12-06-2013 05:41 PM
12-07-2013 08:05 AM
At the Start screen, activate the Charms Bar and click on Settings. Click on Change PC Settings and then click on Keyboard. There you have a choice of how the F keys work. The one you want is to require pressing the FN key plus an F Key to do the computer functions. That should leave the F key pressed by itself to do what you want.
12-10-2013 02:43 PM
This is what I see when I get the Charms bar up and click settings and then Change PC Settings. I don't see "Keyboard" anywhere. I see the "Keyboard" option on there but it's not lit up, it's not clickable.
12-10-2013 03:08 PM
Your "pictures" are worthless. I get nothing here but a big triangle! Try posting them as Attachments. However, there are two other ways to explore. Some Windows 8 machines still have a folder called "HWSetup". At the Start screen, type HWSetup and if you have it, look under the Keyboard tab for the setting we've been talking about.
If you also do not have the HWSetup folder, shutdown the computer while holding down the Shift key. On startup, tap the F2 key until the BIOS (AKA UEFI) shows. Look under the Advanced tab for the setting. If not there, look around elsewhere in the BIOS.
02-11-2015 10:48 AM
I changed my F-keys options by accident. They used to do the printed functions such as brightness and volume without the FN key, but now they require it to be pressed. My problem now is that I know what to do, but whenever I go to the Keyboard menu, there is no option to change the FN settings... Has something changed with an update, or must I enable something else first? Thank you.
02-11-2015 12:12 PM - edited 02-11-2015 12:14 PM
Try this HKM. At the Start screen, type System Settings and hit Enter. Click on Keyboard and change the setting of Function Key Mode. You gave me no info about your computer or OS. I'm assuming you are using Windows 8.1 OEM.
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