I am using the Microsoft Wedge Mobile Keyboard on a Windows 10 tablet, and this keyboard has one not so nice feature.
The top row of the keybaord has shared multimedia keys and function keys. The default however is the multimedia keys. For me who uses the function ‘
F’ keys a lot (e.g.
Alt + F4, F2, F3, F11), which makes it quite frustrating when i am trying to rename a file i am insttead muting the volume.
On many laptops and other bluetooth keyboards there often is a
Fn Lock function, but not on the Wedge, the solution to this is called AutoHotkey. Using this utility i have mapped the reverse functions. In other words when i press
Mute, the utility translates this to
F2 and vice verca; when i press
F2, the utility translates this press to
Media_Play_Pause::F1 Volume_Mute::F2 Volume_Down::F3 Volume_Up::F4 <+#F21::F5 <!<#F21::F6 <^<#F21::F7 <#F21::F8 PrintScreen::F9 Home::F10 End::F11 PgUp::F12 F1::Media_Play_Pause F2::Volume_Mute F3::Volume_Down F4::Volume_Up F5::#r F6::<!<#F21 F7::<^<#F21 F8::<#F21 F9::PrintScreen F10::Home F11::End F12::PgUp
This keyboard was designed for Windows 8 and therefore includes the 4 Windows 8 Charms keys:
The Settings remains the same on Windows 10, however, none of the other three have a function. This opens a possiblity for reassigning for arbitrary functions.
My first re-assignment is the search key. I have assigned this to
Win + R.