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How do I use/activate the  "Shortcut Keys" on a Dell P2210 monitor?

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I have a Dell P2210 at work.  It has "Shortcut Keys" on the On Screen Menu.  There are several options that can be assigned.  I want to be able to change the Input Source.  I have that select for Shortcut Key 1.

What keyboard combination is the "Shortcut Key"?  Or does this just work with Dell keyboards with special keys?

I am using the DVI for my first input source and will be adding a VGA source if I can get this figured out.

Note:  I do have the monitor connected to the PC via USB.

I did find this documentation but its not complete...
https://support.dell.com/support/edocs/monitors/P2210/en/ug/operate.htm
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The first and the second button from the TOP are the shortcut keys. They cannot be used by any keboard.

The shorcut here referes to a function as below:
You can use any of the 4 available modes and assign that mode to the shortkey 1 and 2. Doing so, you will be able to access that function "by press of a key" and need not go through the entire OSD menu.
Dell P2201Reference : http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/monitors/P2210/en/ug/operate.htm
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by:Bruce
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First, thanks for the response Moby2579.

"The first and the second button from the TOP are the shortcut keys. "  Are you referring to the JPG in your post or  something else?  A Dell keyboard perhaps?  I need to know if I can assign those to a key or key combination on my keyboard.

"They cannot be used by any keboard. ".  I just want to make sure I am reading this correctly...So I cannot use my Microsoft Natural 4000 to execute the shortcuts?

Thanks,
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The first and the second top buttons on the lower right on the Monitor. (The first 2 of 5 buttons on the lower right corner of the screen)

I was referring to the buttons on the monitor itself. If I understood it correct, then you will not be able to use any keyboard to assign a functionality to those 2 buttons.

They are accessible via the OSD of the monitor and they can be used to select any of the available 4 options as in the pic above.

For example, if you assign the "Input Source" to the 1st button as a shortcut, every time you change the input to the screen, you need not go to the main OSD and select the appropriate input device (vga, hdmi, dvi and so on...) You can simply press the first button and that will start toggling between the input selections.

** Those shortcuts are just to save few button press. I apologise if I understood this question incorrect.
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Ahh!  (light bulb just went on...)  

Thank you.  Sorry.  I had made a wild dreamy assumption that I could change the Input Source similar to how a KVM works.  Like hitting the scroll key twice or something.

Thanks for the clarification.

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