On Sunday 30 Oct 2011 20:48:06 Ahmad Samir wrote:
On 30 October 2011 22:16, Anne Wilson
> I'm temporarily working on a Microsoft multimedia keyboard. To my
> surprise the function keys do not behave as expected. F9, for instance,
> is recognised as Send - at least when I try to program a keyboard
> shortcut, that's what shows up (it doesn't send in KMail :-) ). F10-F12
> don't seem to be recognised.
Some Microsoft keyboards have an F-Lock button; it toggles the F1-12
buttons between being F1-12 as usual, or being special hotkeys (e.g.
F2 becomes undo, F3 redo... etc, IIRC).
Basically the F-Lock button is to the F1-12 buttons what the Numlock
key is to the Numpad.
I've never heard of that before, and hadn't noticed the button either - it
resides above the NumLock. That was exactly the problem, thanks.
Thanks also to Colin and Klaatu
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