Toshiba Button Setting Assignment

This article contains information on how to change common settings on Toshiba Strata CIX 40 digital VOIP telephony systems and handsets. If you need to learn how to change the system time or set a particular ring tone on a handset click the read more link.

FAQs about the Toshiba Strata CIX telephone system (usually comes with DPXXXX model handsets)

To change the system time on a CIX40 system you’ll need to be at a display handset. Press the following buttons in the order shown separated by comma’s (,):

  • HOLD, *, #, *, #, 1, *, 2, *, 3, *, 0, 0, 0, 0, HOLD
  • 9, 0, 2, HOLD, Line1
  • 1, 4, 3, 1 (for 2:31 pm in military time,  substitute your own time here)
  • HOLD, HOLD, #, #, HOLD

If you’re having trouble locating any of the buttons defined here, enlarge the phone info graphic above. It shows where each button is located and what they do.

Changing your handset ring tone. To change the ring tone on your phone from the default internal (01) and external (11) follow these instructions:

  • Press #9876 to enter user programming mode.
  • Press the Intercom, Line1, 2 or 3 buttons (which ever you want to change the ring tone on)
  • Enter the code for the new ring tone (see table below)
  • Press the Intercom, Line1, 2, or 3 button again to save.
  • Hang up the phone.

Change the ring tone for a specific extension, contact or line. To set distinctive ringing:

  • Press #9876 to enter User Programming Mode.
  • Press a Line or extension button. The LED is steady green.
  • You can press Hold to switch between internal and external pitch. (Internal =station calls within your system; external = outside line calls.)
  • Enter the two-digit pitch number (see Table 5 on page 16).
  • Press the same button that you pressed in Step 2 (Line or extension). Two beeps is a confirmation tone and “DATA PROGRAMMED” displays on your LCD.
  • Lift the handset off-hook/on-hook to save settings.

Programming speed dial numbers. Your phone can store 99 personal speed dial numbers with codes of 100-199. You can assign names to your speed dial entries which will be displayed in the My directory. To program a speed dial number:

  • Press #66
  • Press 9
  • Enter the number you’d like to save (i.e. 2553010) Note: If your number is outside the 626 area code, you’ll need to add a 1+(arecode)+number in this step.
  • Press # to save.
  • Hang up or press the speaker button.
  • Repeat for all the numbers you’d like to save in your speed dial directory.

Programming names for your speed dial numbers. You can program names for all the 99 speed dial numbers in your phone so you don’t have to remember the speed dial codes for each number. These names will also show up in your My directory on the phone. To do this:

  • Press #9876 to enter user programming mode.
  • Press Spdial to enter speed dial programming.
  • Enter the speed dial number you want to add a name to (100-199)
  • Press the Speaker button.
  • Now enter your name using the 3 letter codes on your phones keypad one letter at a time.
  • Press Spdial to save.
  • Hang up or press the speaker button.

Repeat for all names you’d like to save in your speed dial directory. To access the names you’ve stored, Press the DIR soft button, then the My soft button, then the FIND soft button.

  • To transfer a call immediately:
  • While on a call, press the TRNS Soft Key.
  • Dial the extension where you wish to transfer the call and hang up.
  • Conference a call via the Cnf/Trn button:
  • While on a call, press Cnf/Trn. Your Line LED flashes green and you hear internal dial tone.

Dial the extension where the call will be transferred. You can remain on the line and announce the call or hang up to complete a “blind transfer.” During call transfer, you can connect all three parties by pressing the Cnf/Trn button or by pressing the JOIN soft key. This allows the three parties to talk together.

Transfer with Camp On: If the station to which you want to transfer the call is busy, you may hang up and the transferred trunk or station will be camped on to the busy destination.

Transfer a call to voicemail:

  • While on a call, press Cnf/Trn.
  • Press 8.
  • Enter the VM mailbox number (usually the same as the extension number) + #.
  • Hang up and the caller is connected to the VM mailbox.

