Special Buttons and Features
When I bought the keyboard, I really didn’t pay attention to the built-in extra buttons and gadgets. Since I am accustomed to using keyboards without these extras, I figured that they would just remain “scenery" on the keyboard. Even so, I had to try them out once I got the keyboard set up just to see what they would do.
While I still doubt that I will use many of these features that often, I was pretty impressed with the zoom tool. Not only did it make it easier to zoom in or out in most applications, the sliding zoom bar acted as a scrolling device for Firefox.
Five specialized buttons sit curved around the zoom tool. They provide a quick way to access items like the home page of your web browser, the Gadget Gallery of Windows Live, email, and the My Documents folder.
In addition, there are five customizable buttons at the top of the keyboard that you can assign to a file, folder, or web page of your choice. Assigning these keys is pretty simple, too. Just click on any unmapped button and a window like the one shown in the screenshot below will pop up, allowing you to enter a file path or URL. If you don’t know the path of the item you wish to map, you can use the browse function to locate it.