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The Fn key is locked

May 2015

This article offers solution to fixing a frozen Fn key on a keyboard.
A locked Function (Fn) key may sound like a minor problem, but can be a bit troublesome for the user if they are not aware of the solution. It may happen that while typing letters, numbers are being displayed on your screen. To fix this, you need to hold down the Fn key to write normally. The command is different for an IBM system.


Issue


If your keyboard is producing numbers instead of letters, hold down the Function key (Fn) on your keyboard in order to be able to write normally.

Solution


This is because the digital lock is activated.
  • To solve this, press Fn+Numlk or, depending on the model, Fn+Shift+Numlk
  • On an IBM Thinkpad, press Shift + Scroll Lock Num
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