Windows Keys

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

Key

Icon

Description

Windows logo key

Start button. Combinations with this key perform special functions. Below are a few examples: + Tab (Activates next taskbar button) + E (Explores My Computer) + F (Finds Document) + M (Minimizes All)

J + Windows logo key + M (Undoes Minimize All) + R (Displays the Run... dialog box)

Application key

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

Hot Keys

The computer uses hotkey or key combinations to access most of the computer's controls like sreen brightness, volume output.

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-F1

?

Hot key help

Displays help on hot keys.

Fn-F2

<2)

System Property

Displays the System Property.

Fn-F3

&

Power Options

Display the Power Options Properties used by the computer (function available if supported by operating system).

Fn-F4

zz

Sleep

Puts the computer in Sleep mode.

Fn-F5

Display toggle

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

Fn-F6

mm

Screen blank

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

Fn-F7

w

Touchpad toggle

Turns the internal touchpad on and off.

Fn-F8

Speaker toggle

Turns the speakers on and off.

Fn-W

4)

Volume up

Increases the speaker volume.

Hot Key

Icon

Function

Description

Fn-0

*

Volume down

Decreases the speaker volume.

Fn-0

■ft

Brightness up

Increases the screen brightness.

Fn-H

*

Brightness down

Decreases the screen brightness

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.

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 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 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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