Use the ThinkPad computer under less than perfect lighting conditions. The ThinkLight device illuminates the keyboard.
The high-resolution, thin-film transistor (TFT) display provides clear and brilliant text and graphics.
The power-status indicators show whether the computer is in standby, hibernation, or normal mode and show the charge level of the battery.
Note: If your computer is shipped with a wireless feature and a Bluetooth feature, it has the wireless status indicator and the Bluetooth status indicator.
Use the power switch to turn on the computer. To turn off your computer, use the Start menu shutdown options on Microsoft Windows. The power switch can also be programmed to shut down the computer or put it into standby or hibernation.
Note: If you are using Microsoft Windows 98 or Microsoft Windows NT, you cannot put the computer into standby mode by pressing the power switch.
If you cannot turn off the computer by this method, press and hold the power switch for 2 seconds.
If your computer stops responding, and you cannot turn it off, press and hold the power switch for 4 seconds or more. If the system is still not reset, remove the AC adapter and the battery.
Foward 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 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.
TrackPoint Pointer and buttons
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. The TrackPoint provides functions similar to those of a mouse and its 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 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.
The built-in microphone captures sound and voice when it is used with an application program capable of handling audio.