12-14-2012 03:05 PM
I have a Toshiba Satelite L855 with Windows 8 and I can't find out how to customize the FN keys. In particular: I use F5 all the time and I can't figure out why I would ever want to turn off the mousepad, so I would like to change this key into always just being F5.
12-15-2012 01:29 PM
12-17-2012 08:03 AM - edited 12-17-2012 08:54 AM
I have this problem too, so I am posting here as well. I have a Satellite L855-S5372 which came with Windows 8. I have tried looking here: and it doesn't say anything. The F keys do not work as specified in the bulletin. I tried HWSetup, but it does not give the option for the Function key. I cannot get into the BIOS from startup either. I have tried pressing numerous buttons on startup, but it does not take me there. My HWSetup wasn't the correct version, nevermind.
12-17-2012 01:07 PM
I cannot get into the BIOS from startup either. I have tried pressing numerous buttons on startup, but it does not take me there.
It's because Windows 8 does not do a complete shutdown in most cases. Press the Shift key when you click Shutdown and it will shut down completely.
After that, F2 on power up should open the BIOS settings.
08-15-2013 05:40 AM
There are files for Toshiba under the folder Program Files\Toshiba.
Look for the System Setup file. You can make a shortcut on the desktop.
Run the System Setup and you can change from Standard function to default very easily.
I don't know why they make it so hard. The HWSETUP I downloaded is missing this feature.
09-06-2013 03:55 PM
I have a Satellite S55-A5295 and I cannot find any way to change my function keys. There does not seem to be a bios change that will fix it. I have looked for a set up method... I am at a loss. I am very irritated at having to push the extra key to use my function keys. I would appreciate any help. thanks.
12-29-2013 05:42 PM
In my Windows 8.1 installation on a Satellite S55-A5294 laptop, the "System Setup" file is named TosDesktopAssist.exe and is located in C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA Desktop Assist. When you run the program, select Tools & Utilities from the left menu. Along the top, four buttons will appear. One is titled Function Key and has a little Fn icon on it. Oddly enough, this is not the button you want to press. The functionality it offers hasn't anything to do with the issue of this thread. Instead click the System Settings button. Then select Keyboard from the left menu. Change the setting in the drop-down list from "Special function mode" to "Standard F1-F12 mode". Click Apply. It will tell you that you need to reboot in order for the change to take effect.
11-24-2014 08:53 PM
Hey I have a Toshiba Satelite L855-S5119 with Windows 8 and I did what you said to do, but it didnt work. mM keys are still requiring me to use the FN button in order to get the special funtion. Help please?? This getting like beyond annoying.
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