02-23-2012 05:58 AM
I wrote to HP and they replied that I should try the on screen keyboard (osk.exe), which works, you can press Control on the keyboard and click Pause, but this is completely unsatisfactory for me. Other people have mentioned AutoHotKey, a free utility, but it also runs in background. I use my laptop for advanced macro coding so none of these are satusfactory, and i do not believe there are satisfactory for gamers, either.
I chose to use http://www.randyrants.com/2008/12/sharpkeys_30.html to remap keys such as putting the dratted media keys back to functions keys, but first, I needed a break key, and for that, I used this registry hack:
Needless to say, but I will say it anyway, tampering with the registry can be fatal to your computer, but if you know what you are doing, this combination has worked well for me.
02-23-2012 11:14 AM
Thank you, remoul. Good info. I too tried a keyboard mapper (not sure which ones I tried) for the accursed function keys, but they had issues with the F5 key because there wasn't a 'non function key' action assigned to the key. So they didn't register the keypress when mapping. How did you handle that?
02-23-2012 12:51 PM - last edited on 04-18-2016 04:24 PM by OscarFuentes
I found this: http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c02035108
Which disables the fn for function keys. i have tested and I am deliriously happy.