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Hi :)
I really like it when this mailing list solves problems that are not really
anything to do with LibreOffice.  It feels a little off-topic but in a
really good and positive way.

@ Tom.  Sorry to say it but pretty much everyone will be viewing you as a
bit of an IT genius.
1.  you looked at a Linux distro and didn't freak out or run&hide
2.  you dabbled with the bios

Since you've gone waaaay further than that you can be pretty certain that
most people will probably see you as being a total geek.  Congrats and
welcome in!! :)))

Errr, i frequently struggle with the 3 stupid remote controls for the tele
but that doesn't seem to have diminished my reputation.  It just makes
people smirk a bit and feel more comfortable which is all good imo.

Congrats for fixing the bios! :))
Regards from
Tom :)

On 14 August 2014 13:18, Thomas Blasejewicz <> wrote:

(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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