FN keys not working with iTunes

Discussion in 'Keyboards' started by loadingbxy, Mar 30, 2017.

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  1. loadingboy

    loadingboy New Member

    I have the BlackWidow Chroma keyboard, and I've tried using the function keys for music (F5, F6, F7) with iTunes, to no avail. iTunes is my default music program, I've been in and out of the window, and I've even set my keys to multimedia keys, and nothing has worked.
     
  2. TheBaymax

    TheBaymax Member

    Do you have a Mac or PC?
    Did you also make sure that you didn't hit the G-Key by accident?

    Edit: mine seems to work without holding down FN-key
     
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2017
  3. loadingboy

    loadingboy New Member

    I have a PC, and they don't work with or without the FN key.
     
  4. TheBaymax

    TheBaymax Member

    Did you make sure that the G-Key wasn't accidentally activated?
     
  5. loadingboy

    loadingboy New Member

    G-Key?
     
  6. TheBaymax

    TheBaymax Member

    The one on F10. If it was activated then it would probably also show a lit up icon in the top right of the keyboard that looks like a G inside a sniper target.
     
  7. loadingboy

    loadingboy New Member

    Yes, it is. Should it not be?
     
  8. TheBaymax

    TheBaymax Member

    That is why. Turn off Gaming Mode (G-Key) and it should work for iTunes. :smile_:

    You can also turn off Gaming Mode in Synapse if it randomly turns back on after you turned it off.
     
  9. loadingboy

    loadingboy New Member

    No... still nothing.
     
  10. TheBaymax

    TheBaymax Member

    try without pressing FN.
     
  11. loadingboy

    loadingboy New Member

    Nope, doesn't work even if I have iTunes maximized
     
  12. TheBaymax

    TheBaymax Member

    Interesting.
    Mine works just fine.
    Running out of ideas.

    The G-Key didn't turn back on, right?
     
  13. loadingboy

    loadingboy New Member

    Nope, no G-Key. It didn't work even when I had the Back/Pause/Next buttons set to multimedia keys either
     
  14. TheBaymax

    TheBaymax Member

    Hmmm I did a web search... do you possibly use Google Chrome as your main browser?

    I have been reading multiple places that Chrome hijacks your function keys due to the Play Music function.
    http://www.omgchrome.com/chrome-google-music-media-keys/ explains how to disable the functions in Play Music.
     
  15. loadingboy

    loadingboy New Member

    I just uninstalled Play Music, and nothing changed.
     
  16. TheBaymax

    TheBaymax Member

    Hmmm... another gives instructions on how to do this on earlier versions of Windows... I imagine it would be the same on the latest...
    www.everythingitunes.com/os/windows/2008-01-04/mmkeysdll/
    Try following the Vista instructions?
     
  17. loadingboy

    loadingboy New Member

    The first line of that says that it no longer works because the software has been updated, so I'm not exactly keen to download something that is said won't work...
     
  18. TheBaymax

    TheBaymax Member

    Screen Shot 2017-03-30 at 11.55.51 PM.png <--- dunno what this comment is about then.
    hmmm... Well, you can try HKTunes as it recommends then?

    mmkeys.dll Doesn't seem like it would be harmful either way if you wanted to try it.
     
  19. loadingboy

    loadingboy New Member

    I did try it and it worked for me actually! Thank you for your time!
     
  20. TheBaymax

    TheBaymax Member

    Wonderful! No problem bud. Us members gotta help each other out ya know. :big_grin_:
     
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