FN keys


I have just installed Mabox on my Lenovo Chromebook. Happy as Punch!

One thing though. I do not have the F1 … F10 keys. How do I use the keybindings like Alt+F4 etc.?

Thank you.

Hi Konras, welcome to the forum

I have a Lenovo laptop that has a Fn key (next to the windows key). Pressing this plus the escape key once enables the function keys, pressing them again disables them. The Escape key is also marked FnLock and has a led which lights up when enabled. Perhaps this is similar to your chromebook.

Hi piquet,

I have neither Fn nor F1 - F10 keys.

i also use a chromebook, the action buttons above the number keys are your function keys. you can map them to do what you want in the rc.xml Super+s or in this case Spyglass+s and its listed near the bottom.
my edits look like this. these specifically execute my volume control.

  <keybind key="S-F10">
      <action name="Execute">
        <command>pamixer -t</command>
    <keybind key="S-F9">
      <action name="Execute">
        <command>playerctl stop</command>
    <keybind key="S-F8">
      <action name="Execute">
        <command>playerctl play-pause</command>

Thank you very much! I will give it a try.

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No, mine do not work.

During install did you set the keyboard as chromebook? If so you should set it to standard (your native language) and see if they start working.

I used us-en everywhere.

Hello @komras,
Did you try Search key + the upper row (except for esc)
(Search Key is to the left of the letter ‘a’)
Search + the two keys after the “0” (“-” and “=”) should provide f11 and f12

yay xorg-xev 

helps you to test the key combinations

No, nothing.

Read this from section 4.6 Hotkeys:

Thank you!