Until Apple is releasing a fix and because this is annoying me, I decided to take some time and code a small tool that has the only purpose of locking the state of the fn key.
This is working on my computer. It's a PC computer, not a Mac. It's running XP.
Probably that if you are a Mac user you won't need this because the boot camp control panel is probably working for you. Lucky you!
In case you are using Vista this may not work because I'm accessing to the registry.
Because I'm doing a lot of programming, using Visual Studio and the like, the keys between F7 and F12 are often used. Because I also listen to a lot of music not being able to lock the behavior of the fn key annoyed me to the point that I decided to code a very small tool and follow Thomas's tip to toggle the fn key in the registry.
Just by changing the value of the key at:
Here is a small screenshot.
It’s not doing much. Just toggle the fn behavior. You can toggle the status by Right Click->Toggle but also by Double clicking on the systray icon.
Also, you can use F19. Hopefuly you are not using that key too much. In case you do, it should still work. Just it will now also toggle the fn key ;)
I’m sharing this with you in case you have the same problem. Like always, comments are welcome.
Get it here ToggleFn126.96.36.199.rar (9.17 kb)
188.8.131.52 Initial release
184.108.40.206 Supports more registry key types