Question about Computers & Internet

1 Answer

A windows update seems to have altered all my Function keys F1 through F12. I use these a lot as shortcut keys and want to restore them to how they were before - please, how do I do this (Windows 8)

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Top Expert:

    An expert who has finished #1 on the weekly Top 10 Fixya Experts Leaderboard.

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

  • Computers & ... Master
  • 21,384 Answers

TRy using the restore point that windows set just before the update. search for 'restore point', select the date/time you want and restore it to that time.

Posted on Dec 20, 2016

  • Andrew Tipple
    Andrew Tipple Dec 20, 2016

    Hi, Thanks for the suggestion, but already tried that (with no effect). Can;t find any way to change the settings in Control Panel or on Microsoft's own website. The only suggestion is to press the Fn key in unison with "Fwhatever" - not always convenient.

×

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

F12 function key doesn t work


Function keys are special keys used for assigning program shortcuts and specialty tasks to the keyboard.
They are located at the top of most keyboards and labeled "F1" through "F12."
Some keyboards may only feature 10 function keys, while others may have as many as 18. These keys often go unutilized by the average computer user, but they may have very important tasks for some users, which can lead to problems when the keys do not respond.
Fixing nonresponsive or malfunctioning function keys is quite simple, and should only take a few minutes.

Connect your keyboard to your computer, and power it up.
Open a program that uses the function keys such as Microsoft Word or Microsoft Excel. Check your keyboard for an "F-Lock" or "Function Lock" key.
This key is used to toggle function-key support; when it is toggled on, the function keys will not work.
Press the "F-Lock" key and then try using a function key in the selected program. "F1" is a good key to test, because it is set to open a "Help" document in all Microsoft software.
If the key does not work, press the "F-Lock" key a second time, and test the keys again.
If the keys still do not work and you are running the Windows 7 operating system, you may need to install a "hotfix" from Microsoft to fix the key functionality.
Navigate to the link entitled "Microsoft Support: Some Function Keys do not Work Correctly." (See Below.)
Some function keys or keyboard shortcuts do not work correctly on a computer that is running Windows 7
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/975741
Resolve unexpected Function (F1 - F12) or other special key behavior on a Microsoft keyboard
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/894513
Click on "View and request hotfix downloads" located beneath the title of the article to access the Microsoft Hotfix database.
Agree to the terms and conditions, then download the hotfix.
When the download is finished, run the downloaded file and follow the on-screen instructions.
You may need to restart your computer after the installation is complete.
Your function keys should now work properly.

Jul 14, 2013 | Dell Computers & Internet

1 Answer

My fn button wont work


Function keys are special keys used for assigning program shortcuts and specialty tasks to the keyboard.
They are located at the top of most keyboards and labeled "F1" through "F12."
Some keyboards may only feature 10 function keys, while others may have as many as 18. These keys often go unutilized by the average computer user, but they may have very important tasks for some users, which can lead to problems when the keys do not respond.
Fixing nonresponsive or malfunctioning function keys is quite simple, and should only take a few minutes.

Connect your keyboard to your computer, and power it up.
Open a program that uses the function keys such as Microsoft Word or Microsoft Excel. Check your keyboard for an "F-Lock" or "Function Lock" key.
This key is used to toggle function-key support; when it is toggled on, the function keys will not work.
Press the "F-Lock" key and then try using a function key in the selected program. "F1" is a good key to test, because it is set to open a "Help" document in all Microsoft software.
If the key does not work, press the "F-Lock" key a second time, and test the keys again.
If the keys still do not work and you are running the Windows 7 operating system, you may need to install a "hotfix" from Microsoft to fix the key functionality.
Navigate to the link entitled "Microsoft Support: Some Function Keys do not Work Correctly." (See Below.)
Some function keys or keyboard shortcuts do not work correctly on a computer that is running Windows 7
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/975741
Resolve unexpected Function (F1 - F12) or other special key behavior on a Microsoft keyboard
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/894513
Click on "View and request hotfix downloads" located beneath the title of the article to access the Microsoft Hotfix database.
Agree to the terms and conditions, then download the hotfix.
When the download is finished, run the downloaded file and follow the on-screen instructions.
You may need to restart your computer after the installation is complete.
Your function keys should now work properly.

Jun 27, 2013 | Packard Bell Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Why wont my fn button


Function keys are special keys used for assigning program shortcuts and specialty tasks to the keyboard.
They are located at the top of most keyboards and labeled "F1" through "F12."
Some keyboards may only feature 10 function keys, while others may have as many as 18. These keys often go unutilized by the average computer user, but they may have very important tasks for some users, which can lead to problems when the keys do not respond.
Fixing nonresponsive or malfunctioning function keys is quite simple, and should only take a few minutes.

