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3.3
Laptop Features
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Computer Science
Post-Graduate
01/15/2017

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What does a port replicator do?
Definition
It provides ports such as keyboard, mouse, display, serial, and parallel, and is simply plugged into a USB port of a laptop
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Though relatively uncommon in laptops, which function key allows you to disable or enable the Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN)?
Definition
Cellular (On/Off)
Term
Which laptop function key enables you to connect wirelessly with other devices in a small area should a wireless local area network (WLAN) be unavailable?
Definition
Bluetooth (On/Off)
Term
The so-called special function keys have two separate functions on laptops. What are the standard functions of the F1 through F12 keys?
Definition
Various application functions
Term
What does a docking station do?
Definition
It provides laptop users with a power source and full-sized peripherals in a format similar to a full-sized desktop computer
Term
What does an accessory bar do?
Definition
It expands the functionality of the device, and commonly accepts optical drives, and secondary hard drives, or secondary batteries
Term
What does a DC jack do?
Definition
It provides power to the motherboard of a laptop
Term
On some laptop keyboards, there are special function keys that have right and left arrows on them. What function do those keys perform?
Definition
They are controls for music or video applications.
Term
Where should a user look to enable or disable Wi-Fi on his or her laptop?
Definition
In the top row of keys on the laptop
Term
A user notices on her laptop that the F6 key has a symbol of a speaker with a mute symbol over it. What key or keys would she need to press to mute the computer?
Definition
Function+F6
Term
What is the best way to prevent laptop theeft?
Definition
Securing it with a physical cable lock
Term
What does pressing a laptop’s Touchpad function key do?
Definition
Enables or disables a laptop’s touch-sensitive pad
Term
A user complains that the entire laptop display has shifted to appear up and down on the screen instead of stretching to fill the screen horizontally as normal. The user now has to tilt their head sideways to read the screen because it displays vertically across a wide-screen laptop. How would you help the user resolve the issue?
Definition
Press the Screen Orientation function key
Term
A special function key on your laptop shows a keyboard with a few lines radiating from it. What does pressing this function key do?
Definition
Toggle the keyboard backlight
Term
Some laptop keyboards ship with drivers that allow users to do what with special function keys?
Definition
Reprogram them
Term
A user wants to use their laptop to search for relevant landmarks within their immediate area. What function key should they press to enable their location settings?
Definition
GPS (On/Off)
Term
What is true about screen brightness function keys?
Definition
The specific function keys that control the brightness will differ between different laptop manufacturers
Term
A user wants to disable all cellular communication on their laptop to conserve data usage while they work on various applications that do not require a network. Which function key does the user press to do so?
Definition
Airplane mode
Term
In what situation are you most likely to need the special function key that shows an icon of a monitor?
Definition
You need to connect your laptop to a projector or a second monitor.
Term
Why is it not particularly prudent for computer technicians to memorize special function key functions and their keyboard locations?
Definition
Functions vary among laptop manufacturers
Term
What row of keys is positioned horizontally along the top length of a laptop keyboard?
Definition
Special function keys
Term
A user notices a picture of a crescent moon on one of the computer's special function keys. What is the likely result of holding Fn and pressing this key?
Definition
Put the computer into sleep mode
Term
What type of service does LoJack provide for laptop users?
Definition
Tracking and theft recovery
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