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Just bought Toshiba Laptop want more info on what the F-key symbols mean and what some of the other symbols mean.

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In general, keep in mind that the Fn key works in combination with the some of the keys; usually the Fn key and the relative keys have the same color. Clarify me your model to get you more details.

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