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Adjusting Keyboard Layout Helios 300

ZachMZachM Member Posts: 3 New User
edited September 2021 in Predator Laptops
How do I adjust the keyboard layout on a Helios 300? I need to change certain keys to function as multimedia. Having to press Fn to change the volume, pause/play, and skip/previous songs is a serious problem. The keys are also too far apart. I won't bother asking why volume controls are on arrows while the others are way above the number pad.

Ideally I can disable F keys and have all multimedia keys on F1-F6. Mute, volume down, volume up, previous song, pause/play, and skip all in a row on F keys is ideal. If anyone has any ideas how to accomplish this that would be greatly appreciated.

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  • Have you checked if there is an option called function key behavior in the bios?
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  • ZachMZachM Member Posts: 3 New User
    Thank you for the response. Unfortunately, that did not work. It does "disable" F keys so now Fn controls the actual F key functions. The problem is the volume up and down buttons are on the arrows buttons. Pause/play, skip, and previous are above the number pad.

    This is quite frankly the worst layout I've ever seen. Seriously considering returning what's otherwise a great laptop. This is just the most non-sensical laptop keyboard I have seen or used in my life. Such a poorly thought out layout.

    When I'm in the middle of a game or work why on earth do I need to move 2 hands to the keyboard to skip a song, pause it, etc??? It's so ridiculous and extremely frustrating.

    Anyways, I need to actually change the function of certain keys to accomplish what I need. In other words, I need to somehow force F1-F6 to function as multimedia keys. The current multimedia keys are just spread all over the place
  • ZachMZachM Member Posts: 3 New User
    Update: I got it to work using autohotkey. Was just hoping this laptop had some easier built-in key remapping features similar to Razer and some others. AHK still isn't an ideal solution, so if anyone has any idea how to remap F1-F6 to multimedia without AHK then that's much appreciated. Thanks
  • I also think Acer should add this feature to Predator Sense!
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  • NolavNolav Member Posts: 1 New User

    Having the same issue. I have a disabled hand and have had to adapt to so much change on how i interact with the laptop just because there is no way to change the Fn button closer..

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