Inverting the F Lock

Some times Microsoft does good work on hardware. That is keyboards and mouse.

The problem is that they do it in their own way => Friendly for the user. Or as they think that is friendly ๐Ÿ™‚

On the office keyboards the Function keys has been replaced by functions eg Help,Undo,Redo,New etc.

But i don’t want to press the F-lock every time i do an Alt-F4 to close the window.

If you want to invert the f-lock download and import the registry fix from the following site

Finally….. Pressing Alt-F4 works ๐Ÿ™‚

2 responses to “Inverting the F Lock”

  1. Hi

    Thanks for mentioning my F Lock page as a way to get around the pesky F Lock functionality.

    Just wanted to let you know that I’ve updated the page so that there is now a method to work around this issue when you are using a USB keyboard (the old method used the scan code mapper, which works on PS2 ports only).

    Information is available at the above mentioned website link, or the new link, which is


  2. Thanks for your update Jason,

    I was using my keyboard on a PS2 connection because i couldn’t find a workaround for the USB.

    Now it is time to switch it to USB ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