That key looks Fnny

Your new laptop has a key on it marked “Fn.” What does this key usually provide?

A) Allows access to the laptop storage subsystem

B) Enables and disables the laptop’s security features

C) Controls secondary features on certain keys

D) Prints the contents of the screen to any connected printer

E) Restricts the keyboard to consonants-only

The answer: C) Controls secondary features on certain keys

Laptop keyboards are usually at a premium for space, so we need a way to access multiple features with a limited number of keys. The “Function” key is a laptop-specific toggle that provides access to features that won’t fit anywhere else on the keyboard. These functions are usually laptop-specific features, such as external video display toggles, audio control, or optical media access.

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