Using the Keyboard

The keyboard has full-sized keys and an embe d, separate cursor keys, two Windows keys and twelve function keys.

Lock Keys and embedded numeric keypad

The keyboard has three lock keys which you can toggle on and off.

The keyboard has three lock keys which you can toggle on and off.

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Lock key

Description

Caps Lock

When Caps Lock is on, all alphabetic characters typed are in uppercase.

Num Lock <Fn> + <F11>

When Num Lock is on, the separate keypad is in numeric mode. The keys function as a calculator (complete with the arithmetic operators +, -, *, and /). Use this mode when you need to do a lot of numeric data entry.

Scroll Lock <Fn> + <F12>

When Scroll Lock is on, the screen moves one line up or down when you press the up or down arrow keys respectively. Scroll Lock does not work with some applications.

Windows Keys

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

Key

Description

/•c-N Windows

Pressed alone, this key has the same effect as clicking on the Windows

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Start button; it launches the Start menu.

It can also be used with other keys to provide a variety of functions:

<@> : Open or close the Start menu

<^)> + <D>: Display the desktop

<®> + <E>: Open Windows Explore

<^)> + <F>: Search for a file or folder

<©> + <G>: Cycle through Sidebar gadgets

<®> + <L>: Lock your computer (if you are connected to a network

domain), or switch users (if you're not connected to a

network domain)

<^)> + <M>: Minimizes all windows

<^s)> + <R>: Open the Run dialog box

<®> + <T>: Cycle through programs on the taskbar

<^)> + <U>: Open Ease of Access Center

<^)> + <X>: Open Windows Mobility Center

<®> + <BREAK>: Display the System Properties dialog box

<^)> + <SHIFT+M>: Restore minimized windows to the desktop

<®> + <TAB>: Cycle through programs on the taskbar by using

Windows Flip 3-D

<®> + <SPACEBAR>: Bring all gadgets to the front and select Windows

Sidebar

<CTRL> + <@> + <F>: Search for computers (if you are on a network)

<CTRL> + <@> + <TAB>: Use the arrow keys to cycle through programs

on the taskbar by using Windows Flip 3-D

NOTE: Depending on your edition of Windows Vista or Windows XP, some

shortcuts may not function as described.

—■^ Application

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

Hot Keys

The computer employs hotkeys or key combinations to access most of the computer's controls like screen brightness and volume output.

To activate hot keys, press and hold the <Fn> key before pressing the other key in the hotkey combination.

To activate hot keys, press and hold the <Fn> key before pressing the other key in the hotkey combination.

Hotkey

Icon

Function

Description

<Fn> + <F2>

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System property

Starts System Property for displaying system information.

<Fn> + <F3>

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Bluetooth

Enables/disables the Bluetooth function. (only for certain models).

<Fn> + <F4>

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Sleep

Puts the computer in Sleep mode.

<Fn> + <F5>

Display toggle

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

<Fn> + <F6>

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Screen blank

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

<Fn> + <F8>

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Speaker toggle

Turns the speakers on and off.

<Fn> + <>>

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Brightness up

Increases the screen brightness.

<Fn> + <<>

Brightness down

Decreases the screen brightness.

<Fn> + < A>

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Volume up

Increases the sound volume.

<Fn> + < V >

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Volume down

Decrease the sound volume.

Special Key

You can locate the Euro symbol and US dollar sign at the upper-center of your keyboard. To type:

Special Key

You can locate the Euro symbol and US dollar sign at the upper-center of your keyboard. To type:

The Euro symbol

  1. Open a text editor or word processor.
  2. Hold <Alt Gr> and then press the <5> symbol at the upper-center of the keyboard.

NOTE: Some fonts and software do not support the Euro symbol.

Please refer to www.microsoft.com/typography/faq/faq12.htm for more information.

The US dollar sign

  1. Open a text editor or word processor.
  2. Hold <Shift> and then press the <4> key at the upper-center of the keyboard. NOTE: This function varies by the operating system version.

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