Keys to speed: helping you work and play faster

Many people don't realize that a keyboard can be used for much more than typing. Logitech's keyboards offer a wealth of shortcut keys and controls that provide instant access to your favorite applications and commands.

With one simple, instinctive touch you can launch your preferred browser or e-mail application, your media player or a Microsoft Excel® spreadsheet. You can even manipulate photos with a touch of the Zoom or Rotate button.

The F-key advantage

Many keyboards have what's called an F-row at the top of the keyboard. Because most people rarely use these keys, Logitech decided to map these keys to popular applications, such as Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel® and Internet Explorer®. So now all it takes is one press of a key to do anything from a Web search to an Internet call. To use these shortcuts, simply hold down the Fn key (near the space bar) and press the F-key associated with the desired application.

Hot keys

Around the perimeter of Logitech's keyboards you'll find a number of hot keys, including zoom controls, a calculator launch button and even keys designed specifically for popular Microsoft Windows Vista™ features.

The Logitech diNovo Edge™ keyboard and other keyboards by Logitech feature zoom controls. Many people today are storing favorite digital photos and albums on their PCs. Image zoom is a simple, instantaneous way to enlarge or reduce the size of pictures, or even snap back to original size, with a single keyboard touch. It simply makes photo viewing a lot more personalized and fun.

Some Logitech keyboards, such as the Logitech® Cordless Desktop® MX™ 3200 Laser, are specially designed to optimize the new operating system with hot keys and special features that activate Windows Vista™ features like Flip 3D and gadgets.

Remap your shortcut keys

You can easily personalize your hot keys. Just follow these steps:

  1. Open Logitech’s SetPoint™ or Control Center software.
  2. Select your keyboard from the first drop-down menu.
  3. Choose the hot key or F-key you want to remap.
  4. Select the new task you want that key to map to.

Keyboard Shortcuts

In order to help you to improve your productivity, we have provided a list of the most commonly used shortcuts. These shortcuts are Microsoft Windows applications based and may not work with other applications. You can find a longer list of these short on the Microsoft web site.

In a word-processing document

Ctrl + Mouse Scroll Wheel
Zoom in or out. It changes the % in the zoom drop down menu.

Ctrl + C
Copy. Places the selected/highlighted copy on the clipboard.

Ctrl + X
Cut. Removes the selected/highlighted copy and places it on the clipboard.

Ctrl + V
Paste. Inserts the copy on the clipboard into the area where your flashing cursor is positioned or the area you have selected/highlighted.

Ctrl + Z
Undo last command.

Ctrl + Y
Redo last command.

Ctrl + O
Open. Brings up a browse dialog and allows you to select a file to open.

Ctrl + P
Brings up the Print window.

Ctrl + N
Creates a new blank document.

Ctrl + A
Selects all the text and items in the page.

Ctrl + S
Saves the file.

Ctrl + F
Brings up the Find and Replace window.

Ctrl + B
Makes your text bold.

Ctrl + I
Makes your text italic.

Ctrl + U
Makes the text underlined.

Using Internet Explorer

Ctrl + F
Displays a Find on the page dialog box and allows you to search content on the page you are viewing in your browser. This is a nice feature if you are searching for a specific reference on the page.

Ctrl + N
Opens a new window in Internet Explorer.

Ctrl + W
Closes the currently open Internet Explorer window.

Go Back to the previous page.

Shift + Click
While clicking on a hyperlink on a web page, opens that link in a new browser window.

Space Bar
Scroll Downward.

Space Bar + Shift
Scroll Upward. You can also use the Page Down or Page Up keys.

Go to End of page.

Go to Top of page.

In combination with the Start key

Start key + E
Opens an instance of Windows Explorer, centered on "My Computer."

Start key + F
Opens the "Find Files or Folders" dialog box.

Start key + Ctrl + F
Opens the "Find Computer" dialog box.

Start key + M
Minimizes all open windows.

Start key + Shift + M
Undo the "minimize all" function (re-open all current windows).

Start key + R
Opens the "Run" dialog box.

Start key + Pause
Opens the system properties panel.