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Change the function keys

Pavilion 790-0020
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I'm trying to change the function keys behavior as they are special keys right now. I want them to be standard f1-f12 keys. I looked at another post here in the forum and it said to go into the BIOS> System configuration > Hotkeys, but I don't see a hotkeys option for mine. I am on BIOS F.22 thank you 🙂

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@jinnym8
Thank you for posting on the HP Support Community.

 

  • Keyboard function keys (f1 through f12) often have a printed icon that indicates a secondary action, such as muting sound or adjusting display brightness.
  • The secondary functionality is sometimes called action keys mode or hotkeys. On some keyboards, press the fn key to enable that command.

Change the action key setting from the BIOS Setup Utility.

  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 options.

    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.

Hope this helps! Keep me posted for further assistance.
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Hello, as I said before, that option is not there for me. photo_2019-09-11_00-29-50.jpgThis is the screen that I see when I press f10

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@jinnym8
Thank you for posting back. 

 

if the option isn't there, it means the product doesn't support the feature by design, the changes cannot be done as its only available on selective desktops and mostly applies only to notebooks.

 

Hope this helps! Keep me posted for further assistance.

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