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    Re: disable fn key on laptop

    yep my thoughts exactly. I did use AutoIt3 window spy (Autohotkey) to try and pick up the scancode, but it dosent pick it up. great fun.

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    Re: disable fn key on laptop

    I've just used regmon to see whats changing as i press the keys. i've attached a screen shoot.
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    Re: disable fn key on laptop

    Rename S24Evmon.exe and see if it still disables?

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    Re: disable fn key on laptop

    Assuming that is a port value, you could also attempt blocking the traffic on that port.
    Unfortunately It appears that renaming the file may stop your Wireless connection also.
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    s24evmon.exe is an application that gives access to your wireless network interface devices configurations and diagnostics. This program is a non-essential system process, but should not be terminated unless suspected to be causing problems.
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    Re: disable fn key on laptop

    Well I'd say try it and see as that description says about access to it's configuration so looks like pressing fn + f11 uses that program to send a command to the card to turn its radio off.

    If the radio is allready off and you kill s24evmon.exe then you won't be able to turn it on.

    Otherwise can you leverage s24evmon.exe yourself and run a startup script or something to use it to turn the wireless on?

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    Re: disable fn key on laptop

    @Plexer

    Just given me a thought. If the physical F11 key has another function assigned to it that is called by the Fn key (rather than the Fn key adding the F11 code to create a new code, ie the F11 key has two codes depending on the state of the Fn key) then you're probably looking at a hardware assignment which by definition may be different from machine to machine.

    There is no scancode for Fn that I can see... MrHappy may turn out to be MrUnhappy by the sounds of it!

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    Re: disable fn key on laptop

    Re: the user account that the children log in with - is it an admin-level account?

    If so, try changing them back to a normal user (not Power User!) and see if they can still disable it.

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    Re: disable fn key on laptop

    nope, kids are not power users. tht was the second thing i did, was look at permissions.

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    Re: disable fn key on laptop

    changing the filename ha no effect oooow happy days

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