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Keyboard commands for Laptop computers

Computer
Manufacturer


Send signal to
external output


Return to
internal display


Acer America

Ctrl/Alt/Esc to get into
setup option

Ctrl/Alt/Esc to get into
setup option

Advanced Logic Research

Ctrl/Alt/V
Automatic

Ctrl/Alt/V
Automatic

Altima Systems, Inc

Shift/Ctrl/Alt/C
Utility disk w/switcher program
Function F7

Shift/Ctrl/Alt/L
Utility disk w/switcher program
Function F7

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 listings below

See Mac listings below

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

Austin

Ctrl/Alt/,
Select from setup screen

Ctrl/Alt/,
Select from setup screen

BCC*

Automatic

Automatic

Bi-Link

Software driven

Software driven

Bondwell

After boot up, LCD or CRT option appears (select CRT)

Re-boot for options to appear
(Select LCD)

Chaplet*#

Select from setup screen Function F6
Function F4
Ctrl/Alt/F6 During boot-up, hold delete key, select option During boot-up, Ctrl/Alt/S, select option

Select from setup screen
Function F6
Function F4
Ctrl/Alt/F6

Chicony

Ctrl/Alt/Escape
Automatic

Ctrl/Alt/Escape
Automatic

Commax

Ctrl/Alt/#6
Fn F7
Fn F6

Ctrl/Alt/#5
Fn F7 (3 times)
Fn F6 (3 times)

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 boot-up

Set dip switch to LCD
before boot-up

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 and choose auto or simultaneous
Ctrl/Alt/Tab

Function F2
Ctrl/Alt/Tab

Hewlett Packard

Function F5

Function F5

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 display plugged in

Boot up with display unplugged

Kris Tech

Function F8

Function F8

Mac Portables

No video output port

N/A

Mac Powerbooks
100,140,145,150,170


No video output port

N/A

Mac Powerbooks
w/video output port


Automatic
Select mirroring from control
panel display settings

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
Function F3
Function F5
Function F6

Select from setup screen
Function F3
Function F5
Function F6

NEC #

Select "active" from setup
and choose CRT
Type CRT at DOS prompt

Select "active" from setup
and choose LCD
Type LCD at DOS prompt

Olivetti*

Automatic
Function O/*
Function | |

Automatic
Function O/*
Function | |

Packard Bell #

Function F10
Ctrl/Alt/<

Function F10
Ctrl/Alt/<

Panasonic

Function F2
Hook up local monitor with units on, turn off and then back on again-local monitor only Type set up-then model # of laptop (Model CF41) type 41-it then takes you to video set up menu options

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 *#

Automatic
Fn F5(toggles int./ext./both)
Ctrl/Alt/End
Function/End
Setup option

Automatic
Fn F5(toggles int./ext./both)
Ctrl/Alt/Home
Function/Home
Setup option

Twinhead*

Automatic
Function F7
Function F5

Automatic
Function F7
Function F5

Wyse

Software driven

Software driven

Zenith

Function F10

Function F10

* This manufacturer has models which automatically send video out the CRT port when an external monitor or projector is attached before computer is turned on.
# Several options are listed due to differences between the various models offered by this manufacturer. You may have to try each one until you find the appropriate one.

 


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