Ringing, Page or Held Call Pickup. This feature picks up ringing or held calls, including Group Page and All Call Page calls. If these types of calls occur at the same time, the pickup priority is station-to-station and then Page calls in the order of occurrence. In some systems, this feature can be applied to pick up All Call Page exclusively. To pickup a call, please see the table below:

Adjusting the LCD Contrast. Available on backlit telephones and backlit add-on module. To adjust the LCD contrast on the backlit telephones:

  • Press and hold down the Mic button.
  • Press and release Vol up or Vol down repeatedly.

Note Holding the Vol up button does not continue to change the setting. The button must be pressed for each step of contrast change.

Toshiba CIX40 Circuit board with locations of the SD Memory Card Slot, Paging inputs and Message On Hold input (MOH).

To download the complete guide with all the nifty features, such as automatic busy redial explained in detail, click the link below:

FAQs about the Toshiba Strata DK system (usually comes with DKTXXX model handsets)

A lot of people have been asking me Toshiba Strata DK280 related questions. Here are some answers for the DK280 model Strata system:

Date/Time/Day of Week Settings

Set the Date:

1. With the handset on the hook, press “Intercom” and “#651”.
2. Dial the date in YYMMDD format.
3. Press “Redial”.
4. Press “Spkr”.

Set the Time:

1. With the handset on the hook, press “Intercom” and “#652”.
2. Dial the time in HHMMSS format.
3. Press “Redial”.
4. Press “Spkr”.

Set the Day of the Week:

1. With the handset on the hook, press “Intercom” and “#653”.
2. Enter the number corresponding to the current day (1=Sunday, 2=Monday, etc.).
3. Press “Redial”.
4. Press “Spkr”.

Name and Number Display

Use this feature to store a label (name, phone number, department, etc.) in the system for each device. This label will display on the station’s LCD when idle, and on other stations when they call the station, during direct intercom, forwarded and hunted calls.

To Enter Name and Number Information (Display Name) for another Station from Station 200:

1. From station 200, turn the soft key feature off by pressing “Mode” and “70” while the phone is idle.
2. Press “Intercom” and “#621”.
3. Press “Page”.
4. Dial the intercom number for the telephone for which the new information will be recorded.
5. Press “Page”.
6. Using the dialpad, enter the new information.
7. Press “Spkr”.
8. Press “Mode” and “71”.


To Record a Name or Number:

1. Press “#” for alpha.
2. Move the cursor to the desired position
3. Press the button that has the letter you want to enter. Use the “0” to move from letter to letter on the button. Press “1” to enter a space. To access special characters, press “1” and then “0” to scroll through. Available characters are: Q, Z,:,-,+,/.
4. Press “#” to access numeric characters if desired.

System Speed Dial Numbers

Store System Speed Dial Numbers:

1. From station 200, press the “Redial” button or “#” if your phone has no “Redial” button. and then the “Speed Dial” or “*” if your phone has no “Speed Dial” button without lifting the handset.
2. Dial a 2 or 3-digit (depending on the system) System Speed Dial code. Available codes are 60-99 or 600-699.
3. Dial the phone number (up to 20 digits) to be stored.
4. Press “Redial” again. Be sure to make a record of the dial codes and programmed numbers for future reference.
5. Repeat for a maximum of 40 stored numbers.

Store Pauses and Flashes in Speed Dial Numbers:

Press “Spd Dial Pause” (1/2 or 2 seconds as programmed) or “Spd Dial Lng Pause” (10 seconds) to store a pause. If those buttons are not available, the “Flash” button will store pauses, but not hookflashes.

Program Feature Buttons

Speed dial buttons can also be used to store functions such as Conf/Trns, Intercom and Hold. To store a feature (from Station 200 only):

1. Press “Redial” without lifting the handset.
2. Press the speed dial button you would like to program.
3. Enter the desired code or sequence of codes (up to 20 digits). See table below.
4. Press “Redial”.

Programming Features with System Speed Dial Code:

1. Press “Redial” and “Speed Dial” without lifting the handset.
2. Dial a 2 or 3-digit System Speed Dial Code (60-99 or 600-699).
3. Enter the code or sequence of codes (up to 20 digits). See table below.
4. Press “Redial”.
5. Be sure to make a record of the dial codes and programmed numbers for future reference.

