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Using the Keyboard

Dell™ Latitude™ D620 User's Guide

  Numeric Keypad

  Key Combinations

  Touch Pad

  Changing the Track Stick Cap



Numeric Keypad

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numeric keypad

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, hold down <Fn> and press the desired key.


Key Combinations

System Functions

<Ctrl><Shift><Esc>

Opens the Task Manager window

Battery

<Fn><F3>

Displays the Dell™ QuickSet Battery Meter (see Dell™ QuickSet Battery Meter).

Display Functions

<Fn><F8>

Switches the video image to the next display option. The options include the integrated display, an external monitor, and both displays simultaneously.

<Fn><F7>

Scales between wide-screen and standard aspect ratio video resolutions.

<Fn> and left-arrow key

Activates the ambient light sensor (ALS), which controls brightness of the display based on light level in the current environment.

<Fn> and up-arrow key

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

<Fn> and down-arrow key

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

Power Management

<Fn><Esc>

Activates a power management mode. You can reprogram this keyboard shortcut to activate a different power management mode using the Advanced tab in the Power Options Properties window.

<Fn><F1>

Puts the computer into hibernate mode. Dell QuickSet is required (see Dell™ QuickSet Features).

Microsoft® Windows® Logo Key Functions

Windows logo key and <m>

Minimizes all open windows

Windows logo key and <Shift><m>

Restores all minimized windows. This key combination functions as a toggle to restore minimized windows following the use of the Windows logo key and <m> key combination.

Windows logo key and <e>

Runs Windows Explorer

Windows logo key and <r>

Opens the Run dialog box

Windows logo key and <f>

Opens the Search Results dialog box

Windows logo key and <Ctrl><f>

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

Windows logo key and <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 information about the Control Panel, see the Windows Help and Support Center. To access the Help and Support Center, see Windows Help and Support Center.


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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touch pad buttons

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fingerprint reader (optional)

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touch pad

NOTE: The fingerprint reader is optional and may not be installed on your computer. For information on how to activate and use the security management software that controls the fingerprint reader, see Security Management Software.

You can also use the track stick to move the cursor. Press the track stick left, right, up, or down to change the direction of the cursor on the display. Use the track stick and track stick buttons as you would use a mouse.

Customizing the Touch Pad and Track Stick

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

  1. Open the Control Panel and click Mouse. For information about the Control Panel, see the Windows Help and Support Center. To access the Help and Support Center, see Windows Help and Support Center.

  2. In the Mouse Properties window:

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


Changing the Track Stick Cap

You can replace your track stick cap if it wears down from prolonged use or if you prefer a different color. You can purchase additional caps by visiting the Dell website at www.dell.com.

  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.

NOTICE: The track stick can damage the display if it is not properly seated on the post.
  1. Test the track stick to ensure that the cap is seated properly.


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