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[How To]Swapping "Fn" and "Windows" Key
« on: August 07, 2018, 12:23:49 AM »



Responding to desires from gamers, MSI partners with SteelSeries, the renowned gaming equipment manufacturer, to embed a keyboard especially designed for gamers in MSI gaming notebooks, including GT83/75/63, GS65/73/63, GE73/63, GF72/62, GP73/63, GL73/63 and GV72/62 series.)
Not only is the SteelSeries keyboard more rugged, its exclusive keyboard layout and golden triangle WASD zone also ensure a better gaming experience. The Windows function key has been repositioned to the right side to avoid hitting the key by accidental.



Some of MSI gaming notebooks default layout for the Fn and Win keys is to have the Fn key on the left (between Ctrl and Alt) and the Win key on the right (between AltGr and Ctrl) as shown below.
It's for gamers!! Accidentally hitting the windows key when trying to press Alt or Z or another key, and having the desktop kick gamer out of the game, has cost people matches, even tournaments.
It is useful for those gamers having the FN key on the left,  By changing the position of it, they will not need to worry about being kicked out from the game because of pressing it.



For those people who love to use hotkey combos like Windows + D, they must be confused and annoyed. They may think it's an anti-human design though it is a design to avoid touching windows key when gaming.
Let me show this easy way to swap them both in the bios and new Dragon Center app!
 

Win / Fn key swap in new Dragon Center app.
 
MSI new Dragon Center is the official control panel that comes with new MSI gaming notebooks.
The control panel includes several useful features such as System Monitor, System Tuner, gaming mode, Mobile Center and Tool & Help.



As we know, disabling the windows key has been a huge thing that gamers needed for years.
In System Tuner, we can find an option (lower left) to toggle windows key on/off.



Also in switch zone, we can find an option to toggle Windows / Fn key swap.
The Windows function key has been repositioned to the right side to avoid hitting the key while gamers playing.




Deactivate function with keyboard by SteelSeries Engine 3.
 
SteelSeries Engine 3 is a really useful multifunctional tool! It lets you program your keyboard and other peripherals with the minimum time spent.
The interface is simple to use. After selecting the key, you will see many options (symbols, function, command, navigation and others).
Its great that gamer  can set up different backlighting modes and also adjust the luminance.







In SteelSeries Engine 3, clicking windows Key can call keyboard Editor.
Here we can customize any of the eight programmable buttons, including Macros, Key-presses and Media functions.
Choosing  Deactivate function can disable the windows Key when needed.





User may download the latest version of Dragon center and Steel Series Engine 3 driver in MSI official download page.

Win / Fn key swap in bios.

The option of [Win / Fn key swap] will appear in BIOS advanced tab. We can swap [Fn] and [Win] keys by changing this setting to enable and pressing F10 to save and exit.



MSI never stops pursuing gaming innovation and perfection. But for now, here are the best keyboards for 2018, from us and among the market.
Whether youre planning to get one, or giving it a try at local store/from a friend, wed like to hear from you for any feedback.
« Last Edit: August 07, 2018, 12:34:11 AM by MSI Notebook Administrator »
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Ronald

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Re: [How To]Swapping "Fn" and "Windows" Key
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2018, 12:58:29 AM »

Very Nice :)
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Re: [How To]Swapping "Fn" and "Windows" Key
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2018, 01:03:34 AM »

Nice info...GO MSI!!
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Re: [How To]Swapping "Fn" and "Windows" Key
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2018, 01:52:36 AM »

thank you msi for the info.
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robertjohnregis

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Re: [How To]Swapping "Fn" and "Windows" Key
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2018, 02:08:01 AM »

Nice....
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Re: [How To]Swapping "Fn" and "Windows" Key
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2018, 03:10:11 AM »

now i know..
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Re: [How To]Swapping "Fn" and "Windows" Key
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2018, 10:40:28 PM »

great keyboard !
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Re: [How To]Swapping "Fn" and "Windows" Key
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2018, 02:47:11 AM »

alright great
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Re: [How To]Swapping "Fn" and "Windows" Key
« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2018, 04:03:16 PM »

Very nice info
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Re: [How To]Swapping "Fn" and "Windows" Key
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2018, 12:58:27 AM »

very informative
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« Reply #10 on: Today at 01:24:22 AM »

wow nice
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« Reply #11 on: Today at 01:50:09 AM »

very nice
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« Reply #12 on: Today at 04:15:56 AM »

very nice
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