Dell laptop FN key is not working [Solved/Closed]

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Hello,

i'm using dell laptop and I can't use may fn key. Mybe I change the setting or something but I don't know how to fix it.

Any help, please?

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550
Thank you
Just press Fn+Esc keys and try again.

I had the same problem and it fixed in my case.

Thank you, Vara 550

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Thanks for that. I I wonder where is it documented
Thanks for this. There is "FN Lock" icon in esc key.
Thanks! I was blind before :-D
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Hi adibah,

It seems the Fn key got disabled in Windows Mobility Center. Follow the steps below to enable Fn key in Windows Mobility Center:

1. Click "Start", type "Windows Mobility Center" and press enter.
2. In the Windows Mobility Center window, please locate "Function Key Behavior".
3. Click drop down arrow next to "Function Key Behavior" and then select "Function key"

Do reply with result.
wow thank you.it is working
Great!!! It worked thanks
Thank you sir....its working
mine is already set to function key. New Dell Inspiron. Still no go
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I have a dell Inspiron as well and it was already set to function key and they didn't work therefore I switched it to multimedia keys and now my function keys work. I hope this helps!
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Hi adibah,

There is another way to change the Fn Key behavior in Inspiron N4110. Follow the steps below to change the Fn Key behavior:

1. Power on/Restart the computer.
2. Start tapping the F2 key when the Dell Logo appears.
3. Enter the System Setup (BIOS).
4. Go to Advanced tab by pressing the right/left arrow key.
5. Using the down/up arrow keys select Function Key Behavior and hit Enter.
6. Choose Function Key and hit Enter.

Please revert for clarification.
this solution solved me,
thankyou very very much
rae4412
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thank u so much! I usually find myself having 2 try 15 dif solutions but this time I got u on the first try. its so nice 2 c a simple straight forward answer that tells me exactly what steps 2 take and it actually work. thank u 4 taking ur time 2 help us
thank you, this problem solved

Shahjahan
That was it, thank you for posting!!
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Hi adibah,

This might happen due to a software problem or the problem might be with the actual key itself. I would like to know when you are not able to use this key. Are you using the Fn key to navigate to the BIOS or Run diagnostics or this is happening only in Windows? Also reply with the Dell Laptop Model Number in your post.

Please do write back to us.
Thanks a lot! This litterally works for me!!!
This worked, thanks
My dell laptop Fn key is changed
if I press U its showing 4
if I press p its showing *

plz help me to fix it...
I have the same problem with FN Keys which is not working after reformatted and I also tried to press FN+ESC but it didn't work with my DELL Laptop model N5010. Please need help.
FN+Esc worked on Inspirion 15 5558 laptop