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Compaq Evo N600c Notebook - Using the Keyboard Hotkeys

Using the Keyboard Hotkeys

To use a hotkey command on the notebook keyboard: Briefly press the Fn key, then briefly press the second key of the command. OR Press and hold down the Fn key, briefly press the second key of the command, then release both keys simultaneously.

To use hotkeys on an external keyboard, press the scroll lock key twice, then the second key only of the hotkey combination. For example, to use the Fn +F8 hotkeys to increase screen brightness, press scroll lock +scroll lock +F8 .

NOTE: The Evo Notebook N600c function keys are controlled by a software utility. This utility is preinstalled, and only runs in Windows. This means that the hotkey pop-ups can only be displayed from within Windows.
Function
Hotkeys
Return to Original State
Turn a device in the MultiPort on or off
Fn+F2
Fn+F2
Switch display and image
Fn+F4
Fn+F4
Volume Control
Fn+F5
Fn+F5
QuickLock
Fn+F6
Fn+F6
Battery Information
Fn+F7
Fn+F7
Battery Gauge
Fn+F8
Fn+F8
Brightness
Fn+F10
Fn+F10

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Turn a MultiPort Device On or Off (Fn+F2)

The Fn +F2 hotkeys are set at the factory to turn a device in the MultiPort on or off.

When a device in the MultiPort is off, press the Fn +F2 hotkeys to turn the device on. When a device in the MultiPort is on, press the Fn +F2 hotkeys to turn the device off. To send or receive messages, turn the device on. To conserve power, turn the device off.

The status light on the MultiPort device is on when power is on and off when power is off.

The Fn +F2 hotkeys are enabled by default, but can be disabled in Computer Setup. The device in the MultiPort can be set to remain on or off while the Fn +F2 hotkeys are disabled. Fn +F2 hotkeys preferences are set in Computer Setup. Computer Setup is a non-Windows utility.

  1. To open Computer Setup, turn on or restart the notebook, then press F10 while the F10 = ROM Based Setup message is displayed in the lower left of the screen.

    1. To change the language, press F2 .

    2. To view navigation information, press F1 .

  2. Use the arrow keys to select the Security menu, then press enter .

  3. Use the arrow keys to select Device Security , then press enter .

  4. Select MultiPort Fn+F2 . The status of the device in the MultiPort is displayed at the bottom of the screen.

  5. To change the status of the device in the MultiPort, press the Fn +F2 hotkeys. (The device in the MultiPort will remain in whichever status is selected at the time that the Fn +F2 hotkeys are disabled.)

  6. To disable the Fn +F2 hotkeys, set the status field beside MultiPort Fn +F2 to Disable . (To reenable the Fn+F2 hotkeys, set this status field to Enable .)

  7. To confirm your settings, press F10 .

  8. To exit Computer Setup, use the arrow keys to select an exit option from the File menu, then follow the instructions on the screen. Your preference is set as you exit Computer Setup and is in effect when the notebook restarts.

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Switch Image (Fn+F4)

The Fn+F4 hotkeys switch the image among display devices connected to the notebook. For example, if an external monitor is connected to the notebook, pressing Fn+F4 switches the image among the notebook display, the external monitor display, and a simultaneous display on both the notebook and the external monitor.

Most external monitors receive video information from the notebook using the external VGA video standard. The Fn+F4 hotkeys also switch images among devices receiving video information from the notebook in other ways. The following 5 video transmission types, with examples of devices that use them, are supported by the Fn+F4 hotkeys:

  • LCD (notebook display)

  • External VGA (most external monitors)

  • S-video (televisions, camcorders, VCRs, and video capture boards with S-video-in jacks)

  • Composite video (televisions, camcorders, VCRs, and video capture boards with composite-video-in jacks)

  • DVI-D (external monitors that support the DVI-D interface)

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