It can be frustrating if FN (function) key doesn’t work correctly. Many Dell laptop users have reported FN key not working issue after upgrading to Windows 10. If you’re experiencing the same issue, don’t panic. Follow the steps of the methods in this post, then the problem should resolve.
Try all methods one by one starting from Method 1. If that method doesn’t work, try the next method.
Method 1: Press Fn + Esc on your keyboard
This method is very simple. Just press Fn + Esc on your keyboard. It has worked for some Dell laptop users. Why not have a try?
Method 2: Update Related Drivers
The problem is not just caused by keyboard drivers. It could be due to other driver issues like chipset driver issues and display driver issues. If Method 1 doesn’t resolve the problem, try to update the drivers. Go to Dell’s website to check for the latest drivers of your laptop.
If you don’t have the time, patience or computer skills to update the drivers manually, you can do it automatically with Driver Easy.
Driver Easy will automatically recognize your system and find the correct drivers for it. You don’t need to know exactly what system your computer is running, you don’t need to risk downloading and installing the wrong driver, and you don’t need to worry about making a mistake when installing.
You can update your drivers automatically with either the FREE or the Pro version of Driver Easy. But with the Pro version it takes just 2 clicks (and you get full support and a 30-day money back guarantee):
1) Download and install Driver Easy.
2) Run Driver Easy and click Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers.
3) Click the Update button next to one driver to automatically download and install the correct version of this driver (you can do this with the FREE version). Or click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of all the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system (this requires the Pro version – you’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All).
Method 3: Change function key behavior
The problem can be caused by incorrect function key behavior. So try to change the function key behavior in Windows Mobility Center and see if it works.
Follow these steps:
1. Open Control Panel.
2. View by Large icons and select Windows Mobility Center.
3. In Windows Mobility Center window, locate Fn Key Behavior. Click the drop down arrow and select Funtion key from the menu.
Method 4： Try Uninstalling and reinstalling the keyboard drivers
If there is problem with the keyboard drivers, the problem may occur. Uninstall the drivers and restart your PC, then the drivers will reinstall. If you are not sure how to do that, refer steps below.
1. Open Device Manager.
2. Expand category Keyboards, Right-click on the keyboard device and click Uninstall device from the pop-up menu. Then follow the on-screen instructions.
3. After uninstalling the driver, restart Windows then the driver will install automatically.
Hope the methods above help you fix FN key not working issues on your Dell laptop.
If you have any questions, please leave your comments below. I’d love to answer your questions.