Take the 2-minute tour ×
Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's 100% free, no registration required.

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 ?

Thanks.

share|improve this question

1 Answer 1

up vote 6 down vote accepted

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.
share|improve this answer
    
+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

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.