10
Thanks

A few words of thanks would be greatly appreciated.

What to Do When Your Function (Fn) Key Is Locked


A locked Function (Fn) key may sound like a minor problem but can be a bit troublesome for you if you are not aware of the solution. This FAQ will introduce you to the solution to this issue.



Unlock a Function (Fn) Key

If your keyboard is producing numbers instead of letters, hold down the Function key (Fn) on your keyboard in order to be able to write normally.

If this doesn't work, try pressing Fn + Numlk or, depending on the model, Fn + Shift + Numlk. On an IBM Thinkpad, press Shift + Scroll Lock Num.

Image: © Medium.
10
Thanks

A few words of thanks would be greatly appreciated.

Ask a question
Jean-François Pillou

CCM is a leading international tech website. Our content is written in collaboration with IT experts, under the direction of Jeff Pillou, founder of CCM.net. CCM reaches more than 50 million unique visitors per month and is available in 11 languages.

Learn more about the CCM team

Related

Original article published by . Translated by jak58. Latest update on by Olivia Long.

This document, titled "What to Do When Your Function (Fn) Key Is Locked," is available under the Creative Commons license. Any copy, reuse, or modification of the content should be sufficiently credited to CCM (https://ccm.net/).
1 vote - 5.0 /5

28 Comments

Thank you for the tip. This Nextbook 2-in-1 need the Fn+Shift+NumLock. Thook care of the problem of loccking. Greatly appreciated!!