Disable Surface Pro 4 Type Cover Fn key toggle behavior



Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Type Cover FN Key Toggle Behavior

The Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Type Cover is a great device for those who want to be productive while on the go. However, the FN key toggle behavior can be a bit of an annoyance to some users. The FN key toggle behavior allows the user to press the FN key and toggle between different keyboard functions. For example, pressing the FN key and the F2 key will toggle between the F2 and the \Page Up\ functions.

This behavior can be especially annoying if it is used accidentally. Fortunately, there is a way to disable this behavior and make the FN key behave like a regular key. This can be done through the Windows Group Policy Editor.

To access the Windows Group Policy Editor, first open the Run dialog box (Windows Key + R). Then type in “gpedit.msc” and press enter. This will open the Group Policy Editor.

Once the Group Policy Editor is open, navigate to the following path: Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Mobility Center.

Once there, you will find a setting called “Enable FN Key Toggle”. By default, this setting is enabled. To disable the FN key toggle behavior, double-click on this setting and change it to “Disabled”. Then click “OK” and you are done.

The FN key toggle behavior should now be disabled. This means that the FN key will not toggle between different functions when it is pressed. Instead, it will act like a regular key.

If you ever want to re-enable the FN key toggle behavior, simply go back to the same setting in the Group Policy Editor and change it back to “Enabled”.

While disabling the FN key toggle behavior can be helpful for some users, it is important to note that this feature can be useful in certain situations. For example, if you are using a program that requires specific keyboard shortcuts to be pressed, the FN key toggle can make it much easier to access these shortcuts. Therefore, if you find yourself needing to access such shortcuts, it might be a good idea to re-enable the FN key toggle.

Overall, the FN key toggle behavior can be a bit of an annoyance to some users, but it is easy to disable it if needed. By using the Windows Group Policy Editor, you can quickly and easily disable the FN key toggle behavior, so that the FN key behaves like a regular key.

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