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How do you make accents over letters with a laptop that doesn't have the side numbers

i knew how to do it with my old laptop because it had the numbers on the side of the keyboard and you can't do it with the numbers on the top. i have a new hp pavillon dv5 and it only has the numbers on the top so idk how to make accents over letters. how do you do it with this kind of keyboard???

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Asked by Anonymous at 9:34 AM on Mar. 29, 2011 in Technology

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  • look to the bottom left of the keyboard, maybe between your Ctrl and your Alt button. there may be a Fn key written in blue. by pressing and holding that button, all the blue commands on your keyboard work, like the Shift button. so you can look (my netbook, for example) there's a blue 0 on the M key. on the F1, F2, etc buttons, there are more blue keys. on mine, the F8 button turns the volumn on and off. the arrow keys have Home, End, and the brightness of the screen on them. hold the Fn button, then the Alt button, and put in what you want. for example, the é can be formed by holding Fn, Alt, and typing MKLL and then releasing. this is the same as Alt+0233, which activates that symbol. i hope that helps. let me know if it doesn't. i suck at explaining things.

    Answer by AngryBob at 9:45 AM on Mar. 29, 2011

  • no it doesn't work. my keys are different then yours. nothing lights up blue and there's no 0 on the m. for me the F11 button turns the volume on and off and the home and end buttons are separate, not on the arrow keys

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 10:05 AM on Mar. 29, 2011

  • if you want, you can send me a picture of your keyboard in a pm, and i can look at it for you

    Answer by AngryBob at 10:22 AM on Mar. 29, 2011

  • Anonymous

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 10:46 AM on Mar. 29, 2011

  • okay, i think i can see enough of it. that Fn button i was talking about is right next to your Ctrl button, between it and the Start key. i can't tell if it's a different color, though. and i can't tell if it actually says Fn. it might say something different. that key activates those other keys on your keyboard. that way one key can be used several different ways. but it doesn't look like they're printed on your keyboard, which is really weird.
    what does that button say?

    Answer by AngryBob at 10:54 AM on Mar. 29, 2011

  • i know where the fn button is and yes it's between ctrl and start but it doesn't make the accents like you said in your first post.

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 11:05 AM on Mar. 29, 2011

  • okay, i googled it, and the picture it has in the manual is different than the one you posted. i don't know why they're different. you're supposed to have a fingerprint scanner (isn't that awesome??), but it doesn't look like you have one. it shows that there are supposed to be blue numbers on the keys, a 0 on the M, a 1 on the J, 2 on the K, 3 on the L, 4 on the U, 5 on the I, 6 on the O, a blue 7 on the white 7, and 8 and 9 also follow. that way the number pad is on the letters like that. yours clearly does not, and i have no idea why. maybe try to type it in, for some reason it didn't get printed on your keyboard? i mean, you have an Fn key, it's there for something. go ahead and try to make the é. press and hold Fn+Alt, and type MKLL and release, see if that does it

    Answer by AngryBob at 11:10 AM on Mar. 29, 2011

    if you want to look at the manual. it says dv5, maybe i have the wrong model

    Answer by AngryBob at 11:12 AM on Mar. 29, 2011

  • another thing you may want to try is hold the Fn button down and press Esc. according to this manual, that should display "system information".
    oh, the pages that this stuff is on are like 9-11

    Answer by AngryBob at 11:15 AM on Mar. 29, 2011

  • Do you mean within a Word document? If so, you would choose symbol and the letter you want accented and then insert.

    Answer by tasches at 5:31 PM on Mar. 30, 2011

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