Why are the F-keys on my Dell Inspiron acting like the function was reversed?

Alex Picard August 29, 2010
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On my laptop, when I press the F1 key, it brings up “connect to a projector”, F2 turns on/off wireless connection, F3 shows battery life, ect. Whenever I want to press an F-key, I have to hold the “Fn” key. How can I fix this? I have a Dell Inspiron 1764.

  1. Renga78
    January 9, 2012 at 10:53 am

    Cool. Thanks to you.

  2. Tina
    August 10, 2011 at 12:52 am

    Thank you for sharing your solution!

  3. Aibek
    September 7, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    Hi Alex,

    Were you able to find what was causing the issue? Have you looked inside BIOS seetings as recommended by Pratyush? Let us know.


  4. Pratyush
    August 29, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    There is an option to revert them to their default behavior in the BIOS.