06-30-2011 04:57 PM
I have the new Toshiba Satellite e305 (that's the Best Buy model), and love it in general, BUT it has this feature of having the "Fn" key permenantly reversed -- so to get regular F1-F11 you actually have to hold the Fn key. I really hate this feature -- I wish there is some way to reverse it back -- it must be something software or bios settable -- I can't believe this would be in the hardware.
It's very hard to get around things like Alt-F4 and F3, F5 and F11 which I use all the time, where as I barely ever use the special function keys. Having to remember to press "Fn" every time I want to close a window or refresh a screen is a real pain.
Anyone have any suggestions?
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08-05-2011 06:42 AM
01-22-2012 04:24 PM
The in-ability to reverse the keyboard layout back to normal function key usage show poor product management at Toshiba and BestBuy, both are responsible for the model and both a duplistically stupid.
The E305 is a high performance system with a USB 3.0, and with 6 GB of memory. Why they did not bump that to 8 GB is unknown as well... BestBuy is having a problem selling these Blue Label system and they always end up discounting them.
Too bad for both companies that they have a MORON in charge of making Blue Label product decisions.
01-30-2012 03:06 PM
I dont speak english, sorry, I have the same problem and solve it well: satellite E305
start - programs - toshiba - utility - toshiba assist
optimization - accessibility FN
search in google "toshiba accessibility" saludos.
01-31-2012 11:08 AM - edited 01-31-2012 11:14 AM
Good find, Sergio!
And see the section Toshiba Accessibility, on p. 151 of the User's Guide.
06-28-2012 09:39 PM
Hi, I just bought this laptop and I still can't seem to set it up the alt+ F* keys properly. I tried Sergio's recommendation but it still seems to be messed up. Has anyone been able to figure it out?
09-26-2012 06:26 PM
I have a C855D-S5205 E-Series. On mine the function key reverse assignment is found here:
Start > Programs > Toshiba > Tools & Utilities > HWSETUP
What a moronic default! Toshiba should start with standard default and notify, on screen, that this feature exists for those that might like to try it.
03-27-2013 09:31 AM - edited 03-27-2013 09:31 AM
You pointed me in the right direction but on my computer (Windows 8 'Sat P845T') I used
Then goto 'Keyboard'..