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Hp Pavillion function keys

Kelsey Nicolay
 

Hello,
I’m not sure if this is the right list, but I was hoping someone might know the answer to this. My parents have offered me their Hp Pavillion with i7 processor that they no longer use. In return, I have to give them my old laptop. The laptop I will be getting is from 2011. Does anyone know whether I will have to change the function keys in the BIOS or if that unit is old enough that I won’t have to? My Hp is from 2009 and I didn’t have to make this change. I tried to call Hp’s accessibility line to see if they can answer my question, but they don’t answer their phone. I guess I could try sales chat to see if they might know.
Kind Regards,
Kelsey Nicolay

Chris Hill
 

I think the issue is a lot more recent than that.  You could always just turn on narrator and try it.

On 12/16/2018 09:12, Kelsey Nicolay wrote:
Hello,
I’m not sure if this is the right list, but I was hoping someone might know the answer to this. My parents have offered me their Hp Pavillion with i7 processor that they no longer use. In return, I have to give them my old laptop. The laptop I will be getting is from 2011. Does anyone know whether I will have to change the function keys in the BIOS or if that unit is old enough that I won’t have to? My Hp is from 2009 and I didn’t have to make this change. I tried to call Hp’s accessibility line to see if they can answer my question, but they don’t answer their phone. I guess I could try sales chat to see if they might know.
Kind Regards,
Kelsey Nicolay

 

What's the exact model number?  If you go to the support page for that machine and download the Owner's Manual (or whatever they call it) it should note whether media keys/smart keys are enabled by default or not.

I don't know exactly when, or on which model(s), this feature made its debut.  You could definitely get your parents to do the BIOS tweak if it is present and enabled.
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Stan Bobbitt
 

Hi,
I have an HP pavilion laptop from 2012. It's the I7. I didn't have to change the function keys or anything. I'm pretty sure yours is old enough so That you won’t have to either.
HTH,
Stan B

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kelsey Nicolay
Sent: Sunday, December 16, 2018 10:13 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Hp Pavillion function keys


Hello,
I’m not sure if this is the right list, but I was hoping someone might know the answer to this. My parents have offered me their Hp Pavillion with i7 processor that they no longer use. In return, I have to give them my old laptop. The laptop I will be getting is from 2011. Does anyone know whether I will have to change the function keys in the BIOS or if that unit is old enough that I won’t have to? My Hp is from 2009 and I didn’t have to make this change. I tried to call Hp’s accessibility line to see if they can answer my question, but they don’t answer their phone. I guess I could try sales chat to see if they might know.
Kind Regards,
Kelsey Nicolay

John Martyn
 

Hi, yes you will need to enter into the BIOS which is the firmware on the system. It does not have accessibility to the BIOS. You can as an alternate way to read the Bialas be able to use your phone to capture anything that is optical character recognition using the Google a I app which reads on screen text. That will give you the capability to enter into keyboard functionality. Usually the F1 through F 12 keys are short cuts, but changing that function capability in the BIOS will put them back to standard mode. You will need a separate device such as an iPhone or an android with capability to read the screen in that mode since there is no yours or accessibility to it. Hope this helps, John

On Mon, Dec 17, 2018 at 11:33 AM Stan Bobbitt <stan.bobbitt@...> wrote:
Hi,
   I have an HP pavilion laptop from 2012. It's the I7. I didn't have to change the function keys or anything. I'm pretty sure yours is old enough so That you  won’t have to either.
HTH,
Stan B
-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kelsey Nicolay
Sent: Sunday, December 16, 2018 10:13 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Hp Pavillion function keys


Hello,
I’m not sure if this is the right list, but I was hoping someone might know the answer to this. My parents have offered me their Hp Pavillion with i7 processor that they no longer use. In return, I have to give them my old laptop. The laptop I will be getting is from 2011. Does anyone know whether I will have to change the function keys in the BIOS or if that unit is old enough that I won’t have to? My Hp is from 2009 and I didn’t have to make this change. I tried to call Hp’s accessibility line to see if they can answer my question, but they don’t answer their phone. I guess I could try sales chat to see if they might know.
Kind Regards,
Kelsey Nicolay






Dave Durber
 

Hello Kelsey:

If your parents HP laptop was a new model in 2011, then it is likely that the setting will need to be change in the BIOS.

