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Im pretty sure it doesn't function on its own you need to use it in conjunction with the F-series of keys at the top of your keyboard-each one delivers a different function--different pc's--different sequence-different function

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Function keys not working on hp probook 4440


Identifying the hot keys
A hot key is a combination of the fn key and either the esc key or one of the function keys.
To use a hot key:
Briefly press the fn key, and then briefly press the second key of the hot key combination.
Hot key combination Description
fn+esc Displays information about system hardware components and the system BIOS version number.
fn+f1 Initiates Sleep, which saves your information in system memory. The display and other system
components turn off and power is conserved.
To exit Sleep, briefly press the power button.
CAUTION: To reduce the risk of information loss, save your work before initiating Sleep.
fn+f2 Decreases the screen brightness level.
fn+f3 Increases the screen brightness level.
fn+f4 Switches the screen image among display devices connected to the system. For example, if a
monitor is connected to the computer, fn+f4 alternates the screen image from computer display to
monitor display to simultaneous display on both the computer and the monitor.
Most external monitors receive video information from the computer using the external VGA video
standard. The fn+f4 hot key can also alternate images among other devices that are receiving video
information from the computer.
fn+f5 Initiates the QuickLock security feature. QuickLock protects your information by displaying the
operating system Log On window. While the Log On window is displayed, the computer cannot be
accessed until a Windows user password or a Windows administrator password is entered.
NOTE: Before you can use QuickLock, you must set a Windows user password or a Windows
administrator password. For instructions, see Help and Support. To access Help and support, from
the Start screen, type help, and then select Help and Support.
fn+f6 Displays charge information for all installed batteries. The display indicates which batteries are
charging and reports the amount of charge remaining in each battery.
fn+f7 Mutes or restores speaker sound.
fn+f8 Decreases speaker volume.
fn+f9 Increases speaker volume.
fn+f10 Plays the previous track of an audio CD or the previous section of a DVD or a BD.
32 Chapter 4 Pointing devices and keyboardHot key combination Description
fn+f11 Plays, pauses, or resumes an audio CD, a DVD, or a BD.
fn+f12 Plays the next track of an audio CD or the next section of a DVD or a BD.



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Mar 16, 2014 | HP 4440s Probook

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Lenovo G430/ G530 Function keys


<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>

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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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Lcd screen stuck in external screen mode


How to use the function (Fn) keys on the keyboard - ThinkPad T40, T40p, T41, T41p, T42, T42p, T43, T43p


Switching the display output location.
Switch between the computer display and an external monitor. If an external monitor is attached, the computer output is displayed in the following three patterns by turns:
  • External monitor (CRT display)
  • Computer display and external monitor (LCD + CRT display)
  • Computer display (LCD)
Notes:
  • For any operating system other than Windows 2000 or Windows XP, no additional procedure is needed. Just press Fn+F7.
  • This function is not supported if different desktop images are displayed on the computer display and the external monitor (the Extend desktop function).
  • This function does not work while a DVD movie or a video clip is playing.
To enable this function in Windows 2000 and Windows XP, the following procedure is needed:
  1. When you log on to Windows 2000 and Windows XP for the first time, press Fn + F7 and select a display-switching function in the Initial setup window. Since in Windows 2000 and Windows XP multiple users can log on to a single operating system by using different user IDs, each user needs to select the function in the initial setup window when logging on for the first time.
  2. If the Fn + F7 key combination have been assigned to a presentation scheme function, start Presentation Director, and change the settings.

Feb 28, 2010 | IBM ThinkPad T41 Notebook

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Laptop problem


Hi George you may have the brightness turned down or The screen turned off Press FN Key and F4 if this dosent help
Try FN Key and F5 and do it slowly give it a second or 2 to happen Try looking pge 3.8 at special keys in your manual and try these
Hope this helps if it dosent try and restore your OS by pressing F9 when starting then see if the screen comes up if this doesent work you may have a screen Lighting inverter problem
let me know

Gary

Feb 16, 2009 | ASUS Eee 4G Notebook

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Which function key allows to switch to tv


Hi there,
You need to press hold the FN key and press the F4 function key once which toggles the display to the External Display source like the television connected along with the LCD of the Notebook.
If the FN and F4 key combination is pressed again, the display will dissappear from the LCD of the Notebook and remain only on the external source.
If the FN and F4 key combination is pressed third time, the display will be back on the LCD of the Notebook and will not remain on the External display source.
Here are these details in other way :
First time pressing FN + F4    ---> Display on LCD and External display
Second time pressing FN + F4 ---> Display not on LCD but on the External Display
Third time pressing FN + F4 ---> Display back on the LCD and not available on External Display (Normal position).
Below are the details of what the Function keys in your DV1000 Notebook work :
fn + f1 Opens Help and Support Center fn + f2 Opens print options window fn + f3 Opens default Internet browser fn + f4 Switches the image among displays fn + f5 Initiates Standby fn + f6 Initiates QuickLock fn + f7 Decreases screen brightness fn + f8 Increases screen brightness fn + f9 Plays, pauses, or resumes an audio CD or DVD fn + f10 Stops an audio CD or DVD fn + f11 Plays the previous track or chapter on an audio CD or DVD fn + f12 Plays the next track or chapter on an audio CD or DVD fn + esc Displays system information.* (*To clear the system information display, press esc.)
Hope this helps...

Oct 11, 2008 | HP Pavilion dv1000 Notebook

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Brand new Toshiba Satellite L305D-S5868 laptop display screen has gone black, even though the computer is on.


Since your laptop is brand new , you may not be familure with it's function keys , FN

Sometimes the users accidentaly presses the FN and the F5 monitor function key at the same time.
which effectively turns the notebooks display off.

D in the image below is the FN function key
and the monitor function key could be F5 , it will have a little monitor symbol on it.


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When they are pressed together it will turn the notebooks display off and enable any VGA monitor connected to it's VGA ports. when pressed again , they will turn of the VGA port and turn on the notebooks display.


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Sep 18, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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I have an hp pavilion lx1000 and would like to know what the function of all the keys are


Function Hotkey
Display system information. fn+esc
Open the Help and Support Center. fn+f1
Open the Print Options window. fn+f2
Open a Web browser. fn+f3
Alternate between computer display and external display. fn+f4
Initiate Hibernation. fn+f5
Initiate QuickLock. fn+f6
Decrease screen brightness. fn+f7
Increase screen brightness. fn+f8
Play, pause, or resume an audio CD or a DVD. fn+f9
Stop an audio CD or a DVD. fn+f10

Apr 27, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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External monitor for amilo pro v2030


hi
when the external monitor is connected hold down the function key " f n " ( which is located 2nd on left of lowest row ) and then press either the F4 or F5 function keys on top line....the one that has a small icon like a rectangle or tv screen on it ....it has usually 3 toggle positions so if it dosent work first time then just press the same key again (still holding fn key) until it allows the monitor to get the signal.....if F4 dosent work then go thru the same sequence with F5 but depending on the laptop model it could be any one ...F3/F4/F5/F6 the usual suspects....
hope this helps

Jan 04, 2008 | Fujitsu Siemens AMILO Pro V2000 Notebook

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