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My Dell laptop (XPS 15z) has special keys on the F1-F12 keys. If i want to disable keyboard backlight for example, i must type fn + F6. Is it possible to invert it ?

In fact, i don't often use the F* keys. How can I only hit F6 to disable the backlight and fn+F6 to type F6 ?

Is it possible ?


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It should be possible to do it in the BIOS. Quoting the XPS 15z manual:

  1. Press F2 during POST (Power On Self Test) to enter the System Setup (BIOS) utility.

  2. In the Function Key Behavior, select Multimedia Key First or Function Key First.

    • Function Key First — This is the default option. Press any function key to perform the associated function. For multimedia action, press Fn + the required multimedia key.
    • Multimedia Key First — Press any multimedia key to perform the associated multimedia action. For function, press Fn + the required function key.
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+1 Confirm this, I have this laptop too. –  Caesium Dec 15 '11 at 19:57
This works for a different model Dell laptop I have as well, and I would suspect for anything else with Dell's BIOS (don't have experience with any other vendors). –  zpletan Mar 13 '12 at 14:11
This also works for my Lenovo (Flex 2) Laptop. No 2 options as mentioned above, just an enable and disable option. –  blo0p3r Sep 18 '14 at 3:36

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