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How do you do....it? Thread, disable fn key on laptop in Technical; the kids are disableing the wireless network on the laptops by pressing FN + F11 keys. any idea how i ...
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    disable fn key on laptop

    the kids are disableing the wireless network on the laptops by pressing FN + F11 keys.

    any idea how i can disable this function?

    cheers

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    Re: disable fn key on laptop

    *bump* :-)

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    Re: disable fn key on laptop

    I'm guessing no one has a clue :P

    I was going to suggest removing software from the laptop that controls the FN keys, but i had a look on mine and couldn't find any. Then i thought it could possibly be a BIOS settings? But i doubt that one to... You might have to install something that actually blocks the input somehow?

    But basically... I dont have a clue- Just didn't want you to think you were being ignored :P

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    Re: disable fn key on laptop

    Yes - slam the fingers of the offeneder in a door - that should disuade them.

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    Re: disable fn key on laptop

    so far i have looked ar sharp keys but no joy, no settings in the bios or software to disable it

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    Re: disable fn key on laptop

    Pull The Function Keys off, it's only a matter of time before the students will anyways

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    Re: disable fn key on laptop

    hahaha i like your idea jcollings

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    Re: disable fn key on laptop

    Remap the fn key to something else?

    http://www.autohotkey.com/forum/topic298.html

    Ben

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    Re: disable fn key on laptop

    Yeh- I think ben is on to something there. I'd love to look at that site but Broadband Sandwell- in their wisdom- have blocked it. Or rather their NetSweeper; but I just like to blame them :P

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    Re: disable fn key on laptop

    nope no good the fn + f11 combo disables the wireless device in device manager. is the any way that i could stop a device in device manager from been disabled.... yikes

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    Re: disable fn key on laptop

    However if the fn + key to enable/disable the wireless is taken care of at the hardware level you are stuffed.

    Ben

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    Re: disable fn key on laptop

    think i will give it to my work placement boy to sort out for me

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    Re: disable fn key on laptop

    Try saving the following as a .reg file, run it, restart:
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    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contro l\Keyboard Layout]
    "Scancode Map"=hex:00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,02,00,00,00,00,00 ,57,00,00,00,00,00

    ----------------------------------------------------
    Should completely disable the F11 key

    If it doesn't work, just delete the entry. I have something similar running which disables the F12 key so if you have problems I've probably mistyped something...

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    Re: disable fn key on laptop

    that worked, but the fn + f11 combo still works

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    Re: disable fn key on laptop

    Presumably because fn + f11 gives a different scancode to just the f11 key?

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