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The keyboard has full-sized keys and an embedded keypad, separate cursor keys, two Windows keys and
twelve function keys.
The keyboard has three lock keys which you can toggle on and off.
When @is on, all alphabetic characters typed are in uppercase.
Num Lock (Fn-F11)
When ] is on, the embedded keypad is in numeric 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 (Fn-F12)
When [ is on, the screen moves one line up or down when you press the up
or down arrow keys respectively.
[ does not work with some applications.
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Embedded numeric 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-control key symbols
are not printed on the keys.
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.
Desired accessNum lock onNum lock off
Number keys on embedded
keypadType numbers in a normal manner.
Cursor-control keys on embedded
keypadHold Shift while using cursor-control keys. Hold Fn while using cursor-control
Main keyboard keys Hold Fn while typing letters on embedded
keypad.Type the letters in a normal manner.
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The keyboard has two keys that perform Windows-specific functions.
Windows logo key
Start button. Combinations with this key perform shortcut functions. Below
are a few examples:
+ Tab (Activates next taskbar button)
+ E (Explores My Computer)
+ F (Finds Document)
+ M (Minimizes All)
j+ + M (Undoes Minimize All)
+ R (Displays the Run... dialog box)
Application key Opens a context menu (same as a right-click).
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The computer employs hot keys or key combinations to access most of the computer’s controls like screen
contrast and brightness, volume output and the BIOS Utility.
To activate hot keys, press and hold the Fn key before pressing the other key in the hot key combination.
lHotkey help Displays a list of the hotkeys and their functions.
mSetup Accesses the notebook configuration utility.
Scheme ToggleSwitches between the power management scheme
used by the computer (function available if supported
by operating system).
oSleep Puts the computer in Sleep mode.
pDisplay toggle Switches display output between the display screen,
external monitor (if connected) and both the display
screen and external monitor.
qScreen blank Turns the display screen backlight off to save power.
Press any key to return.
rTouchpad toggle Turns the internal touchpad on and off.
sSpeaker toggle Turns the speakers on and off; mutes the sound.
wVolume up Increases the sound volume.
yVolume down Decreases the sound volume.
xBrightness up Increases the screen brightness.
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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:
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.
aGr and press the Euro symbol.
¨zBrightness down Decreases the screen brightness.
Functions as the g key.
Functions as the d key.
aGr-EuroEuro Types the Euro symbol.