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Default What is the Fn for? How to adjust sound? Is there a calculator keypad? - 01-24-2010, 11:53 PM

I just got my little Nettie for Christmas and I'm getting around the system fairly well. I would like to be able to adjust the sound. I seem to either have on at one volume or off.

I don't have the Fn key on my PC keyboard. What is it's purpose?

Is there a calculator keypad on the keyboard?
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Default 01-25-2010, 12:14 AM

Welcome to the forum!

Which model Mini do you have?


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Default 01-25-2010, 04:48 AM

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Welcome to the forum!

Which model Mini do you have?
Dell Inspiron 10 Mini Netbook
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Default 01-25-2010, 02:51 PM

The Fn key appears on notebook/netbook keyboards to provide a second meaning for an existing key. To get the second meaning, hold down Fn and press the other key. For example, it may be a key that turns the wireless radio on and off, changes the screen brightness, etc. Most desktop keyboards don't use a Fn key for this - if there are special purpose keys they are separate buttons.

Your first place to look for adjusting volume will be the operating system's volume control. You didn't say which OS you are using. The keyboard keys used for adjusting volume simply tell the OS to turn the volume up or down (usually), so there is no point in using the keyboard for this.

You say you have a Mini 10, but there are two distinct models by that name. Is yours the Inspiron 1010 or the Inspiron 1012?

Netbooks do not tend to have the numeric keypad overlay on the keyboard.


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Cool 01-25-2010, 03:29 PM

well, he said he got it for xmas, which means its probably a 1010 or 1011, the 1012's I dont think were available yet, unless maybe he works for Dell, then he wouldnt be asking questions here either


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Default Which mini do I have? - 01-26-2010, 02:39 AM

I turned the netbook upside down and all I got was Inspiron Mini 10.
How do I find the rest of the numbers?


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Cool 01-26-2010, 04:00 AM

I believe if you hit F2 when you boot, it will tell you in the BIOS..


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Default 01-26-2010, 07:23 PM

I think we can make it even easier than that. What color is the bottom of the computer? If it's white, it's the Mini 1012. If it's black and the screen is edge-to-edge glass, it's the Mini 1010. If the bottom of the case is black and there is a black plastic bezel around the screen, it's the Mini 1011 (aka Mini 10v).
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Default 01-26-2010, 07:49 PM

Yes, that was easier. Thank you. It's a 1011 or 10v. It was bought for second hand, so I don't have anything to give me info. To make matters more interesting. This is the first laptop/netbook I've ever owned.

Again, thanks for the help.


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Default 01-26-2010, 07:52 PM

Ok, great. You should modify your signature to say that you have the Mini 10v - it matters when asking questions.

Did we answer all the questions you had?


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