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Acer Aspire 7745G enable fn key


If you want to use blue print Fn key, just press and hold it with any other key that also has blue print in it. Fn key is locaded bottom left of the keyboard. Second one from the left to be exact.

If you want to use Function keys F1, F2 and so on. You should not press Fn key which will change Function keys to function differently.

Feb 16, 2013 | Acer Aspire 7745G-9823 Notebook

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Gateway laptop nv57h94u model Fn key is on all the time for the function keys


clean keyboard, reboot PC, press Fn key one more time, if cant help then replace keyboard

Nov 12, 2012 | Gateway Recertified - NV Series NV57H94U...

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I managed to lock my FN key and i dunno how to unlock it. Please help


Function Keys can be unlocked by using combination of Function (FN) key and any other key. Generally they are the F keys right on the top from F1 to F12.

Most often the following combinations work:

1) Fn + F6
2) Fn + Num Lock
3) Holding Fn for a while
4) Fn + F8
5) Ctrl + Fn
6) Shift + Fn

Please, all most at all times the function keys from F1 to F12 are marked and indicated about what they do. The marking is pointed by a small icon just under the name of the Function key.

Oct 24, 2012 | MSI Computers & Internet

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(Fn) key function


Hi,

Fn or Function key is used for your F1 up to F12 keys. Ex. Fn+F5 is to turn on the wireless capability. Fn key is like a shortcut for the functionality of the machine. You can also adjust brightness by pressing Fn+Up or Down arrow and for the Volume Fn+Left and Right arrow.

Apr 29, 2011 | Lenovo IdeaPad Z360 Notebook

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What is the fn key


The fn key is the function key. I am sure that helps a ton. The fn key works like a shift key, changing the buttons marked fn, like volume, screen brightness, etc. The use is that you press and hold the function key, and press teh function button and then release both.
Common uses are to turn off the mousepad, while typing, and to set screen brightness while under battery....

Mar 14, 2011 | IBM ThinkPad T42 Notebook

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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.

Jan 14, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Using F keys- What is used for the Fn key?


FN key is to be used in combination with the function keys like F1, F2 , F3 and so on to launch or initiate a specific function on your computer and utilities or features that came with in.

Dec 31, 2010 | HP P2360AA Keyboard/Mouse

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I need an explanation as to the secondary function of the keys on my NB305. Mainly the top row of 'F' keys, but the remainder of the keyboard as well. What do all these little symbols on the keys mean?


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.

Jun 15, 2010 | Toshiba 310CDT Keyboard

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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.

Mar 22, 2009 | HP 2133 Notebook PC

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