Function Key Problems

  alfredgerald 18:52 31 Jul 2007
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I am using a Toshiba laptop with Windows XP. The keyboard is fully active BUT it is as though the function key is permanently pressed. E.g. I have to depress the function key to get the white numbers to activate. Any thoughts?

  brundle 19:06 31 Jul 2007

Press Fn and F11, this toggles the keypad numbers, not sure if that is what you are describing - it doesn't disable anything but relevant keyboard letters on my Equium tho

  alfredgerald 19:11 31 Jul 2007

Its what I am describing but it didn't work. Any other suggestions?

  alfredgerald 18:19 02 Aug 2007

Could this be a 'sticky key' problem?

  brundle 18:26 02 Aug 2007

Is there any kind of indicator showing the Fn status?
Does the same thing happen when you use Esc (mutes and unmutes audio on my system)?

  alfredgerald 18:59 02 Aug 2007

On the numbers row I have 0 and * on the same key. When I pess the 0 I get *. If I press the functions key it toggles but once I let go of Fn it reverts to *. The same happens with m and 0 on the same key. I must have used a combination of keys to leave Fn on perminently.

  alfredgerald 18:18 03 Aug 2007

I have re-booted the PC and pressed Fn and F11 keys as suggested by brundle and its worked. Why it did not work the first time I do not know. Thanks all

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