Deactivating F7/function keys in Xubuntu on Acer Aspire One
I have a malfunctioning (stuck on) F7 key. It is driving me NUTS :banghead:
Is there any way to disable my functions keys/F7..?
If possible I want to avoid dismantling my machine :)
Hows about reassigning F7?
If deactivation is not possible (as the silence might suggest), is it possible to re-assign F7?
I found another forum where people are doing so in Windoze.. http://www.autohotkey.com/forum/topic298.html
Any suggestions welcome :)
First find the keycode of the F7-key..
Now to disable the key enter..
Using XFCE from Arch myself I can enter it from the settings-dialog..
Session and Startup -> Application Autostart -> Add etc..
A thousand thankyous to you kellemes.
Event Tester showed me that my F7 button does nothing when [U]I[U] press it, but what I could see from the Terminal window was that it was repeatedly activating itself (??) and, like you, my keycode is 73.
Interestingly, Fn+F7, which is a HotKey to toggle my touchpad on/off DOES work and from that I am also able to see that the keycode is 73.
I entered your piece of code and my F7 key is now silent :hattip:
You may or may not be interested to hear that Fn+F7 still toggles my touchpad on/off..
Does this give any clue as to what the problem is?
Next step is to make it permanent.. I will post news of that next and hopefully this can become a useful thread for others.
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