Asus K53sd Special Keyboard Functions
Colored Hot Keys
The following defines the colored hot keys on the Asus k53sd Notebook PC’s keyboard. The colored commands can only be accessed by first pressing and holding the function key while pressing a key with a colored command.
The Hot Key locations on the function keys may vary depending on model but the functions should remain the same. Follow the icons instead of the function keys.
“ZZ” Icon (F1): Places the Notebook PC in suspend mode (either Save-to-RAM or Save-to-Disk depending on sleep button setting in power management setup).
Radio Tower (F2): Wireless Models Only: Toggles the internal wireless LAN or Bluetooth (on selected models) ON or OFF with an on-screen-display. When enabled, the corresponding wireless indicator will light. Windows software settings are necessary to use the wireless LAN or Bluetooth.
Sun Down Icon (F5): Decreases the display brightness
Sun Up Icon (F6): Increases the display brightness
LCD Icon (F7): Toggles the display panel ON and OFF. (On certain models; stretches the screen area to fill the entire display when using low resolution modes.)
LCD/Monitor Icons (F8): Toggles between the Notebook PC’s LCD display and an external monitor in this series: LCD Only -> CRT Only (External Monitor) -> LCD + CRT Clone -> LCD + CRT Extend. (This function does not work in 256 Colors, select High Color in Display Property Settings.) NOTE: Must connect an external monitor
“before” booting up.
Crossed-out Touchpad (F9): Toggles the built-in touchpad LOCKED (disabled) and UNLOCKED (enabled). Locking the touchpad will prevent you from accidentally moving the pointer while typing and is best used with an external pointing device such as a mouse. NOTE: Selected models have an indicator between the touchpad buttons will light when the touchpad is UNLOCKED (enabled) and not light when the touchpad is LOCKED (disabled).
Crossed Speaker Icons (F10): Toggles the speakers ON and OFF (only in Windows OS)
Speaker Down Icon (F11):
Decreases the speaker volume (only in Windows OS)
Speaker Up Icon (F12):
Increases the speaker volume (only in Windows OS)
Fn+C: Toggles “Splendid Video Intelligent Technology” function ON and OFF. This allows switching between different display color enhancement modes in order to improve contrast, brightness, skin tone, and color saturation for red, green, and blue independently. You can see the current mode through the onscreen display (OSD).
Fn+V: Toggles “Life Frame” software application.
Power4Gear Hybrid (Fn+Space Bar): This key toggles power savings between various power saving modes. The power saving modes control many aspects of the Notebook PC to maximize performance versus battery time. Applying or removing the power adapter will automatically switch the system between AC mode and battery mode. You can see the current mode through the on-screen display (OSD).
Fn+Enter (extended keyboard): Toggles Windows “Calculator” application.
Microsoft Windows Keys
There are two special Windows keys on the keyboard as described below.
The key with the Windows Logo activates the Start menu located at the bottom left of the Windows desktop.
The other key, that looks like a Windows menu with a small pointer, activates the properties menu and is equivalent to pressing the right mouse button on a Windows object.
Extended Keyboard (on selected models)
An extended keyboard is available on selected models. The extended keyboard has a dedicated
numeric keypad for easy number entry. Use [Num Lk / Scr Lk] to toggle between using the extended
keypad as numbers or as pointer directions. The pointer direction keys are for navigation between fields or cells such as those in a spreadsheet or table.
Keyboard as a Numeric Keypad
The numeric keypad is embedded in the keyboard and consists of 15 keys that make number intensive input more convenient. These dual-purpose keys are labeled in orange on the key caps. Numeric assignments are located at the upper right hand corner of each key as shown in the figure. When the numeric keypad is engaged by pressing [Fn][Ins/Num LK], the number lock LED lights up. If an external keyboard is connected, pressing the [Ins/Num LK] on the external keyboard enables/disables the NumLock on both keyboards simultaneously.
To disable the numeric keypad while keeping the keypad on an external
keyboard activated, press the [Fn][Ins/Num LK] keys on the Notebook PC.
Keyboard as Pointers
The keyboard can be used as pointers while Number Lock is ON or OFF in order to increase navigation ease while entering numeric data in spreadsheets or similar applications.
With Number Lock OFF, press [Fn] and one of the pointer keys shown below. For example [Fn] for up, [Fn][K] for down, [Fn][U] for left, and [Fn][O] for right.
With Number Lock ON, use [Shift] and one of the pointer keys shown below. For example [Shift] for up,
[Shift][K] for down, [Shift][U] for left, and [Shift][O] for right.
Multimedia Control Keys (on selected models)
The multimedia control keys allows for convenient controlling of the multimedia application. The following defines the meaning of each multimedia control key on the Notebook PC.
Some control key functions may defer depending on Notebook PC model.
Use the [Fn] key in combination with the arrow keys for multimedia control functions.
Begins or pauses media file playback.
Stops media file playback.
During media file playback, goes back to the previous song / movie chapter.
During media file playback, skips to the next song / movie chapter.