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Fn key not showing onscreen display on a Dell laptop
posted by Colleen Shirazi, Saturday, February 11, 2006 at 12:59 AM (Pacific)

Here's a bugger. Dell laptops (at least the one I looked at) are supposed to show battery status using Fn + F3, volume using Fn + PageUp or Fn + PageDown, and screen brightness using Fn plus the up or down arrow keys.

Fine...this one suddenly stopped showing the onscreen display. The volume and brightness controls still worked, but you couldn't see the horizontal bar. Of course for battery status, the horizontal bar is the thing.

What you want is Dell QuickSet. There might be an icon for it in your system tray (unless you've manually cleared it, isn't there an icon for everything there?) or else go to Start, All Programs, Dell QuickSet.

Here is where you can actually toggle the onscreen display on and off. If it shows it's on, trying toggling it off and then on.

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