Speed Dial Memo

Program a name (11 or 12 characters) for each system speed dial number you have programmed:

1. Press “Mode” and dial “70”.
2. Press “Redial” and then “Speed Dial”.
3. Press the “Mode” button.
4. Enter the name or other label.
5. Press “Mode”.
6. Enter the desired telephone number.
7. Press “Redial”.
8. Press “Mode” and “71” when finished.

Use a Speed Dial Number:

1. Press “Mode”.
2. Dial “8” and the number you programmed.
3. Press “Page” if you want to scan for the number or memo.
4. Press an available “Line” or “Intercom” button.

To Review a Speed Dial Number:

1. Press “Mode” “8”.
2. Dial the speed dial number.
3. Press “Scroll” to see any numbers that exceed screen width.
4. Press “Page” to see the next number.

Attendant Console Calling

The system allows for installation of up to 4 attendant consoles. When a user dials “0”, the calls rotate between consoles when more than one is installed.

To Call an Attendant Console:

1. Press “Intercom”.
2. Dial “0”.

To Call a Specific Console:

1. Press “Intercom”.
2. Dial the console’s intercom number.

To Place an Emergency Call to a Console:

3. Press “Intercom”.
4. Dial “#400”.

Station Relocation

This feature allows you to relocate an electronic, digital or standard telephone without reprogramming the station’s features. Station number, programmed features, personal messages, feature buttons and speed dial numbers are all retained. Station relocation works only when transferring stations of the same type; for example, moving digital phone to digital phone. If a 10-button phone is replaced with a 20-button phone, the left column of buttons on the new phone will retain the 10 programmed button assignments from the previous station.

If two stations are unplugged at the same time, the phone that was unplugged last will relocate when plugged back in. Remember to turn this feature off when you are finished to avoid accidental relocation. If relocating a telephone (Station A) to a location (Location 2) that already has a phone (Station B), disconnect station B from its telephone jack before you disconnect Station A. You must make the new location “vacant” before you unplug the phone that is being moved.

To Relocate:

1. From station 200, press “Intercom” and dial “#6282”. Press “Spkr”.
2. Double-check that the phone jack you will be relocating to is vacant.
3. Unplug the cord from the wall jack of the original location.
4. Plug the cord in to the wall jack of the new location.
5. If you want to relocate another station, plug that station in to the original (now vacant) jack.
6. From station 200, press “Intercom”, dial “#6281” and press “Spkr”.

Relocation By Special Dial:

Relocation by special dial allows two station numbers and their programmed features to be exchanged without physically relocating the telephones.
To Use this Feature:
1. From station 200, press “Intercom” , “#6283”, then “Spkr”.
2. To relocate Station A to Location 2 and Station B (if desired) to Location 1. Press “Intercom” and “#627(plus intercom number)” from Station A in Location 1.
3. From station 200, press “Intercom” button and dial “#6281”.
4. Press “Spkr”.

To cancel the message waiting light if all voicemails have been marked as read, but the light remains on.

