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  1. #1


    myhershey35 Guest

    FN keys

    When i am typing i have to press the fn key to get the letters to appear. how
    do i change the keyboard back to normal?

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  2. #2


    Mark L. Ferguson Guest

    Re: FN keys

    Go to Start/Run, and type DEVMGMT.MSC , highlight the Keyboard device,
    Action menu, "Uninstall", (do Not put a check in 'delete driver") then
    Action menu,"scan for hardware changes", to find the device drivers again
    automatically.

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    "myhershey35" <myhershey35@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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    > When i am typing i have to press the fn key to get the letters to appear.
    > how
    > do i change the keyboard back to normal?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    myhershey35 Guest

    Re: FN keys

    i went to the start menu but i don't see a run command for vista program.
    where should i find this at?

    "Mark L. Ferguson" wrote:

    > Go to Start/Run, and type DEVMGMT.MSC , highlight the Keyboard device,
    > Action menu, "Uninstall", (do Not put a check in 'delete driver") then
    > Action menu,"scan for hardware changes", to find the device drivers again
    > automatically.
    >
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    > Was this helpful? Then click the Ratings button. Voting helps the web
    > interface.
    > http://www.microsoft.com/wn3/locales...eAPostAsAnswer
    > Mark L. Ferguson
    > .
    >
    > "myhershey35" <myhershey35@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:4CC28267-4C44-4840-A175-52A3122CE7C0@xxxxxx

    > > When i am typing i have to press the fn key to get the letters to appear.
    > > how
    > > do i change the keyboard back to normal?
    >

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  4. #4


    myhershey35 Guest

    RE: FN keys

    I read a few other post and figured out how to turn off the number lock key
    which solved the problem. Thanks for responding Mark.

    "myhershey35" wrote:

    > When i am typing i have to press the fn key to get the letters to appear. how
    > do i change the keyboard back to normal?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Joe Morris Guest

    Re: FN keys

    "myhershey35" <myhershey35@xxxxxx> wrote:

    > When i am typing i have to press the fn key to get the letters to appear.
    > how
    > do i change the keyboard back to normal?
    Sounds like you've got the NumLock mode turned on and your BIOS setup is
    configured to use the embedded numeric keypad that overlays part of the
    normal keyboard on most laptop computers.

    If this is the case, you should be able to get immediate relief by turning
    off NumLock.

    If that doesn't work, go into BIOS setup and look for keyboard options (just
    where, and under exactly what name, depends on the computer make and model,
    and sometimes BIOS version). There's probably an option that controls the
    use of the embedded numeric keypad; turn the option off. The BIOS on must
    Dells, for example, gives you a choice between "use numeric keypad only with
    Fn is pressed" (which is what you want) and "use numeric keypad whenever
    NumLock is set" (which I'm suggesting may be your situation).

    Good luck.

    Joe Morris



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