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Keyboard

The keyboard features full-sizekeys with an embedded keypad, separate cursor control keys, two Windows keys, and twelve function keys (hot 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 typed are in

 

uppercase.

 

 

Num Lock

When Num Lock is on, the embedded keypad is in numeric

(Fn+F11)

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

When Scroll Lock is on, the screen moves one line up or down

(Fn+F12)

when you press the up or down arrow keys respectively.

 

Scroll Lock does not work with some applications.

 

 

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Getting familiar with your computer

Embedded keypad

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-controlkey symbols are not printed on the keys.

 

 

 

 

Desired Access

Num Lock On

 

Num Lock Off

 

 

 

 

Number keys on

Type numbers using

 

 

embedded keypad

embedded keypad in a

 

 

 

normal manner.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cursor-controlkeys

Hold Shift while using

 

Hold Fn while using

on embedded

cursor-controlkeys.

 

cursor-controlkeys.

keypad

 

 

 

Main keyboard keys

Hold Fn while typing letters

 

on embedded keypad.

Type the letters in a normal manner.

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Windows keys

The keyboard features two keys that provide Windows-specificfunctions.

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Key

Description

 

 

 

Windows key

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.

 

+ E

Opens the My Computer window.

 

+ F1

Opens Help and Support.

 

+ F

Opens the Find: All Files dialog box.

+ M Minimizes all windows.

Shift +

+ M Undoes the minimize all windows

 

(

+ M) action.

+ R

 

Opens 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.

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Hot keys

Using the Fn key with another key creates a hot key, providing a quick and convenient method for controlling various functions.

To use a hot key, first hold down the Fn key. Next, press the second key in the combination. Finally, release both keys.

Your computer provides the following hot keys:

Hot Key

Icon

Function

Description

 

 

 

 

Fn-F1

 

Hot key help

Displays help on hot keys.

 

 

 

 

Fn-F2

 

Setup

Accesses the computer’s

 

 

 

property window.

 

 

 

 

Fn-F3

 

Power

Switches the power

 

 

Management

management scheme used by

 

 

Scheme toggle

the computer (function

 

 

 

available if supported by

 

 

 

operating system).

 

 

 

 

Fn-F4

 

Sleep

Puts the computer in Sleep

 

 

 

mode.

 

 

 

 

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Hot Key

Icon

Function

Description

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

 

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-↑

 

Volume up

Increases the sound volume.

Fn-↓

 

Volume down

Decreases the sound volume.

Fn-→

 

Brightness up

Increases the screen

 

 

 

brightness.

Fn-←

 

Brightness down

Decreases the screen

 

 

 

brightness.

Fn-PgUp

 

Home

Functions as the Home key.

Fn-PgDn

 

End

Functions as the End key.

Alt Gr-

 

Euro

Types the Euro symbol.

Euro

 

 

 

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