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Q: hp pavilion x2 fn keys

I have an hp pavilion X2 detachable.I can not reverse the function key operation as I could on my previous hp laptot, so I have to press fn key allways when I want to use F1-F12 function as without pressing they control volume, brightness etc.. There is no option in the BIOS for changing tat.Any idea how to set it?
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Hello hp keys Pavilion not functioning g6 I have an HP Pavilion g - wm Notebook PC with hp Pavilion g6 keys not functioning the operating system Microsoft Windows -bit nbsp I recently started having problems with my keyboard All of the keys are working fine with the exception of three When I click the space bar a bunch of random letters type instead hp Pavilion g6 keys not functioning of a space character When I click backspace nothing backspaces and the screen opens to the right that shows where you want to project a second screen pc screen only duplicate extend second screen only When I click the enter key it types a couple letters and it bookmarks the page I am on nbsp I've already tried a couple things to fix the problem such as Uninstalling the keyboard from device manager and rebooting Running virus scans none which have picked up viruses or anything that could cause this Resetting my PC to factory settings nbsp I thought it could be the actual keyboard that is having problems but all of the other keys work perfectly fine I've researched on google my problem and have done a lot of other things people have suggested but nothing seems to be working I would rather find out online and see if it's something I could fix myself before I go somewhere and pay a lot of money to get it fixed Thank you in advance
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UPDATE- I figured it out, all fixed!Hi. I just purchased a Pavilion x2. After installing all of the recomennded settings I found the Fn(function) keys are not working when I try to adjust the volume/brightness. Please help me with this.John
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A:HP Pavilion function keys

@sjhicks? To better help you we would need the exact model number or product number of your laptop/desktop??? REO
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A:How do I remove the keys from my HP Pavilion Notebook Star W...

MrBnx Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!I read your post about stuck keys on your laptop keyboard and wanted to help.This troubleshooting guide has instructions near the end for cleaning the keys: Notebook Keyboard Troubleshooting (Windows 10, 8) | HP® Customer SupportGood Luck========================================================================I am a volunteer and I do not work for, nor do I represent, HP.---------------------------------------------------------------If my posts helped you, please click the Thumbs-Up symbol to say thanks.If my posts solved your problem please click "Accept As Solution".========================================================================
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A:Pavilion Windows 10 Hot Keys Driver Update

Hi, Can you post back with the full Model No. and Product No. of your 15 series notebook - you can usually get this by holding down the fn key and pressing esc, otherwise see Here for a guide on locating this information. Regards, DP-K
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A:Solved: Change special keys on HP pavilion

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A:Removing Keyboard/keys of Pavilion Notebook - 14-v140

Is this your laptop? Manual See p. 46. Do not try to remove individual keys. You may want to consider replacing the keyboard. Post back if you need help with that.
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A:keyboard keys not working on HP Pavilion g6 notebook laptop

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A:Default Function Keys not working in HP Pavilion tx2500z

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A:Vista to Win7 - HP Pavilion's useless Buttons-Fn Keys

The function button drivers for laptops are always a bit hit and miss for a "new" OS, For example, on my own Acer Aspireone netbook everything works except the volume buttons .

Hopefully in the fullness of time HP will release win7 optimized drivers for your system, until then my only suggestion is to try installing the latest drivers you can get, in vista compatibility mode if needed
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A:Hp Pavilion Blinking Caps Lock and Num Lock keys

Hi, Welcome to TSG forums!
You might try booting it into safe mode....while computer is booting, continously tap the F8 key. This should open it in safe mode. If it does, use the arrow keys to move up to 'last known good configuration' click on enter, let the machine do its thing.
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A:Dell Inspirion 3148 keyboard (left side keys like 1, Q, A, Z, Caps Lock) keys are not functioning)

I'm assuming you have windows 10 on the system.....
I'd suggest you check Sticky keys in control panel. You might have mistakenly turn it on.
At the left bottom of taskbar, right click windows icon, click on Control Panel, Ease Of Access, and then Change How Your Keyboard Works. If there's a check mark in box - Turn on Sticky keys) then uncheck it and click Apply.
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A:Malwarebytes Amnesty program allowing Pirate Keys to turn into Genuine Premium License Keys

Hmm 12 months is too much methinks...

Should have been 2- 6 months.
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A:Brightness control keys (Function keys) on the keyboard stop...

Hi, Try the following. Download the AMD HD Graphics installer on the following link and save it to your Downloads folder. When done, open your Downloads folder, right click the AMD Graphics installer and select 'Run as Administrator' to start the installation. When this has completed, shutdown the notebook. Unplug the AC Adapter and then remove the battery.  Hold down the Power button for 30 seconds.  Re-insert the battery and plug in the AC Adapter. Tap away at the esc key as you start the notebook to launch the Start-up Menu and then select f10 to enter the bios menu.  Press f9 to load the defaults ( this is sometimes f5, but the menu at the bottom will show the correct key ), use the arrow keys to select 'Yes' and hit enter.  Press f10 to save the setting and again use the arrow keys to select 'Yes' and hit enter. Start the notebook and let Windows fully load for a few minutes before checking. Regards, DP-K
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Its probably best to try and buy a new one off e-bay, but before I do this does anyone else have any suggestions?

