kudo you.

 

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Hi,

 

You're welcome and I'm glad it helped :smileyhappy:

 

All the best,

 

DP-K

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