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Look closely at the key board notice that some keys have an extra symbol on them, the symbols will have a box around them. When you hit the fn key it allows you to use these extra symbols.

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  • David Seilhan Sep 27, 2010

    Oh I should add some PC's you have to hold the fn key down some PC's you don't.

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F buttons description


F1 - Security System

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Press and hold the "Fn" key on the lower left-hand corner of your Toshiba keyboard.


2

Press the "F1" key to activate the security system.


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Press any key or touch the touchpad to exit the security mode.


F2 - Power Save Mode

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Press and hold the "Fn" key.


5

Press the "F2" key to activate the Power Save mode and make changes to how your laptop handles operating on battery or AC power.


6

Press "Fn" and the "F2" key again to exit the power save mode.


F3 - Standby Mode

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Press and hold the "Fn" key.


8

Press the "F3" key to place your laptop in Standby mode.

The Standby dialog box will appear.


9

Verify you want to enter Standby mode. Press the power button on your Toshiba laptop to exit Standby mode.


F4 - Hibernation Mode

10

Press and hold the "Fn" key.


11

Press the "F4" key to activate the Hibernation mode and save whatever documents and files that are open to your hard drive.


12

Verify you want to enter Hibernation mode. Press the power button on your Toshiba laptop to exit Hibernation mode.


F5 - Active Display Device/F6 and F7 - Toshiba LCD Screen Brightness

13

Press and hold the "Fn" key.


14

Press the "F5" key to change your laptop's active display device from the laptop screen to an external monitor.


15

Click on the display configuration you want: displaying on both the laptop and external monitor; only on the laptop; only on the external monitor; or a specific screen resolution.


16

Press and hold "Fn" and "F5" to accept the new display settings. Press and hold "Fn" and "F5" again to return to your laptop's display only.


17

Press and hold the "Fn" key.


18

Press the "F6" key to decrease your laptop's screen brightness. Press the "F7" key to increase the brightness.


F8 - Wireless Connection/Bluetooth

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Press and hold the "Fn" key.


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Press the "F8" key to select the wireless Internet or Bluetooth connection you want to use.


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Press and hold "Fn" and "F8" to make your selection. Release the keys to confirm your selection.


F9 - Touchpad Control

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Press and hold the "Fn" key.


23

Press the "F9" key to enable your laptop's touchpad.


24

Press and hold "Fn" and "F9" again to disable the touchpad.


F10 and F11 - Numeric Keypad/F12 - Scroll Lock

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Press and hold the "Fn" key.


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Press the "F10" key to enable your Toshiba laptop's numeric keypad.


27

Press and hold "Fn" and "F11" to enable the cursor control keys on the numeric keypad.


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Press and hold the "Fn" and "F10" or "F11" key to disable the numeric keypad or cursor control keys.


29

Press and hold the "Fn" key.


30

Press the "F12" key to lock your cursor on a specific line of text. Press and hold "Fn" and "F12" to turn scroll lock off.


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