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HP and Compaq Desktop PCs - Using One-Touch Multimedia and Internet Keyboards

This document applies to all HP One-Touch Multimedia and Internet Keyboards.
 caution:
If you cannot configure the Multimedia or Internet keyboard buttons in Windows XP (the buttons tab is missing), download and install the HP Multimedia Keyboard/Mouse Driver Update - sp26752. After installing the update, restart the computer and configure the buttons again. This issue occurs when Microsoft update MS06-015 is installed.
This document contains information about using One-Touch Multimedia and Internet keyboards, including descriptions of the buttons and links to drivers and information on configuring the multimedia buttons and troubleshooting the keyboard.
About the One-Touch Multimedia and Internet keyboards
One-Touch Multimedia and Internet keyboards have one of two types of connections: PS/2 or Universal Serial Bus (USB). Keyboards with either connection function the same. However, with a USB keyboard, you can plug in other USB devices such as a USB mouse, joystick, or camera to the keyboard’s extra USB ports.
Figure 1: Keyboard connections
PS/2 connection
USB connection
PS/2 connection
USB connection
The One-Touch Multimedia and Internet keyboards function the same as normal keyboards, but they have more capabilities. You can customize these keyboards to perform the following tasks with the push of a button:
  • Adjust speaker volume
  • Mute all sound on the computer
  • Start and stop playing a CD or DVD, skip to different tracks, and eject the disc tray
  • Connect to the Internet if you have an established Internet account
  • Customize buttons to open software or Web sites
  • Place the computer on standby to save power
  • Get support information
  • Print
Descriptions of the multimedia and Internet buttons
The following tables provide descriptions of the One-Touch buttons on the Multimedia and Internet keyboards.
Buttons with symbols
Symbol
Title
Description
Standby
Put the computer into power-saving mode with the screen blank, but computer still on. To make the screen reappear, move the mouse, press any key, or press Standby again. It might take 10-30 seconds before the screen reappears.
Help
Open the Help window.
HP
Go to the HP Web site.
Print
Print from most programs.
My Photo Center
Open My Photo Center software or reconfigure it to open a program of your choice.
Illuminated Internet buttons: Shopping, Entertainment, Finance, Connect, Search, People, e-mail
Go to popular Web sites. Configure these buttons to display any site you want. Internet buttons work only if you have an established Internet connection.
Volume knob
Increase speaker volume when turning clockwise and decrease volume when turning counterclockwise. It can be turned indefinitely, even after reaching maximum sound.
Volume buttons
Raise or lower the volume. Press the VOLUME UP button to increase volume and the VOLUME DOWN button to decrease volume.
Mute
Turn speaker sound on and off.
MusicMatch
Open the MusicMatch Jukebox program, or configure to open a program of your choice.
USB Ports
Plug USB devices into these ports.
CD/DVD/MP3
The following buttons operate the CD or DVD player.
Stop
Stop the CD or DVD from playing.
Previous Track
Rewind to the previous track.
Play or Pause
Play or pause the current track.
Next Track
Skip to the next track.
Eject or Load
Open and close the CD or DVD drive.
Buttons without symbols
Button
Description
Connect
Open the default Web browser. Internet buttons work only if you have an established Internet connection.
E-Mail
Configure to open your favorite Internet e-mail Web site.
Entertainment
Configure to open your favorite Internet entertainment Web site.
Fax
Open the Send Fax dialog box.
Finance
Configure to open your favorite Internet finance Web site.
Find
Open the Find dialog box.
Help
Open HP Help.
HP
Open the HP Web site.
Internet
Open the default Web browser. Internet buttons work only if you have an established Internet connection.
Mute
Turn speaker sound on and off.
People
Configure to open your favorite Internet chat Web site.
Print
Print from most programs.
Search
Configure to open your favorite Internet search Web site.
Shopping
Configure to open your favorite Internet shopping Web site.
Shortcut 1
Shortcut 2
Each of the shortcut buttons is set to open a software program. You can change these settings.
Burn CD or DVD
Configure to open your favorite CD or DVD writing software.
Standby
Press this button to save electricity. The screen goes dark, and the computer goes into standby mode. To use the system again, move the mouse, press any key, or press Standby.
Volume Plus
Press this button to raise the volume on the computer, CD, or DVD.
Volume Minus
Press this button to lower the volume on the computer, CD, or DVD.
 note:
Some keys might not be available on some HP keyboard models. The Internet or multimedia buttons work only if you have a connection and have signed up with an Internet Service Provider (ISP).
Drivers, troubleshooting, and customizing the keyboard buttons
Updating the keyboard software can fix a variety of keyboard issues. For more information about downloading keyboard software, see HP support document HP Keyboards - Keyboard Software.

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