[CQ-Contest] Function Keys Windows 8.1

Michael Dinkelman mwdink at clearwire.net
Wed Aug 13 13:40:29 EDT 2014

Yes this is contest related! <grin> most of our contest apps use the
Functions Keys

Had this problem with my Toshiba. Fortunately, Toshiba has a setup
utility to change it
but I had to search the web before I found the answer for my laptop.

For Dell, this may require going into your bios.

Google "Win8.1 Function Key Settings Dell" or something similar - or call Dell
tech support

you might have to dig

dink, n7wa

On Wed, Aug 13, 2014 at 10:39 AM, Michael Dinkelman <mwdink at gmail.com> wrote:
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: TG9AJR Juan Munoz <tg9ajr at gmail.com>
> Date: Wed, Aug 13, 2014 at 7:34 AM
> Subject: [CQ-Contest] Function Keys Windows 8.1
> To: CQ Contest <cq-contest at contesting.com>
> Hello,
> I have a Dell laptop with Windows 8.1 64 bit but when trying to use the
> Function Keys (F1...) on a contest logging software
> I get some Windows 8.1 pop up or pop slide, in my laptop is to change
> display settings, instead of the program function key
> like call CQ.
> Do I need and how to deactivate this Function Keys in order to work properly
> ?
> Thanks and 73
> Juan
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