This tip discusses the functions and capabilities of the Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 which we purchased from Amazon.com. If you have an idea for a tip, trick or tidbit, please feel free to submit it for a possible upcoming episode!
Below you will find a quick reference for where various keys are located.
Starting at the top left corner of the keyboard.
Web Browser (default)
My Favorite 1
My Favorite 2
My Favorite 3
My Favorite 4
My Favorite 5
NOTE: Special “Favorites Button” directly below “My Favorites #3”. When key is pressed it will ask you what
to do with these 5 keys. The dafault is to open your Pinned Taskbar Items 1 thru 5, but you can define your
Audio Volume Down
Audio Volume Up
Play/Pause (opens default audio player)
Row 2 (Function Keys):
F-Lock (Locks the function keys)
NOTE: When F-Lock is engaged, the Function Keys will take on new editing functions as follows.
F1 = Help
F2 = Undo
F3 = Redo
F4 = New
F5 = Open
F6 = Close
F7 = Reply
F8 = Forward
F9 = Send
F10 = Spell Check
F11 = Save
F12 = Print
Between the “G” and “H” keys is a scroll bar that moves up and down. This lever will
Zoom In (up) and (Zoom Out (down) on web pages, applications, etc.
Below the Spacebar and between the wrist pads are two buttons. The left will go back
on a web page or windows with the right going forward a page..
For the sighted there are 4 buttons below the back and forward buttons. These indicate
NumLock On/Off, Caps Lock On/Off, Scroll Lock On/Off, and F-Lock On/Off.
All other keys appear to be standard.