How To Enable Function Keys On Toshiba Laptop?

If you own a Toshiba laptop and have a question in mind that HOW to ENABLE FUNCTION KEYS ON TOSHIBA LAPTOP? Then you are at the right place because in this article we will be completely guided you through different steps to enable function Keys on Toshiba laptop. The symbol of function “FN” is present in the lower-left corner of the keyboard is a very beneficial feature because along with function keys it can control so many functions of the computer. By pressing”FN” with the function keys which are located at the top of the keyboard (F1 t0 F12), you can increase or decrease the brightness of your screen, touchpad can also be enabled and disabled through these keys. With the help of this, we can also lock our computer along with too many other things.

The keys will no longer be working if the “FN” key is not clicked with them. But turning off the “FN” key is not an automatic option, we can enable or disable it according to our choice.


If you want to know that, how can I enable the function keys on the TOSHIBA laptop, then follow the following steps carefully?

Step 1

First, you need to click on the start button on the keyboard, then click on the *All

 Programs, then click on *Toshiba.”

Step 2

In the second step, you will need to select the Utility option and then select the accessibility “.

Step 3

In this step, you will need to check the box to make sure that the”FN” key will work whether you press it at the same time with the F1 through F12 keys or will work directly before pressing on the function keys. Customized the other options that appear on the screen and then select the option “ok”

Step 4

In this step, the FN key should be checked. The easiest way to check the “FN” key is to click on the Fn and Esc keys simultaneously. If the symbol of the speaker appears on the screen and the sound is on or off, then your “FN” works perfectly.

If it didn’t work, then follow step 5.

Step 5

In this step, click on the FN and Num Lock” or F11 “. Now check the “FN” key again by following the step 04 procedure.

If the “FN” is still not working, then go to the technician, it may be a hardware issue.

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Standard F1-F12 format:

If you want to use standard F1-F12 functions, automatically press the function itself. You will need to hold the “FN” key first if you are willing to use special functions.

Special function method

In this step, you will also need to press the function button by itself, if you are fond of using special functions. Before using the standard F1-F12 functions, you will need to hold the “FN” key first.

Some function keys have been used for years for different purposes because each key has its own meaning. Like, F2 key is used to “edit. F5 key is used for a repeat last entry” while in most browsers this key has been used for refresh the display”.

In standard F1-F12 mode, you don’t need to click on the FN key before clicking on F1, F2, F3, etc. clicking on the function keys directly will give you the result according to your will. Standard F1-F12 mode is the most preferable and effective mode but unfortunately, Many Toshiba Laptops have a special function mode. In this, you will need to press the “FN” button first and then click on the F5 key to activate the repeat last entry”* function. This process is not acceptable to many people. So, if your TOSHIBA LAPTOP used special function mode as a default, and you want to reset it to a standard function key, then you can easily perform it Through Windows 7 and Vista.

You need the following steps to reset the special function of the model of the Toshiba laptop to the normal way.

 ••• First, you need to start the HW set up the program by pressing the start button, then click on the All program” option, then select TOSHIBA and then tools and utilities” and HW set up”.

••• The HW setup consists of several tabs, you will need to just click on the keyboard tab.

••• Now if special function mode and standard F1 – F12 format are appeared then select the standard F1 – F12 format option and if neither special function mode appears nor standard F1 – F12 format, then it means that your system doesn’t require any type of changes.

••• Now, click on the ok option and close the HW set-up program.

The above procedure is for Windows 7 and Vista. We have clearly mentioned that how and which option should be selected. But, if the options have not appeared, then your system doesn’t require the resetting of special function mode. If you are using Windows 8, then visit the official page of Toshiba, where you can find information about Windows 8.

After making the required changes through HW setup the program, the function Keys of the Toshiba laptop will start working normally, and you can enjoy its easy setup.


Function keys are used to perform specific tasks on a computer. Each key has its own function. They are located at the top of the keyboard and are ranging from F1 to “F12 “. some keyboards are composed of 10 function keys, while some are composed of 18 function keys.


 F1 ••• Used for opening the help screen

 F2 ••• used to rename files

 F3 ••• used for opening a search feature

 F4 ••• Alt+F4 is used to close the active window

 F5 ••• used for refresh pages

 F6 ••• It is used for checking grammar and spell checkers.

Mostly the average computer users have not used the keys as a shortcut, but these keys are significant to those who know about it and can perform different functions through it. If any of the keys are not responses, it will create problems for them. But there is nothing to worry about because we will show you that how you can fax the function keys if it is not working.

The process of fixing the function keys is an easy task, you can fix it within a few minutes but need to follow the following steps;

Step 1

First, you need to connect the keyboard with your computer and power it

Step 2

In the second step, you will need to open, any of the program that uses function keys, the most preferable programs are Microsoft Word or Microsoft Excel. After opening the program, search for the key that is labeled as F-lock or Function lock”. The function keys will no longer be working if the F-lock key is toggled.

Step 3

Now click on the F-lock key and then use any of the function keys of your keyboard. You will need to test the F1 key because it can open the help screen for Microsoft Office or excel. If it doesn’t work, then click on the F-lock key again and test the other function keys. If the keys are still not working and the operating system of your device is Windows 7, you just need the hotfix from Microsoft Office to make the Keys work normally again. But how you will get the Hotfix to follow the following step.

You need to visit Microsoft support: Some function keys are not working properly. Now click on the view and request Hotfix download ” Now you need to access the Microsoft Hotfix database where you agree with the terms and conditions. After agreeing with the terms and conditions, you will need to download it. After completion of the download, run the downloaded file and follow the instructions that are appeared on the screen. When the installation is completed, restart the computer and then check the function keys, it will be working properly but in case if it didn’t work then buy a new keyboard or repair the old keyboard from the technician.


I hope that this article will cover all those questions that you have in mind regarding how to enable function keys on the Toshiba laptop.

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