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How to use F1, F2 ?..Function buttons on Hp laptop.

For those who do not know how to use the F1, F2, F3..... buttons on HP laptops, here is an opportunity for you to know.

We see these buttons on most laptops but don't know what they are used for. F1, F2....... buttons are the first set of buttons on the keyboard. These buttons makes it easy for anyone to access some programs on the computer without using mouse.

Follow the below procedures on how to use some of these functions:

To put your HP laptop on sleep mode, Press and hold Fn button on your keyboard, (without leaving it) then press F5 (Fn + F4).

To lock your HP laptop, Press and hold, Fn button, then press F6 (Fn + F6).

To reduce the brightness of your HP laptop, press and hold Fn button, then press F7 (Fn + F7).

To increase the brightness of your HP laptop, Press and hold Fn button, then press F8 (Fn + F8).

To put your laptop on mute, Press and hold Fn button, then press F9 (Fn + F8).

To reduce the volume of your HP laptop, Press and hold Fn button, then press F11 (Fn + F11).

To increase the volume of your HP laptop, Press and hold Fn button, then press F12 (Fn + F12).

To shut down your laptop or to view other shut down options, Press and hold Alt button, then press F4 (Alt + F4). Note that this particular function can be used on all computers and laptops.

To close any page on your HP laptop, Press and hold Alt button, then press F4 (Alt + F4). Note that this particular function can be used on all computers and laptops.

Good luck.

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How do I get it to go into bios when pressing f2 doesn't work?


Per the internet site, it depends upon the model of laptop. Here are some examples:

Laptops - Access Bios Settings Key

Issue


The most common Access Bios key is the "DEL" button or "F2". This depends on the laptop model, however, and can be confusing if you do not know which key to press.


Solution


Here is a list of laptop models and brands with the keyboard commands / key for accessing the BIOS Setup:



Acer: F1, F2, CTRL+ALT+ESC

ARI: CTRL+ALT+ESC, CTRL+ALT+DEL

AST: CTRL+ALT+ESC, CTRL+ALT+DEL

Compaq 8700: F10

CompUSA: DEL

Cybermax: ESC



Dell Laptops:

Dell 400: F3, F1

Dell 4400: F12

Dell Dimension: F2 or DEL

Dell Inspiron: F2

Dell Latitude: Fn+F1 (while booted)

Dell Latitude: F2 (on boot)

Dell Optiplex: DEL

Dell Optiplex: F2

Dell Precision: F2



eMachine: F2

Gateway 2000 1440: F1

Gateway 2000 Solo: F2

HP (Hewlett-Packard): F1, F2 (Laptop, ESC)

IBM: F1

E-pro Laptop: F2

IBM PS/2: CTRL+ALT+INS after CTRL+ALT+DEL

IBM Thinkpad (newer) Windows: Programs-Thinkpad CFG.



Micron: F1, F2, or DEL

Packard Bell: F1, F2, Del

Seanix: DEL

Sony VAIO: F2

Sony VAIO: F3

Tiger: DEL



Toshiba 335 CDS: ESC

Toshiba Protege: ESC

Toshiba Satellite 205 CDS: F1

Toshiba Tecra: ESC then F1 or F2



Toshiba Notebook [Newer models]:


  • Turn on the computer by holding down the power button while pressing the ESC key



    • The machine will beep, then display:




    • Check System, then press [F1] key.





  • Release the ESC key


  • Press the F1 key


Laptops Access Bios Settings Key

Apr 03, 2015 | Computers & Internet

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HOW THE FN+F1,F2,F3,F4,F5,F6,F7,F8,F9,F10,F11&F12 WORKS???????


FN+ F buttons are used as a shortcut. For example, in my laptop, F1 button has a ? icone at the bottom. when a pres Fn+F1, it will launch the help program. F1 to F12 buttons have different shortcuts.

Apr 29, 2011 | HEWLETT-PACKARD Hp G62-225dx Laptop...

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i dont know what some of the buttons are on my keyboard. like therre is a circle with a check mark in it(F3) and another circle that has a 1/4 colored in (F2) and (F1) is just a ?


ok friend. press those botton with FN.
Exam: FN+F2 SHOW YOU COMPUTER CONTROL PANEL.
FN+F3 SHOW YOU POWER OPTION.
FN+F1 SHOW YOU HOTKEYS HELP.

Jan 30, 2010 | Acer Aspire 5315 Notebook

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