Keyboard shortcuts of
NOTE Keyboard characters may differ depending on the keyboard language configuration. Keys used for shortcuts remain the same across all language configurations.
Some keys on your keyboard have two symbols on them. These keys can be used to type alternate characters or to perform secondary functions. The symbol shown on the lower part of the key refers to the character that is typed out when the key is pressed. If you press shift and the key, the symbol shown on the upper part of the key is typed out. For example, if you press
2 is typed out; if you press
@ is typed out.
The keys F1-F12 at the top row of the keyboard are function keys for multi-media control, as indicated by the icon at the bottom of the key. Press the function key to invoke the task represented by the icon. For example, pressing F1 mutes the audio (refer to the table below).
However, if the function keys F1-F12 are needed for specific software applications, multi-media functionality can be disabled by pressing
. Subsequently, multi-media control can be invoked by pressing
and the respective function key. For example, mute audio by pressing
NOTE You can also define the primary behavior of the function keys (F1–F12) by changing
Function Key Behavior in BIOS setup program.
Table 1. List of keyboard shortcuts
The following table lists the keyboard shortcuts and their descriptions.
| Function key
||Click keyboard backlight (optional).
NOTE Non-backlight keyboards have F5 function key without the backlight icon and do not support toggle keyboard backlight function.
NOTE Toggle to cycle the keyboard backlight status through off, low-backlight, and high-backlight
||Switch to external display
|| Print Screen
Fn key is also used with selected keys on the keyboard to invoke other secondary functions.
Table 2. Secondary behaviorThe following table lists the secondary behavior of each key with the Function (Fn) key.
|Fn + F1
|| Operating system and application specific F1 behavior
|Fn + F2
||Operating system and application specific F2 behavior
|Fn + F3
||Operating system and application specific F3 behavior
|Fn + F4
||Operating system and application specific F4 behavior
|Fn + F5
||Operating system and application specific F5 behavior
|Fn + F6
||Operating system and application specific F6 behavior
|Fn + F7
||Operating system and application specific F7 behavior
|Fn + F8
||Operating system and application specific F8 behavior
|Fn + F10
||Operating system and application specific F10 behavior
|Fn + F11
||Operating system and application specific F11 behavior
|Fn + F12
||Operating system and application specific F12 behavior
|Fn + PrtScr
||Turn off/on wireless
|Fn + B
|Fn + Insert
|Fn + S
||Toggle scroll lock
|Fn + H
||Toggle between power and battery-status light/hard-drive activity light
|Fn + R
|Fn + Ctrl
||Open application menu
|Fn + Esc
||Toggle Fn-key lock
|Fn + PgUp
|Fn + PgDn
|Fn + Home
|Fn + End