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I have a laptop that has the F keys mapped to certain things - so F2 is lower brightness, F3 is brighter brightness, F6-F8 are multimedia keys, F9 is lower volume, F10 is raise, F11 is mute and F12 is turn off wireless.

What'd I'd like to do is remap all of their current functions to fn+F-Key, so I can have use of my F keys for other purposes.

How can I do that?

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You can do this by flipping a switch in your BIOS.

First, before you do this, BE WARNED. Messing in your BIOS can be hazadous, and it can TURN YOUR COMPUTER INTO A EXPENSIVE PAPERWEIGHT.

Warning aside, heres how I did it.

First, I booted into the BIOS. Shutdown the computer, and then get into the BIOS. To do that on a HP 2000 Notebook, hit Esc before GRUB loads - might take a few tries to get it to work.

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Then, select the System Configuration tab. Navigating the BIOS menu is normally done with the arrow keys, but read the instructions for your machines specifics.

Then, select the Action Keys mode toggle. Turn them to DISABLED.

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Save your changes, and then reboot.

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Now that you've got it working, you can do the same things (volume, brightness etc) by using the keyboard shortcut fn + F key

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