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Configuring the Multimedia and Internet Keyboard Buttons for Windows XP, 98, and Me

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This document applies to HP Desktop PCs and Compaq Presario Desktop PCs made after 2003.
NOTE:Multimedia and Internet keyboard buttons cannot be configured if the PC is running Windows 7 or Windows Vista.
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.
NOTE:If necessary, you can use a USB-to-PS2 adaptor to plug a PS2 keyboard and mouse into a USB port on your computer.
Figure 1: USB-to-PS2 adaptor
USB-to-PS2 adaptor
This document explains how to configure the multimedia and Internet buttons on your HP keyboard to open the programs and Web sites that you choose. Select your operating system below and follow the instructions. Go to the Related support section below for help with issues not covered in this document.
Which operating system is your computer using?

Windows XP

The steps for configuring keyboard drivers in Windows XP are different than in other operating systems. Use the following steps if you have already downloaded and installed the latest HP keyboard driver for Windows XP.

Step 1: Configure Internet and shortcut buttons

  1. Click Start, and then Control Panel.
  2. Click Printers and Other Hardware and then Keyboard or click Keyboard if you are in Classic view.
    The Keyboard Properties window appears.
  3. Click the Buttons tab. You will see a list of Internet and shortcut buttons.
    CAUTION:If you cannot configure the Multimedia or Internet keyboard buttons in Windows XP (the buttons tab is missing), download and install HP Multimedia Keyboard/Mouse Driver Update - sp26752 . After you have installed the update, restart the PC and configure the buttons again. This issue occurs when Microsoft update MS06-015 is installed.
    Figure 2: Keyboard configuration tab (Buttons)
  4. Double-click the button you want to configure (such as, CONNECT or Internet).
    The button's configuration window appears.
    NOTE: The CONNECT button is automatically configured to the default Web browser, such as America Online (AOL). The CONNECT button on the keyboard cannot be configured to open specific software, only Web pages.
  5. Configure the button to open a Web page or software. The figure and table below explain how to use each field in the Configuration window.
    Figure 3: Configuration window
    Name of fieldDescription
    1. Choose a button capabilityThis field allows you to choose what the button does. For Internet buttons, choices include the following:
    • Default: Opens the default Web page or program file.
    • Simple Web page with label: Allows you to enter a Web address of your choice; click the Favorites button if you want to enter a Web site from your favorites folder.
    • Simple local file with label: Allows you to select a program or other file to open; click the Browse button to locate the file.
    • Complex remote page with label: Allows you to enter a Web address of your choice; click the Favorites button if you want to enter a Web site from your favorites folder.
    2. Display labelThis field contains the text that will display on the screen when you push the button.
    3. AddressThis field is where you enter the Web address or file name you want to open.
  6. After you have made your changes to the button's configuration, click OK.
  7. On the Keyboard Properties window, click Apply.
  8. Repeat the previous steps for each button you want to configure.
  9. After you have configured the buttons, click OK on the Keyboard Properties window. If you want to customize the text that displays on the screen when you push a button, go to the next step .

Step 2: Customize the text that displays onscreen

  1. Click Start, and then Control Panel.
  2. Click Printers and Other Hardware.
  3. Click Keyboard.
    The Keyboard Properties window appears
  4. Click the Buttons tab. You will see a list of Internet and shortcut buttons.
  5. Click the Global Preferences button.
    The Global Preferences window appears.
    Figure 4: Global Preferences window
    Name of fieldDescription
    1. Font style Click the drop-down arrow to select the font style for the text that displays onscreen, such as Arial, Times New Roman, or Impact.
    2. Font size Click the drop-down arrow to select the size of the text that displays onscreen. Choices include the following: Small, Normal, Medium, Large, and Largest.
    3. General settings Click the box to place a check. Placing a check next to an item will activate that setting; for example, "Hide the display label" will make it so no text appears on screen when a button is pushed.
    4. Display color Click the Edit color button, select the color you want for the display text, and click OK.
    5. Display time This setting controls how long the display text will remain on the screen. Click the drop-down arrow to select the number of seconds, 1 - 10.
  6. Customize the display text. The table above explains how to use each field in the Global Preferences window.
  7. After making all of your changes, click OK.
  8. Press the shortcut keys on the keyboard to view the changes you made to the display text.

