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I recently installed Ubuntu 18.04 on a laptop Toshiba S55 A5295. I want to "lock" the FN key function so I can access the media, brightness, and volume buttons directly without having to press theFN key each time. As you can see in this image, those are the most important and prominent functions of those keys.

There is no option on the BIOS to do that but I just recently migrated from Windows and there I had the option (using Toshiba software) to swap that fuction. For example I also have a Logitech K800 and using Solaar there is an option to swap the fuction of those keys on that keyboard.

Is there something similar that I can do to do that?

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  • Does going to keyboard settings and changing the model to Toshiba make a difference?
    – xiota
    May 9 '18 at 17:33
  • @xiota No, I tried that but it didn't work. The is only one Toshiba model avilable and it is a totally different one.
    – eera5607
    May 9 '18 at 17:42
  • Apparently, on some keyboards, Fn+Esc toggles the behavior you want.
    – xiota
    May 9 '18 at 17:55
  • @xiota Thank you. I forgot to mention that I tried that also but it didn't work. It apparently works on some brands but not Toshiba.
    – eera5607
    May 9 '18 at 18:08
  • Does this work -- Invert fn key in Toshiba Satellite?
    – xiota
    May 9 '18 at 18:34

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