This combination for disabling the touch pad, reducing the brightness, sleep short-cut etc dont work anymore, although the buttons work individually so its not a keyboard or hardware problem. Any help??
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There is no standard meaning to any Fn +Fx key combinations. It depends on the manufacturer and the laptop model.
Usually the Fn key works in combination with the Function (Fn) keys F1-F12, and maybe ESC.
In my Toshiba, there is an overlaid numeric pad that can be activated by pressing Fn +F11. Once the sequence is pressed the F11 key led remains lit, and the overlay active. Pressing the F11 key restores the normal keyboard. Fn+Num Lock does not do anything.
Please check you laptop's manual to familiarize yourself with the uses of the Fn key on YOUR computer.
<p><span>The following describes the features of each function key.</SPAN><br>
<p><b><span>Fn + F1: </SPAN></B><span>Put your computer in sleep mode.</SPAN><br>
<p><b><span>Fn + F2: </SPAN></B><span>Turn off/on the LCD screen back light.</SPAN><br>
<p><b><span>Fn + F3: </SPAN></B><span>Shift to other connected display devices.</SPAN><br>
<p><b><span>Fn + F4: </SPAN></B><span>Switch between wide screen and normal mode.</SPAN><br>
<p><b><span>Fn + F5: </SPAN></B><span>Enable/disable the built-in wireless device feature.</SPAN><br>
<p><b><span>Fn + F8: </SPAN></B><span>Enable/disable the touch pad.</SPAN><br>
<p><b><span>Fn + F9: </SPAN></B><span>Play/pause Media Player playback.</SPAN><br>
<p><b><span>Fn + F10: </SPAN></B><span>Stop Media Player playback.</SPAN><br>
<p><b><span>Fn + F11: </SPAN></B><span>Skip to the previous track.</SPAN><br>
<p><b><span>Fn + F12: </SPAN></B><span>Skip to the next track.</SPAN><br>
<p><b><span>Fn + Insert/NmLk: </SPAN></B><span>Enable/disable the Numeric keypad.</SPAN><br>
<p><b><span>Fn +Delete/ScrLk: </SPAN></B><span>Enable/disable Scroll Lock.</SPAN><br>
<p><b><span>Fn + PrtSc/SysRq: </SPAN></B><span>System request.</SPAN><br>
<p><b><span>Fn + up/down arrow: </SPAN></B><span>Increase/decrease display brightness.</SPAN><br>
<p><b><span>Fn + right/left arrow: </SPAN></B><span>Increase/decrease computer volume.</SPAN><br>
<p><b><span>Fn + PgUp: </SPAN></B><span>Move the cursor to the head of the line.</SPAN><br>
<p><b><span>Fn + PgDn: </SPAN></B><span>Move the cursor to the end of the line.</SPAN>
Locate the "Fn" key in the lower right or left corner of the laptop keyboard. The "Fn" key typically has different colored text on it or the key itself is a different color. Locate the function (F1 through F12) key at the top of the keyboard that disables or enables the touchpad on the laptop. The key typically has an icon that resembles a touchpad with a finger touching it or a touchpad with a diagonal line through it. Press both the "Fn" and touchpad Function key simultaneously to reactive the touchpad on your laptop. Move your finger along the touchpad to verify that it works. Press the combination at any time to disable the touchpad again.
If you are referring to the "touch pad" on Laptop/notebook, if the touchpad on your laptop is not working and is unresponsive, it's not broken, you or someone else has accidently deactivated it with the function key.
Then you can try this,
Most laptops (if not all) come with a function key. The function key is labelled "Fn" and usually stands out from the rest - either the "Fn" is in a different color or the key as a whole. The function key works in conjunction with other keys on the keyboard especially the ones in the top row marked "F1" to "F12". The combination of function key with these keys lets you perform various tasks quickly such as shutting the screen, putting the computer in sleep mode, switching the wireless connection on and off etc.
