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Old August 5th 15, 05:44 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-8
Kenny
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Default Make Home key open Firefox?

On Win 7 PC when I press Home key from Desktop it opens Firefox, how do I do
this on a Win 8.1 laptop?

Kenny

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Old August 5th 15, 09:21 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-8
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"Kenny" wrote in message ...
On Win 7 PC when I press Home key from Desktop it opens Firefox, how do I
do this on a Win 8.1 laptop?

Kenny


Simple answer would be to use whatever program you are using on your desktop
to remap the keyboard keys. If that works, problem solved. If not, let us
know :-)
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Old August 5th 15, 09:55 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-8
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Kenny wrote:

On Win 7 PC when I press Home key from Desktop it opens Firefox, how do I do
this on a Win 8.1 laptop?


Install the software that came with the keyboard. You didn't identify
the maker and model of keyboard so you'll have to go look for the
install CD or check the maker's web site for the software they provide
for that keyboard. That is assuming their software also works under
Windows 8.

Why would anyone define the Home key to load any application? What if
you are viewing a web page and press Home to go to the top of the page?
Another instance of the web browser opens instead? What if you're in a
word editor and press Home to move the cursor to the start of the line?
Another web browser loads? Probably what you meant by "Home" is a
special-use key on the keyboard, like those used to load the web
browser, default e-mail app, increase/lower/mute audio, load Calculator,
and so on. The maker's software is used to map those special keys (they
send special scan codes) to functions or programs.
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Old August 6th 15, 08:30 AM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-8
Kenny
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Default Make Home key open Firefox?

It's an Acer laptop so drivers are inbuilt. On Win 7 PC I mean only when
the desktop's on screen, within a program the Home key works as expected.
Don't know how or why it works that way on PC.

Kenny

"VanguardLH" wrote in message ...

Kenny wrote:

On Win 7 PC when I press Home key from Desktop it opens Firefox, how do I
do
this on a Win 8.1 laptop?


Install the software that came with the keyboard. You didn't identify
the maker and model of keyboard so you'll have to go look for the
install CD or check the maker's web site for the software they provide
for that keyboard. That is assuming their software also works under
Windows 8.

Why would anyone define the Home key to load any application? What if
you are viewing a web page and press Home to go to the top of the page?
Another instance of the web browser opens instead? What if you're in a
word editor and press Home to move the cursor to the start of the line?
Another web browser loads? Probably what you meant by "Home" is a
special-use key on the keyboard, like those used to load the web
browser, default e-mail app, increase/lower/mute audio, load Calculator,
and so on. The maker's software is used to map those special keys (they
send special scan codes) to functions or programs.

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Old August 11th 15, 06:58 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-8
Charlie
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Default Make Home key open Firefox?

On 8/6/2015 3:30 AM, Kenny wrote:
It's an Acer laptop so drivers are inbuilt. On Win 7 PC I mean only
when the desktop's on screen, within a program the Home key works as
expected. Don't know how or why it works that way on PC.

Kenny

"VanguardLH" wrote in message ...

Kenny wrote:

On Win 7 PC when I press Home key from Desktop it opens Firefox, how
do I do
this on a Win 8.1 laptop?


Install the software that came with the keyboard. You didn't identify
the maker and model of keyboard so you'll have to go look for the
install CD or check the maker's web site for the software they provide
for that keyboard. That is assuming their software also works under
Windows 8.

Why would anyone define the Home key to load any application? What if
you are viewing a web page and press Home to go to the top of the page?
Another instance of the web browser opens instead? What if you're in a
word editor and press Home to move the cursor to the start of the line?
Another web browser loads? Probably what you meant by "Home" is a
special-use key on the keyboard, like those used to load the web
browser, default e-mail app, increase/lower/mute audio, load Calculator,
and so on. The maker's software is used to map those special keys (they
send special scan codes) to functions or programs.


FN plus F1 is the default mapping for this on my Logitech keyboard.
 




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