Using the Keyboard

The keyboard has full-sized keys and an embedded keypad, separate cursor keys, one Windows key and twelve function keys.

Lock Keys and embedded numeric keypad

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

Aspire 4315 Keyboard Keys

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 embedded 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. A better solution would be to connect an external keypad.

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.

The embedded numeric keypad functions like a desktop numeric keypad. It is indicated by small characters located on the upper right corner of the keycaps. To simplify the keyboard legend, cursor-control key symbols are not printed on the keys.

Desired Access

Num Lock On

Num Lock Off

Number keys on embedded keypad

Type numbers in a normal manner.

Cursor-control keys on embedded keypad

Hold <Shift> while using cursor-control keys.

Hold <Fn> while using cursor-control keys.

Main keyboard keys

Hold <Fn> while typing letters on embedded keypad.

Type the letters in a normal manner.

Windows Keys

The keyboard has one key that performs Windows-specific functions.

Key

Icon

Description

Windows key m

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 function:

+ <Tab> Activates next taskbar button.

+ <E> Opens the My Computer window

+ <F> Opens the Search: All Files dialog box.

+ <M> Minimizes all windows.

<Shift>+ + <M> Undoes the minimize all windows action.

Application key

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, volume output, and the BIOS utility.

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

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Hot Key

Icon

Function

Description

<Fn>t<F1>

?

Hot key help

Displays help on hot keys.

<Fn>t<F2>

<*>

Acer eSettings

Launches the Acer eSettings in Acer eManager.

<Fn>t<F3>

Acer ePower Management

Launches the Acer ePower Management in Acer Empowering Technology. See "Acer Empowering Technology" on page 1S.

<Fn>t<F4>

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Sleep

Puts the computer in Sleep mode.

Hot Key

Icon

Function

Description

<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>+<F7>

Touchpad toggle

Turns the internal touchpad on and off.

<Fn>+<F8>

Speaker toggle

Turns the speakers on and off.

<Fn>+<x>

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Brightness up

Increases the screen brightness.

<Fn>+<z>

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Brightness down

Decreases the screen brightness

<Fn>+<Home>

►/H

Play/Pause

Plays or pauses the media.

<Fn>+<Pg Up>

Stop

Stops the media playing.

<Fn>+<Pg Dn>

m

Previous

Returns to previous media file.

<Fn>+<End>

►H

Next

Jumps to next media file.

Special Key

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

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The Euro symbol

  1. Open a text editor or word processor.
  2. Either directly press the < > symbol at the bottom-right of the keyboard, or 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/faq 12.htm for more information.

The US dollar sign

  1. Open a text editor or word processor.
  2. Either directly press the < > key at the bottom-right of the keyboard, or 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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