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Visual Studio's "F8 Step Into" triggers my laptop's Lock-the-screen function

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How can I get Visual Studio's "F8 Step Into" to work on my laptop? When I am in Visual Studio's IDE and have a VB.NET project open, every time I hit F8, my laptop triggers its Lock-the-screen function instead of letting Visual Studio see the F8.
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Éric MoreauSenior .Net Consultant
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you may have to press Fn-F8

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Commented:
Thanks for the try, but Fn-F8 toggles my video inputs {CRT, LCD, ...}

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why dont you just use your mouse and right click on the part youu want to step into.??   alternatively open windows virtual keyboard and press f8 in theere

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how do you open windws virtual keyboard?

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Under accessories accessibility tools

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TonyReba:
 - Problem with using my mouse to right click the line I want to step into is that it takes more keystrokes than the Debug | Step Info approach.
 - also, using virtual keyboard and press f8 causes my laptop to lock the screen, just like the physical F8 key does.

So, my problem has not been resolved.

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I dont understand this, but it has resolved my immediate problem:
When I go to Tools | Options | Environment | Keyboard,  Debug.StepInto is set to F11 and F11 works.
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