How can I enable keyboard shortcuts on Windows 7?

For some reason, all of the default keyboard shortcuts in my computer stopped working. Usually, holding the Windows symbol key and pressing R would bring up the Run window. It's not working.

I cannot use any of the Fn key + F1 (lock computer), Fn + F6 (reduce screen brightness), Fn + F7 (increase screen brightness),  Windows symbol + Tab (see each of the opened windows in a dynamic way), etc...

How can I enable those again?

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Last updated November 29, 2019 Views 2,343 Applies to:

Hello Aldo,


I have a couple of laptops with the same issue. <I forget their respective  makes and models.>


I have yet to find the Fn Lock key on their keysets, but have noted that I can achieve the desired behavior by pressing Fn + <the normal key combination.>


Let us know if this helps.


Best regardsm


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