I miss the PgUp and PgDn key! Anyway to change and move Fn key?

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  1. jlingo

    jlingo Notebook Geek

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    I was wondering if anyone here knows how to somehow customize or some tricks to perform PgUp and PgDn key without having to press on Fn? because when I'm reading an article, it's very troublesome to always use two hands left for the Fn key and right for the PgDn key everytime I wanted to go to the next screen.

    It would be nice to move the Fn key to the right closer to the PgUp and PgDn key, so at least I only need to use my right hand to skip to the next screen.

    Anyone found solution to this?
     
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    xprohx Notebook Evangelist

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    I'm with you. I hate having to hold the fn key to use certain functions. For instance, I use the brightness up/down and volume keys frequently.
     
  3. John Ratsey

    John Ratsey Moderately inquisitive Super Moderator

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    You should be able to a keyboard remapping program to remap two other keys such as the Windows keys or a right control key.

    Does the touchpad include tap zones which you can map to PgUp and PgDn?

    John
     
  4. jlingo

    jlingo Notebook Geek

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    I have tried KeyStroke Converter however it didn't seem to work with Fn key. therefore can't remap PgUp and PgDn key.

    You can use the touchpad to scroll up and down for some adjustment. However, I prefer PgUp and PgDn while reading. Scrolling the screen using touchpad often made my head dizzy and strained my eyes. Unlike the PgUp and PgDn feature flipped instantenously.
    Mind you, I often stay on the computer over 4 hours straight.
     
  5. Mikey94025

    Mikey94025 Notebook Guru

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    I used the SharpKeys free utility to remap F9/F10/F11/F12 to Home/Page Up/Page Down/End. It's apparently not possible to use it to remap another key to Fn (because it's a modifier), so I make do with using these different keys. Nor can we use Ctrl or Alt as a replacement modifier for Fn. Bummer.
     
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    accidentalsuccess Newbie

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    space bar and shift + space bar works in just about everything besides word processors (obviously)

    In word processors I typically am using an external KB. . ..
     
  7. Mikey94025

    Mikey94025 Notebook Guru

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    That's a pretty simple, should've-been-obvious, very useful suggestion. Thanks!
     
  8. jlingo

    jlingo Notebook Geek

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    yes indeed "space bar and shift + space bar" great tips. Thanks :)
     
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