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Fn

over 6 years ago

Ever since I got my first laptop, nearly a decade ago, I have attempted to awaken it from suspended mode by randomly taping on the Fn, Ctrl, Alt, or Shift keys. It always annoyed me that the system would come out of stand by after a random time interval (no I am not getting a Mac) but since I rarely put it to sleep without shutting the screen this did not pose such a problem. Lately my machine has been suspending itself while sitting opened next to me so I've had to endure the annoying non deterministic awakenings more and more every day.

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Anyway today I figured out that the whole time I simply had to hold down the Fn key and the machine would come out of stand by like magic.

Comments

updated over 6 years ago (10 Feb 2010 at 09:35 PM) by David Isaacson
And if you hold down the control key, it activates the self destruct system. You have to hold it for a while though...
over 6 years ago (10 Feb 2010 at 10:11 PM) by Stou S.
HA what's more dangerous is when I got used to pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del to lock
the screen on windows since I would do it all day long on my laptop. Then I'd
come home and accidentally reboot my linux machine.