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    ROG Guru: Yellow Belt Array AdelaisAer's Avatar
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    Question ROG button on my laptop?

    I am actually surprised I never bothered to ask this until now.

    Next to the power button is a ROG button. :S What exactly does it do? And I don't wanna just randomly press it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AdelaisAer View Post
    I am actually surprised I never bothered to ask this until now.

    Next to the power button is a ROG button. :S What exactly does it do? And I don't wanna just randomly press it.
    It is a switch between every Asus Power manager.

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    Also I think that it can be used to boot into Asus Express Gate when it's not on.... I think I read that in this forum somewhere.... but I could be wrong about this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AdelaisAer View Post
    I am actually surprised I never bothered to ask this until now.

    Next to the power button is a ROG button. :S What exactly does it do? And I don't wanna just randomly press it.
    it changes power settings through asus's Power4Gear software. cool feature but Ive had problems with the software conflicting other drivers. I personally leave it uninstalled.

    It would be nice if we had a way to reprogram the button though, maybe to cycle through windows default power settings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fuzon1337 View Post
    Also I think that it can be used to boot into Asus Express Gate when it's not on.... I think I read that in this forum somewhere.... but I could be wrong about this.
    I have Asus Express Gate installed, but I am not sure what it does. :S
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    express gate is another asus software that lets you boot into a media player without fully powering up your laptop. Good for dvds and such, your battery lasts longer
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    Quote Originally Posted by AdelaisAer View Post
    I have Asus Express Gate installed, but I am not sure what it does. :S
    Not sure about how to explain how the Asus Express Gate works, perhaps this site http://expressgate.asus.com/ can give you some answers.

    I have never used it my self since I uninstalled it when I got my notebook, since it is categorized as bloatware.

    But you could give it a try to see if it works
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    Mmm, I see. Thanks, you two.
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    Hi guys,

    That button is supposed to change between 3D and 2D options. But it doesn't do that with the bios which the laptop comes with. You should upgrade the bios to .203 version, and the ROG button will gain it's actual function

    fn+space button anyway changes between the power modes so, you would agree there is no need for 2 button configurations for the same function.

    Also, when the laptop is turned off, if you turn on your laptop by using the ROG button, the laptop starts the Express Gate as you mentioned. It is like another operating system, which you can basically connect to internet, chat on skype and play basic games and stuff. So it somehow lets you get what you need faster, if you only need to check let's say, an adress on google maps

    To sum up, upgrade your bios. Life will be better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tirezege View Post
    Hi guys,

    That button is supposed to change between 3D and 2D options. But it doesn't do that with the bios which the laptop comes with. You should upgrade the bios to .203 version, and the ROG button will gain it's actual function
    Just want to correct you a little. This depends if it is a 3D model or not.
    But it's also correct that the button doesn't work unless you flash the BIOS on the notebook to the latest version.

    If the notebook comes with the lates version, then it could be a driver issue (ATK package)
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