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How do I type the blue letters on the keys of my laptop?

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My laptop has symbols in blue on the keys. If I want to type them, how do I do it? I have tried ctrl and alt but they don't do anything.

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Try pressing and holding the FN key - then press the key you want to use.

 

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Pressing and holding the fn key does not work. I have looked up the model number. It is HP Pavilion DM4-1250CA.

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I did find this in your computer's Category How to

Topic Keyboard, Mouse or Touchpad

Typing Alternate Characters from Your Keyboard

 

The document explains the possible need to select the multilingual keyboard.

 

Section:  Changing the keyboard layout

Item #5

 

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In some cases, the keyboard language is correct, but the layout set in the Control Panel does not match the physical layout. For example, the keyboard language is French but the Canadian Multilingual Standard layout is selected rather than Canadian (French). When this happens, some of the alternate character options might not be available. Follow these steps to add a language option or alternate layout for the keyboard.

 

Will that do it?

Possibly, though I cannot test it.

 

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