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Anyone knows of some way to get those navigation buttons to work without the damn Fn, whatever way to control their behaviour. Or am I missing some obvious setting somewhere.

One hand navigation here (in browsers) is space \ shift space, passable, but would have been so much better to simply get those keys to do what is printed on them, with one finger, and rather do line scrolling with Fn+pgup\pgdn

Dell Precision 5540 w10 ltsc 1809, Latitude E7440 w8.1. & a pile of other stuff.

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These four keys are what I hate most about Dell's modern keyboard layouts...

 

This is your keyboard?

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It's even worse than the current Precisions (which have Home/End up at the top sharing with F11 and F12).

 

I use SharpKeys to remap some of the keys and make it more usable.  I have mapped "Right Alt" to PgUp and "Right Ctrl" to PgDn, for example, so those can be used without a press of the Fn key.  (You can also use MS PowerToys which has a key remapping function.)

 

You could "cross-map" the arrow keys and PgUp/PgDn/Home/End to effectively reverse which ones you need to press "Fn" for.  (Map "Left arrow" to "Home" and then map "Home" to "Left arrow".  Repeat for the other keys.)  I imagine that'd be a pain whenever you want to use the actual arrow functions, though.

 

...Bit of a pain if you switch between using the laptop keyboard and an external/USB keyboard.  The mappings will apply to the external keyboard as well.

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Some fun testing SharpKeys, it works! Now got PgUp & PgDn working 👍. And made caps lock open calculator.
Once getting to know the app, seems there is much useful to be done. Thanks for the tip.

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