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Schwalkzvad
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How to unlock the 'fn' (function) key?

I have HP Beats Envy 14 and my fn keys are locked to the secondary buttons (backlight, brightness control, volume), I need to press fn to get the default assigned button. What do I need to do to go back to the default setting (where pressing fn would get me to the secondary keys, and I can press f1-f12 without pressing 'fn' at all.

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parvez_tech
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Re: How to unlock the 'fn' (function) key?

Hi,

 

Try this:

 

Disable The Fn + Function Key Combination on Certain Models



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Schwalkzvad
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Re: How to unlock the 'fn' (function) key?

It works! Thank you so much! =)

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internazionale
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Re: How to unlock the 'fn' (function) key?

Exactly what I was looking for. Thankee
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sportsdude1017
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Re: How to unlock the 'fn' (function) key?

I tried doing the bios thing and it says "enabled" for for some reason I still have to hold down my function key in order to operate the top keys (F1-F12). Help?

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Zarabeth
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Re: How to unlock the 'fn' (function) key?

Some of just escaped out of the BIOS without pressing the F10. Did you do the latter?

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Zarabeth
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Re: How to unlock the 'fn' (function) key?

One more thing. Why is this thread marked solved when apparently it is not?

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