The keyboard has two keys that perform Windowsspecific functions

Keys

Description

Windows logo key

Start button. Combinations with this key perform shortcut functions. Below

are a few examples:

Si

Ss m + Tab (Activates next taskbar button)

Str m + E (Explores My Computer)

gtr m* + F (Finds Document)

" + M (Minimizes All)

||shift| + + M (Undoes Minimize All)

m + R (Displays the Run... dialog box)

Application key

Opens a context menu (same as a right-click).

B

The computer employs hot keys or key combinations to access most of the computer's controls like screen contrast and brightness, volume output and the BIOS Utility.

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

Hot Key

Icon

Function

Description

Fn-L

?

Hotkey help

Displays a list of the hotkeys and their functions.

Fn-0

Setup

Accesses the notebook configuration utility.

Fn-N

6f

Power Management Scheme Toggle

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

Fn-O

zz

Sleep

Puts the computer in Sleep mode.

Fn-p

on

Display toggle

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

Fn-Q

m-m

Screen blank

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

Fn-R

m

Touchpad Toggle

Turns the internal touchpad on and off.

Fn-S

Speaker on/off

Turns the speakers on and off; mutes the sound.

Fn-W

4)

Volume up

Increases the sound volume.

Fn-Y

4)

Volume down

Decreases the sound volume.

Fn-g

Brightness up

Increases the screen brightness.

Hot Key

Icon

Function

Description

Fn-Z

♦. ♦

Brightness down

Decreases the screen brightness.

Fn-||reup|

PgUp |Home|

Home

Functions as the |me| key.

Fn-||rero|

PgDn 1 End |

End

Functions as the ||END| key.

Gr-Euro

Euro

Types the Euro symbol.

The Euro symbol

If your keyboard layout is set to United States-International or United Kingdom or if you have a keyboard with a European layout, you can type the Euro symbol on your keyboard.

II II

i i i i i

«

Alt Gr

NOTE: for US keyboard users: The keyboard layout is set when you first set up Windows. For the Euro symbol to work, the keyboard layout has to be set to United States-international.

To verify the keyboard type:

  1. Click on Start, Control Panel.
  2. Double-click on Regional and Language Options.
  3. Click on the language tab and click on Details.
  4. Verify that the keyboard layout used for "EN English (United States) is set to United States-International. If not, select and click on ADD, then select United States-International and click on OK.
  5. Click on OK.

To type the Euro symbol:

  1. Locate the Euro symbol on your keyboard.
  2. Open a text editor or word processor.
  3. Hold ll ALU Gr and press the Euro symbol.

Launch Keys

Located at the top of the keyboard are five buttons. These buttons are called launch keys. They are designated as wireless LAN/Bluetooth, Web Browser button, mail button, P1 andP2. By default, P1 and P2 are users programmable. The Web Browser button, by default, is used to launch the internet browser The mail button is used to launch the e-mail application. The LED of the mail button will flash when the user has received an incoming email.

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Icon

Function

Description

1

M

Mail

Email application

2

«

Web browser

Internet browser application

3

P1

P1

User-programmable

4

P2

P2

User-programmable

5

©

Bluetooth

Starts (optional) Bluetooth functionality and indicates that (optional) Bluetooth is enabled.

6

.0

Wireless

Opens (optional) wireless connectivity and indicates status of (optional) wireless communication.

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