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Keyboard how do i take the fn key off

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I'm assuming that you're asking how to disable it, not physically remove it. If so, you can't. It's part of the default keyboard instruction set.

However, you may try Googling it ...someone out there may have written a 3rd party utility to be able to reassign it to another key, but to my knowledge, you can't just "turn it off"

Posted on Sep 29, 2008

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Hi names Rui, to turn Fn in you dell you need to:

1. Open your laptop and turn it on. Then locate the Fn key. It is located on the lower left side of the keyboard, next to the Ctrl key.

2. Press and release the Fn key. Now examine the keyboard carefully. You'll notice that many of the keys have icons or letters and numbers printed in blue upon them. These keys and functions are operated when the Fn key is enabled, as you've just done. Test it out by looking at the lower right side of the keyboard. You'll see two keys with small blue "sun" icons. These control the brightness of the screen. Press the lower one several times and you'll see the screen darken. Press the upper one. The screen brightens.

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