Targus ThumbPad Portable Keyboard User Manual

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Targus ThumbPad

Portable Keyboard for Visor

 

 

Making Your Mobile Life Easier.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

USER’S GUIDE

 

 

 

Visit our Web site at: www.targus.com

 

 

 

 

Making Your Mobile Life Easier.

 

 

 

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ThumbPadPortable Keyboard

Congratulations on your purchase of the Targus ThumbPadPortable Keyboard. The ThumbPad is a convenient and ultraportable keyboard for your mobile computer.

With the ThumbPad keyboard you can:

Enter text directly into your mobile computer.

Use the function (Fn) keys to quickly execute commands and options.

Take a keyboard with you whenever you travel with your mobile computer.

In addition to this user’s guide, this package contains the Targus ThumbPad Portable Keyboard and the keyboard driver software CD.

Installing the Keyboard Driver

Before installing the driver software for the ThumbPad keyboard, make sure that:

You synchronize your mobile computer to back up your files.

You disable any previously installed keyboard software.

Your mobile computer has at least 24K bytes of free memory.

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Windows® Operating Systems

To install the driver for the ThumbPad keyboard on a computer with the Windows® 95/98/Me/2000 or Windows NT® 4.0 operating system, do the following:

1Insert the keyboard driver software CD into your computer’s CD-ROMdrive.

2Click Start,Run, then enterD:\ThumbPad.prc (whereD: is the path of yourCD-ROMdrive) and then clickOK.

The Install Tool program then installs the driver software. When installation is complete, the Install Tool window appears.

Sample Install Tool window

3Click Done.

4Connect your mobile computer to your desktop or notebook computer and synchronize to copy the keyboard driver to your mobile computer.

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After synchronization, the ThumbPad keyboard icon appears in the Applications screen on your mobile computer.

To complete installation, reset your mobile computer.

Macintosh® Operating System

To install the driver software for the ThumbPad keyboard on a computer with the Macintosh 8.5.1 or greater operating system, do the following:

1Exit all active programs, including those in the Startup folder, and disable any virus-scanningsoftware.

2Insert the keyboard driver software CD into your computer’s CD-ROMdrive.

The ThumbPad keyboard application folder is added to your desktop.

NOTE: You may find it more convenient to drag the ThumbPad.prc file into the folder where you store your mobile computer applications, such as theAdd-onfolder.

3Double-clicktheThumbPad.prc file to launch the Install Tool program.

Installation automatically begins. When it is complete, you regain control of the Install Tool window.

4Click Done.

5Connect your mobile computer to your desktop or notebook computer and synchronize to copy the keyboard driver to your mobile computer.

After synchronization, the ThumbPad keyboard icon appears in the Applications screen on your mobile computer.

To complete installation, reset your mobile computer.

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Connecting the Keyboard to Your Mobile Computer

After installing the keyboard driver, you can connect the ThumbPad keyboard to your mobile computer. To do this:

1Turn off your mobile computer (if it’s turned on).

2Hold your mobile computer in one hand and the ThumbPad keyboard in your other hand.

Holding your mobile computer and the ThumbPad keyboard

3Align your mobile computer with the keyboard connector, located at the top of the ThumbPad keyboard.

Keyboard connector

Aligning your mobile computer with the keyboard connector

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4Gently slide your mobile computer into the keyboard connector until you hear a “click.”

CAUTION: Always use the keyboard connector as a guide when connecting and disconnecting your mobile computer to avoid possible damage to your device or the ThumbPad keyboard.

Disconnecting the ThumbPad Keyboard

To disconnect the keyboard from your mobile computer:

1Turn off your mobile computer (if it’s turned on).

2Gently pull your mobile computer away from the ThumbPad keyboard and slide it out of the keyboard connector.

Using the ThumbPad Keyboard

Typing Keyboard Shortcuts

The following table details the key sequences you can use to access options and additional characters, and to issue commands to your mobile computer from the ThumbPad keyboard.

