Special keys Lock keys

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

Lock Key

Description

Caps Lock

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

Num lock (Fn-F11)

When Num Lock is on, the embedded numeric keyboard can be used. The keys function as a calculator (complete with the arithmetic operator +, -, *, 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.

Embedded Keypad

The embedded 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.

To use 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 in the normal manner.

Cursor-control keys on embedded keypad

Hold ||shift| while using cursor-control keys.

Hold Fn key while using cursor-control keys.

Main keyboard keys

Hold Fn key while typing letters on embedded keypad.

Type the letters in the normal manner.

NOTE: If an external keyboard or keypad is connected to the computer, the Num Lock feature automatically shifts from the internal keyboard to the external keyboard or keypad.

Windows Keys

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

Key

Description

Windows logo key ss

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)

Ss w + E (Explores the My Computer)

Ss w + M (Minimizes all windows)

[shift| + • + M (Undoes the minimize all windows action)

* + R (Displays 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.

Keyboard Hot keys

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

To activate a keyboard hot key, press and hold the Fn key before pressing the other key(s) in the hot key combination.

Hot Key

Icon

Function

Function

Fn + L

?

Hot key help

Displays help on hot keys.

Fn + M

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Setup

Access the computer's configuration utility.

Fn + N

&

Power management scheme toggle

Switches 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, which can be defined.

Fn + P

□1®

Display toggle

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

Fn + Q

mm

Screen blank

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

Fn + R

m

Touchpad toggle

Turns the internal touchpad on and off.

Fn + S

4/4)

Speaker on/off

Turns the speaker on and off.

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Brightness up

Increases the screen brightness.

Hot Key

Icon

Function

Function

Fn + Z

*

Brightness down

Decreases the screen brightness.

Fn + W

4)

Volume up

Increases the speaker volume.

Fn + Y

4

Volume down

Decreases the speaker volume.

Euro key

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.

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 in Windows Millennium Edition and Windows 2000, follow the steps below:

  1. Click on Start, Settings, Control Panel.
  2. Double-click on Keyboard.
  3. Click on the Language tab.
  4. Verify that the keyboard layout used for "En English (United States)" is set to United States-International. If not, select and click on Properties; then select United States-International and click on OK.
  5. Click on OK.

To verify the keyboard type in Windows XP, follow the steps below:

  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 Alt Gr and press the Euro symbol.

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.

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