How do I use the F keys on my HP laptop?
On most HP and Compaq notebook computers, it is necessary to press and hold the function key (fn) while pressing one of the f1 through f12 keys to activate the default functions; such as, increasing or decreasing the brightness of the display, the sound volume, sleep, keyboard lock, etc.
How do I enable function keys?
Toggle Fn Lock
If you don’t, you may have to press the Fn key and then press an “Fn Lock” key to activate it. For example, on the keyboard below, the Fn Lock key appears as a secondary action on the Esc key. To enable it, we’d hold Fn and press the Esc key. To disable it, we’d hold Fn and press Esc again.
Do I need to press Fn to use F keys?
It is usually any other key (often the escape key) with a little lock symbol on it. If you press that, it should allow you to use the f keys without holding down the fn key. Also, you might look in “Control Panel” and then “Keyboard” and check the settings.
What do the f1 to f12 keys do?
Windows Hotkey Shortcuts That Use the Function Keys F1- F12
|F9||Updates fields (MS Office)|
|F10||Activates menu bar options|
|F11||Toggles between full screen and normal display in browsers|
|F12||Opens “Save as” dialog (MS Office)|
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