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HOW DO YOU ACCESS FUNCTION KEYS GREATER THAN F-12 ON A KEYBOARD THAT ONLY GOES TO F-12?

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F12 function key doesn t work


Function keys are special keys used for assigning program shortcuts and specialty tasks to the keyboard.
They are located at the top of most keyboards and labeled "F1" through "F12."
Some keyboards may only feature 10 function keys, while others may have as many as 18. These keys often go unutilized by the average computer user, but they may have very important tasks for some users, which can lead to problems when the keys do not respond.
Fixing nonresponsive or malfunctioning function keys is quite simple, and should only take a few minutes.

Connect your keyboard to your computer, and power it up.
Open a program that uses the function keys such as Microsoft Word or Microsoft Excel. Check your keyboard for an "F-Lock" or "Function Lock" key.
This key is used to toggle function-key support; when it is toggled on, the function keys will not work.
Press the "F-Lock" key and then try using a function key in the selected program. "F1" is a good key to test, because it is set to open a "Help" document in all Microsoft software.
If the key does not work, press the "F-Lock" key a second time, and test the keys again.
If the keys still do not work and you are running the Windows 7 operating system, you may need to install a "hotfix" from Microsoft to fix the key functionality.
Navigate to the link entitled "Microsoft Support: Some Function Keys do not Work Correctly." (See Below.)
Some function keys or keyboard shortcuts do not work correctly on a computer that is running Windows 7
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/975741
Resolve unexpected Function (F1 - F12) or other special key behavior on a Microsoft keyboard
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/894513
Click on "View and request hotfix downloads" located beneath the title of the article to access the Microsoft Hotfix database.
Agree to the terms and conditions, then download the hotfix.
When the download is finished, run the downloaded file and follow the on-screen instructions.
You may need to restart your computer after the installation is complete.
Your function keys should now work properly.

Jul 14, 2013 | Dell Computers & Internet

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How do I enable a compaq laptop's keys


Compaq Presario computers provide users with a row of function keys for added keyboard functionality. Function keys can serve a dual purpose as well.
Function keys are located at the top of Compaq Presario keyboards.
By learning how function keys work on a Compaq Presario you can take advantage of time saving keyboard shortcuts.Purpose
Use function keys to access menus, save changes and create shortcut keys.
Various applications, including Microsoft Office, allow you to select a function key as a shortcut key for running specific tasks. These settings are usually found under the Tools, Settings or File menu.
Each Compaq Presario computer has twelve function keys.
The most common used keys are "F2," "F8," "F10" and "F12."
The first three are used mainly to access and use the Compaq BIOS. "F12" is used to access a set of run from options during the boot process.

How to Access
Access function keys on a Compaq Presario by pressing any of the keys on the top row of the keyboard. Access the key's dual purpose by first pressing the "Fn" key located on the bottom row of keys.
Use function keys as shortcut keys by pressing them anytime while in the desired application. Remember, you must set them as shortcut keys first.
Note that some programs may already have certain function keys set as shortcuts.
Open menus and view the shortcut keys beside each menu item before setting your own shortcuts.


Dual Uses Each function key has a dual use. Press "Fn" plus the desired function key for the key's other use.
Below each function number is a small picture within a square or rectangle.
This dictates the dual use. "F1" opens help and support. "F2" serves as a printer shortcut.
Open your homepage by pressing "F3."
If you use dual monitors, switch between monitors by using "F4." "F5" puts your computer in stand-by mode.
Quickly lock your computer by pressing "F6." "F7" and "F8" adjust the screen's contrast.
Play and pause your music in Windows Media Player or other default media player by using "F9."
Press "F10" to stop playing media. Skip ahead or rewind media by using "F11" and "F12."

Other "Fn" Keys

In addition to function keys, the "Fn" key is also provides other keys with a dual use.
Any key with a small square on the key has a dual purpose such as the "scroll," "insert" and "delete" buttons.
Since laptop keyboards have no number pads, certain keys serve as the number pad by pressing the "Fn" key.



Jan 08, 2012 | Compaq Computers & Internet

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What do the f keys mean


On each keyboard there are additional sets of keys delineated as "Function" Keys. These keys are used for additional programmed functions, such as "F8" or "Function 8" which will allow a Windows user to access a boot menu when Windows first starts up. On a regular 102 key keyboard, such as those on a desktop computer, the function keys are located at the top of the keyboard with the letter "F" preceding the number of the key. On a laptop, generally the function keys are accessed by holding down a blue "Fn" down at the bottom of the keyboard and the specific number on the numeric portion of the keyboard. So in the above example of "F8" the combination of holding down "Fn + 8" would accomplish the same action.

I hope this help and if you require additional assistance, please do not hesitate to ask.

May 21, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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How do you do a greater then sign


Above the top row of keys are letters one set should say KBII, hold the code key and press it you are now in keyboard II. You now can access the secondary symbols on the keys.

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Jun 15, 2010 | Olympia Mastertype 3 Typewriter

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Keyboard layout


Press Fn and the upper F keys to access the function keys. Instant action keys are genreally the keys that immediately connects you to your homepage on the internet, your email or media player.

Mar 30, 2010 | Acer Aspire 3680 Laptop

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Function keys do not work


hmmm..ok..check the battery underneath to see if it's installed ok, and then press reset button..

Nov 28, 2009 | Logitech Wireless Access Duo Optical...

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Where is the function key on the on HP keyboard


There is no single function button.
There are 12 function keys.
They are labeled F1 through F12.
They comprise the very top row of the keyboard.

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Sep 30, 2009 | HP CPQ175KB Keyboard

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I need help in understanding the keyboard functions


dear,
what does it mean. do you want to know the hotkeys of just want to speed up your typing speed.
if you mean is to speed up you typing speed. then use softwares like typing tutor etc. i used typing tutor 6. it is an old version but is simple too. now i can type very fastly.
or if you want hotkeys then visit this links:
http://users.sa.chariot.net.au/~kday/keyboardtips.html
http://www.helpwithpcs.com/tipsandtricks/keyboard_shortcuts_microsoft_word.htm
http://wiki.blender.org/index.php/Manual/Hotkeys/Hotkey_Keyboard_Map,
the last one is impressive.
regards,
salman

Jul 22, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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Insert or over-type feature


I have the Microsoft Comfort Keyboard and it has a "F lock" key. This key has to be set on "Off" to let it know that I want to use the Print Screen function versus the Insert function on the same key. May be your keyboard is the same way.

May 03, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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Acer Aspire 3000 Series Numerical Keyboard/Function Key Problem


if using XP go to my computer, right click>properties>hardware tab>device manager>look down list for keyboard, click '+' sign and highlight your keyboard and right click and select uninstall. Restart the notebook and the keyboard will be installed automatically along with the drivers and should set it back to default.

May 21, 2007 | Acer Aspire 3000 Notebook

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