By keeping the function key pressed and then hitting one of the keys ("F1" to "F12"), activates a task. You can activate and deactivate the touchpad by using the function key with the "F8" key.
1 . Look for Fn function key - Most laptops have this special key Fn that is next to the Ctrl key on the keyboard. It should have a blue or green color, easy to find.
2 . Look for F1 to F12 functions keys, they are on the top row of the keypad. Look for one has an icon that looks like the touch pad, which is to control the touch pad of your laptop. It maybe F8 or F9 depends on each make of your laptop. These function keys also control the brightness, sound, wireless etc.
3 . Now hold down the Fn key and the F10 key to enable the touch pad, in this example, the Toshiba laptops. You press them again to disable it
4 . If none of the above works, plug in an USB mouse, then check into the Control Panel -> touch pad or mouse configurations. Also, check Device Manager if the touch pad driver is installed and working properly.
F1 through F12 are called function keys because they execute programmed functions when pressed. Used in combination with the Fn key, keys marked with icons execute specific functions on the computer. The function executed by individual keys depends on the software you are using.
1. Sound Mute: Pressing Fn + ESC in a windows environment turns sound on or off. Press Fn + Enter to simulate Enter or the enhanced keyboard's numeric keypad. 2. Instant security: Press Fn + F1 to blank the screen to prevent others from accessing your data. To restore the screen and original setting, press any key or press the Touch Pad. 3. Power save mode: Pressing Fn + F2 changes the power save mode. 4. Standby: When you press Fn + F3, the computer enters Standby. 5. Hibernation: When you press Fn + F4, the computer enters Hibernation. 6. Display selection: Press Fn + F5 to change the active display device. Hold down Fn and press F5 again to change the device. 7. Internal LCD screen Brightness: Pressing Fn + F6 decreases the display brightness in decrements. 8. Internal LCD screen Brightness: Pressing Fn + F7 increases the display brightness in increments. 9. Wireless setting: If your computer has both Bluetooth and Wireless LAN functions, you can press Fn + F8 to select which type of wireless communication you want to use. 10. Touch Pad: Pressing Fn + F9 in a windows environment enables or disables the Touch Pad function. 11. Press Fn + F10 or Fn + F11 to access the integrated keypad. When activated, the keys with gray markings on the bottom edge become numeric keypad keys (Fn + F11) or cursor control keys (Fn + F10). The power on default for both settings is off. Press Fn + F12 (ScrLock) to lock the cursor on a specific line. The power on default is off. 12. TOSHIBA Zooming Utility (reduce): To reduce the icon size on the desktop or the application window, press the 1 key while holding down the Fn key. (13. TOSHIBA Zooming Utility (enlarge): To enlarge the icon size on the desktop or the application window, press the 2 key while holding down the Fn key.
I'm not sure if your referring to sleep mode or not but I hope this helps There are several specialty key functions on the Lenovo Y410...here is a list....good Luck....please rate me ...The Fang
The following describes the features of each function key. Fn + Esc: Turn on/off the integrated camera. Fn + F1: Put your computer in sleep mode. Fn + F2: Turn off the LCD screen (any subsequent operation will turn the LCD screen back on). Fn + F3: Shift to other connected display devices. Fn + F4: Switch between wide screen and normal mode. Fn + F5: Enable/disable the built-in wireless networking feature. Fn + F6: Enable/disable the bluetooth features. Fn + F8: Enable/disable the touch pad. Fn + F9: Enable/pause Media Player playback. Fn + F10: Stop Media Player playback. Fn + F11: Skip to the previous track. Fn + F12: Skip to the next track. Fn + Insert/NmLk: Enable/disable the Numeric keypad. Fn + Delete/ScrLk: Enable/disable Scroll Lock. Fn + Pause/Break: Pause to view the system information during start-up. Fn + up/down arrow key: Increase/decrease display brightness. Fn + right/left arrow key: Increase/decrease computer volume.