F2 in excel is not working

Copper Contributor

Hi guys,


In the past, I could use the F2 key to set the cursor in one cell and to edit its content. 


Unfortunately, this shortcut is not working anymore. If I push it, the speaker volume is lowered - this is actually the function of this key, but in excel, it worked for the shortcut to directly edit a cell without having to doubleclick on it.


I would be pleased to get your help. Thanks,




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Problem solved: press Fn and Esc to lock the Fn key. 


@tobiasz1180 Great, I'm glad you were able to find a solution!


For future reference, you've posted your question in the Tech Community Discussion space, which is intended for discussion around the Tech Community website itself, not product questions. I'm moving your question to the Excel space - please post Excel questions here in the future. 

SOLVED Pressed fn + F2 key to edit cell.

If you find annoying having to press fn every time, go to BIOS > System settings > Action Keys Mode > Disabled

Worked fine on my hp envy laptop (access to BIOS : f10 while turning on computer