Function keys are used to perform different kinds of functions in a computer. Depending on the program currently running on the PC, they will perform tasks accordingly. Usually, there are 12 function keys in total.
Games, such as Minecraft take full advantage of these function keys to allow players to use them as a shortcut for various tasks. For instance, a play may press a particular function key to show where he is in the world while playing Minecraft. Similarly, there are some function keys that do nothing at all.
How to Fix Minecraft F7 Key Not Working?
The F7 key in Minecraft is used to display where mobs will spawn in your world. The spawn location of mobs is shown as X on the ground. This helps you determine where you need to put your stuff, as you will know where mobs will be spawning at night.
Unfortunately, we have seen multiple users complaining about the F7 key not working at all. While there could be a number of reasons to why this is happening, we will be talking about them in this article. So, if you want to fix your F7 key, then keep on reading!
- Make Sure the F7 Key is Not Toggled
A big reason why your functions keys may not be working properly might be due to the fact that you have your function keys toggled. If they are, then try to disable toggling.
Also, you might need to press the F7 key in combination with other keys. Usually, some systems, especially laptops require you to press the FN key (Function Key) together with the 12 function keys as they have multiple uses. We also suggest pressing them in combination with other keys like CTRL, ALT, and Shift.
- Turn F7 Key on From NEI Options
NEI stands for Not Enough Items. It is a popular mod for Minecraft. It is all thanks to this mod that you can actually see mob spawns by simply pressing the F7 key. First, ensure that you have the mod installed in the game.
Similarly, we recommend you check all the NEI options. Make sure the mod itself is activated, and nothing is interfering with the working of your F7 key. Also, try rebooting your game and PC just in case.
- If You Have Mo’ Creatures Installed
Mo’ Creatures is another famous mod for Minecraft. Quite a few users have reported the mod to interfere with NEI’s F7 key in Minecraft. This is why you need to make sure that it is not installed in your game.
You can try another mod like Mob Spawn Highlighter or Custom Mob Spawner Mod. Use whichever one works for you.
The Bottom Line
These are the 3 ways on how you can fix the Minecraft F7 key not working at all. Make sure you follow all of them. By the end of the article, you should be able to successfully fix your issue for good.