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Pavilion Wired Keyboard 300
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

Hi, I have purchased keyboard Pavilion Wired Keyboard 300. There are multimedia keys enabled by default instead of F1..F12 keys. How can I switch FN function(fn lock) so I don't have to press FN everytime I need F-key? 

 

I found suggestions about trying FN + ESC or FN + CapsLock, but neither worked..

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Thank you for posting on the HP Support Community.

 

The Fn key is a special key controlled by hardware. It cannot be remapped using the software.
To activate/deactivate the function that corresponds to the symbol, press and hold the Fn key while pressing the function key.

You can 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 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.

Click here to know more about "Keyboard Shortcuts, Hotkeys, and Special Keys"

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hi, thanks for the answer. i'm using the keyboard with my HP probook 450 G5 and i can't find Action keys mode in my setup utility.IMG_20190412_112057.jpg

 

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HP HP ProBook 450 G5s is classified as a commercial product (business line)

 

As we have limited support boundaries in the support community as of now. I would request you to contact our Support and our Support Engineers should be able to sort this out for you. HP Support can be reached by clicking on the following link: www.hp.com/contacthp/


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