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I'm trying to lock the function key on my K3500 wireless keyboard with no success.

 

Tried the following:

1. Fn+Esc key - noting happens (I allsow tried it with all F-keys just to be sure...)

2. Searched the bios settings and couldn't find any that references the Fn key or similar (hotkey ets...)

 

I would apreatiate an answer since this would greatly improve my work.

 

Thank you in advance.

Vuk

 

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Since you stated there is nothing called "hotkeys", is there a BIOS setting called "Action keys" enabled or disabled. I believe disabled option is the one you want. 

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Nope, BIOS interface dosen't seem to have any setting that which name might suggest it has anything to do with Fn key, action keys , hotkeys or similar.

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Have you updated your windows 10?

Sometime it's solve this issue. Tried it

Thanks

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Thx for the suggestion, but it's not the update...

It looks like I made a duplicate thread, a more detailed description of attempted solutions (with pictures) can be reached here:

https://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Fn-key-lock/m-p/6917651#M167373

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I just took a look at the image of the K3500 wireless keyboard.

 

There is no lock function of the FN key. That exists, as far as I am aware, only on notebook PCs.

 

The HP notebooks I have used have had an action keys option which lets the user enable or disable a lock function of the Fn key.

 

The only use of the Fn key (with an underscore on your keyboard) is in conjunction with the secondary functions of the F1-F12 keys.

 

Fn+Esc is a function used on some notebook which invokes a system information feature while logged into a Windows OS. 

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If your K3500 is connected to a desktop, you wont find any settings in your bios.

Lock/unlock Fn keys option is (mostly) only found on laptops due to their smaller sized keyboards.

 

Maybe you could find a hidden option in the bios, but you will only be able to enable/disable it through an EFI-shell.

 

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hi, @erico i saw you had a solution to lock FN key on HP K3500 wireless keyboard, can you please let me know how to do this? thank you!

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Hi @haneifk 

 

I do not quite know what you mean.

 

I did make a single post in this thread that could have or may have resolved the original author's issue, but it was not marked as a solution by the original author of this thread.

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