Windows – How to change the function of F1 hotkey

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I have an hp pavilion running Windows 10 64 bit. The F1 has an interrogation mark on it and if clicked, it opens a new Bing search tab.

I want to change what the button does, I don't want to disable it completely, because I might need it, it's just that every once in a while I click it by mistake and it's so annoying.

I don't want to have to use fn either. All I want to do is change what f1 does.

Best Answer

Your best choice may be to utilize AutoHotkey:

AutoHotkey (AHK) is a free, open-source macro-creation and automation software for Windows that allows users to automate repetitive tasks. It is driven by a scripting language that was initially aimed at providing keyboard shortcuts, otherwise known as hotkeys, that over time evolved into a full-fledged scripting language. And if you're really interested, here's a great video about it here.

You can use AutoHotkey to:

  • Automate almost anything by sending keystrokes and mouse clicks. You can write a mouse or keyboard macro by hand or a macro recorder.

  • Remap keys and buttons on your keyboard, joystick, and mouse.

  • Create hotkeys for keyboard, joystick, and mouse. Essentially any key, button or combination can become a hotkey.

  • Expand abbreviations as you type them. For example, typing "btw" can automatically produce "by the way".

  • Retrieve and change the clipboard's contents.

  • Convert any AHK script into an executable file that can be run on computers where AutoHotkey is not installed.

  • Don't know where to start or how to fix your script? Join the friendly AutoHotkey community and ask for help