Windows Keyboard

If your library is using Windows computer keyboards with their APNK Chrome computers, there are a few key things to be aware of. First and foremost, a Windows keyboard will work straight away when plugged into a Chrome device, and almost all the keys will function exactly as you’d expect.

That said, some of the functionality is slightly different. You can see a full overview of the differences on this poster, here. Or read on below to see what the key differences are that you should know about.

Key differences

The Main things to be aware of are:

  1. The Windows key functions as a Search key
    (in Chrome, the Search panel even pops up from the bottom much like the Windows Start menu)

  2. The F-keys map to the function keys in the equivalent place on a Chrome keyboard
    (refer to the sheet for specifics)

  3. The Num Lock key does not work, and instead the numberpad section of the keyboard at the right-end is permanently set to its primary numberpad/maths functionality (as opposed to the duplication of navigation keys which usually happens when Num Lock is turned off)

  4. The Scroll Lock key does not work