I purchased my HP Pavillion DV6 in 2011 and I had to get someone in the shop to change the setting in the BIOS.

HTH

Dave Durber

----- Original Message -----
From: "Kelsey Nicolay" <piano.girl0299@...>
To: <jfw@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, December 16, 2018 3:12 PM
Subject: Hp Pavillion function keys



Hello,
I’m not sure if this is the right list, but I was hoping someone might know the answer to this. My parents have offered me their Hp Pavillion with i7 processor that they no longer use. In return, I have to give them my old laptop. The laptop I will be getting is from 2011. Does anyone know whether I will have to change the function keys in the BIOS or if that unit is old enough that I won’t have to? My Hp is from 2009 and I didn’t have to make this change. I tried to call Hp’s accessibility line to see if they can answer my question, but they don’t answer their phone. I guess I could try sales chat to see if they might know.
Kind Regards,
Kelsey Nicolay

Dave Durber
 

Hello Stan:

It seems to depend on the HP model you purchase. My laptop, is an HP Pavillion DV6, which I purchased in 2011 and I had to get someone to go into the BIOs and change the behaviour of the function keys, but once it was done that was it.

Dave Durber

----- Original Message -----
From: "Stan Bobbitt" <stan.bobbitt@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Monday, December 17, 2018 6:32 PM
Subject: Re: Hp Pavillion function keys


Hi,
I have an HP pavilion laptop from 2012. It's the I7. I didn't have to change the function keys or anything. I'm pretty sure yours is old enough so That you won’t have to either.
HTH,
Stan B
-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kelsey Nicolay
Sent: Sunday, December 16, 2018 10:13 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Hp Pavillion function keys


Hello,
I’m not sure if this is the right list, but I was hoping someone might know the answer to this. My parents have offered me their Hp Pavillion with i7 processor that they no longer use. In return, I have to give them my old laptop. The laptop I will be getting is from 2011. Does anyone know whether I will have to change the function keys in the BIOS or if that unit is old enough that I won’t have to? My Hp is from 2009 and I didn’t have to make this change. I tried to call Hp’s accessibility line to see if they can answer my question, but they don’t answer their phone. I guess I could try sales chat to see if they might know.
Kind Regards,
Kelsey Nicolay





Nate Kile
 

Hello,

Yes, it will more than likely need to be done in the bios, HP has a page that shows the different models and the steps to change the function status. It only takes about 2 minutes, but a sighted person will typically need to do it.

On 12/23/2018 3:18 AM, Dave Durber wrote:
Hello Kelsey:

If your parents HP laptop was a new model in 2011, then it is likely that the setting will need to be change in the BIOS.

I purchased my HP Pavillion DV6 in 2011 and I had to get someone in the shop to change the setting in the BIOS.

HTH

Dave Durber

----- Original Message ----- From: "Kelsey Nicolay" <piano.girl0299@...>
To: <jfw@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, December 16, 2018 3:12 PM
Subject: Hp Pavillion function keys



Hello,
I’m not sure if this is the right list, but I was hoping someone might know the answer to this. My parents have offered me their Hp Pavillion with i7 processor that they no longer use. In return, I have to give them my old laptop. The laptop I will be getting is from 2011. Does anyone know whether I will have to change the function keys in the BIOS or if that unit is old enough that I won’t have to? My Hp is from 2009 and I didn’t have to make this change. I tried to call Hp’s accessibility line to see if they can answer my question, but they don’t answer their phone. I guess I could try sales chat to see if they might know.
Kind Regards,
Kelsey Nicolay





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