Connect an external keyboard

Instead of using the built-in virtual keyboard on Pearl-2's touch screen, you can connect a USB keyboard to Pearl-2 and use that. Simply enable the external keyboard feature using the Admin panel and connect your keyboard directly to any available USB port on Pearl-2.

You can change the keyboard layout to any of the supported languages. When multiple languages are selected, you can use Ctrl+Shift or Ctrl+Alt to toggle between languages.

  • American English (default)
  • Dutch
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Netherlands
  • Norwegian (Bokmal)
  • Portuguese (European)
  • Spanish (Spain)
  • Swiss
  • Russian

When an external keyboard is connected to the USB port, the Lock Caps key on the external keyboard controls both the external keyboard and the virtual keyboard.

Enable the external keyboard feature using the Admin panel

  1. Login to the Admin panel as admin, see Connect an external keyboard.
  1. From the Configuration menu, select External keyboard. The External keyboard configuration page opens.
  2. In the Keyboard application drop-down menu, select Touch screen.
  3. (Optional) Check a different keyboard language layout or multiple language layouts. The default layout is American English.
  4. (Optional) Choose the keyboard key combination to toggle between keyboard layouts if multiple languages are selected: Ctrl+Shift or Alt+Shift.
  5. Click Apply.

What's next?

Connect your USB keyboard to a USB port on Pearl-2 and learn about keyboard shortcuts, see External keyboard shortcuts.