This document pertains to HP products with a
Microsoft Windows operating system.
Enhance your efficiency in Windows by memorizing and
using keyboard shortcuts to perform routine tasks.
The typical keyboard includes the following keys:
Figure 1: A typical English keyboard layout (your
keyboard might look different)
Number Name Feature or function
1 Caps Lock key Activates/deactivates the
2 Scroll Lock key Activates/deactivates the
3 Num Lock key Activates/deactivates the
4 Ctrl key Use in combination with
5 Windows key Opens the Start menu in
6 Alt key Use in combination with
7 Application key Similar to the right mous
8 Editing keys
Includes the following: In
Hold Ctrl and Alt while pr
Available in select geographic regions.
Additional keys often found on your keyboard
Fn Lower left between Ctrl and Alt
Esc Top row on the left side. Left of the F1 thr
Prt Scr Top row on the right side. Right of the F1 t
Insert Top row on the right side. Right of the F1 t
Pause/Break Top row on the right side. Right of the F1 t
There are several special keys along the top row of the
keyboard. The F1 through F12 keys have different functions
depending on whether you are on the Windows desktop or
within an application.