L502x Pause/Break Key

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  1. ericthered03

    ericthered03 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hi Guys,

    What would be the easiest way to get functionality back for the pause/break key? I might be blind but I can't find it on the keyboard :p
     
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    cri-cri Notebook Consultant

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    Fn + Insert
    :)
     
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    ericthered03 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Thank you!!!!!! How did you discover this? Seems like one of the worlds great mysteries.
     
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    cri-cri Notebook Consultant

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    :) well, it is one of the world's great mysteries... Even Dell tech support is unable to demistify this.
    Long story short:
    One of my friends - same notebook - ran into the same problem... He called Dell and they told him "you cannot have Pause/Break functionality on L502X keyboard, we advise you to use Windows OSK"... Go figure :D
    So, I fired up xev, a handy linux tool, tried a few key combos and voila, Fn + Insert returned the following (keycode) (function):
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    127 Pause
     
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    NeoMesal Notebook Consultant

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    Thanks for this as well! - Has helped a lot!

    :)
     
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    css_jay99 Notebook Consultant

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    cri-cri!

    A big thank you from me too!.

    I remote desktop into work to do some programing only to spend the last 1 hr trying to figure out how to save my work into our Release management software that uses Pause/Break key to commit changes!

    I was just thinking of going down to the high street to buy a full size keyboard when I came across this post via google.


    css_jay99
     
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