Fn key locked on Acer Swift 3 Notebook, how to turn off?

I just bought an Acer Swift 3 Notebook and the fn key seems to be permanently locked so I don't have to press it to change volume and things like that but it makes some keyboard short cuts like alt + f4 extremely annoying. Anyone know an easy way to turn on and off the fn key?
Thanks

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  • Restart the notebook and press f2! Check if there is an option called function key or special key and switch!
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  • ChrisTingChrisTing Member Posts: 10 New User
    I still can't cant the so-called function key or special key. Help needed
  • Wha is the exact model of notebook? Example an51-51!
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  • ChrisTingChrisTing Member Posts: 10 New User
    Thank you so much for your reply, i found the problem and solved it.

  • What was the solution to the problem? Did you have to change the keyboard function in bios?
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  • TurudihanTurudihan Member Posts: 1 New User
     Function key mode can be changed in BIOS.
  • StilusStilus Member Posts: 1 New User
    I just bought an Acer Swift 3 Notebook and the fn key seems to be permanently locked so I don't have to press it to change volume and things like that but it makes some keyboard short cuts like alt + f4 extremely annoying. Anyone know an easy way to turn on and off the fn 

    How did you solve the problem?
  • @Stilu check this function "function key behavior" in bios.
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  • mightyhamstermightyhamster Member Posts: 1 New User
    edited October 2019
    I'm having the same problem as op, no combination of fn+shift+numlk unlocks the fn. Help! Have had the laptop for several months and now this...
  • Ideally, you create a new topic @mighthamyster. Add me by putting an @.
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  • DhritirajDhritiraj Member Posts: 1 New User
    I just bought an Acer Swift 3 Notebook and the fn key seems to be permanently locked so I don't have to press it to change volume and things like that but it makes some keyboard short cuts like alt + f4 extremely annoying. Anyone know an easy way to turn on and off the fn key?
    Thanks

    ChrisTing said:
    I still can't cant the so-called function key or special key. Help needed

    Stilus said:
    I just bought an Acer Swift 3 Notebook and the fn key seems to be permanently locked so I don't have to press it to change volume and things like that but it makes some keyboard short cuts like alt + f4 extremely annoying. Anyone know an easy way to turn on and off the fn 

    How did you solve the problem?

    Restart your laptop, press "F2" continuously until the bios menu comes. Then go to "Main" > "Function Key Behaviour". Change it from "Media Key" to "Function Key" if you want Alt + F4 to work.
  • sonushah107sonushah107 Member Posts: 1 New User
    Hello,
    I bought Acer swift 3 just 4 months ago.
    I am getting error where numlock is automatically getting on and off by itself very frequently. And due to this the backlit key is also not working properly. Can anyone help me out 
  • egydiocoelhoegydiocoelho ACE Posts: 58,781 Trailblazer
    @sonushah107 I advise you to create a new topic and you can add me by putting an @.
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