Pressing F(number) keys opens tabs such as pressing f1 opens"how to get help in windows 11". Is there any way to disable them?

David James 20 Reputation points

I need a way to disable such things since it interferes with normal tasks, Is there anay way? Before upgrading to win 11 I had windows 10 and no such things happened.

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  1. Hania Lian 8,551 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor


    Check out the information in the link below.

    How do I disable the F1 "Help" key on Windows 10? - Super User

    Meanwhile, you could try to check the BIOS settings.

    Restart your PC.

    During boot up, press the appropriate key to enter your BIOS or UEFI firmware settings. This key is often displayed on the boot screen, saying ‘Press _ to enter setup’. It might be something like F2, F10, DEL or ESC.

    Look for an option that controls the behavior of your function keys. The option may be located under a section called ‘Advanced’, ‘Function key’, or ‘System Configuration’.

    Change the behavior of the function keys from multimedia keys to F1-F12 keys.

    Save your settings and exit the BIOS/UEFI, boot into Windows.

    If the F(number) still could not be disabled. it’s worth checking if any proprietary can disable the actions assigned to the F keys through the software settings.

     Best Regards,

    Hania Lian


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  1. S.Sengupta 15,756 Reputation points MVP

    You may try a third-party application like SharpKeys allow remapping keys, including potentially disabling the F1 key.

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