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NO F1-F12 Keys on Standard Touch Keyboard: Sony Vaio Flip

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    NO F1-F12 Keys on Standard Touch Keyboard: Sony Vaio Flip


    Hey Everyone, I am using a Sony vaio flip 14 hybrid and need to use the F1-F12 keys. I particularly need the f4 key because I need to insert hundreds of rows throughout the different sheets in Microsoft Excel. I have enabled the standard touch keyboard but the fn keys are not present. I would also love to have the prt screen key as well which is also in that row. Can anyone assist me please?

    Here is a screenshot of the standard keyboard that is on my computer.



    Thanks in advance for your help

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    Seeing how this is the built in onscreen keyboard from Sony. I would check for a driver/software update for your make/model from there website. Or contact Sony directly about your issue.
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    Windows 8.1, 10


    What happens if you press the Fn key at the bottom-left of the keyboard?
    That seems to make the F1-F12 keys work in the built-in onscreen keyboard.
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    I had to save the picture in order to see that...good catch DavidY.
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    Posts : 13
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    Thanks bassfisher6522 and DavidY for your replies, I appreciate them.

    DavidY, your solution worked for the F1-F12 keys, thanks again. Unfortunately, no print screen key though. I wish for you both a prosperous 2014!
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    There might be away to change a key function of the "on screen keyboard" so you can add the print function.

    Open and customize On-Screen Keyboard - Microsoft Windows
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    Posts : 959
    Windows 8.1, 10


    Quote Originally Posted by keysissue View Post
    Thanks bassfisher6522 and DavidY for your replies, I appreciate them.

    DavidY, your solution worked for the F1-F12 keys, thanks again. Unfortunately, no print screen key though. I wish for you both a prosperous 2014!
    The normal Windows 8 On-Screen Keyboard *does* have a Print Screen button though. Can you use that one?

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    I see but as his picture shows, he doesn't have that. I'm wondering if it's got to do with it being a hybrid tablet/laptop that it's not showing up for his.
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    Posts : 13
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    Best forum ever! Thanks guys. The standard Sony on screen keyboard does not have a print screen option. However, the windows on screen keyboard does. So I will use the Windows on instead when I need to use the print screen option. Both the Sony standard keyboard and the Windows one screen keyboard cannot be opened at the same time.
    Thanks a lot and beers all around lol
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