Using the Keyboard and Touch Pad

  Numeric Keypad

  Keyboard Shortcuts

  Touch Pad

  Track Stick

  Customizing the Touch Pad and Track Stick


Numeric Keypad

NOTE: When you connect an external keyboard or keypad to the computer, the keypad is disabled.

The numeric keypad functions like the numeric keypad on an external keyboard. Each key on the keypad has multiple functions. The keypad numbers and symbols are marked in blue on the right of the keypad keys. To type a number or symbol, enable the keypad, hold down <Fn> and press the desired key.


Keyboard Shortcuts

System Functions

<Ctrl><Shift><Esc>

Opens the Windows Task Manager window

<Num Lk>

Enables and disables the numeric keypad (on an external keyboard only)

<Fn><Num Lk>

Enables and disables the scroll lock

Battery

<Fn><F3>

Displays the Dell™ QuickSet Battery Meter.

CD or DVD Tray

<Fn><F10>

Ejects the tray out of the drive.

Display Functions

<Fn><F8>

Switches the video image to the next display in the following sequence: the integrated display only, the integrated display and an external CRT monitor simultaneously, an external CRT monitor only, the integrated display and an external DVI monitor simultaneously, and an external DVI monitor only.

<Fn> + up-arrow key

Increases brightness on the integrated display only (not on an external monitor)

<Fn> + down-arrow key

Decreases brightness on the integrated display only (not on an external monitor)

Radios (Including Wireless Networking and Bluetooth™)

<Fn><F2>

Enables and disables radios, including wireless networking and Bluetooth.

Power Management

<Fn><Esc>

Activates the power management mode of your choice. You can program this keyboard shortcut on the Advanced tab in the Power Options Properties window.

Speaker Functions

If no sound comes from the speakers, press <Fn><End> and adjust the volume.

<Fn><Page Up>

Increases the volume of the integrated speakers and external speakers, if attached

<Fn><Page Down>

Decreases the volume of the integrated speakers and external speakers, if attached

<Fn><End>

Enables and disables the integrated speakers and external speakers, if attached

Microsoft® Windows® Logo Key Functions

Windows logo key + <M>

Minimizes all open windows

Windows logo key + <Shift><M>

Maximizes all windows

Windows logo key + <E>

Runs Windows Explorer

Windows logo key + <R>

Opens the Run dialog box

Windows logo key + <F>

Opens the Search Results dialog box

Windows logo key + <Ctrl><F>

Opens the Search Results-Computer dialog box (if the computer is connected to a network)

Windows logo key + <Pause>

Opens the System Properties dialog box

To adjust keyboard operation, such as the character repeat rate, open the Control Panel, click Printers and Other Hardware, and click Keyboard (for Windows XP) or double-click the Keyboard icon (for Windows 2000).


Touch Pad

The touch pad detects the pressure and movement of your finger to allow you to move the cursor on the display. Use the touch pad and touch pad buttons as you would use a mouse.

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track stick/touch pad buttons


Track Stick

The track stick detects the pressure and movement of your finger to allow you to move the cursor on the display. Use the track stick and track stick buttons as you would use a mouse.

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track stick/touch pad buttons


Customizing the Touch Pad and Track Stick

You can disable the touch pad and track stick or adjust their settings by using the Mouse Properties window.

  1. In Windows XP, open the Control Panel, click Printers and Other Hardware and click Mouse.

In Windows 2000, open the Control Panel and double-click the Mouse icon.

  1. On the Mouse Properties window:

  2. Select the desired settings and click Apply.

  3. Click OK to save the settings and close the window.

Changing the Track Stick Cap

Your computer came with an additional track stick cap. You can purchase additional caps by visiting the Dell website at www.dell.com. You may need to change the track stick cap if it wears down from prolonged use.

  1. Pull the cap off the track stick.

  2. Align the new cap over the square track stick post and gently press the cap down onto the post.

  3. Test the track stick to ensure that the cap is seated properly.


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