While in a boot cd, like windows xp, my function keys seem to be disabled, how can i activate the Fn keys? At the moment they are in what i would call their secondary function but it seems to be active will in the boot cd.
I know what you mean - I think - you have a keyboard with a button that enables regular FN key access, operating like a caps lock, but for fn keys (perhaps a media kb?)... I believe if this is defaulting without regular FN access it is a feature of the kb manufacturers, not sure there's a way to change it.
Can't you just press the "F-lock" key (or whatever it is called)?
Post back if my understanding is correct - and with the make/model of the kb in question... is it wireless? Did it come with driver disc and tools? Do you have an alternative regular PS2 keyboard? The latter is an obvious quick fix and these can be had for very little (EG £3.95 I once paid!) and, if you are ordering over £200 hardware they sometimes ship a free keyboard from OCUK - I know because I made an order including a keyboard and they really went th eextra mile and shipped me a free one! Kinda annoying given I just bought one in the order!
Its standard PS2 keyboard made by smart office keyboards, with no extras as far as i can tell, and i cannot see an F-Lock key on it and nowhere in the control panel options is anything about turning on the Fn keys, this is usually fine but the boot cd insists that i press f8 to accept... i have the EZ - 8000 which doesn't show on that list, is it worth getting a later model update and trying that e.g. the EZ 8800?
No the tempremental computer i have here is actually running fine today... but still no help in the F-n key department, cas i don't know where to look to change it.
they do it on multimedia kb's (I have at least two like this) in order to free up the F-keys for multimedia operations.... these are still current - not top brands though, typically wireless and cheap(ish)
Ep, glad to see you come back and tidy up...did want to ask a one day favor, I want to enhance my resume , was hoping you could make me administrator for a day, if so, take me right off since I won't be here to do anything, and don't know the slightest about the board, but it would be nice putting "served administrator osnn", if can do, THANKS