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Would like explanation of function key symbols I want to turn off the finger pad.

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Function key is Fn key on keyboard.
these keys might be in orange color
with the help of these keys you can control sound volume. you can adjust screen resolution like brightness .you can also turn off/on wireless features.These keys are like shorcuts keys to perform few functions on your laptop.

To turn off your the finger pad

You can use the Mouse Properties window to disable the touch pad and track stick or adjust their settings.
Open the Control Panel, and then click Mouse. For information about the Control Panel, see Windows Help and Support Center <findinfo.htm>.

In the Mouse Properties window:
Click the Device Select tab to disable the touch pad and track stick.
Click the Touch Pad tab to adjust touch pad and track stick settings.

Click OK to save the settings and close the window.

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