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(2014/08/14 19:22), Paul wrote:
Hi Thomas,

Not the way I think it is supposed to work, but yes, this is then a
laptop issue, not a LibreOffice issue, and most likely not even a
Linux Mint issue. I'm almost certain that you will find this same
behaviour in all other apps running under your current OS. I don't
*think* the OS should affect this, so if you were to reboot into Ubuntu
or Windows right now you should experience the same behaviour, but I'm
not *absolutely* sure about this.

As someone else pointed out, you might be able to change this from the
BIOS. In fact, a quick google suggests that this can be changed in the
BIOS, so that should be your first stop.

Hope you get this sorted.

YES! Thank you all!
The BIOS did it.
As a "non-computer specialist" messing around with the BIOS is definitely NOT my first choice.
Although, admittedly, I have done that on various occasions in the past.
System configuration -> Function keys (behavio) ->
there is a choice between
a) Multimedia keys first
b) Function keys first.

The original setting was (a), which I switched to (b).

Now, everything is all sunshine!

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