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Typing shortcuts

  • To insert a period, press the Space key twice. The next letter is capitalized.
  • To capitalize a letter, hold the letter key until the capitalized letter appears.
  • To type the alternate character on a key, press the Alt key and the character key.
  • To type an accented or special character, hold the letter key and slide your finger left or right on the trackpad. For example, to type ü, hold U and slide your finger left until ü appears. Release the letter key when the accented or special character appears.
  • 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, hold the Alt key and press the number key.
  • To turn on NUM lock, press the Alt key and the Left Shift key. To turn off NUM lock, press the Shift key.
  • To turn on CAP lock, press the Alt key and the Right Shift key. To turn off CAP lock, press the Shift 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. Type the letter that appears below the symbol.

Work with text

  • To highlight a line of text, press the Shift key and slide your finger up or down on the trackpad.
  • To highlight text character by character, hold the Shift key and slide your finger left or right on the trackpad.
  • 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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