Turn off the display*
Turn off the hard-disk drive*
Activate suspend, sleep, or standby mode*
Activate suspend-to-disk mode*
* This key combination does not function with ACPI if the settings have not been configured with the Power
Management Properties window in the Control Panel. See "
Table 5. System Setup Program Key Combinations
Open the system setup program
Open the Battery Status screen of the system
* This key combination does not function with ACPI.
Dell AccessDirect Key
The Dell AccessDirect key located above your keyboard allows you to quickly access a frequently used
program, such as Microsoft Internet Explorer (see
NOTE: Using an external keyboard with your computer disables the AccessDirect key.
For information on using an AccessDirect key and viewing or changing key assignments, see the
1. Open the Dell AccessDirect program in one of the following ways:
Double-click the AccessDirect icon in the system tray on the Windows taskbar (normally in the
bottom-right corner of the screen).
For Windows XP, click the Start button and click Control Panel. In the Control Panel
window, click Printers and Other Hardware. Click the Keyboard icon, and then click the
For Windows 98 and Windows 2000, click the Start button, point to Settings, and then click
Control Panel. In the Control Panel window, double-click the Keyboard icon, and then
click the AccessDirect tab.
2. Click Help.
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Power Management and
in "Features and Options").