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Hatleefamily
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Standard Function Key mode on L855D-S5220

Please help ... I can't figure out how to get back to Standard Mode for the function keys on my Satellite L855D-S5220.  

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cbwilsha
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Re: Standard Function Key mode on L855D-S5220

See page 131 of your User's Guide. Lots of useful info in that Guide!

C.B.

Toshiba Sat. L675D-S7016 Win 8 PRO 64 Bit---Toshiba Sat. L775D-S7132 Win 7 PRO SP3 64 Bit which also has Virtual Machine with Win XP SP3---Toshiba Sat. L305-S5921 Win Vista SP2 32 Bit
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Hatleefamily
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Re: Standard Function Key mode on L855D-S5220

Okay, so I've gotten as far as finding the following direction: "Function Keys mode can be changed in BIOS ..."  how do I get to the BIOS screen?

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cbwilsha
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Re: Standard Function Key mode on L855D-S5220

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Under the "Toshiba Hardware Setup" heading starting on page 130, you will find "Keyboard " which states that the action of the Function keys can be changed.

 

This can be done in the BIOS but this way is much easier.  I can't draw you a clearer picture!

C.B.

Toshiba Sat. L675D-S7016 Win 8 PRO 64 Bit---Toshiba Sat. L775D-S7132 Win 7 PRO SP3 64 Bit which also has Virtual Machine with Win XP SP3---Toshiba Sat. L305-S5921 Win Vista SP2 32 Bit
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Hatleefamily
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Re: Standard Function Key mode on L855D-S5220

This is what makes it so maddening for me ... I have tried that ... I went to the start menu and typed in HWsetup in the search box.  I got the message "No items match your search".  So, I typed in "Toshiba assist".  Again, "No items match your search".  This is where I'm at a loss ... I think I have to go the BIOS route ... since neither HWsetup nor Toshiba assist are showing any results in my search box of the start menu.

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Jerry_Lippey
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Re: Standard Function Key mode on L855D-S5220

 

Satellite L855D-S5220

 

Satellite/Satellite Pro L800/S800 Series User’s Guide

 

 

So you have Windows 7? Can't you go to HWSetup this way?

 

   Start > All Programs > Toshiba > Utilities > HWSetup

 

If not, maybe through Desktop Assist (see the attachment).

-Jerry
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Hatleefamily
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Re: Standard Function Key mode on L855D-S5220

Yes, I have Windows 7. However, when I go to the Start Menu and search for Toshiba, it is not there. Desktop Assist does not appear either. They simply just don't show up. Is there any other way to get to them?

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Jerry_Lippey
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Re: Standard Function Key mode on L855D-S5220

You didn't mention this.

 

   Start > All Programs > Toshiba > Utilities > HWSetup 

-Jerry
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Hatleefamily
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Re: Standard Function Key mode on L855D-S5220

Right, I understand what you're telling me to do, but when I go to the start menu, then All Programs and then search for Toshiba, Toshiba doesn't show up ... I can't click on it, because it's not there.

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cbwilsha
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Re: Standard Function Key mode on L855D-S5220

Try it this way. Start/Computer/C Drive/Program Files/Toshiba/Utilities/HWSetup.exe.

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Toshiba Sat. L675D-S7016 Win 8 PRO 64 Bit---Toshiba Sat. L775D-S7132 Win 7 PRO SP3 64 Bit which also has Virtual Machine with Win XP SP3---Toshiba Sat. L305-S5921 Win Vista SP2 32 Bit
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Hatleefamily
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Re: Standard Function Key mode on L855D-S5220

THANK YOU!  Yes, that worked ... got me to where I needed to be and I made the change.  Thank you again!

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cbwilsha
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Re: Standard Function Key mode on L855D-S5220

You're welcome!  I know how frustrating it can be when we direct you somewhere and it's not there on your particular machine.  I'm just glad we finally found a way. Now, just enjoy your computer.

C.B.

Toshiba Sat. L675D-S7016 Win 8 PRO 64 Bit---Toshiba Sat. L775D-S7132 Win 7 PRO SP3 64 Bit which also has Virtual Machine with Win XP SP3---Toshiba Sat. L305-S5921 Win Vista SP2 32 Bit
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Jerry_Lippey
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Re: Standard Function Key mode on L855D-S5220

A teaching moment. It means the folders and shortcuts that supply the Start menu are missing.

 

Since I don't have a Toshiba machine here, I don't know which of the two folders that follow they are supposed to be in. The first one is for the user who is logged on. Those in the second turn up on the Start menu for all users.

 

   %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

 

or

 

   %AllUsersProfile%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

 

Open the two folders above by pasting the path into the Start/Search field.

-Jerry
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cbwilsha
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Re: Standard Function Key mode on L855D-S5220

The Toshiba folder and all its sub-folders is located in your second reference.  The complete Start menu is there.  In the first reference, there are only a very few files not including any Toshiba files.  This is on my L775D running Windows 7. I am unable to find either folders on my L675D upgraded to Windows 8.

C.B.

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Jerry_Lippey
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Re: Standard Function Key mode on L855D-S5220


The Toshiba folder and all its sub-folders is located in your second reference.


That makes sense, since they would apply to all users.


I am unable to find either folders .. Windows 8.


No Start menu there.

-Jerry