Tips for Lenovo Thinkpad Keyboard

Tips for Lenovo Thinkpad Keyboard

Lenovo Thinkpad contains standard formatting keyboards with a row of function keys that allow fast access to different menus, application functions, and controls. The keyboards also include an integrated numeric keyboard convenient by toggling the “Num Lock” key on and off. Like other keyboards, the Lenovo Thinkpad holds “CTRL” & “ALT” keys that provide additional functions within certain applications and documents.

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“CTRL” Key Copy, Paste, and Cut Tips

Press & hold the “CTRL” key on your Lenovo ThinkPad’s keyboard and press the “A” key to select all of the text on a particular file or website. The text will highlight. To copy the highlighted text to your ThinkPad’s clipboard, press and keep “CTRL” then next press “C.” To paste the text into another document, email or other application, click “CTRL” key then press “V.”

To delete the highlighted words, press and hold the “CTRL” key then press “X.”

Tips for “CTRL” Key Save, Print, and File Delete

Press and hold the “CTRL” key then press “S” to save the document or website currently open. To print the open document file or website, press and hold the “CTRL” key then press “P.”

To remove a file from an “Open” dialog box, click the file’s name, press and hold the “Shift” key then press the “Delete” key. Click “Yes” to confirm you need to permanently delete the file.

ThinkPad’s Windows Key

Press the Windows logo key to open “Start” menu. Press the up arrow key and the right arrow key on your computer’s keyboard to navigate the Start menu if you don’t need to use computer’s mouse.

Tips for The Internet Explorer ThinkPad Keyboard

Press and hold the “CTRL” key then press “F” to effect up Internet Explorer’s “Find” box for finding words on a specific website. Press and hold the “CTRL” key then next press “+” to zoom within the website; press and hold the “CTRL” key then press “-” to zoom out of the website.

ThinkPad External Monitor & Projector Shortcut

Press and hold the “FN” key on your ThinkPad’s keyboard then next press the “F7” function key to open the external monitor menu and toggle between your ThinkPad’s LCD screen and an external monitor. Do the arrow keys to select if you want to display on one monitor, both monitors or to exit the external monitor menu perfectly.

“ESC” Key

Exit the “full-screen” mode on videos, slideshows in PowerPoint and other multimedia applications by pressing “ESC” key to return to the website or program’s main dialog window page.

Accessing Windows Task Manager

Access Windows Task Manager by pressing “CTRL”, “ALT” and “Delete” together. To restart your ThinkPad, press the “CTRL”, “ALT” and “Delete” order repeatedly until your laptop restarts.

ThinkPad Display Zoom Function

Press and hold the “FN” key then next press “Space” bar to zoom into documents and applications other than Internet Explorer. Click “130” or “170” % on the System Tray by the clock to select the zoom amount.

Accessing ThinkPad Screen Brightness & Reading Light

Press and hold the “FN” key then the “PgUp” or “PgDn” key to toggle the reading light on and off. Press and hold next “FN” key then “Home” or “End” to adjust your laptop’s screen brightness.

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