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F keys missing on virtual keyboard (On-Screen Keyboard) on Windows

When you open the virtual keyboard (On-Screen Keyboard) on Windows seems that the F keys (F1, F2, F3, F4, F5, F6, F7, F8, F9, F10, F11, F12) row is missing but really is only hidden.

Virtual Keyboard

Solution:

Click the Fn key

Fn key

then you’ll find the F keys in the first row

On-Screen Keyboard with F keys

Update of 01/06/14: More persons asked me more info because they thought by mistake that Fn button is the same of the Fn button in laptop’s keyboard.
If you need to enable/disable WiFi for example in Windows 7, you could use the WinKey + X

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13 replies on “F keys missing on virtual keyboard (On-Screen Keyboard) on Windows”

Hi Steve,
I’m sorry but I did’t find a way to do this, I also searched in the Register (HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Osk\) but there isn’t a DWORD for this. 🙁

thanks for checking, I just copied the WinXP exe from an older computer that we had & am trying it out on a Win7 computer. It appears to work but I kept the Win7 exe just in case we need to use it

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