Just checking in with a little bit of helpful advice. Many, many people are having problems with their f keys, which are vital for one or more steno programs. My explanation of the issue to one lucky / unlucky Facebook poster was as follows:
“I will add to what others have said. Where they are saying you must disable function keys it is actually reversing them.
In old computers your f keys were your f keys. New computers require you to press the fn key, then the f key, then the command (all at once!!!). So there are ways to reverse this. Best way to do it is google something like reverse f keys (model) (windows version)
Reverse f keys HP window 10.
The word disable is not wrong but it can confuse some readers.”
There you have it! If your f keys are not working, fixing them is likely only a google search away. As an example, here is a decent post for HP laptops.