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Dual Displays

• Toggle Fn keys
• Secondary functions
• Toggle between LCD / external monitor / both
• LCD switch
• The “refrigerator door” effect
• Physical switch on older systems
• Internal magnetic switch on newer portable systems
• Set functionality in the BIOS or utility

2

Wireless Control

• Control your wireless signal
• Airplane mode, secure areas
• Look for a status light
• Physical switch
• Function key
• May include 802.11, Bluetooth, and cellular
• Look for the symbol or status light

3

Volume settings

• Another function key
• May be a standalone key
• Often includes a mute option
• Physical dial or button
• May see visual feedback

4

Screen brightness

• Control the backlight
• Secondary function keys
• More light, more power
• Conserve your battery

5

Keyboard backlight

• An option on many laptops
• See in the dark
• Secondary function control
• Intensity
• Duration
• Disable

6

Touch pad

• Enable and disable
• Avoid inadvertent
mouse clicks and movements

7

Screen orientation

• Rotate the screen
• Useful on rotating tablet / laptops
• Landscape to portrait
• Fn key or hotkey
• Different across manufacturers

8

Media options

• Control audio and video from your keyboard
• No mouse clicking
• Play, stop, rewind, fast forward
• Mute, volume

9

GPS

• Listen for GPS signals
• May also be associated with
airplane mode or other wireless settings

10

Docking station

• Use external keyboard and mouse
• Extend existing laptop interfaces
• Add additional functionality
• Desktop adapter cards
• Avoid cable issues

• Port replicator
• Similar to a docking station
• Does not have an expansion card option

11

Physical laptop locks

• Keep your laptop from walking away
• The bad guys are good at this
• Connect to a solid object
• Nothing moves
• Laptops include metal-reinforced locking slots
• Connect to the lock

12

Rotating / removable screens

• Combine a laptop keyboard with a tablet screen
• Presentation display
• May include a stylus for input