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What is the purpose of the Fn key?

Question

What is the purpose of the Fn key on my keyboard?

 


Answer

In order to assign more functions to the limited number of keys, modern keyboards have the (mostly blue) Fn key, which is located next to the Ctrl key. "Fn" stands for "function".

Fn keyFn key

 

In addition, some keys have two commands printed on them, one of which is printed in the same color as the Fn key.

Keys with additional functionsKeys with additional functions

 

By simultaneously pressing the Fn key and one of the associated keys with additional function, the commands printed on the keys can be executed.

 


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‎12.11.2021 08:38
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