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Function keys I have a new Compaq Presario laptop. There are many function keys with the f number and a symbol at the top. Where can I find out what they mean and how to use them Jo, a newbie at computing

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Posted on Oct 28, 2007

  • ZAkk FUKU Oct 29, 2007

    sorry if i seemed rude but you must understand its hard for me to be patient with computing noobs so like i said check the owners manual that came with your machine all the function keys purposes will be listed im sure its there



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