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08-25-2018 09:42 AM - edited 08-25-2018 09:46 AM
I found later the keyboard has a "Fn lock" key whose status seem to survive a reboot.
But that's borring to have the led enabled when function keys are ON. This should be:
Fn lock ON i.e. multimedia keys OFF : led OFF as on a desktop keyboard
Fn lock OFF, i.e. multimedia keys ON : led ON
12-07-2018 03:02 AM
After testing a bit more I found out that this key combination disables the Fn all together.
If you now want to e.g. disablpe the speaker you first have the enable the Fn key again and then press F5 to switch the speaker on or off and than AGAIN disable the Fn key to continue working as normally
This is redicules behaviour. HP please fix.
12-07-2018 10:32 AM - edited 12-07-2018 10:33 AM
When you have FnLock ON (Fn led ON), Fn+F5 should toggle the relevant feature (here, set the volume).
Then hitting simple F2 in Calc or Excel would enable cell edit mode, simple F3 should trigger "seach next" everywhere, a simple AlT+F4 and Ctrl+F4 would close the active App and file, simple F5 would refresh, simple F9 would trigger Send/receive all in mailers (at least Outlook) and so on. No more need to use complex combos like Alt+Fn+F4.
Only the seldom use cases of switching laptop specific features would require the help of the Fn key as intended like when this key was introduced in earlier laptops.
At least the default behaviour would be restored on professionnal laptops where setting the volume up and down is the least used feature.
06-13-2019 06:24 AM
I have a Probook 430 G6 with Windows 10 Professional (1809 before, now 1903) but I really wasn't able to get Function keys working without pressing Fn before. I have "block fn" on left shift but I tried everything and fn led never turns on and I still have to press fn+F5 for refreshing web pages (as an example)...
What should I do?