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Typing shortcuts

Depending on the typing input language that you are using, some shortcuts might not be available.

  • To insert a period, press the Space key twice. The next letter is capitalized.
  • To capitalize a letter, press and hold the letter key until the capitalized letter appears.
  • To type the alternate character on a key, press and hold the Alt key and press the character key.
  • To type an accented or special character, press and hold the letter key and slide your finger on the trackpad left or right. Click a selected character. For example, to type ü, press and hold 3 and slide your finger on the trackpad to the left until ü is highlighted. Click the trackpad.
  • To type a number in a number field, press a number key. You do not need to press the Alt key.
  • To type a number in a text field, press and hold the Alt key and press the number key.
  • To type a letter in a number field, press and hold the Alt key and use the multi-tap input method.
  • To turn on NUM lock, press the Shift key and the Alt key. To turn off NUM lock, press the Alt key.
  • To type a long word quickly, type part of the word. In the list that appears when you type, highlight an item with the same initial letters as the word that you want to type. Slide your finger on the trackpad to the right. In the second list that appears on the screen, highlight the word that you want to type. Press the Enter key.

Insert symbols

  • To insert an at sign (@) or a period (.) in an email address field, press the Space key.
  • To type a symbol, press the Symbol key. To view more symbols, press the Symbol key again. Type the letter that appears below the symbol.

Work with text

  • To highlight a line of text, press and hold the Shift key and slide your finger on the trackpad up or down.
  • To highlight text character by character, press and hold the Shift key and slide your finger on the trackpad left or right.
  • To cancel a text selection, press the Escape key.
  • To cut highlighted text when typing, press the Shift key and the Backspace/Delete key.
  • To copy highlighted text when typing, press the Alt key and click the trackpad.
  • To paste highlighted text when typing, press the Shift key and click the trackpad.
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