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R. Sylva
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Registered: ‎10-12-2007
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keyboard shortcut for Volume Control ?

My old laptop had keyboard shortcuts for the Volume Control and screen brightness:

CTRL + LEFT = decrease volume
CTRL + RIGHT = increase volume

How do I set this up on my HP Compaq NC6120?
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James ~ Happy Dude
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Registered: ‎07-25-2007
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Re: keyboard shortcut for Volume Control ?

Hello Sylva,

R u talking about a specific program ?

James.
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nn6o
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Registered: ‎06-20-2007
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Re: keyboard shortcut for Volume Control ?

R. Sylva,

The nc6120 should have dedicated volume control buttons for volume up, volume down, and mute. It should also has keys for screen brightness (usually and for decrease/increase brightness), but these are only for the internal display.

If the dedicated volume keys or the keys aren't working, you many not have the "HotKey Support" driver or the "QuickLaunch Buttons" driver installed.

Did you recently re-install Windows? If so, make sure all the proper drivers are installed starting with the chipset support. The nc6120 support page is here:

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Home.jsp?〈=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=321957&prodSeriesId=447346

And if you need details on what drivers to install (and in what order), see my 2 replies in this thread for a general idea:

http://tinyurl.com/2mlslo


And, if your intent is to use an external keyboard to control volume or brightness, HP doesn't include such a utility. However, you can download and install the free "SharpKeys" utility - this will allow you to map any key combination to any "standard" Windows keyboard function using built-in Windows API's. The volume controls are standard Windows keyboard functions, but I don't think brightness is available. SharpKeys can be found here:

http://www.randyrants.com

Click on the "SharpKeys" link on the right.


- nn6o

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