To use these key sequences, hold down either the Ctrl, Fn, or Shift key (as indicated) and then tap the second key listed in the table for the desired result.

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US/UK Version Keyboard Combinations

 

Key Sequence

Result

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Shift + any key

Enters uppercase character

 

 

 

 

 

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Caps

Toggles between all upper or

 

 

 

 

lowercase characters

 

 

 

 

 

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Fn + any key

Activates blue symbol on a key

 

 

 

 

 

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Fn + Caps

Constant use of all blue symbols

 

 

 

 

 

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Shift +

Highlights line of text above cursor

 

 

 

 

 

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Shift +

Highlights line of text below cursor

 

 

 

 

 

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Shift +

Highlights character right of cursor

 

 

 

 

 

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Shift +

Highlights character left of cursor

 

 

 

 

 

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Fn + Del

Deletes Character

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fn +

Tab

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ctrl + X

Cuts selected text

 

 

 

 

 

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Ctrl + C

Copies selected text

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ctrl + S

Selects all text

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ctrl + P

Pastes cut or copied text

 

 

 

 

 

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Ctrl + U

Undoes last command

 

 

 

 

 

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Shift + SPACE

Activates the Hot Key menu

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fn + Shift + key

Emulates the

command function

 

(at the same time)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Shift + Enter

Moves cursor to next column in

 

 

 

 

Address book

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ctrl + Enter

Moves cursor to previous column in

 

 

 

 

Address book

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Key Sequence

Result

 

 

 

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Ctrl + Q, then release and

Acute accent:

 

type A, E, I, O, U, or Y

Á, É, Í, Ó, Ú, Ý

 

 

 

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Ctrl + W, then release and

Grave accent:

 

type A, E, I, O, or U

À, È, Ì, Ò, Ù

 

 

 

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Ctrl + E, then release and

Circumflex:

 

type A, E, I, O, or U

Â, Ê, Î, Ô, Û

 

 

 

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Ctrl + R, then release and

Tilde:

 

type A, N, or O

Ã, Ñ, Õ

 

 

 

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Ctrl + T, then release and

Diaeresis (Umlaut):

 

type A, E, I, O, U, or Y

Ä, Ë, Ï, Ö, Ü, Ÿ

 

 

 

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Ctrl + Y, then release and

Nordic A-ring:

 

type A

Å

 

 

 

Customizing the Keyboard Options

After installing the keyboard driver on your mobile computer, you can customize its options through the ThumbPad keyboard application. To do this:

1Turn on your mobile computer.

2Tap the Applications icon.

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The Applications screen appears.

Sample Applications screen

3Tap the ThumbPad icon.

The ThumbPad keyboard configuration screen appears.

Sample ThumbPad keyboard configuration screen

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The available options are:

Status — which allows you to disable or enable the ThumbPad keyboard.

To suspend keyboard functions, tap the drop-down arrow and selectDisable. To use the keyboard again, tap thedrop-down arrow and selectEnable.

Enable Keyboard clicks — which simulates typewriter clicking sounds when you press keys on the ThumbPad keyboard.

To hear key clicks, tap Enable Keyboard clicks (places a check mark in the box). To prevent key clicks, tapEnable Keyboard clicks again (makes the check mark disappear).

Delay until repeat — which allows you to set the length of time before a letter, number or other character begins to repeat when you press and hold a key.

Use your stylus to move the marker arrow toward Long to increase or away from Long to decrease the length of the delay.

Keyboard repeat rate — which allows you to set the speed at which a letter, number or other character repeats when you press and hold a key.

Use your stylus to move the marker arrow toward Fast to increase or away from Fast to decrease the repeat rate.

Test Strings Here: — which allows you to test the delay and repeat rate by holding down a letter or number key on the ThumbPad keyboard. The character repeats according to the settings you have chosen. Change and test these settings until you achieve the desired outcome.

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