Use the Pixel Slate Keyboard

Pixel Slate Keyboard (sold separately) is a full-size, backlit folio keyboard with ultra-quiet Hush™ Keys and an extra large trackpad. Plus, it's infinitely adjustable for laptop, tablet, entertainment mode, and more.

Attach Pixel Slate Keyboard

To attach, simply align the Quick Snap Connectors on your Pixel Slate and Pixel Slate Keyboard. They'll pull together and hold firmly. Once the keyboard is successfully connected, your Pixel Slate will default to laptop mode with the screen oriented horizontally. No need to charge or pair the Pixel Slate Keyboard.

Attaching the folio
Attach Pixel Slate Keyboard

Laptop mode
Pixel Slate Keyboard in laptop mode

To detach your Pixel Slate, just pull it up and away from the Pixel Slate Keyboard.

Adjust the keyboard folio

Once you attach Pixel Slate to the Pixel Slate Keyboard, use the folio slider to adjust the position for however you're using it, such as:

Laptop mode with infinity angle adjustment
Pixel Slate Keyboard folio slider

Tablet mode with the keyboard folded under
Pixel Slate and Pixel Slate Keyboard in Entertainment mode

Note: When folding the keyboard under, make sure all sides of the folio are fully aligned. This will disable both the keys and trackpad to prevent any accidental typing. If your keyboard is not disabled or you’re still in laptop mode when your keyboard is folded under, adjust the keyboard slightly to make sure the folio edges are aligned.

Unique keys on your keyboard

Search your apps and the web. To turn Caps Lock on or off, press Alt + Search.
Launch the Google Assistant
Go to the previous page in your browser history (F1)
Reload / Refresh your current page (F2)
Hide the tabs and launcher in full-screen Immersive mode (F3)
Show all windows in Overview mode (F4)

Dim the screen (F5)
To dim the keyboard backlight, press Alt + (F5)

Make the screen brighter (F6)
To brighten the keyboard backlight, press Alt + (F6)

Play/pause (F7)
Mute (F8)
Lower the volume (F9)
Raise the volume (F10)
Open your status area (where the time appears in the bottom right)

Tip: For quick access to emoji, handwriting, and voice input, add keyboard input options to your device's shelf.

  1. Select the clock in the bottom corner of the screen to open your status area.
  2. Select Settings Settings
  3. Under "Languages and input," select Input method.
  4. Next to "Show input options in the shelf," use the toggle to enable.
  5. Your keyboard type (for example, "US" for a US keyboard) will appear in a circle on the right side of your shelf. Select it to see input options.

Change your keyboard settings

Dim or brighten the keyboard backlight

To adjust the brightness of keyboards equipped with backlights:

  • Dim the keyboard: Alt +
  • Make the keyboard brighter: Alt +

Change how the Ctrl and Alt keys work

For example, you can make the Ctrl key work as a Caps Lock key.

  1. If you haven't already, sign in to your device.
  2. Select the time in the bottom right to open the status area.
  3. Click Settings Settings.
  4. In the "Device" section, click Keyboard.
  5. Use the menus to change how the keys work.

Add words to your dictionary

To add a word to your dictionary, right-click the word and select Add to dictionary.

To add several words to your dictionary:

  1. If you haven't already, sign in to your device.
  2. Click the time in the bottom right to open the status area.
  3. Click Settings Settings.
  4. Under "Device," click Keyboard and then Change language and input settings.
  5. Click Spell check.
  6. Click Custom spelling.
  7. Enter a word into the field "Add a new word," then click Enter.
  8. To delete a word from your dictionary, click the X next to the word.

Troubleshoot issues with Pixel Slate Keyboard

If you're having issues with your Pixel Slate Keyboard, try one of these troubleshooting steps.

  • Detach your Pixel Slate from the Pixel Slate Keyboard. Then reattach it.
  • Adjust the angle of Pixel Slate using the keyboard folio slider.
  • Try switching the Pixel Slate Keyboard to a different mode, such as laptop or tablet mode.
  • If the Pixel Slate Keyboard is attached with the keyboard folded under and your keyboard is not disabled or you're still in laptop mode, make sure all sides of the folio are aligned. If not, adjust the keyboard slightly to make sure the sensors are fully aligned.
  • Check for any available Chrome OS updates.

If you're still having issues or if your Pixel Slate Keyboard is physically damaged, contact Pixel Slate Customer Care.

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