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  1.    12 Mar 2017 #1
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    How to switch the FN key function on a laptop that dosent support it?


    i have a cyberpower fangbook 3, normally to change the volume i have to press fn+ f9 or f8 just to change the volume. I would like to change that so that i dont have to press the FN key to do things like that but unlike any other laptop i had theres no way to do that as far as i can see. No bios option to switch or no settings or no special shortcuts like FN lock. is there a way i can change its function?
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  2.    12 Mar 2017 #2
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    Same deal with my ASUS laptop which is a bit annoying. So I'll tag along and see if anybody chimes in with an idea.
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  3.    12 Mar 2017 #3
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  4.    12 Mar 2017 #4
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    It's not just sound up down though. Not for me anyway. It's the same deal with mute, pause, play. Screen brightness up down etc. I like to play some tunes out on the deck, then my wife says something to me out the window. I have to fumble for the Fn key and the mute key. Then ask her to repeat. For me the PITA part is having to use two hands as the Fn key is in the bottom corner of the keyboard and the F keys are all across the top.
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  5.    12 Mar 2017 #5
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    Mute/Play/Pause etc are also in Stack Overflow link above...
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  6.    12 Mar 2017 #6
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    Ok, I'll have a look, thanks. I was in the middle of something when I posted and didn't have a chance to have a look see.
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  7.    14 Mar 2017 #7
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    and this will let me reverse the function? like make it that i have to press fn to use the F1-12? or do i have to manually script all of that?
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  8.    15 Mar 2017 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by xdarkmario View Post
    and this will let me reverse the function? like make it that i have to press fn to use the F1-12? or do i have to manually script all of that?
    You'd have to script it all. It is pretty easy as you can just copy the example from StackOverflow and rearrange the order. I don't know a better way unfortunately.
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  9.    15 Mar 2017 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by lx07 View Post
    You'd have to script it all. It is pretty easy as you can just copy the example from StackOverflow and rearrange the order. I don't know a better way unfortunately.
    well i got some of it working i dont have to press fn to adjust volume ot brightness but the only thing is that now i have duplicate actions like ether pressing fn+f7 or pressing f7 alone both do the same thing now and the function of f7 alone is gone now.
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  10.    15 Mar 2017 #10
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    I think you need to map them the other way around as well so you map both F1 to "Play" (or whatever) and Fn+F1 to F1.

    Like this
    Code:
    ; F1 key by default, Fn+F1 is now Play/Pause
    
    MEDIA_PLAY_PAUSE::F1
    
    F1::MEDIA_PLAY_PAUSE
    
    
    
    ; F2 key by default, Fn+F2 is now Mute/Unmute
    
    VOLUME_MUTE::F2
    
    F2::VOLUME_MUTE
    AutoHotKey script that remaps the F1-F12 function keys on the Microsoft Sculpt Mobile keyboard to be pressed without having to use the Fn key. Disables some of the Windows 8 shortcuts, but leaves media keys intact. . GitHub
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