Dell :: Function Key Settings Half And Half?

May 11, 2010

does anybody know if there is some way to set F1 to F6 as function keys and F7 to F12 as multimedia keys at the same time?

This would solve all my problems as I only really use F1 to F6 in windows and would like to be able to use the multimedia keys at the same time without having to change the function key behaviour in windows mobility center.

The only options so far are to set the entire function key row to either multimedia or function key first

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Dell :: Wireless 1510N Half MiniCard

Apr 11, 2009

I have a Studio 15 with Dell Wireless 1510N Mini-card.

I noticed that the signal strength of this card is quite bad. I have another Studio with a Intel Wi-Fi Link 5100 and the signal strength is very good.

I did some testing by putting two laptops on the same spot. The Intel card has a signal strength of 94% while the Dell card has only 60%. Is it because the Dell card is faulty or something?

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Feb 26, 2011

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I've tried swapping batteries, power supplies and cooling fans.  The fans and grills are clean, and the BIOS proves this isn't an issue of temperature or something that changes after bootup.  I've installed speed switch XP, which also shows 1.196Ghz and nothing can be set in that program that changes it either.

I've downloaded the "Speedstep" software update from Dell ... no solutions there.  It doesn't step down or up, just runs at max of 1.196 Ghz, which is of course noticeably slower than its twin.

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Jan 28, 2010

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I have a D-Link DWA-140 USB adapter which work quite well still with 802.11n (though there are some trouble to get a connection when first starting up the laptop) but the "g" part of the wireless card seems completely dead.

I have looked at the bottom of the laptop and got a clue where the WLAN card could be because of the symbols, but I need to know what card I should get to replace the faulty one? Because I have to replace it right?

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Mar 30, 2009

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My assumption is the maximum problems could be:

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Steps I've tried which took nearly 50+ hours to do: 

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2) restore, and update to newest drivers over existing drivers (included in the restore) 

3) performed steps 1 & 2 with and without WOW64 

I've been having to use the mouse to save me from this, however, the touchpad still takes over and moves the cursor on its own, though less frequent.

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Any new drivers available?

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Run Dell diagnostics and all hardware is ok.

Run a full antiVirus scan and ok. Laptop says new driver is ok and running ok.

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i want to leave my xps laptop connected to my tv (through the hdmi connection) for long periods of time, and i want to be able to leave the laptop screen off and closed while i do this.. also just for extra information the laptop came with vista installed however i installed XP pro instead.

anyway, when i initially got my laptop i could press the function key and tv-out key and it would output to the tv with the laptop screen still on, pressing it again would still output to the tv and turn the laptop screen off, and a third time would turn off tv-output and have just the laptop screen. i.e. pressing fn and F8

1 time - tv output with laptop screen on
2 times - tv output with laptop screen off
3 times - bring it back to normal with laptop screen on and tv out off.

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I recently bought the Inspiron 1545 and to be honest was actually quite struck by how simple everything was in the design. However there is only one problem that I found when I use the laptop. In order for the function keys to be used, I would need to press Fn+(Function Key) Eg. Fn+F1. Now obviously function keys are supposed to act like a shortcut key for certain activities. This actually defeats there purpose. Instead by pressing those keys without the Fn key, I would be able to use the multimedia keys and anything else on the keys with a white symbol on.

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