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Using the keyboard

The keyboard has full-sizedkeys and an embedded keypad, separate cursor keys, two Windows keys and twelve function keys.

Lock keys and embedded numeric keypad

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

English

Lock key

Description

Caps Lock

When Caps Lock is on, all alphabetic characters typed are

 

in uppercase.

Num Lock <Fn> When Num Lock is on, the embedded keypad is in numeric + <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.

 

 

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.

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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 in a normal

 

embedded keypad

manner.

 

 

 

 

Cursor-controlkeys on

Hold <Shift> while using

Hold <Fn> while using

embedded keypad

cursor-controlkeys.

cursor-controlkeys.

 

 

 

Main keyboard keys

Hold <Fn> while typing

Type the letters in a

 

letters on embedded keypad.

normal manner.

 

 

 

Windows keys

The keyboard has two keys that perform Windows-specificfunctions.

Key

Description

 

Windows

Pressed alone, this key has the same effect as clicking on

key

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.

 

<

> + <R>

Opens the Run dialog box.

 

<

> + <M>

Minimizes all windows.

 

<Shift> + <

> + <M> Undoes the minimize all windows

 

(<

> + <M>) action

 

 

Application

This key has the same effect as clicking the right mouse

key

button; it opens the application's context menu.

 

 

 

 

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.

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

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Hot key Icon

Function

Description

<Fn> +

Hot key help

Displays help on hot keys.

<F1>

 

 

<Fn> +

Acer eSetting

Launches Acer eSetting in Acer eManager. See

<F2>

 

"Acer eManager" on page 19.

<Fn> +

Acer Power

Launches Power Management options.

<F3>

Management

 

<Fn> +

Sleep

Puts the computer in Sleep mode.

<F4>

 

 

<Fn> +

Display

Switches display output between the display

<F5>

toggle

screen, external monitor (if connected) and

 

 

both.

<Fn> +

Screen blank

Turns the display screen backlight off to save

<F6>

 

power. Press any key to return.

<Fn> +

Touchpad

Turns the internal touchpad on and off.

<F7>

toggle

 

<Fn> +

Speaker

Turns the speakers on and off.

<F8>

toggle

 

<Fn> +

Volume up

Increases the sound volume.

<↑>

 

 

<Fn> +

Volume down Decreases the sound volume.

<↓>

 

 

<Fn> +

Brightness up

Increases the screen brightness.

<→>

 

 

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Hot key Icon

Function

Description

<Fn> +

Brightness

Decreases the screen brightness.

<←>

down

 

Special keys

You can locate the Euro symbol at the upper-centerand/orbottom-rightof your keyboard. To type:

The Euro symbol

1Open a text editor or word processor.

2Either directly press the <Euro> key at the bottom-rightof the keyboard, or hold <Alt Gr> and then press the <5> key at theupper-centerof the keyboard.

Note: Some fonts and software do not support the Euro symbol. Please refer to www.microsoft.com/typography/faq/faq12.htm for more information.

The US dollar sign

1Open a text editor or word processor.

2Either directly press the <Dollar> key at the bottom-rightof the keyboard, or hold <Shift> and then press the <4> key at theupper-centerof the keyboard.

Note: This function varies according to the language settings.