I'd like to be able to press a Break and/or Pause key on a HP Spectre x360 2-in-1 (2017) laptop. I'm running Windows 10. They keys aren't present on this laptop, so I'm trying to find a key combination to virtually press them.

I've tried, the following, seemingly without success:

  • Fn + B
  • Fn + P
  • Fn + F11
  • Fn + Ctrl
  • Fn + Ctrl + Shift

Are there any combinations that will work? Are there any applications that I can use to confirm that the virtual keypress is being recognised correctly?


Well, duh. Pause is printed right there on the right Shift key:

So, in order to send the Break/Pause key, you need:

Ctrl + fn + Right Shift


I also have HP Pavilion x360 convertible.

Another option is to do fn + right shift.

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