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Break Key

Have G72T.   Keyboard has no BREAK key.

 

An application requires me to press:   CTRL+ALT+BREAK 

 

Is there a key combination that executes a BREAK key?

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Re: Break Key

I was also worried about the pause key on my HP Pavilion g6 laptop. You can see that the right hand side shift also acts as a pause key but when you simply press it, it doesn't respond(because that is acting as a shift key primarily and not  as a pause key). I needed this pause key mainly for gaming purposes and I found out how to use the pause key. Press the "fn" key and then press the 'right hand side shift/pause key'.

Note: After you press the "fn" key you leave that and then press the shift/pause key, if you have to resume, again press the "fn" key and then press the shift/pause key.

Hope this helps!!!

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Re: Break Key

Try the 'Pause' key...

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Re: Break Key

I have a DV7, and the 'Pause' is written in faint on the right hand SHIFT key..ie 'Pause' and 'SHIFT' are the same button... How do I activate the PAUSE (BREAK ?) ???

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Re: Break Key

probably function buttin usually marked by FN in a square in the same colour writing, lower left corner of keyboard, however, i've never been able to use a multi key command with the FN key required (as in your case it would be ctrl+alt+FN+shift) as the depressing of the FN key seems to boot me out of they key sequence required, alternativly, you could try to use a USB external keyboard with a pause/break key

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Re: Break Key

@ BigBadBoris - Can you post the exact model number of your notebook?

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Re: Break Key

HI there, yes the laptop is a  DV7 4010.

Thx

 

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Re: Break Key

ESC button seems to cause a break, and gets me into Debug mode for Excel VBA, and other developement languages.

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Re: Break Key

Thank you.  This worked like a charm on my new HP Pavilion g series laptop.  I had searched all over the place for this information with no luck before coming here.  :smileyhappy:

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Re: Break Key

HEDV76199US Pavilion dv7-6199us 17.3" Notebook Computer (Steel Gray)

 

I just bought my Pavilion and I also cannot find the break key in order to get out of full screen mode of remote desk top.  I've tried

 

CTL + ALT + ESC

CTL + ALT + FN + ESC

CTL + ALT + PAUSE (pause is the shift function on the shift key.  Kind of wierd)

CTL + ALT + FN + PAUSE

CTL + ALT + FN + INS

 

I've also tried with just the right CTL and ALT keys.

 

Any other ideas?

 

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Re: Break Key

I'm having the same problem with my dv7-6b63us

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