November 18, 2008 at 5:13 pm #159396ramdianeMember
I noticed on a couple of pictures that the F7 and F8 buttons are blue..
Is that the same with both black and white models?
What’s the purpose of the blue buttons?November 18, 2008 at 8:40 pm #169768GalegoMember
It seems to come just in some blacks.
With the Fn key F7 is toolbox and F8 is Silent/Normal/turbo modeNovember 18, 2008 at 8:57 pm #169764November 19, 2008 at 5:16 pm #169771DaveMember
My NC10 has two blue keys, the F7 and F8, one is for the Samsung diagnostic and the other is for performance modes. I didn’t notice they were blue until I took it out in the daylight.
I contacted Samsung today and they informed me that the blue keys are correct.
I thought that they had mistakenly put keys from the blue version on it but the blue version has a black keyboard with the blue keys as well. They are very dark and hardly noticeable unless you are in bright light, they are also dead centre so they look right. Doesn’t detract from the system IMHO.
Just one other point. I was impressed by the speed and professionalism of the Samsung support people, makes a change from waiting on the phone for an hour to talk to someone who has no clue or cuts you off for daring to ask for help.November 19, 2008 at 8:46 pm #169767jonbadMember
Dave, just like you my Samsung has the blue keys also. In most lights you dont even notice them and I wouldn’t say to anyone to think they detract from the appearance of the laptop. I too saw those blue keys in other images posted elsewhere on the site and thought they stood out. I have only just noticed mine being blue after using the netbook for several hours and reading this post made me look harder!! FYI I do have good eyesight too.November 20, 2008 at 9:51 am #169765
Oh yeah, blimey as I live and breath so they are blue! I totally didn’t notice and I went to look at them specifically.December 8, 2008 at 11:46 am #169769RsaeireMember
Ok, so I am resurrecting an old thread, but I had to. Guess who just noticed that their F7 & F8 keys are blue?
At home I didn’t realise, but under the fluorescent glow of the office lights, they stuck out like a sore thumb. Why oh why did Samsung do this? Iâ€™m going to email them to, hopefully, find out.December 8, 2008 at 12:28 pm #169766
Let us know if they reply lol! But yeah I didn’t even notice when I went to have a look after someone started this thread. It doesn’t show up easy.December 8, 2008 at 3:29 pm #169774
i hope someone sells black and white replacement keys 😉December 8, 2008 at 4:33 pm #169773FreddyMember
The F7 and F8 keys on booth the black and the blue NC10 are blue.
On the white however they are all white, no different color compared to the other keys.
Oh and yeah – I have a WHITE NC10 🙂
One of the “reasons” or rather distinctions they are in another color is that they are Samsung specific keys and related to software rather than settings/hardware. The Fn+F7 or Fn+F8 will not work if you go and disable or uninstall the “Magic keyboard” application.December 8, 2008 at 4:39 pm #169775
One of the “reasons” or rather distinctions they are in another color is that they are Samsung specific keys and related to software rather than settings/hardware. The Fn+F7 or Fn+F8 will not work if you go and disable or uninstall the “Magic keyboard” application.
i distinctly don’t want any of the keys to be different colours really, regardless of their function.December 8, 2008 at 5:14 pm #169772megachiropMember
.December 8, 2008 at 10:41 pm #169777ezmanMember
I’m another person who only noticed f7&f8 were blue after a week or so, really not that noticeable unless in very well lit area.December 8, 2008 at 11:26 pm #169776
i dont see how so many of you DIDN’T notice. it was pretty much the first thing i noticed on the retail models compared to the review samples.December 8, 2008 at 11:30 pm #169779WilliamYZFMember
I didn’t notice but now I have checked its because they are white!
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