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A:Solved: Populating primary keys as foriegn keys into tables.

Jiimandjo, welcome to the Forum.
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A:Sticky Keys/filter Keys... Whats The Problem?

If you held down the shift key for 8 seconds, then you did not turn on Sticky Keys, but rather you could have turned on Filter Keys. Try holding down the shift key again, for 8 seconds, and this time choose 'Cancel'. Does that bring things back to normal?STICKY KEYS:Turn on/off sticky keys by hitting the shift key 5 times. For Microsoft Sticky Key info click HERE
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A:Function Keys stopped, HOT KEYS driver not avaible

Hi, Did you downgrade/upgrade your machine ? What is your Sleekbook ENVY TouchSmart m6 ? Please use the following instructions to find out the model/product of your machine:
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A:Keyboard keys randomly turn into shortcut keys

I would also like to add that, when this occurs. I have to restart my computer for the keyboard to work correctly. It's wireless & I've tried a wired keyboard also, it's the same issue.

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okay so i accidentally turn on stickykeys and everything goes wrong

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A:[RESOLVED] Problem With Filter Keys And Sticky Keys

Nevermind. I fixed it.
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Kind Regards,


A:remap meta + hjkl keys to arrow keys.

I would use Autohotkey.
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A:How Can I Disable The Multimedia Keys Covering The F1-F12 keys?

Hi dudgybudgie and welcome to W7 Forums

Taken from the manual:

You can configure the multimedia control keys on the keyboard using the Function Key Behaviour in the System Setup (BIOS) utility. The options in the Function Key Behaviour setting are:

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Function Key First – Pressing any function key performs the associated function. For multimedia action, press <Fn> + the required multimedia control key.

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A:Keys that have FN functions on them not working as normal keys

Check the Manual on the model's Support Downloads webpage for key combo to unlock:

Try updating or reinstalling the hotkeys driver from the model's Support Downloads webpage. Driver Install - Device Manager

While there look also for any downloadable fixes for these key functions or related.

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Hi, well to begin with there is no root classes hive ( it is not loaded there) a change in the registry after 2000 made a difference :-

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Once here delete away. Restart
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A:Al cd'keys

Surely you must be joking

Closing thread *sigh*

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A:H Keys

shuan: That H-key business in the gateway to your Registry.
Unless you know exactly what you are doing, stay away from the Registry.
You can mess up your computer so much that it will be useless.
John Will has written a script that will fix your missing CD/DVD drive.
Search this forum using the Search box on the top right of the Hardware Page.
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Swapping keys on the Eee PC - The Tech Report

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A:RC keys still available?

Quote: Originally Posted by DaRonRon

I just wanted to know whether i can still download and install the RC now even though the retail version is out. I still have the 7100 version on disc so i can install that.But is it possible to still find serials to activate the RC? Im planning on using it till it expires sometime next year.


the keys are still on the web...
Windows 7 RC Activation Product Keys - Free for all - Softpedia
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Thank you.

A:F keys

Quote: Originally Posted by ivory

I sign into an emulator for work and have to use my F keys extensively. It is way too much trouble to hold down the FN key at the bottom of the keyboard. Does anyone know how to turn off the pre-defined functions of the F keys and use them as they are mapped on my emulator?

Thank you.

Hi and welcome

Im not going to be much help here but there was a thread here at sevenforums that listed several key mapping apps. You could use the app to map to emulator. If not here google

Sorry I cant be of help but someone here must know Good Lucjk

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Here's my quote for the day:

"There's two kinds of people in this world. Those who get it and those who don't. If you have to ask what it is, you don't get it.!"

From Me!

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These are purely theoretical questions. I simply want to know how it works.

PS. The theory can be applied to finding out what happens when I press Fn+F3 and Bluetooth starts up, in order to answer the question posed here: How to change bluetooth tray icon?

A:Fn keys - What, Where and How?

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A:FN keys

Quote: Originally Posted by cstassen


I have a sony vaio laptop, just installed Windows 7, but the FN keys doesn't work to adjust lights/sound as normally. How do I solve this? Sony doesn't offer support on this!

Hi Cstassen,

Im not sure the exact package name but you need to download and install the software and drivers for your laptop from the Sony website before the FN key is able to provide this functionality

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Hi and welcome to TSF.
Do you mean keyboard shortcuts? If so, you can find them here.
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Well you could How to Boot a VMware Virtual Machine from a USB Drive but it is easier to boot from an ISO image or make a small virtual disk and boot from that.

If you want to fix a windows VM just put the ISO in the virtual DVD drive same as you did when you installed it for example.