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Turn off the Fn

How can i turn off the Fn from my notebook

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  • Steve Allison
    Steve Allison May 11, 2010

    Sorry, but your question doesn't mean much; try again.
    Fn is shorthand for F1, F2, etc. 

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Fn is shorthand for nothing however from what I have searched there doesnt appear to be a method to turn it off at present.

I would like you to try going into the control panel and choosing a normal Keyboard Layout if possible and seeing if that helps.

if not you may just have to hang in there a bit longer.

P.S.: What freetek is referring to is the Funtion Keys not the Fn key. The Fn key is only on notebooks mainly and found on certain keyboards. Like my USB Keyboard.

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