Windows 98 and Me (Pavilion PCs)

The steps for configuring keyboard drivers in Windows 98 and Me are different than in other operating systems. Use the following steps if you have already downloaded and installed the latest HP keyboard driver for Windows 98 and Me.

Step 1: Configure Internet and shortcut buttons

  1. Click Start, Settings, and Control Panel.
  2. Double-click the Keyboard icon.
    NOTE:Alternatively, click Start, Programs, HP Tools, and select Keyboard Manager.
    The Keyboard Properties window appears.
  3. Click the Keyboard Manager tab.
    Notice the buttons are grouped into two categories of Connect and Internet buttons.
  4. Make sure the box next to Enable multimedia buttons and onscreen display is selected. This enables the buttons to work. If unselected, the multimedia and Internet buttons on the keyboard will not work.
  5. If you would like to modify one of the shortcut buttons, use the following steps:
    1. From "Configure your shortcut buttons", click the button that you would like to modify.
    2. Select one of the following selections, depending on what you would like the button to do when you press it:
      • Choose from the following list - select a software application from the list.
      • Or type in a Web site address - Connect button only, enter the complete Web site URL in the Address field.
      • Select a file on your computer - This field allows you to open a file on your PC, such as a Microsoft Word document or even a software file such as MSN Explorer. Click Browse to find and select software on your PC.
    3. Click OK to make the change for the button.
      Figure 5: Keyboard Manager tab and Customization window - list
  6. If you would like to modify one of the Internet buttons to open Web pages, use the following steps:
    1. From "Configure your Internet buttons", click the Internet button that you would like to modify.
    2. Enter the complete Web site URL (like http://www.hp.com) in the Address field.
    3. Click OK to make the change for the button.
      Figure 6: Keyboard Manager tab and Customization window - web address
      NOTE: The CONNECT button is automatically configured to the default Web browser, such as America Online (AOL). The CONNECT button on the keyboard cannot be configured to open specific software, only Web pages.
  7. On the Keyboard Properties window, click Apply.
  8. Repeat the previous steps for each button you want to configure.
  9. After you have configured the buttons, click OK on the Keyboard Properties window. If you want to customize the text that displays on the screen when you push a button, go to the next step .

Step 2: Customize the text that displays onscreen

  1. Click Start, Settings, and Control Panel.
  2. Double-click the Keyboard icon.
    The Keyboard Properties window appears (see "Figure 4: Keyboard Properties window, Keyboard Manager tab").
  3. Click the Keyboard Manager tab.
  4. Click the Change Onscreen Display button.
    The Onscreen Display properties window appears (see "Figure 6: Onscreen Display properties window").
    Figure 7: Onscreen Display properties window
    Name of fieldDescription
    1. Font style and color This field shows how the text display settings will look. If you click the Preview button at the bottom of the window, you can see text actually appear onscreen the way it would when you push a multimedia or Internet keyboard button.
    2. Change font Clicking the Change Font button allows you to select the font type (such as, Arial or Times) and the font style (such as, Bold or Italics).
    3. Change color Clicking this button allows you to select the color of the onscreen display text.
    4. Enable Removing the check from this box disables the display text from showing onscreen. The multimedia and Internet keyboard buttons will still function properly, but there will be no text on the screen associated with the buttons function.
    5. Timeout This setting controls how long the display text will remain on the screen. Click the drop-down arrow to select the number of seconds, 1 - 10.
    6. Size Click the drop-down arrow to select the size of the text that displays onscreen. Choices include the following: Smallest, Smaller, Normal, Large, and Largest.
  5. Customize the display text. The table above explains how to use each field in the Onscreen Display window.
  6. After making all of your changes, click OK.
  7. Press the shortcut keys on the keyboard to view the changes you made to the display text.

Privacy

Does HP receive information about how I use the Internet buttons?
HP collects aggregate information about how customers are interacting with the Internet buttons. Information collected is not tracked to an individual user. Activity, such as buttons clicked, is monitored and this information is sent back to HP. HP uses this information to improve performance, relevance, and overall satisfaction with the Internet buttons.
Do the Internet buttons use or collect any personally identifiable information?
No. HP respects your privacy and is committed to protecting it. The Internet buttons do not collect, use, or store any personal information.
Where can I find HP’s privacy statement?
Please refer to the HP Online Privacy Statement .
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