I'd really like it if someone might be able to help me. I need an answer so that I can make a picture for another post.

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    Your laptop probably has a fn button you can press to modify your function keys. F2 on my laptop is a dimmer switch too. Try pressing it while holding fn.
    – GnomeSlice
    Mar 15, 2014 at 19:33

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Without knowing your exact laptop keyboard layout (may differ slightly between brands/models), what you probably need to do is hit the fn key on your keyboard. This should toggle the the F keys between their usual function and and their special additional functions (screen settings, volume, etc).

If the fn doesn't exist on your keyboard, it may have been labeled something different. My keyboard has ⒻMode, for example.

  • Thank you. Now I can take snapshots and cough it onto somebody
    – DuckTummy
    Apr 13, 2014 at 1:02

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