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Evo Notebook N800c - Operating the Hotkeys
Operating the Hotkeys
To use a hotkey command on the notebook keyboard:
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: Hotkeys work only on the computer keyboard and not on an external keyboard.
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.
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.
The status light on the MultiPort device is on when power is on and off when power is off.
Figure 1: Multiport Device
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.
Your preference is set as you exit Computer Setup and is in effect when the notebook restarts.
Initiate Standby (Fn+F3)
The Fn+F3 hotkeys are set at the factory to initiate Standby.
The function of the Fn+F3 hotkeys, called the 'sleep button' in Windows, can be changed. For example, the Fn+F3 hotkeys can be set to initiate Hibernation instead of Standby.
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:
Decrease Brightness (Fn+F7)
Press the Fn+F7 hotkeys to decrease the brightness of the notebook screen. Decreasing brightness conserves power.
Increase Brightness (Fn+F8)
Press the Fn+F8 hotkeys to increase the brightness of the notebook screen.
Play, Pause or Resume an Audio CD (Fn+F9)
If an audio CD is inserted into the CD drive, press the Fn+F9 hotkeys to play the CD.
If an audio CD is playing in the CD drive, press the Fn+F9 hotkeys to pause the CD.
If you have paused an audio CD in the CD drive by pressing the Fn+F9 hotkeys, press the Fn+F9 hotkeys again to resume the play.
Stop an Audio CD (Fn+F10)
If an audio CD is playing in the CD drive, press the Fn+F10 hotkeys to stop the CD.
Play Previous Track of an Audio CD (Fn+F11)
Press the Fn+F11 hotkeys to select the previously played track of an audio CD that is playing in the CD drive.
Play Next Track of an Audio CD (Fn+F12)
Press the Fn+F12 hotkeys to play the next track of an audio CD that is playing in the CD drive.