Question about Dell Inspiron 1545 Notebook

2 Answers

What F keys to be primary instand of secondary with use of fn key

On my laptop the function keys are the secondary bule ones. I want them to be the primary so i dont have to use the fn key on my board to use them.

Posted by on

2 Answers

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

    Scholar:

    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

  • Expert
  • 136 Answers

In DELL by default the Multimedia keys are setup as the primary keys, so to change this you can tweak the settings in the BIOS setup
When you enter the BIOS setup under "System Configuration" you can find "Function Key Behavior" so when you click on it on the right side of the screen you can see "Multimedia Key First and Function Key First" radio buttons.
Select the Function Key First option to enable the function keys so that you dont have to use the combination of "fn + <Fkey>" again ever to use the function keys.

Hope this helps

Posted on Jun 23, 2009

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 326 Answers

Search for a third party mapping tool for your brand and model. The original equipment and Windows Family of Operating Systems are not capable of remapping these keys.

Posted on May 29, 2009

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

How do I access the lighted keyboard


It would be helpful to include more information such as the device and model number.
I will assume this is a laptop. Usually there is a key 'Fn' which stands for Function. Press this key and at the same time (immediately after) press the key that turns on the keyboard lights. Laptops often have keys with dual functions. The secondary function will be printed in a different color ink than normal. This us usually blue or red but can be any color. Holding the 'Fn' key while pressing one of these will access its secondary function such as volume control, sleep mode, keyboard lights, numbers, screen brightness, and so on.

Feb 26, 2016 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Funtional keys are not working in lenovo


Function keys on many laptops are used as the secondary set and the individual functions of the keys have been shifted to the primary functions. Thus, if you press F1 and things are normal, you would get some kind of "help" But if, as in many laptops, the functions of those "F" keys has been reversed you might get an Internet key, a brightness key, some kind of CD opening key, or whatever the manufacture decided. F2, as another instance, is used to trigger "edit" of the current item....but in many laptops pressing F2 just turns off your wireless signal or dims the screen slightly. In those cases the way to access the expected Fkey functions is to hole the Fn key down (at the bottom left of the keyboard) then press the desired F key. Personally I find it nuts to have reversed an PC age old way but I'm not in charge of keeping people happy so it's not happening.

Hope that helps.

Dec 18, 2014 | Lenovo IdeaPad Z560 Laptop

2 Answers

How to brighteen the screen


Hold function key and the look at the f keys. Find the f key which has a sun and and arrow pointing upwards. Press it while holding fn key.

Jul 07, 2014 | Acer Aspire One Netbook

1 Answer

Gateway laptop nv57h94u model Fn key is on all the time for the function keys


clean keyboard, reboot PC, press Fn key one more time, if cant help then replace keyboard

Nov 12, 2012 | Gateway Recertified - NV Series NV57H94U...

1 Answer

How to enable secondary display adapter fujitsu laptop


You can switch to anexternal monitor or data projector by two methods.1. Connect the externalmonitor to the laptop's video port, power up the external monitor first and thelaptop. The video information will automatically switch to the externalmonitor.2. If you power up thelaptop first then you can switch the video output to the external monitor bypressing the Fn key and one of the Function keys, depending upon your make andmodel laptop. You can also toggle between the external monitor or both LCDscreen plus the external monitor or back to LCD screen only by pressing the Fnkey plus one of the function key. Here is a list of keycombinations for some of the laptops :-IBM ThinkPad = Fn + F7HP and Compaq = Fn + F4Toshiba = Fn + F5Dell = Fn + F8

May 18, 2012 | Fujitsu LifeBook Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Wireless on my compaq c60 is disabled but i cant find a switch to enable it. Can i use function keys and if so which?


I am unable to find a photo of your laptop's keyboard, so I cannot be certain which function key will enable your wireless adapter.

However, most laptops are very similar, so this solution should work for your problem.

1) Locate the secondary function key (probably labeled "FN") on your keyboard.
2) Locate the key which controls your wireless adapter as a secondary function. It will have the following image on the key: http://cdnsupport.gateway.com/s/Mobile/2007/Phantom/WirelessIcon.gif
3) While holding the FN key, press the wireless key
4) Your wireless adapter is now enabled. If you are still having wireless issues, the problem was not that the hardware wireless adapter was disabled.

Apr 07, 2011 | Compaq Presario CQ60-212US Notebook

2 Answers

What is the fn key


The fn key is the function key. I am sure that helps a ton. The fn key works like a shift key, changing the buttons marked fn, like volume, screen brightness, etc. The use is that you press and hold the function key, and press teh function button and then release both.
Common uses are to turn off the mousepad, while typing, and to set screen brightness while under battery....

Mar 14, 2011 | IBM ThinkPad T42 Notebook

1 Answer

Laptop to TV connection problem


When your laptop boots up, Windows treats the second monitor (your TV) as a mirror of the primary monitor (your laptop screen). When Windows loads up and finishes initializing the more advanced features, it goes back to it's default setting of a single primary screen, and the secondary screen is in standby, waiting for you to do something with it. The fastest way to get the TV working would be to find the Function key on your keyboard (normally a purple-ish blue key labeled Fn) and the monitor switch key. The video switch key is normally in the Function key row (F1, F2, F3, etc...) and has the picture of a rectangle or TV-looking shape. Hold the Fn key down and then press the video-switch key once and see what happens. Lenovo laptops normally bring up a little on-screen program that allows you to pick which configuration you want. Good luck!

Jan 14, 2010 | IBM Computers & Internet

1 Answer

The Fn botton on my vio lap top won't work


The Fn button is like a 'shift' key. Just as you would press <Shift> and a letter to get a capitalized letter, you press <Fn> and a function key at the same time ( <Fn><F1> or <Fn><F2> and so on) to use the secondary function for that key. For example, on one of my laptops, the <F2> key has an icon for 'wireless' (looks like an antenna). If I simply press <F2>, I will activate the function for <F2>, but if I press <Fn> and <F2> at the same time, I will turn on my wiress adapter.

<Fn> all by itself does nothing.

Hope this helps.

Oct 08, 2009 | Sony Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Keys problem


You have primary keys and secondary one. The secondary can be used by holding at the same time shift and the key you want to execute or the by holding fn key and pressing the one you want to press.

Also fn key sometimes is disabled in bios.

Jan 15, 2008 | ASUS A6U Notebook

Not finding what you are looking for?
Dell Inspiron 1545 Notebook Logo

541 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Dell Computers & Internet Experts

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18389 Answers

Doctor PC
Doctor PC

Level 3 Expert

7733 Answers

mukhtar21 shaikh
mukhtar21 shaikh

Level 3 Expert

2017 Answers

Are you a Dell Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...