Use the ThinkPad computer under less than perfect lighting conditions. The ThinkLight device illuminates the keyboard.
NOTE: Not supported on R40e models.
The high-resolution, thin-film transistor (TFT) display provides clear and brilliant text and graphics.
Power/System status indicators
The power-status indicators show whether the computer is in standby, hibernation, or normal mode, whether Bluetooth and Wireless LAN are in use, and show the charge level of the battery. Your computer has four system-status indicators: Drive in use, Numeric lock, Caps lock, and Power on.
Use the power switch to turn on the computer.
Forward and Back keys
The Forward and Back keys on your keyboard near the cursor-control keys are used with your Internet browser, such as Netscape Navigator and Internet Explorer. They function like the forward and back arrows in the browser that move you back and forward to pages you have viewed in the order that you opened them.
The built-in microphone captures sound and voice when it is used with an application program capable of handling audio.
The keyboard contains the unique TrackPoint cursor-pointing device. Pointing, selecting, and dragging are all part of a single process that you can perform without moving your fingers from typing position. Move your fingertip across the UltraNav touch pad to move the cursor. The TrackPoint and touch pad buttons provide functions similar to those of a mouse and its buttons.
Touch pad buttons
Press Fn+Spacebar to start the FullScreen Magnifier and enlarge the active window.
Use the Fn key to take advantage of ThinkPad functions, such as turning on the ThinkLight). To use ThinkPad functions, press Fn + the required function key marked in blue.
Access IBM button
Press the Access IBM button to open the Access IBM, your on-board help system, which helps answer questions and provides quick access to software tools and key Lenovo Web sites.
Volume control buttons
The built-in volume buttons enable you to quickly adjust the volume or mute the sound from your ThinkPad computer.
Wireless LAN antennas
Some ThinkPad models features an integrated dual diversity antenna system built into the display for optimal reception, enabling wireless communication wherever you are.