Connect your keyboard to your computer, and power it up.
Open a program that uses the function keys such as Microsoft Word or Microsoft Excel. Check your keyboard for an "F-Lock" or "Function Lock" key.
This key is used to toggle function-key support; when it is toggled on, the function keys will not work.
Press the "F-Lock" key and then try using a function key in the selected program. "F1" is a good key to test, because it is set to open a "Help" document in all Microsoft software.
If the key does not work, press the "F-Lock" key a second time, and test the keys again.
If the keys still do not work and you are running the Windows 7 operating system, you may need to install a "hotfix" from Microsoft to fix the key functionality.
Navigate to the link entitled "Microsoft Support: Some Function Keys do not Work Correctly." (See Below.)
Some function keys or keyboard shortcuts do not work correctly on a computer that is running Windows 7
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/975741
Resolve unexpected Function (F1 - F12) or other special key behavior on a Microsoft keyboard
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/894513
Click on "View and request hotfix downloads" located beneath the title of the article to access the Microsoft Hotfix database.
Agree to the terms and conditions, then download the hotfix.
When the download is finished, run the downloaded file and follow the on-screen instructions.
You may need to restart your computer after the installation is complete.
Your function keys should now work properly.

Jun 27, 2013 | Packard Bell Computers & Internet

1 Answer

My Wi-Fi on Lenova Think Pad T60 is not working. I tried to update the drivers. Still not working.


What is it doing? Still not working could mean a lot of things!!! Is the computer connected to the wireless network? You've got to connect to the network before you can do anything. And most times the problem with connecting to the network is people key the network key or password wrong so the wireless just keeps on polling trying to connect.

Do you have the wireless turned on on the notepad? Sometimes there might be a wireless switch somewhere that you have to turn on. Also most times you can toggle the wireless On and Off by hitting the FN Function key and the corresponding F1 thru F12 key that toggles the wireless. Most times the correct F1 thru F12 key will have a wireless icon signal on it sorta like ))))) or it may show a tower with the signals. Once you find the correct F1 thru F12 key to press then Press and Hold the FN Function key then hit the correct F1 thru F12 key. If you look at your screen most times it will let you know if you've toggled the wireless by displaying Wireless On or Wireless Off.

Mar 29, 2012 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

How do I enable a compaq laptop's keys


Compaq Presario computers provide users with a row of function keys for added keyboard functionality. Function keys can serve a dual purpose as well.
Function keys are located at the top of Compaq Presario keyboards.
By learning how function keys work on a Compaq Presario you can take advantage of time saving keyboard shortcuts.Purpose
Use function keys to access menus, save changes and create shortcut keys.
Various applications, including Microsoft Office, allow you to select a function key as a shortcut key for running specific tasks. These settings are usually found under the Tools, Settings or File menu.
Each Compaq Presario computer has twelve function keys.
The most common used keys are "F2," "F8," "F10" and "F12."
The first three are used mainly to access and use the Compaq BIOS. "F12" is used to access a set of run from options during the boot process.

How to Access
Access function keys on a Compaq Presario by pressing any of the keys on the top row of the keyboard. Access the key's dual purpose by first pressing the "Fn" key located on the bottom row of keys.
Use function keys as shortcut keys by pressing them anytime while in the desired application. Remember, you must set them as shortcut keys first.
Note that some programs may already have certain function keys set as shortcuts.
Open menus and view the shortcut keys beside each menu item before setting your own shortcuts.


Dual Uses Each function key has a dual use. Press "Fn" plus the desired function key for the key's other use.
Below each function number is a small picture within a square or rectangle.
This dictates the dual use. "F1" opens help and support. "F2" serves as a printer shortcut.
Open your homepage by pressing "F3."
If you use dual monitors, switch between monitors by using "F4." "F5" puts your computer in stand-by mode.
Quickly lock your computer by pressing "F6." "F7" and "F8" adjust the screen's contrast.
Play and pause your music in Windows Media Player or other default media player by using "F9."
Press "F10" to stop playing media. Skip ahead or rewind media by using "F11" and "F12."

Other "Fn" Keys

In addition to function keys, the "Fn" key is also provides other keys with a dual use.
Any key with a small square on the key has a dual purpose such as the "scroll," "insert" and "delete" buttons.
Since laptop keyboards have no number pads, certain keys serve as the number pad by pressing the "Fn" key.



Jan 08, 2012 | Compaq Computers & Internet

2 Answers

What are the keys at the top of my toshiba beginning with F


HI there,
The function keys (F1 through F12) are exactly that. Function Keys.
F1 generally opens a Help dialogue
F8 opens your windows startup manager when booting windows
F10/F11/F12 Can be used in some BIOS managers
These keys are dependant on what operating system you are using which will define what they do. Some OS's allow you to program these keys to open different things.

