ASUS Q525UA notebook can not full screen using F11 key, so how then?

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  1. Posts : 1,164
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    ASUS Q525UA notebook can not full screen using F11 key, so how then?


    ASUS Q525UA 15.6 inch (2 TB, Intel Core i7 8th Gen., 1.80 GHz, 16 GB) Laptop - Black - Q525UA-BI7T9

    F11 key normally fullscreen Chrome etc...But notebook PC function keys are different. F11 controls the chrome sound level. FUNC + F11 also controls the sound level with a different looking panel.

    How can I full screen then?
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  2. dalchina's Avatar
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    Hi,
    Chrome keyboard shortcuts - Google Chrome Help
    only lists F11 as Chrome full screen on/off.

    Perhaps some other program has defined the function of F11, if it's not specifically assigned by your laptop.
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  3. hsehestedt's Avatar
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    So that's odd. Usually on a notebook you would either press F11 alone or Func (Fn on some notebooks) in combination with F11 to activate the "real" F11 function key.

    The fact that you are seeing volume control for both methods, although one looks different, tells me at least that pressing F11 in combination with Func is doing something different. My suspicion is that some program has taken over the F11 key for use as a volume control.

    Here is something you might try:

    1) First determine whether pressing a function key by itself activates the actual function key or the "special" function for the laptop. Maybe the brightness control is a good test. For example, on my laptop, F2 and F3 are brightness down and brightness up. If I press just the F2 or F3 key the brightness is changed so I know that I have to press Fn + F2 or Fn + F3 to get the actual F2 or F3 key activated.

    2) Open task manager to the Processes tab to see if you can spot a particular program becoming active when you press F11 or Func + F11 (whichever the "real" F11 is). Maybe that will help you to determine what program has hijacked F11.

    3) Once you determine what program has taken over F11, check the help or documentation for that program to see if you can disable the volume control in that app or assign that capability to another key combination.

    4) Another method might be to perform a clean boot to verify that something is indeed hijacking the F11 key

    Perform a Clean Boot in Windows 10 to Troubleshoot Software Conflicts
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  4. Lance1's Avatar
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    By default the F11 and F12 are for volume control on the OP's system. Screenshot from the user manual.
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  5. dalchina's Avatar
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    You could try a browser extension:
    Full Screen for Google Chrome - Chrome Web Store

    or you could experiment with Autohotkey (free scripting language) and write a script file with 1 line something like

    IfWinActive ahk_class Chrome
    RAlt::F11

    (Detail needs checking)

    That means 'if Chrome is active, then pressing right ALT sends F11'

    Or you might need to use

    #IfWinActive ahk_class Chrome
    RAlt: Send {F11}
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  6. Posts : 1,164
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    I think I will try the browser extension, will get back on this today.


    EDIT, The extension works. you get an icon on the browser bar. And the F11 key now full screens the chrome window. no longer does it do anything with the volume.

    OF course what is dumb or good depending on your POV, all logged in chrome windows on every single computer now have this extension, so I will see it on all my PC's....which I really dont like. Why affect unaffected PC to fix a single solitary ASUS note book issue.
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  7. Caledon Ken's Avatar
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    If you click the three dots (chrome menu) upper right corner, in the drop down menu that appears, find the word zoom. To the far right there should be an icon with four corners. That is full screen. Click


    Ken
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  8. dalchina's Avatar
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    Thank you for your reply. I'm glad it works for you.

    so I will see it on all my PC's
    How to disable extension sync on Chrome without disabling sync

    You can apparently set thngs so they don't sync with other PCs


    Note: I'm not a Chrome user. I'm just finding these solutions for you...
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  9. Posts : 1,164
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    Caledon Ken said:
    If you click the three dots (chrome menu) upper right corner, in the drop down menu that appears, find the word zoom. To the far right there should be an icon with four corners. That is full screen. Click
    Ken
    Cool, thanks. But how then do you unzoom as F11 brings up the volume controls? Reboot?

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  10. Caledon Ken's Avatar
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    Put your mouse right up to the top of the screen in the middle and an "X" will drop down. Click X
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