Want to win a PS4? Go Premium and enter to win our High-Tech Treats giveaway. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

Compaq "Fn" keys

Posted on 2004-09-14
1
Medium Priority
?
1,488 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
Hi,
Iam using compaq X1030US laptop... Eventhough most of the people dislike the function keys, i luv them since i can open my firefox browser by  using "Fn+F3" and I can control my default media player.  But is there any way to configure them. For example there are "Fn+1", "Fn+2"........"Fn+5"  and no event is generated when i use them.. I believe that compaq left them for the user to configure....

Can anyone tell, how to configure these keys

kalyan
0
Comment
Question by:ukalyan
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
1 Comment
 
LVL 31

Accepted Solution

by:
rid earned 2000 total points
ID: 12064921
Pressing the Fn key alters the outgoing scancode(s) for some of the keys you press. Others give the same scancode(s) even when Fn is pressed. Changing that sounds like you have to go to work on the KB firmware. If you can determine that you get a new scancode with [Fn] + [somekey] you might be able to use the new scancode. If it doesn't change you're stuck with plain old [somekey].
/RID
0

Featured Post

Industry Leaders: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Two to three times a week, some version of the question below is posted: "I have a laptop that (was given to me / I bought on ebay / I forgot the password for).  I can't (start it / upgrade the BIOS / change BIOS settings) because it's asking for…
Lithium-ion batteries area cornerstone of today's portable electronic devices, and even though they are relied upon heavily, their chemistry and origin are not of common knowledge. This article is about a device on which every smartphone, laptop, an…
Finding and deleting duplicate (picture) files can be a time consuming task. My wife and I, our three kids and their families all share one dilemma: Managing our pictures. Between desktops, laptops, phones, tablets, and cameras; over the last decade…
This tutorial will teach you the special effect of super speed similar to the fictional character Wally West aka "The Flash" After Shake : http://www.videocopilot.net/presets/after_shake/ All lightning effects with instructions : http://www.mediaf…

610 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question