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Lewis121
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Re: How to Disable Function Keys Windows 10

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I have a HP Pavillion Beatsaudio laptop, how do I change the function keys from media to standard as I am a blind user and use Jaws Screenreader when the function keys are on standard they become shortcut keys for Jaws,

For example to F2 becomes a search box for Jaws in an application

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@Lewis121

 

Welcome to HP Support Forums. A really great platform for posting all your questions and finding solutions.

 

I have gone through your Post and I understand your concerns

 

We can check the settings in BIOS. Certain Notebook Models have the option to disable the FN key.

 

Since you will be going into the BIOS, the Jaws Screenreader will not work. You might need assistance to navigate through the BIOS settings

 

  1. Press and hold the power button for at least five seconds to turn off the computer.

  2. Turn on the computer and immediately press the f10 key repeatedly to open the BIOS Setup Utility.

  3. Press the right or left arrow key to select the System Configuration menu.

  4. Press the up or down arrow key to select Action Keys Mode.

  5. Press the Enter key to display the Enabled / Disabled menu.

    BIOS setup window with the System Configuration option and Action Keys Mode selected

  6. Press the up or down arrow key to select one of the options.

    • Enabled: Does not require pressing fn to use the actions printed on the function keys.

      For example, pressing f8 lowers the sound as printed on the key. Alternately, pressing both the fn + f8 minimizes and maximizes a web browser.

    • Disabled: Requires pressing fn to use the actions printed on the function keys.

      For example, pressing f1 opens a help window. Alternately, pressing both the fn + f1 keys puts the computer to sleep as printed on the key.

  7. Press the f10 key to save the selection and restart the computer.

You can refer to this Link: https://support.hp.com/in-en/document/c02035108

 

Keep me posted if you need further assistance

 

Thank you and have a lovely day 😊

 

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