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Old 08-17-2011, 09:37 PM   #1
Registered: Jul 2011
Location: Phoenix, New York
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F2 - F12 Keys Not Working

Hello again,

Simply put, I think it's the design of my laptop. Whenever I use any function that uses F2-F12 they fail. I think it's primarily because the laptop has them set to "Brighter" "Dimmer" "Play" "Pause" etc. Is there a way to make those functions secondary, and the F2-F12 keys primary?
Old 08-17-2011, 10:13 PM   #2
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In your BIOS setup. My laptop has the same thing, and in the BIOS setup I changed from "Media Keys" to "Function keys".
Old 08-17-2011, 10:28 PM   #3
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Thank you, that seems to have worked. Although mine were called "Action Keys" and although they were enabled (which means they should have been working) I had to disable them to get them working (not sure why).

The only key that doesn't work now is F4, but I'm alright with that.


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