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CHAPTER 2: GETTING TO KNOW YOUR LAPTOP
NOTE: Depending on the conguration of the laptop you purchased, some
of the function keys may have no associated tasks.
e <Fn> key is located near the bottom-left corner of the keyboard, and is used
together with other keys to activate certain functions. Hold down the <Fn> key
along with the key described below:
FI – Suspend Mode
Press <Fn><F1> to enable suspend mode. In the suspend mode,
the display and selected devices will switch o for less energy
F2 – Check Battery Status and Battery Charge Disable/Enable
Press <Fn><F2> to toggle between the Battery Status Meter,
Battery Charge Disable feature, and Battery Charge Enable
F3 – Mute on/o
Press <Fn><F3> to enable or disable the mute function.
F4 – Increase Display Brightness
Press <Fn><F4> to increase the brightness of the display.
F5 – Decrease Display Brightness
Press <Fn><F5> to decrease the brightness of the display.
F6 – Extend Desktop
Press <Fn><F6> to switch between the various external display
options available either simultaneously or separately.
F9 – Camera on/o
Press <Fn><F9> to switch o or switch on the camera.
F10 – Microsoft Mobility Center on/o
Press <Fn><F10> to launch or close the Microsoft Mobility Center
F11 – AlienFX
Press <Fn><F11> to disable or enable the AlienFX illumination.
F12 –Touch Pad on/o
Press <Fn><F12> to enable or disable the touch pad function
and the illumination around the touch pad. When the touch pad
function is switched o, the touch pad can still work temporarily
for three to ve seconds while the computer reboots into
operating system, or resumes from standby or