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Hey Guys,

 

first of all, I hope I'm in the right directory, otherwise I am sorry, couldnt find any better fitting.

 

I got myself an HP Pavilion Desktop-PC. As you may know, you also receive a keyboard and a mouse with 

the PC. 

Now I got the problem, that it seems, my FN key is regulary activated and i cant use F1-F10 without

pressing the FN-key.

I looked up a few solutions, but all of them are suggesting a combination of e.g. FN + Num....

But since i got this https://imgur.com/iDN3vYa keyboard, i dont have any "num"-key.

 

I also tried to deactive the FN keys in the BIOS. Unfortunately i couldnt find any option for that!

 

Maybe you have any other suggestions.

 

Thank you!

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@Patrick3101

Thank you for posting on HP Support Community.

 

Don't worry as I'll be glad to help, I have a few troubleshooting steps we could try to fix the issue:  

You can disable or enable the Fn key functionality using the BIOS utility.

 

To disable or enable the function key (fn) in the BIOS follow the below steps:

  • Hold the power button for at least five seconds to turn off the computer.
  • Turn on the computer and immediately press the f10 key repeatedly, about once every second to open the BIOS setup window.
  • Press the right-arrow or left-arrow keys to navigate to the System Configuration option.

  • Press the up-arrow or down-arrow keys to navigate to the Action Keys Mode option, and then press the Enter key to display the Enable / Disable menu.
  • Select the desired mode:
  • Disabled: Requires pressing and holding the function key (fn) while pressing one of the f1 through f12 keys to use the action indicated on the action key.

    For example, on some computer models, if the Action Keys Mode is Disabled, pressing the f11 key will minimize and maximize a web browser if open. Alternatively, pressing and holding the fn + f11 keys will mute the sound.

    The action keys may vary depending on the model of notebook.

  • Enabled: Requires pressing only one of the f1 through f12 keys to use the action as indicated on the action key.

    For example, on some computer models, if the Action Keys Mode is Enabled, pressing f11 will mute the sound as indicated on the action key. Alternatively, pressing and holding fn + f11 will minimize and maximize a web browser if open.

    The action keys may vary depending on the model of notebook.

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

  • The function key (fn) option can be reset at any time.

If the issue persists I recommend trying with a different keyboard.

 

Hope this helps! Keep me posted for further assistance.
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