The keyboard features full-size keys with an embedded keypad, separated cursor keys, two Windows keys, and twelve function keys (hot keys).

Special keys Lock keys

Keyboard Art Outline
The computer features three lock keys, each with its own status indicator light.

Lock Key


Caps Lock

When Caps Lock is on, all alphabetic characters are typed in uppercase. Toggle on and off by pressing the Caps Lock key on the left side of the keyboard.

Num lock

When Num Lock is on, the embedded numeric keyboard can be used. Toggle on and off by pressing the Fn+1 keys simultaneously.

Scroll lock

When Scroll Lock is on, the screen toggles up or down one line at a time when the up and down cursor control keys are pressed.

NOTE: Scroll Lock doesn't work in all applications. Toggle on and off by pressing the Fn+F12 keys simultaneously.

Embedded Keypad

The embedded keypad functions like a desktop numeric keypad. It is indicated by small blue numbers and on the applicable keys.

Embedded Numeric Keypad

To use the the embedded numeric keys, toggle the Num Lock on by pressing the Fn + F11 keys simultaneously.

With the embedded keypad turned on, the following actions are possible:

Desired Access

Num Lock On

Num Lock On

Number keys on embedded keypad

Type numbers using embedded keypad in the normal way.

Cursor-control keys on embedded keypad

Hold down the J key while using the cursor keys on the embedded keypad.

Hold Fn key while using cursor-control keys.

Main keyboard keys

Hold down the Fn key while typing letters using the embedded keypad keys. Simultaneously press the J key for for capital letters.

Type letters in the normal way.

Windows Keys

The keyboard features two keys that perform Windows-specific functions.



Windows logo key


Pressed alone, this key has the same effect as clicking on the Windows Start button; it launches the Start menu. It can also be used with other keys to provide a variety of functions:

+ Tab (Activates the next Taskbar button)

+ E (Opens the My Computer window)

+ F1 (opens Help and Support) + F (opens the Find: All Files dialog box)

+ M (minimizes all windows)

J + Windows logo key + M (undoes the minimize all windows action)

+ R (opens the Run dialog box)

Application key


This key has the same effect as clicking the right mouse button; it opens the application's context menu.


Using the Fn key with another key creates a hot key, providing a quick and convenient method for controlling various functions.

To use a hot key, first hold down the Fn key. Next, press the second key in combination. Finally, release both keys.

Computer Keyboard Clip Art Templates
Your computer provides the following hot keys:

Hot Key




Hot key help

Displays help on hot keys



Access the computer's configuration utility.


Power management scheme toggle

Switches the power management scheme used by the computer (function available if supported by operating system).



Puts the computer in Sleep mode.


Display toggle

Switches display output between the display screen, external monitor ( if connected) and both the display screen and external monitor.


Screen blank

Turns the display screen backlight off to save power. Press any key to return.


Touchpad toggle

Turns the internal touchpad on and off.


Speaker toggle

Turns the speaker on and off.



Turns the sub woofer on and off

woofer key


Volume up

Increases the speaker volume.


Volume down

Decreases the speaker volume.


Brightness up

Increases the screen brightness.

Fn+ z

Brightness down

Decreases the screen brightness.

NOTE: When activating hotkeys, press and hold the Fn key before pressing the other key in the hotkey combination.

Euro key

Your computer supports the new Euro currency character. First, hold down the Alt Gr key, and then press the Euro key.

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