HP Mini 100-1010CA Canada -- access blue keys on keyboard?? (9574 Views)
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HP Mini 100-1010CA Canada -- access blue keys on keyboard??

New HP Mini purchased in Canada. Ordinary keyboard config except it has several special characters denoted in blue. Nowhere in manuals does it explain how to access these. Suspect language/keyboard settings may not be correct. Any suggestions? thx.
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use together with the blue FN key (next to lower left CTRL)?
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Re: HP Mini 100-1010CA Canada -- access blue keys on keyboard??

Hi Charles -- The blue function key is kind of what I would have expected to find somewhere on the keyboard, but alas there is none. There is a grey fn key and several corresponding special keys that work with it. However, the grey fn key does not work with the special blue characters -- at least not with my present language selection.
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Re: HP Mini 100-1010CA Canada -- access blue keys on keyboard??

Hey! i had the exact same problem and it was driving me insane. and the fn button was useless. here's what i did and it worked perfectly:

 

press Ctrl + Shift + Shift at the same time,

it should solve the problem. hope this helps =) 

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AChase75
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Thank you Thank you!! After much searching....Thank you. Its all fixed for me... :smileyhappy:

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Re: HP Mini 100-1010CA Canada -- access blue keys on keyboard??

Thanks for the Ctrl-Shift-Shift. That combination switches between keyboard settings that are active for the netbook. On the Canadian Multilingual Standard some of those blue keys work, but some of them don't. So I'm still thinking my keyboard settings are not correct. Is someone able to confirm what keyboard settings you have where this is working for you?

 

You can access this information via Control Panel -- Regional and Language Options -- Languages tab -- Details button. From there you will see a list including the default language when the computer starts up, as well as any additional languages set up.

 

many thanks.

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