May 09, 2011 | Toshiba Satellite L675-S7062 Notebook PC

1 Answer

SIR, I wish to known MS Office 2007 advance functining & sortcuts


Function keysTo do this Press
Get Help or visit Microsoft Office Online. F1
Move text or graphics. F2
Repeat the last action. F4
Choose the Go To command (Home tab). F5
Go to the next pane or frame. F6
Choose the Spelling command (Review tab). F7
Extend a selection. F8
Update the selected fields. F9
Show KeyTips. F10
Go to the next field. F11
Choose the Save As command (Microsoft Office Button ). F12


SHIFT+Function keyTo do this Press
Start context-sensitive Help or reveal formatting. SHIFT+F1
Copy text. SHIFT+F2
Change the case of letters. SHIFT+F3
Repeat a Find or Go To action. SHIFT+F4
Move to the last change. SHIFT+F5
Go to the previous pane or frame (after pressing F6). SHIFT+F6
Choose the Thesaurus command (Review tab, Proofing group). SHIFT+F7
Shrink a selection. SHIFT+F8
Switch between a field code and its result. SHIFT+F9
Display a shortcut menu. SHIFT+F10
Go to the previous field. SHIFT+F11
Choose the Save command (Microsoft Office Button ). SHIFT+F12


CTRL+Function keyTo do this Press
Choose the Print Preview command (Microsoft Office Button ). CTRL+F2
Cut to the Spike. CTRL+F3
Close the window. CTRL+F4
Go to the next window. CTRL+F6
Insert an empty field. CTRL+F9
Maximize the document window. CTRL+F10
Lock a field. CTRL+F11
Choose the Open command (Microsoft Office Button ). CTRL+F12


CTRL+SHIFT+Function keyTo do this Press
Insert the contents of the Spike. CTRL+SHIFT+F3
Edit a bookmark. CTRL+SHIFT+F5
Go to the previous window. CTRL+SHIFT+F6
Update linked information in an Office Word 2007 source document. CTRL+SHIFT+F7
Extend a selection or block. CTRL+SHIFT+F8, and then press an arrow key
Unlink a field. CTRL+SHIFT+F9
Unlock a field. CTRL+SHIFT+F11
Choose the Print command (Microsoft Office Button ). CTRL+SHIFT+F12


ALT+Function keyTo do this Press
Go to the next field. ALT+F1
Create a new Building Block. ALT+F3
Exit Office Word 2007. ALT+F4
Restore the program window size. ALT+F5
Move from an open dialog box back to the document, for dialog boxes such as Find and Replace that support this behavior. ALT+F6
Find the next misspelling or grammatical error. ALT+F7
Run a macro. ALT+F8
Switch between all field codes and their results. ALT+F9
Maximize the program window. ALT+F10
Display Microsoft Visual Basic code. ALT+F11


ALT+SHIFT+Function keyTo do this Press
Go to the previous field. ALT+SHIFT+F1
Choose the Save command (Microsoft Office Button ). ALT+SHIFT+F2
Display the Research task pane. ALT+SHIFT+F7
Run GOTOBUTTON or MACROBUTTON from the field that displays the field results. ALT+SHIFT+F9
Display a menu or message for a smart tag. ALT+SHIFT+F10


CTRL+ALT+Function keyTo do this Press
Display Microsoft System Information. CTRL+ALT+F1
Choose the Open command (Microsoft Office Button ). CTRL+ALT+F2

Jan 05, 2011 | Microsoft Office Standard 2007: Windows

1 Answer

Need to restore F1 word function in word 2003


  1. On the Tools menu, click Customize.
  2. Click Keyboard.
  3. Click Reset All.
Note: Reset All removes your customized shortcut key assignments and restores the original Microsoft Word shortcut key assignments in the selected template or document.

Nov 17, 2009 | Dell Latitude D505 Notebook

2 Answers

Where do i find out what the F1-F12 keys mean on


usually they are there for bot up purposes. depending on the manufacturer of the computer and motherboard they do different things. you don't use them in day to day computing.

Sep 29, 2009 | ASUS Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Keyboard F1 to F12


F1 - F12 Function Key Usage
Printer Friendly Version



F1 - F12 Function Key Usage

F1:Help. Click F1 Key can load the help file of the program.

F2:Rename. Select a folder or file, click F2 to rename it.

F3:Search. On desktop, click F3 to load the search form.

F4:In Internet Explorer, click F4 will list the URL Address field.

F5:Refresh. Use it to refresh the web page in Internet Explorer.

F6:In Internet Explorer, click F6 will jump to address bar.

F7:It can be used to insert ^C in command prompt.

F8:When windows startup, it can load the startup menu.

F9:In Windows Media Player, it can increase the volumn.

F10:In Windows Media Player, it can decrease the volumn.

F11:In Internet Explorer, click F11 will switch to Full Screen mode.

F12:In MS-Word, it will show out the "Save-As" dialog.



Take this link u will get all the Function Keys description

http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000306.htm

Aug 31, 2008 | Computers & Internet

Not finding what you are looking for?
Computers & Internet Logo

Related Topics:

29 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Computers & Internet Experts

Doctor PC
Doctor PC

Level 3 Expert

7733 Answers

kakima

Level 3 Expert

102366 Answers

David Payne
David Payne

Level 3 Expert

14161 Answers

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

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...