Invert Fn Function Key Behaviour in Linux

Hey all,

Here’s a small tip that I thought should be documented.

If your fn key is behaving opposite to the way you want it to, there are likely 2 causes:

  1. Either your bios setting is the opposite of what you want
  2. Or your linux is interpreting differently.

Here are a few solutions :

  1. Try pressing fn + NumLock key
  2. Try pressing fn + ~ key (it’s the one before a 1 on most US keyboards)
  3. Press fn + Esc Key (Or look for a key with a lock sign on it)
  4. Go to the bios and look for the function key option to change it.

2 worked for me on linux!

Cheers

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2 thoughts on “Invert Fn Function Key Behaviour in Linux

  1. Hi,
    I found another combination : At least on a dell fn + Esc: or look for a key with a lock sign. Use fn + lock sign key..!

    Let me know if that worked for you.

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