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How do I find the functions for F1 -F12 buttons on my HP keyboard

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Those functions are not set by the operating system or the keyboard, they are set by individual software programs and could have a different function for each program. Typically F1 is help and F5 is refresh.

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Need function ket number to turn on internetwork

I don't fully understand your question. Do you mean which function key on the keyboard (F1, F2, etc.) to turn on wireless internet? You usually do not use a function key for that purpose. There is usually a switch or button on the laptop somewhere to enable or disable the wireless internet. The switch might be on the front edge of the laptop or just above the keyboard. Or are you in need of the passcode to connect to a wireless network? If so your internet provider should have provided the passcode or you will need to contact them to get it. If you are trying to connect to someone else's Wi-Fi network they will have to provide the passcode.

Apr 11, 2014 | Computers & Internet


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.

on Nov 06, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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How to identify function key on emachines keyboard

No that's the Windows key

For a desktop computer keyboard, keys F1 through F12 are the Function keys. No Fn key needed.

For a laptop computer hold the Fn key down, then tap once on the F1 through F12 keys


Apr 16, 2013 | eMachines Computers & Internet

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Disable f1 through f12 keys?

You are not able to disable the function keys on any laptop

Oct 14, 2012 | Gateway Computers & Internet

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What do keys F1-F12 stand for?

Go to this website and you will get all the functions of F1-F12 keys. The explanation/functions of these keys is too long that won't fit here.
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Jun 27, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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I have a dell inspiron 1564. To use the f1-f12 functions require me to first hit the FN button. How do I reverse this so that i can use f1-f12 by hitting them directly and have the current commands...

You can change it so you don't have to use the FN key by going into the settings while you computer is booting.

Reboot your computer
Keep hitting F2 until a greay and blue settings screen comes up
Choose the Advanced menu
Use your arrow keys to go down and select 'Function Key Behavior'
Hit enter
Select 'Function Key First'
Hit enter
Choose to Save and Exit (usually F10)

Should fix it up.

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Aug 30, 2010 | Dell 0Y3740 Keyboard

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I have Compaq Presario CQ42 118TU. The F1 to F12 keys are no longer the upper layer (used to be default). The HP quick launch buttons are now the default upper layer. Now i have to press the 'fn' key first...

I just had exactly the same issue. I found the answer on the HP website, but to save you looking for it, here's what you do:

1) Go to the BIOS for your machine. You'll do this by interrupting the startup sequence. On my Presario CQ42, I had to press ESC while the machine was starting.

2) Once in the BIOS, use the right/left arrow keys to move to the System Configuration tab.

3) Use the up/down arrow keys to move to the Action Key setting (Enable/Disable) and change it from the current setting.

4) Save and exit the BIOS.

Once your laptop finishes the boot-up, the F1-F12 keys should function the way you were used to.

Aug 06, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Function keys F1 thru F12 don't work

Keyboard might have gone bad. Try hooking up a external keyboard and see if they work. If they don't then you have a motherboard issue. If they do then it is a keyboard issue. If you lucky it is just a keyboard then you can get one here for 20 bucks.

It is really easy to replace.

Apr 14, 2010 | Dell Latitude D600 Intel Pentium M 1.3GHz...

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Where is the function key on the on HP keyboard

There is no single function button.
There are 12 function keys.
They are labeled F1 through F12.
They comprise the very top row of the keyboard.

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Sep 30, 2009 | HP CPQ175KB Keyboard

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F keys suddenly not working

The "F mode" button toggles on and off the F keys. If you press it (accidentally) as I did, the keys will no longer function.

Simply press the "F mode" key again (it is directly above the "End->" key between F12 and Insert on this model keyboard) and functionality will be restored.

Apr 08, 2009 | Logitech Computers & Internet

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