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05-17-2018 11:05 PM
There is no “INSERT” key on the new 2018 “Hp 840 elitebook G5” series.instead of this missing key, there are new 3 keys and which are absolutely useless.
These useless keys’ functions are;
Turns the screen sharing function on or off.
Answers a call.
Ends a call.
One of this keys can be reassigned as the ınsert key with a bios upgrade, for example “Answers a call.” “ Ends a call.” Functions can be combined to the same key, like press first time “Answers a call.”, then press second time “Ends a call.” ?
05-18-2018 02:56 PM
I spent a complete afternoon and ended with a headache trying to find the missing key. I own a zbook 14u G5 which, I think, shares almost all the platform with elitebook g5 series. I really need the INS key, my main console manager software paste command = Shift+INS, right now I have to press right click mouse button and choose paste instead of the keyboard shortcut key!! A BIOS update enabling this will be very helpfull.
07-16-2018 08:46 AM
I have the same issue, the INSERT key is really needed for me!
Please HP, solve this and make it possible to assign Insert to the normal place, i.e. the 2nd key from the right on the top row next to the Delete button (as it has been on HP laptops before).
07-16-2018 11:32 AM
Thank you for the advice. Unfortunately, it didn't help in this case.
I downloaded and installed SharpKeys and it doesn't help for this particular computer / key.
When trying to add a key and then selecting "Type Key" and pressing the key (the "hangup" key on 840 G5), I get the response "You pressed (E0_1F65)", but when I press OK it opens up a window saying: "You've entered a key that SkarpKeys doesn't know about. Please check the SharpKeys website for an updated release."
08-16-2018 12:45 PM
BIOS update would be nice where developers could choose useful keys (insert and print screen and break) instead of useless keys (replacing function that are perfectley and conviniently and amazingly easyly available in EVERY video chat program) .
I would start a petition and i have 1000 people to sign it within 3 days just from my company to bring INSERT back.
- this is a disaster. It makes our work less efficient.
08-23-2018 08:28 AM - edited 08-23-2018 08:30 AM
I have an HP 840 Elitebook G5 and there you have hidden functions:
So you don't see them on the keyboard.
FN+R = Break
FN+S = Sys Rq
FN+C = Scroll Lock
FN+E = Insert
FN+W = Pause
So CRTL ALT INSERT would be : CTRL+ALT+FN + E
08-24-2018 12:41 AM
Tristan, thanks for the help.
It's better than nothing. Have you tried the shift+fn+e combo? (did it break your fingers too? 🙂 )
There are wasted manhours because of the missing insert key.
This laptop was not designed for developers - that's for sure.
10-11-2018 04:25 AM
Fortunately I managed to found a working solution for this issue. I have found an app, that can remap a hang phone key (End a call) to the insert button. That is Key Remapper by Atnsoft. But configure remapping still is tricky. You should press Hang button to map source, that will be recognized by app as F14. Then you have to change replacing method from "Synchronously" to "On release". And finally you should select "Insert" as replacement key. Other editor should stay unchanged. And after that the Hang key will act as Insert in all application. Also combination like Ctrl-Ins and Shift-Ins will work too.
PS Unfortunately Key Remapper isn't free, but it costs not very much.
PSS I still very upset by the fact that HP placed completely unnecessary buttons (place a call, hang and share screen) instead of usefull (insert, print screen, Pause/Break) without any alternatives.