Hotkeys

Using the Fn key with another key creates a hot key, providing a quick and convenient method for controlling various functions.

To use a hot key, first hold down the Fn key. Next, press the second key in combination. Finally, release both keys.

Aspire 2010

Your computer provides the following hot keys:

Hot Key

Function

Description

Fn+F1

Hot key help

This key will cause a help message to appear on the display device that describes the definition and functionality of the unit hot keys. It is preferred to have the key activate a graphical display.

Fn+F2

Access System Properties

This key will launch My Computer > System Properties

Fn+F3

Power management scheme toggle

Switches the power management scheme used by the computer (function available if supported by operating system).

Fn+F4

Sleep

In ACPI mode, the OS provides two buttons for sleep function. One is the Power On button and the other is the Sleep Button. °Fn+F4" is assigned as the Sleep button in ACPI mode. User can set the action of the Sleep Button on the Power Management property.

Fn+F5

Display toggle

The Hotkey, Display Toggle, is to change the display type at run-time. Possible display types are LCD, CRT and Both. It can not detect the CRT, even when the CRT is not connected. Press Hotkey can force to switch to CRT. This Hotkey cannot switch the display to TV at DOS.

Fn+F6

Screen blank

This key will cause the LCD back light to be turned off. This provides both a quick security feature and some power savings. The LCD back light can also be turned off via an APM timer. The LCD back light will be turned on again when any of the following events occur:

  • Any key pressed
  • Pointing device movement

USB Device does not need to support.

Fn+F7

Touchpad toggle

This key will cause the internal touchpad pointing device to be disabled. This is to prevent accidental system wakeups from standby. Pressing this key a second time will reenable the touch pad pointing device. BIOS check Internal AuxDev ifnot exist then BIOS empty return.

Fn+F8

Speaker toggle

This key will cause the audio output to the speakers to muted or disabled. Pressing this key a second time will reenable the audio output to the speakers.

Fn+Q

Volume up

Increases the speaker volume.

Fn+Q

Volume down

Decreases the speaker volume.

Fn+Q

Brightness up

Increases the screen brightness.

Fn+g

Brightness down

Decreases the screen brightness.

NOTE: When activating hotkeys, press and hold the Fn key before pressing the other key in the hotkey combination.

Aspire 2020

Your computer provides the following hot keys:

Hot Key

Function

Description

Fn+F1

Hot key help

This key will cause a help message to appear on the display device that describes the definition and functionality of the unit hot keys. It is preferred to have the key activate a graphical display.

Fn+F2

Access System Properties

This key will launch My Computer > System Properties

Fn+F3

Power management scheme toggle

Switches the power management scheme used by the computer (function available if supported by operating system).

Fn+F4

Sleep

In ACPI mode, the OS provides two buttons for sleep function. One is the Power On button and the other is the Sleep Button. °Fn+F4" is assigned as the Sleep button in ACPI mode. User can set the action of the Sleep Button on the Power Management property.

Fn+F5

Display toggle

The Hotkey, Display Toggle, is to change the display type at run-time. Possible display types are LCD, CRT and Both. It can not detect the CRT, even when the CRT is not connected. Press Hotkey can force to switch to CRT. This Hotkey cannot switch the display to TV at DOS.

Fn+F6

Screen blank

This key will cause the LCD back light to be turned off. This provides both a quick security feature and some power savings. The LCD back light can also be turned off via an APM timer. The LCD back light will be turned on again when any of the following events occur:

  • Any key pressed
  • Pointing device movement

USB Device does not need to support.

Fn+F7

Touchpad toggle

This key will cause the internal touchpad pointing device to be disabled. This is to prevent accidental system wakeups from standby. Pressing this key a second time will reenable the touch pad pointing device. BIOS check Internal AuxDev ifnot exist then BIOS empty return.

Fn+F8

Speaker toggle

This key will cause the audio output to the speakers to muted or disabled. Pressing this key a second time will reenable the audio output to the speakers.

Fn+Q

Volume up

Increases the speaker volume.

Fn+Q

Volume down

Decreases the speaker volume.

Fn+Q

Brightness up

Increases the screen brightness.

Fn+g

Brightness down

Decreases the screen brightness.

NOTE: When activating hotkeys, press and hold the Fn key before pressing the other key in the hotkey combination.

Windows Keys

The keyboard features two keys that perform Windows-specific functions.

Key

Description

Windows logo key

SB

Pressed alone, this key has the same effect as clicking on the Windows Start button; it launches the Start menu. It can also be used with other keys to provide a variety of functions:

  • Tab (Activates the next Taskbar button)
  • E (Opens the My Computer window)
  • F1 (opens Help and Support) + F (opens the Find: All Files dialog box)

+ M (minimizes all windows)

IU + Windows logo key + M (undoes the minimize all windows action)

+ R (opens the Run dialog box)

Application key

IM.

This key has the same effect as clicking the right mouse button; it opens the application's context menu.

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