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Keyboard Commands For Laptop Computers

The following laptop commands have been compiled by Extron Electronics from information given by the computer manufacturers. We believe this list to be accurate; however, if desired results are not obtained, contact the manufacturer for assistance.

Manufacturer Command To Send Video Command To Return Video
Acer America Ctrl/Alt/Esc to get into setup option Ctrl/Alt/Esc to get into setup option
Advanced Logic Research Ctrl/Alt/V Ctrl/Alt/V
Altima Systems, Inc. Shift/Ctrl/Alt/C Shift/Ctrl/Alt/L
Ambra # Function F12
Function F5
F2/Choose Option/F5
Function F12
Function F5
F2/Choose Option/F5
Amrel * Select from setup screen Select from setup screen
Apple See Mac
Aspen Computers * Automatic Automatic
AST Computer * # Function F5
Function F11
Automatic
Function D from DOS prompt
Function F5
Function F11
Automatic
Function D from DOS prompt
BCC * Automatic Automatic
Bondwell After boot up, LCD or CRT option appears Re-boot for options to appear
Cannon Function F7 Function F7
Chaplet * # Select from setup screen
Function F6
Function F4
Select from setup screen
Function F6
Function F4
Commax Ctrl/Alt/#6 Ctrl/Alt/#5
Compaq * # Ctrl/Alt/<
Function F4
Automatic
Mode/? to get into setup option
Ctrl/Alt/>
Function F4
Automatic
Mode/? to get into setup option
Compuadd * # Automatic
Alt/F for screen setup option
Automatic
Alt/F for screen setup option
Data General Ctrl/Alt/Command Ctrl/Alt/Command
Datavue Ctrl/Shift/M Ctrl/Shift/M
Dell # Ctrl/Alt/<
Ctrl/Alt/F10
Function F8
Function D
Function F12
Ctrl/Alt/>
Ctrl/Alt/F10
Function F8
Function D
Function F12
Digital * Automatic Automatic
Dolch Set dip switch to CRT before bootup Set dip switch to LCD before bootup
Epson Set dip switch to CRT Set dip switch to LCD
Everex * Select from setup screen Select from setup screen
ForA Ctrl/Alt/Shift/C Ctrl/Alt/Shift/L
Gateway Function F1/Function F1 again simultaneous Function F1
Grid * # Function F2 & choose auto or
simultaneous Ctrl/Alt/Tab
Function F2
Ctrl/Alt/Tab
Hyundai Select from setup screen Select from setup screen
IBM 970 * Automatic Automatic
IBM ThinkPads # Reboot Computer and enter setup menu
FN/F7 to enter setup menu, select choice
FN/F1 to enter setup menu, select choice
FN/F5 to enter setup menu, select choice
PS/2 SC Select from choices (CRT, LCD, etc)
Function F2
Kaypro Boot up with monitor plugged in Unplug Monitor
Kris Tech Function F8 Function F8
Mac Portables No video output port
Mac PowerBooks
(100,140,145,150,170)
No video output port
Mac PowerBooks
(w/video output port)
Automatic Automatic
Micro Express * Automatic Automatic
Microslate * Automatic Automatic
Mitsubishi Set SW2 switch to On-Off-Off-Off Set SW2 switch to Off-On-On-On
NCR Select from setup screen Select from setup screen
NEC # Select "active" from setup and choose CRT
Type CRT at DOS prompt
Select "active" and choose LCD
Type LCD at DOS prompt
Olivetti * Automatic
FunctionO/*
Function | |
Automatic
Function O/*
Function | |
Packard Bell # Function F10
Ctrl/Alt/<
Function F10
Ctrl/Alt/>
Panasonic Function F2 Function F2
Sampo At "C" prompt hit Shift/Ctrl/Alt/C Shift/Ctrl/Alt/L
Samsung * Select from setup screen Select from setup screen
Sanyo Select from setup screen Select from setup screen
Sharp Change dip switch to CRT Change dip switch to LCD
Tandy # Ctrl/Alt/Insert
Select from setup screen
Ctrl/Alt/Insert
Select from setup screen
Texas Instruments * Select from setup screen Select from setup screen
Top-Link * # Select from setup screen
Function F6
Select from setup screen
Function F6
Toshiba * # Ctrl/Alt/End
Function/End
Setup option
Ctrl/Alt/Home
Function/Home
Setup option
Twinhead * Function F7
Function F5
Automatic
Function F7
Function F5
Automatic
Wyse Software driven Software driven
Zenith Function F10 Function F10
In most laptops, when an external CRT is attached, the video on the internal screen will be disabled.
*These manufacturers have models which automatically send video out from the CRT port when a monitor is attached.
#These manufacturers offer more than one key command depending on the model of the computer.



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