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My p,o,i,u,j,k,l,m have turn numeric. to get the0i have to hold down the Fn key.using a sony laptop. How do i change it back?

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Press Fn key and NumLk key together

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The function key for the numbers on the keyboard i can't seem to stop it. When I want to use the letters i have to use the blue funtion key


The "problem" is simply that there is a persistent toggle. If you press "Num Lk" (I've also seen it labeled "Pad Lk" for numeric Pad) it turns on the blue keys, and inverts the meaning of the "Fn" key - it's a way to use that embedded numeric keypad without having to hold down the "Fn" key the entire time.
To fix it, just find and press the "Num Lk" or "Pad Lk" key again. (Note, sometimes these keys are themselves "Fn" keys, so you may, or may not, need to also hold down the "Fn" key to get the right function.) Often there is an indicator light associated with the setting.

Jun 27, 2014 | Acer Aspire One Netbook 8.9" Notebook

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F buttons description


F1 - Security System

1

Press and hold the "Fn" key on the lower left-hand corner of your Toshiba keyboard.


2

Press the "F1" key to activate the security system.


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3

Press any key or touch the touchpad to exit the security mode.


F2 - Power Save Mode

4

Press and hold the "Fn" key.


5

Press the "F2" key to activate the Power Save mode and make changes to how your laptop handles operating on battery or AC power.


6

Press "Fn" and the "F2" key again to exit the power save mode.


F3 - Standby Mode

7

Press and hold the "Fn" key.


8

Press the "F3" key to place your laptop in Standby mode.

The Standby dialog box will appear.


9

Verify you want to enter Standby mode. Press the power button on your Toshiba laptop to exit Standby mode.


F4 - Hibernation Mode

10

Press and hold the "Fn" key.


11

Press the "F4" key to activate the Hibernation mode and save whatever documents and files that are open to your hard drive.


12

Verify you want to enter Hibernation mode. Press the power button on your Toshiba laptop to exit Hibernation mode.


F5 - Active Display Device/F6 and F7 - Toshiba LCD Screen Brightness

13

Press and hold the "Fn" key.


14

Press the "F5" key to change your laptop's active display device from the laptop screen to an external monitor.


15

Click on the display configuration you want: displaying on both the laptop and external monitor; only on the laptop; only on the external monitor; or a specific screen resolution.


16

Press and hold "Fn" and "F5" to accept the new display settings. Press and hold "Fn" and "F5" again to return to your laptop's display only.


17

Press and hold the "Fn" key.


18

Press the "F6" key to decrease your laptop's screen brightness. Press the "F7" key to increase the brightness.


F8 - Wireless Connection/Bluetooth

19

Press and hold the "Fn" key.


20

Press the "F8" key to select the wireless Internet or Bluetooth connection you want to use.


21

Press and hold "Fn" and "F8" to make your selection. Release the keys to confirm your selection.


F9 - Touchpad Control

22

Press and hold the "Fn" key.


23

Press the "F9" key to enable your laptop's touchpad.


24

Press and hold "Fn" and "F9" again to disable the touchpad.


F10 and F11 - Numeric Keypad/F12 - Scroll Lock

25

Press and hold the "Fn" key.


26

Press the "F10" key to enable your Toshiba laptop's numeric keypad.


27

Press and hold "Fn" and "F11" to enable the cursor control keys on the numeric keypad.


28

Press and hold the "Fn" and "F10" or "F11" key to disable the numeric keypad or cursor control keys.


29

Press and hold the "Fn" key.


30

Press the "F12" key to lock your cursor on a specific line of text. Press and hold "Fn" and "F12" to turn scroll lock off.


hope this helps




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My function is stuck on, i cannot type on my keyboard unless i hold the function key down the whole time i am typing. is there such a fn key release function.


Normally, if you hold down the "Fn" key, you'll get whatever character or function is printed in blue on those keys. So holding down the "Fn" key, you now have a numeric keypad in the middle of your keyboard. Release "Fn" and things are back to normal.
Which is exactly the opposite of what the question is asking. The person asking needed to press the "Fn" keys to get the normal, white, characters for each key.
The "problem" is simply that there is a persistent toggle. If you press "Num Lk" (I've also seen it labeled "Pad Lk" for numeric Pad) it turns on the blue keys, and inverts the meaning of the "Fn" key - it's a way to use that embedded numeric keypad without having to hold down the "Fn" key the entire time.

numlk.jpg To fix it, just find and press the "Num Lk" or "Pad Lk" key again. (Note, sometimes these keys are themselves "Fn" keys, so you may, or may not, need to also hold down the "Fn" key to get the right function.) Often there is an indicator light associated with the setting.

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On my laptop alphabet keys uiojkl and m have numbers on them i dont know what i pressed but whenever i use the keyboard now it will only type the numerals that are on those keys instead of the letters...


please check for a the ( Fn) key which is found next to the left side ctrl marked by a blue colour. cleck to see if this is jammed as only by holding the fn key down will the alphabets change to numerical. If the fault is persisting again open your keyboards settings and check for default settings. Also try to reinstall the drivers or else restore you computer to an earlier good restore point by clicking on control panel, select back up /restore. I hope this clears your fault. Good day.

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Unlock numeric key pad on lap top


your laptop should have a blue FN key (Function) that will work in conjunction with other blue keys on teh keyboard. most laptops this is located in the lower left, next to the ctrl key. Look to the right top on your keyboard for a one labeled numlk. hold down teh left FN key and tap the right num lk key and you just turned off the numbers lock.

There is another option that is a little more intense - if interested let me know that laptop type you have.

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There are little blue numbers on my keyboard and i'm wondering how you turn off when you hit fn?


The 'FN' key changes a "grid" of the keyboard alphabetic keys
to a numeric keypad "grid", when you hold 'FN' down and press the 'NUMERIC LOCK' (or 'NUM LOCK') key, and then release the 'FN' key.

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Latitude D600, how use FN key to have the numeric pad on


In the system setup (F2 at boot) look for Numlock settings, there should be an option to change the key combination for numlock

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Keyboard letters 'm,j,k,l,u,i,o' permanantly locked for numerals. i have no idea how i switched this function on.


NumLock is on. Look for the Fn key in the lower left corner, and lookint in the top right, the NumLock key.

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Hi you need to hold down the function key (FN) and press the number lock key (num lk). hope this helps

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