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I've pressed something on my laptops keyboard and when i try to type u i o it prints 456 i have to hold down the fn button how can i set it back thanks

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Look for num lk or number lock or something similar


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You need to press PrtScr or Print Screen button to capture the screen to the clip board. I believe on your laptop you need to hold the fn key down to select it. On the bottom left of the keyboard is a key that has fn on it. Any key on your keyboard that has a second function will need the fn key to access this second option. PrtScr button should be on the top row right hand side of the keyboard with a box drawn around it.

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How to use F1, F2 ?..Function buttons on Hp laptop.


For those who do not know how to use the F1, F2, F3..... buttons on HP laptops, here is an opportunity for you to know.

We see these buttons on most laptops but don't know what they are used for. F1, F2....... buttons are the first set of buttons on the keyboard. These buttons makes it easy for anyone to access some programs on the computer without using mouse.

Follow the below procedures on how to use some of these functions:

To put your HP laptop on sleep mode, Press and hold Fn button on your keyboard, (without leaving it) then press F5 (Fn + F4).

To lock your HP laptop, Press and hold, Fn button, then press F6 (Fn + F6).

To reduce the brightness of your HP laptop, press and hold Fn button, then press F7 (Fn + F7).

To increase the brightness of your HP laptop, Press and hold Fn button, then press F8 (Fn + F8).

To put your laptop on mute, Press and hold Fn button, then press F9 (Fn + F8).

To reduce the volume of your HP laptop, Press and hold Fn button, then press F11 (Fn + F11).

To increase the volume of your HP laptop, Press and hold Fn button, then press F12 (Fn + F12).

To shut down your laptop or to view other shut down options, Press and hold Alt button, then press F4 (Alt + F4). Note that this particular function can be used on all computers and laptops.

To close any page on your HP laptop, Press and hold Alt button, then press F4 (Alt + F4). Note that this particular function can be used on all computers and laptops.

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How to use F1, F2 ?..Function buttons on Acer laptop.


For those who do not know how to use the F1, F2, F3..... buttons on Acer laptops, here is an opportunity for you to know.

We see these buttons on most laptops but don't know what they are used for. F1, F2....... buttons are the first set of buttons on the keyboard. These buttons makes it easy for anyone to access some programs on the computer without using mouse.

Follow the below procedures on how to use some of these functions

>To put your Acer laptop on stand-by or to view shut down options, Press and hold Fn button on your keyboard, (without leaving it) then press F4 (Fn + F4).

>To make your Acer laptop be on sleep mode, Press and hold, Fn button, then press F6 (Fn + F6).

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>To shut down your laptop or to view other shut down options, Press and hold Alt button, then press F4 (Alt + F4). Note that this particular function can be used on all computers and laptops.

>To close any page on your Acer laptop, Press and hold Alt button, then press F4 (Alt + F4). Note that this particular function can be used on all computers and laptops.

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Below are instructions to adjust brightness on HP laptop

    • Press the "Fn" key with the computer turned on and hold the key.

    • Press the "F7" or "F8" key on some HP laptops, which are printed with a small sun icon on the key. The sun icon is filled on the function key for dimming the laptop. The other key is printed with a hollow sun icon for brightening the screen.

    • Press the "Fn" and left arrow keys together on some HP laptops to turn down the brightness. The "Fn" and right arrow key will increase brightness. Press and release the right arrow key repeatedly, while holding down "Fn," to decrease the screen brightness slowly, or hold the keys to darken the screen as low as the setting will go.

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    • Press and hold the down arrow key on the front panel of the monitor below the screen to turn down the brightness on the external monitor to the lowest setting.


    • Repeatedly press the down arrow button to dim the monitor gradually.


    • Press the up arrow key on the monitor to increase brightness.


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Jumbled keyboard numbers


Are you typing on your laptop and notice the text has become illegible? What should be letters, have become numbers or symbols. This odd behavior can probably be explained be peering a little closer at your keyboard. Those little numbers on the keys. These numbers and symbols normally become active when you hold down the function key, usually labeled as the "FN" key. The "FN" key is similar to the Shift key, activating a second function assigned to a key. It can become active seemingly on it's own because a key is locked in the on position.

Before performing numerous key combinations, try the simple thing of lightly tapping the "FN" or "Num Lock" 5 to 6 times. There may be a small particle of something logged under the key that you can loosen, move, or crush down. Do not bang the keys, just press normally. Next focus on the "Numlock" key which usually located with the "Print Screen" and "Pause" key on the top right of your keyboard. Press the "Numlock" key, then press a scrambled key to see if it's normal. Older model laptops may require you hold down at the same time, the "Ctrl-Shift-Numlock" keys. Newer models may require holding down the "Shift" key and pressing the "Numlock" key. Turn off the Function key with the following combinations. Hold down the "FN" key and hit the "Numlock", Hold down the "FN" key and hit the "Scroll" key and Hold down at the same time "Fn+F12+Num Lock"

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Keyboard numbers are jumbled


Are you typing on your laptop and notice the text has become illegible? What should be letters, have become numbers or symbols. This odd behavior can probably be explained be peering a little closer at your keyboard. Those little numbers on the keys. These numbers and symbols normally become active when you hold down the function key, usually labeled as the "FN" key. The "FN" key is similar to the Shift key, activating a second function assigned to a key. It can become active seemingly on it's own because a key is locked in the on position.

Before performing numerous key combinations, try the simple thing of lightly tapping the "FN" or "Num Lock" 5 to 6 times. There may be a small particle of something logged under the key that you can loosen, move, or crush down. Do not bang the keys, just press normally. Next focus on the "Numlock" key which usually located with the "Print Screen" and "Pause" key on the top right of your keyboard. Press the "Numlock" key, then press a scrambled key to see if it's normal. Older model laptops may require you hold down at the same time, the "Ctrl-Shift-Numlock" keys. Newer models may require holding down the "Shift" key and pressing the "Numlock" key. Turn off the Function key with the following combinations. Hold down the "FN" key and hit the "Numlock", Hold down the "FN" key and hit the "Scroll" key and Hold down at the same time "Fn+F12+Num Lock"

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WHEN I PRESS U I O P J K L ON laptop, it type 4 5 6 - 1 2 3


try pushing the key marks "fn" and "F11" at the same time on your key board.

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Unless i hold down the Fn button, when i press uio i get 456


Sounds like you have the Number lock key enabled, try disabling it by pressing the Num Lk button on the keyboard. Hope this helps, best of luck.

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I locked my keyboard on fn by hitting some buttons i dont know how i did it though ! like when i go to type j or something a 2 comes up . i have to hold the fn key just to type this now. Help!


Ok, your numLK (number lock) is activated. Hold the Fn key on the bottom left or right of the keyboard, then press the Insert/numLK key on the top right of the keyboard. You should see a graphic box indicating "number lock off." Hope this helps. RoyBK

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When typing along the keyboard qwertyuiop, the keys that have numbers will type numbers instead of letters,uio will type 456. If you hold the FN key in it will then type type letters, how do I correct this...


This means that NUM LOCK is set to on. All you have to do is to press the Fn key and then locate the NumLock key and press it. The num lock is usually also highlighted with the same color as the Fn key.

Please comment back if you still have issues. I will be glad to assist you further.

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