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    Default VERY AWESOME Keyboard Shortcuts!!!

    Hey all,

    I was fiddling around with my 1520 the other day (as that's what I do best) and was curious to see if the function key could provide any more functionality (get the pun??? Huh, huh...do ya!?!?!? Ok, that was a bad joke, but anyway...) and I found several keyboard shortcuts that for some reason, DELL doesn't put on their keyboard. The ones I found were:

    Fn + End = Mute Volume
    Fn + Page Down= Volume Down
    Fn + Page Up= Volume Up
    Fn + F10 = Eject CD/DVD Tray
    Fn + Esc= Put Computer to Sleep

    What do you guys think?? Why do you think Dell doesn't put it on the keyboard??
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    Default Re: VERY AWESOME Keyboard Shortcuts!!!

    Eject didn't work for me.
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    Default Re: VERY AWESOME Keyboard Shortcuts!!!

    None work with my m1330

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    Default Re: VERY AWESOME Keyboard Shortcuts!!!

    my opinion, in order for those shortcuts to work, need to install the dell quick set. because i have tried if the quickset is not running, those keys are not working.

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    Default Re: VERY AWESOME Keyboard Shortcuts!!!

    Dell added these shortcuts to my notebook (in sig).

    I don't use them though. I use the media buttons on the front of the system.
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    Default Re: VERY AWESOME Keyboard Shortcuts!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt is Pro View Post
    Dell added these shortcuts to my notebook (in sig).

    I don't use them though. I use the media buttons on the front of the system.
    Yeah I don't get why press 2 keys when each of those has a one key/button equivalent?

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    Eject works for me! Awesome! thanx

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    Default Re: VERY AWESOME Keyboard Shortcuts!!!

    In systems that don't have the media buttons on the front of the system, there are icons for volume control, etc. on the keys you mentioned.

    The functionality is still there in the Quickset utility, even though the keys have been left blank in favor of the front panel buttons.

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    Default Re: VERY AWESOME Keyboard Shortcuts!!!

    Quickset has to be activated, really? I looked around quickset and the only hotkeys I could find were those already in there and labeled on the keyboard by dell (f1, f3, f8, up, down, etc.)...

    That's odd that it only works for the 1520....
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    Default Re: VERY AWESOME Keyboard Shortcuts!!!

    Interesting. On my 1720, the following work:
    Fn + Page Down= Volume Down
    Fn + Page Up= Volume Up
    Fn + F10 = Eject CD/DVD Tray

    Fn + End = loads the calculator (and an icon for this is printed on the End key)
    Fn + Esc= Have not tried this one yet.

 

 
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