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Special Keyboard Functions Of A Laptop And Its Use

Special Keyboard Functions Of A Laptop And Its Use :

Laptops ("notebooks") have a Function key ("FN"). It usually has a blue color. Find it cause we may need to use it later. The keyboard functions on a laptop are similar to keys on a standard keyboard. The difference comes in the use of the “F” keys, or functions keys. The actual activity and icons of these keys may vary by the design of computer. The “FN” key works as a modifier. It changes or modifies the function of another key, like a fancy “shift” key. When pressing this modifier key in conjunction with a function key from the top row of your laptop computer keyboard, you can control some of the processes of the computer.Here Are Some Short Describe About This Function Keys....

Certain laptop keys can act as numeric keypad. Look at photo to see what keys I'm talking about. I highlighted ones that create numeric part of keypad. You can see numbers on them. If you enable "NumLk", those keys will act as keypad keys when you press the "FN" button.

Keypad keys are "7", "8", "9", "u", "i", "o", "j", "k", "l" and "m" buttons. If on your laptop you can't find keys with tiny numbers - try them.
From user:
For those of you that don't have Key Pad, try [FN] + [F11] it may open a calculator-like keypad.
  • Colored Hot Keys
The following defines the colored hot keys on the Notebook PC’s keyboard. The colored commands can only be accessed by first pressing and holding the function key while pressing a key with a colored command.

The Hot Key locations on the function keys may vary depending on model but the functions should remain the same. Follow the icons instead of the function keys.
  • “ZZ” Icon (F1): 
Places the Notebook PC in suspend mode (either Save-to-RAM or Save-to-Disk depending on sleep button setting in power management setup).
  • Radio Tower (F2): 
Wireless Models Only: Toggles the internal wireless LAN or Bluetooth (on selected models) ON or OFF with an on-screen-display. When enabled, the corresponding wireless indicator will light. Windows software settings are necessary to use the wireless LAN or Bluetooth.
  • Sun Down Icon (F5): 
Decreases the display brightness
  • Sun Up Icon (F6): 
Increases the display brightness.
  • LCD Icon (F7):
 Toggles the display panel ON and OFF. (On certain models; stretches the screen area to fill the entire display when using low resolution modes.)
  • LCD/Monitor Icons (F8): 
Toggles between the Notebook PC’s LCD display and an external monitor in this series: LCD Only -> CRT Only (External Monitor) -> LCD + CRT Clone -> LCD + CRT Extend. (This function does not work in 256 Colors, select High Color in Display Property Settings.) NOTE: Must connect an external monitor “before” booting up.
  • Crossed-out Touchpad (F9): 
Toggles the built-in touchpad LOCKED (disabled) and UNLOCKED (enabled). Locking the touchpad will prevent you from accidentally moving the pointer while typing and is best used with an external pointing device such as a mouse. NOTE: Selected models have an indicator between the touchpad buttons will light when the touchpad is UNLOCKED (enabled) and not light when the touchpad is LOCKED (disabled).
  • Crossed Speaker Icons (F10): 
Toggles the speakers ON and OFF (only in Windows OS)
  • Speaker Down Icon (F11):
Decreases the speaker volume (only in Windows OS)
  • Speaker Up Icon (F12):
Increases the speaker volume (only in Windows OS)
  • Fn+C:
 Toggles “Splendid Video Intelligent Technology” function ON and OFF. This allows switching between different display color enhancement modes in order to improve contrast, brightness, skin tone, and color saturation for red, green, and blue independently. You can see the current mode through the onscreen display (OSD).
  • Fn+V: 
  • Toggles “Life Frame” software application.
  • Power4Gear Hybrid (Fn+Space Bar): 
This key toggles power savings between various power saving modes. The power saving modes control many aspects of the Notebook PC to maximize performance versus battery time. Applying or removing the power adapter will automatically switch the system between AC mode and battery mode. You can see the current mode through the on-screen display (OSD).
  • Fn+Enter (extended keyboard): 
Toggles Windows “Calculator” application.
  • Microsoft Windows Keys
There are two special Windows keys on the keyboard as described below.
The key with the Windows Logo activates the Start menu located at the bottom left of the Windows desktop.
The other key, that looks like a Windows menu with a small pointer, activates the properties menu and is equivalent to pressing the right mouse button on a Windows object.

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