Re: Miscrosoft Keyboard "F Lock"
I have driver version 188.8.131.52, and the F lock does show on screen, lower
right, for maybe 3 secs then fades out..
Re the F key status, you can change the function of the F keys to
essentially do nothing, in which case they remain at system default when the
machine is booted..
"BillK62" <BillK62@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>I called MS Technical support and discovered that with my "Microsoft
> Optical Desktop Pro" system, which includes the "Microsoft Wireless
> Multimedia Keyboard", when using Windows Vista (with the lastest verison
> the keyboard drivers), that the F-Lock status--contrary to the settings
> provided--never shows up on the screen!
> There is a light on the wireless receiver, however, that indicates the
> F-Lock status. (This I didn't know.)
> I was also told by the tech support person that the status of the F Lock
> should remain unchanged when the computer is rebooted. This feature also
> doesn't work. Whenever Windows Vista re-starts, the F Lock is off.
> Just FYI, should anyone else experience this problem.
> Hopefully someday Microsoft will correct these problems....
> "BillK62" wrote:
>> I frequently use the functions keys, but my MS keyboard now comes with a
>> silly "F-Lock" key.
>> (1) I'd like for this to always be on, and for it to boot up with the
>> "F-Lock" enabled. Is there a way to do this?
>> (2) The "F-Lock" key appears to be anything but a "Lock". When I switch
>> to a
>> new program, the "F Lock" appears to become "unlocked". (And sometimes
>> once I
>> use a function key, it also seems to become unlocked again.) And there is
>> indication as to whether the lock is on. Is there a fix for this? Or some
>> helpful suggestion for a user who has suddenly found that 13 keys on his
>> keyboard are suddenly useless because he never knows what they're going
>> to do
>> when he presses them?
>> Thanks. (And I'm sorry that some of my annoyance with this feature has
>> slipped through.)
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