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NinoJay01
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HP Pavillion 690-0039
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

I got the HP Pavillion Gaming Desktop 690-0039 and it came with a keyboard. It has an FN key on it. My problem is that I have to hold down that key in order to use f1-f12 normally. I need to use those keys to bind commands in the games that I play and pressing the FN key won't let me bind them.

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@NinoJay01

 

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

I have gone through your Post and would like to help

 

To disable, or enable, the function key (fn) in the BIOS, do the following steps.


- Press the power button to turn on the computer.
- Press the f10 key 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.
- Enabled: Requires pressing only one of the f1 through f12 keys to use the action as indicated on the action key.

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

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

 

Keep me posted how it goes

 

Thank you and have a great day 😊

 

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NinoJay01
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Hello!

 

I tried that already with tech support and we couldn't find that in the system configurations. I checked and there was nothing in the bios set up wherein I can turn off or disable the action keys mode. I believe that this troubleshooting works for laptops but I am currently having this problem on a desktop pc that came with a keyboard.

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Quite a few threads on HP forums about this problem.

 

Cut the long story short and unless I'm wrong: it's by design and cannot be reconfigured.

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I am beginning to accept that it is a design feature. But for a gaming keyboard, it limits the functionality of the gaming desktop 😭

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