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Fumble
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[Windows 8] F-keys overrided by Fn on Satellite L850-1JG

Hello,

I recently bought a Satellite L850-1JG laptop which works with Windows 8.

When pressing the F-keys (F1, F2,..., F12), it's the Fn behavior which is triggered by default(like adjusting brightness or switching Wifi).
So, to get the F-keys "normal" behavior such refresh page with F5, I have to press the Fn key + F5.

Is this swap behavior a Windows 8 feature? Is there a way to put back the normal way to use these keys like in Windows 7 and others?

Thanks for your answers.

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Jerry_Lippey
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Re: [Windows 8] F-keys overrided by Fn on Satellite L850-1JG

 

Satellite L850-1JG (PSKG8E-02N00MFR)

 

 

I can't say for sure about that European model (this is the site for US machines), but the following applies to those in the US.

 

   Function key changes in Satellite 800 series

 

You may want to post elsewhere.

 

   Toshiba Support Forums in Europe

-Jerry
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Fumble
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Re: [Windows 8] F-keys overrided by Fn on Satellite L850-1JG

Hello,

 

Thanks for you answer. I'll check the link you posted and if it didn't work, I'll post in the European forum.

I appologize for the inconvenience but I didn't notice this forum was an US one.

 

Regards,

 

David

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Fumble
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Re: [Windows 8] F-keys overrided by Fn on Satellite L850-1JG

Hello,

 

I solved the issue by accessing the BIOS/UEFI and then there is an option to swith the F-keys behavior.

 

Thank you for everyhting.

 

Case closed!

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Jerry_Lippey
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Re: [Windows 8] F-keys overrided by Fn on Satellite L850-1JG

Thanks for reporting back what happens, David.

-Jerry
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Re: [Windows 8] F-keys overrided by Fn on Satellite L850-1JG

Awarded kudos for telling how to solve the problem.  Very important for a #1 search post, which this thread is for "windows 8 function keys" on google.

 

Thanks!