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My function key used to bring up a pop-up menu that allowed me to access all the blue function keys on the keyboard by clicking on them visually with the mouse. Especially useful in the dark, since most laptops don't have back lit keyboards. My laptop came with some pre-installed Toshiba software that I think may be the reason that popup (application? background service) would come up. I have since disabled many services and startup programs to speed up my computer. My question or goal is to find out how to re enable that popup menu because somewhere along the line from when I bought this laptop, I lost the visual pop-up function of my FN key. Am I right about the pre-installed Toshiba software/service that I may have disabled, causing this outcome? Or possibly it's something entirely different. I have looked up and down my services list but I am blind to the answer. I don't mind complicated answers or fixes, I consider myself advanced with computers to many degrees. Thank you for your time and patience. It's appreciated. -Joseph L -PetRiLJoe

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In short, yes you may have disabled it by shutting down services. I believe what you are looking for is the Value Added Package that is pre installed on toshiba computers. Check in programs and features if youre running windows 7 or in programs in windows xp. Both are under control panel. If you do not have the Value Added Package then go to toshibas website and download and install it.

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  • Joseph L Jul 22, 2011

    @ feudalkaos , It looks like you and I are on the same track so far. Right after posting this question I had went straight to the official Toshiba site for all the drivers related to my specific model computer. I installed multiple packages, some on top of the old ones just to attempt to replace potential corrupt files. At this point I am just guessing, but I feel like it can't hurt. The installs seemed to go fine and the programs work the same. While trying to install TOSHIBA Value Added Package, about halfway through the progress bar a popup error leaves me stuck with no install. It reads "Error 1606.Could not access network location %APPDATA%\." . I made a few install attempts on different user logins, Admin privileges and one without. So I tried to go to the temp directory that was assigned to it automatically and I can't find my appdata folder. So I changed the location and attempted the setup again, and got the same error about %APPDATA%\. This package seems to be the main one giving me trouble, I'm not really sure why.

    Maybe I'm just a newbie to Windows 7 folder system, or maybe I have a real problem. I don't know where to go from here.
    All TOSHIBA related services are enabled.

    I would hate to restore my computer to a factory setting because I hate re configuring everything just the way I like it; however it's always an option to consider. As much as I love troubleshooting my own issues, this one is taking up too much of my own time. All suggestions are welcome and considered. I don't think this is a huge problem, it's more of a learning experience.

    Anyone else looking into this problem, don't go far out of your way to find a solution. Was really hoping to find a quick and simple fix. After all it's just a Function key... (i think).

    -Joseph L

  • Jason Protzman Jul 22, 2011

    It sounds like the value added package may have had a partial install or somehow in the process of removing service it was corrupted. I would go into programs and files under control panel and see if you have it listed in the installed programs list. If you do, do an uninstall then reboot your machine then try a clean install.

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