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kevineu
1 Copper

How do you change settings in Bios on Inspiron 15r / N5010

ok, so we bought a new laptop. i want to change the primary and secondary functions of my F keys.

 

i did it before with Inspiron 1545 and it worked fine. i don't really like the idea of the multimedia keys to be the primary since i do a lot of alt+f4 and stuff. and now i am forced to press FN with everything. so.

 

how do i change it on Inspiron 15r?

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Telson A
4 Tellurium

Re: How do you change settings in Bios on Inspiron 15r / N5010

Hi

Welcome to Dell community.

We can change the multimedia key functions in BIOS.

Hit F2 at dell logo, in BIOS you shall find the option to change the behavior of the keys.

If you have any issues do let me know.

Forum Member Since 2010

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kevineu
1 Copper

Re: How do you change settings in Bios on Inspiron 15r / N5010

thanks for reply. i did that days ago multiple times but i can't edit it out. it doesn't look like the bios of inspiron 1545 too.

 

i used tab multiple times but i can't get to the part where i can choose the primary and secondary keys. it seems locked. 😐

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kevineu
1 Copper

Re: How do you change settings in Bios on Inspiron 15r / N5010

bump.

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Telson A
4 Tellurium

Re: How do you change settings in Bios on Inspiron 15r / N5010

thanks for reply. i did that days ago multiple times but i can't edit it out. it doesn't look like the bios of inspiron 1545 too.

 

i used tab multiple times but i can't get to the part where i can choose the primary and secondary keys. it seems locked. 😐

 

 

You would find the option in System configuration>Function key behaviour

Here is a screen shot of the same to make things easier.

Forum Member Since 2010

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kevineu
1 Copper

Re: How do you change settings in Bios on Inspiron 15r / N5010

yeah i don't have that. i only get the multi colored version of that when i press f2.

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kevineu
1 Copper

Re: How do you change settings in Bios on Inspiron 15r / N5010

i wish i had camera to take picture of my "F2" on this laptop. i really wanted to edit it. 😞 i want my F keys so bad.

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kevineu
1 Copper

Re: How do you change settings in Bios on Inspiron 15r / N5010

oops, actually figured it out.

 

it turns out F2 in my laptop is 'SetUp'

 

and the function keys' controls are under advanced options. 😄 thanks.

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amithoward
1 Copper

Re: How do you change settings in Bios on Inspiron 15r / N5010

There is also an option in the Windows Mobility Center under the DELL category.

Function Key Row (Fn Key Behaviour). You can change it to Fn Key or Multimedia Key.