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Thread: Satellite L855 - FN buttons don't work after Win 8 update

  1. Satellite L855 - FN buttons don't work after Win 8 update
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    Hi to everyone... i had update my Satellite to Windows 8 and i followed the instruction guide.
    After the update the fn-keys don't work correctly:

    I can't adjust brightness dislay
    I can't use the multimedia shortcut
    I can't turn on/off the volume
    I can't switch on/off bluetooth wifi, but only turn on/off from airplane-mode

    Thanks

  2. Re: Satellite L855 - FN buttons don't work after Win 8 update
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    Hi

    Did you install the Win 8 upgrade assistant?
    The Win 8 upgrade assistant helps you to get all Win 8 drivers.

    Generally speaking the FN buttons are controlled by VAP (value added package)

    > I can't switch on/off Bluetooth Wi-Fi, but only turn on/off from airplane-mode
    The air plane mode disables the BT and WLan as well… this is how it works in Win 8

  3. Re: Satellite L855 - FN buttons don't work after Win 8 update
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    yes i have installed win8 upgrade assistant, thank you for your reply.

    So i can't control separatly Wifi or bluetooth by the fn keys in win8?

    Anyway the main problems is that i can't adjust brightness or switch on/off the volume e and multimedia keys works only if windows media player is running, while i remember that in windows 7 i can open media player with fn button "Play"

  4. Re: Satellite L855 - FN buttons don't work after Win 8 update
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    >So i can't control separatly Wifi or bluetooth by the fn keys in win8?

    Seems so

  5. Re: Satellite L855 - FN buttons don't work after Win 8 update
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    I have similar issues with this. I bought a new L840/03R and installed Windows 8 using the Toshiba Upgrade Assistant. Have just downloaded and installed the Value Added Package.
    For me the function keys work as if CTRL were held down at the same time. So I can't use shortcuts like ALT F4 to close windows or F11 to go full screen in chrome.

  6. Re: Satellite L855 - FN buttons don't work after Win 8 update
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    is it possible that there's no one from Toshiba that can give us assistance about these problem or say us that they are working to fix them?

  7. Re: Satellite L855 - FN buttons don't work after Win 8 update
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    +Function key changes in Satellite and Qosmio 800 series+
    http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/TSB2903E00000R01.htm

    The new Satellite 800 series computers use only the 'F' numbered keys without using the FN key to get the function.

    You can go back to the traditional two key FN key combination if you want by making a change in the BIOS or the HWSetup.

  8. Re: Satellite L855 - FN buttons don't work after Win 8 update
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    i can't understand your post... i know how i have to use fn keys, but with the upgrade to windows 8 fn keys don't work correctly

  9. Re: Satellite L855 - FN buttons don't work after Win 8 update
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    I mean the usage of Function buttons has changed for this series…
    You don’t need to press FN button together with the F1-F12 buttons…

  10. Re: Satellite L855 - FN buttons don't work after Win 8 update
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    Oh brother, nobody seems to care at toshiba. I suggest you install the VAP and leave the function keys drivers, when i install them everything is a disaster and it seems the function keys stop working. there is no way to turn on/off the bluetooth and wifi separately unless you disable one of them from the pc setting.

  11. Re: Satellite L855 - FN buttons don't work after Win 8 update
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    > there is no way to turn on/off the bluetooth and wifi separately unless you disable one of them from the pc setting.

    This is not a bug but a way how it works in Win 8
    But of course it would be nice to have the same procedure like using Win 7 .

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