Laptop F Lock HP Pavillion DV6

There is no f lock button on this laptop. The default function of the machine is that in order to use f1 - f12, i have to hold the fn button. So if i am playing a game and i have a key binding set to f1 without holding fn, the machine would go to the windows help feature (which is what HP has it set to on default). I am asking if there is a way i can reverse this so that would have to hold fn to use the silly new-user friendly features rather than hold fn to use f1-f12
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  1. u Can disable that functionality by disabling "Action Keys Mode" in the BIOS...

    Here is the document, that will help you with it... http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c02035108&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&jumpid=reg_R1002_US
  2. Interesting - I need to disable the F1 key on my desktop PC - or at least turn off the Windows Help that pops up each time I hit shift + F1. Know how to do this? That is, without installinga 3rd party program?

    Thanks
  3. Chesbrough said:
    u Can disable that functionality by disabling "Action Keys Mode" in the BIOS...

    Here is the document, that will help you with it... http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c02035108&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&jumpid=reg_R1002_US


    nice
  4. Thanks! THis is a desktop PC (not a notebook), but I will give it a try. You've given me a new term to look up if it doesn't work - I've just been calling them "F keys" but using "action keys" might help.
    Thanks again!
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