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ALT key functioning as FN key

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1

    ALT key functioning as FN key


    I bought a new laptop running Windows 8.1

    My 'ALT' key is behaving as my 'FN' key should.
    Alt+F4 is opening the screen options, as FN+F4 should have otherwise.
    However, FN does NOT behave as the ALT key should.
    FN+F4 does nothing (side note: FN+F3 opens the search bar in Chrome).

    I'd like to return things to normal, any help is appreciated.

    Thank you in advance.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1


    Update: ALT works with the ALT+TAB function. I guess the issue is solely with the F1 through F12 functions.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    If you do not want to use Fn to do the Function keys. You need to change that setting in the bios.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

ALT key functioning as FN key
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