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Old 10-24-2015, 08:50 PM   #1
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Fn Button Usage Constantly Changing


I am using Ubuntu GNOME 15.10, and I am encountering a problem: The usage of the F* keys keeps on changing. At the start of each session, to change the volume, I will use just F9/F10/F11 (volDown, volUp, mute), but not long into the session, I have to now use the Fn button as well to complete it. This is happening with all of the F* buttons. What do I do?
 
Old 10-24-2015, 09:30 PM   #2
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I always use the Fn key and the F3 key to lower the volume.
To raise the volume I use the Fn key and the F4 key.

Stick with those keys and it should work for you.

On most newer laptops the Fn key and the above mentioned keys are the default.
 
Old 10-24-2015, 09:57 PM   #3
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Is this a laptop? If so, the make and model might be relevant.
 
Old 10-25-2015, 11:17 AM   #4
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Yes TOSHIBA SATELLITE-L50-B
The problem is, it keeps changing mid-session.

Last edited by ByJingleMen; 10-25-2015 at 11:24 AM.
 
Old 10-25-2015, 02:50 PM   #5
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This is the exact same problem I am having:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu-gnome/+bug/1427877
It seems to be a problem with GNOME 3.16 as opposed to Ubuntu GNOME 15.10.

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Old 10-25-2015, 05:24 PM   #6
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which version of gnome is ubuntu gnome 15.10 using?
(confusing question? 15.10 is the ubuntu version, not gnome's)
in any case, you should read through that bug report, if it is your problem. there's even a fix for ubuntu gnome.
 
Old 10-25-2015, 05:31 PM   #7
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I have just realized that the same is happening in Windows (10).
 
Old 10-25-2015, 05:41 PM   #8
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I have just realized that the same is happening in Windows (10).
In that case, I'd say it sounds like it's a hardware-based issue. Is there an option in the BIOS related to the Fn keys?
 
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How long does it take for the function keys to start working properly after login? Is it a matter of a few seconds, a few minutes, or is it variable?
 
  


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