Anytime i press or brush one of the media (Mute, Vol +, Vol -, Play/Pause, I<<, >>I, Stop) buttons on the front of mt Dell 9400, i can't use the mouse for anything. i can move it, but the buttons don't click on anything, even with a use mouse in. I basically have to restart the computer.
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Re: Media Buttons At The Front
Sounds like this may be a driver glitch. Try uninstalling the drivers for the quick play buttons from the device manager, then reboot. It will find the hardware an reinstall the drivers. If the problem persists, then disable the buttons either in the system bios or the device profile in the device manager.
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The media control buttons give access to volume control, skip, pause/play, and stop. The buttons are capacitive, and glow blue when the laptop is on. To the right of the media control buttons are four buttons that perform programmable actions. By default, they function as wireless on/off, launch Internet, launch Bluetooth manager, and launch Acer Arcade. Also, in the top right corner is a button which turns virtual surround sound on or off.
Fn + F1
Change Display Device.
Fn + F2
Fn + F3
Fn + F4
Decreases brightness on the integrated display only (not on an external
Fn + F5
Increases brightness on the integrated display only (not on an external
Fn + F6
Keyboard backlit(available only if a backlit keyboard is
Fn + F7
Fn + F8
Decrease audio Volume.
Fn + F9
Increase audio Volume.
Fn + F10
CD Previous - Play previous media file.
Fn + F11
CD Play/Pause - If there is Audio CD in system, Media player will play
Fn + F12
CD Next - Play next media file.
Actually many laptops & their media are designed only for working with XP or previous versions. So its not neccessary that they work good with Vista also. Its true that they should be compatible with Vista but not very necessary. So you may need to change your OS again to access all functionality.
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