1. Dial #, 4, 0, 9
2. Press the Soft Key under the display labeled as RLS. This should turn the New Message Light Off.

Toshiba Strata 2000 Series Feature Codes

Features2000-Series Telephone Feature Access Codes
Note: If your phone does not have a “Speed Dial” button, enter “4 4” instead of “#” in all sequences. Button labels are as used on 2000-series telephones, 1000-series use “INT” for “Intercom” and “CONF/Trn” instead of “Conf/Trn”.
Account CodesCnf/Trn #46 (Account Code Digits)
Automatic Callback4
Background Music – External Speakers on (accessible from station 200 only).Intercom #491
Background Music – External Speakers Off (accessible from station 200 only).Intercom #490
Call Forward (All Calls forwarded to an extension)Intercom #601 (extension number)
Call Forward Busy (to internal extension)Intercom #602 (extension number)
Call Forward CancelIntercom #601
Call Forward ExternalIntercom #670
Call Forward External CancelIntercom #670
Call ParkCnf/Trn #41
Call Park Pick-UpIntercom #42
Door Phone CallingIntercom (door phone intercom number)
Hookflash SignalCnf/Trn #45
Off-hook Call Announce (Manual Mode)2
Overrides (Busy, DND)2
PagingCnf/Trn #41 Intercom #30
Paging Station Group ACnf/Trn #41 Intercom #311
Paging Station Group BCnf/Trn #41 Intercom #312
Paging Station Group CCnf/Trn #41 Intercom #313
Paging Station Group DCnf/Trn #41 Intercom #314
Paging Station Group ECnf/Trn #41 Intercom #315
Paging Station Group FCnf/Trn #41 Intercom #316
Paging Station Group GCnf/Trn #41 Intercom #317
Paging Station Group HCnf/Trn #41 Intercom #318
Paging Station External Zone ACnf/Trn #41 Intercom #35
Paging Station External Zone BCnf/Trn #41 Intercom #36
Paging Station External Zone CCnf/Trn #41 Intercom #37
Paging Station External Zone DCnf/Trn #41 Intercom #38
Paging All External Page ZonesCnf/Trn #41 Intercom #39
Pickup a call directed to station, new or transferred callCnf/Trn #41 Intercom #5 (station number)
Pickup any ringing CO line (new calls only)Cnf/Trn #41 Intercom #59
Pickup Station Page or Ringing Door PhoneCnf/Trn #41 Intercom #5 #30
Pickup External PageCnf/Trn #41 Intercom #5 #35
One-touch Voice Mail AccessIntercom (VM intercom number)
Outgoing callsIntercom (CO line access code) (telephone number)
June 14, 2009 David Vielmetter

FAQ: Toshiba Features and Utilities (How to enable/disable and use these applications and features).

Your TOSHIBA computer comes equipped with many useful features. The following information lists these features as well as describes the features function and ability as well as show where to go for information for enabling and/or disabling the feature. Not all laptops are equipped with each feature. Refer to your Owner's Manual for specifications and capabilities.

This list also contains help on some of the more common Windows functions. 

Windows 7

Most of the utilities are located using the search feature located in the START menu. These items can also be found using a drill-down method under START > ALL PROGRAMS in the TOSHIBA folder.

Windows 8

Most of the utilities are located using the search feature located in the Charms bar.

If the utility is not installed on your computer, you can verify if it is available for your specific model under "Downloads" on the TOSHIBA support web site (support.toshiba.com). Not all utilities are available for every model. When installing the utilities, install the TOSHIBA Value Added Package first.

Click on the links below to be taken directly to information for the listed utility.

 

VALUE ADDED PACKAGE

The TOSHIBA Value Added Package (TVAP) provides a number of important utilities such as:

  • The TOSHIBA Common Driver provides an essential link to system resources required by several TOSHIBA original program components for access to BIOS functions etc.
  • TOSHIBA eco Utility provides extended power control options to our customers over devices in Toshiba notebooks. Reduction in power consumption by switching to optimum power settings based on plugged-in or on battery power machine status, or remaining battery power percentage. For more information refer to eco Utility.
  • TOSHIBA HWSetup lets you customize your hardware settings according to the way that you work with your computer and the peripherals you use. For more information refer to HW Setup.
  • TOSHIBA Password Utility lets you set and maintain password security that restricts access to the computer. For more information refer to Password Utility.
  • TOSHIBA Flash Cards provides additional Hotkey (Function Fn keys) functionality to Toshiba notebooks and includes an intelligent user interface (UI) in the form of a graphical drop-down invoked by hotkey operation. This improves the user experience by allowing them to visually identify current status and available options at time of selection, saving them time spent blindly moving between the hot-key options to find the one they need. For more information refer to Flash Cards.
  • TOSHIBA PC Diagnostic Tool can display the basic information of a computer and diagnose simple issues using Windows built-in toolset. For more information refer to PC Diagnostic Tool.

If TVAP is not installed on your computer, you can verify if it is available for your specific model under "Downloads" on the TOSHIBA support web site (support.toshiba.com). Prior to installing other utilities, install TVAP.

 

USB SLEEP AND CHARGE

  Select TOSHIBA laptops offer up to four convenient USB Sleep-and-Charge ports and the TOSHIBA Sleep Utility allowing charging of USB devices such as a cell phone, camera or media player (*1) with the computer in sleep mode or even shut down. The computer does not have to be connected to power to charge devices (*2)(*3) (without AC adapter connected).

Verify the computer is equipped with Sleep and Charge

  • Look at the USB ports for a lightning bolt next to one or more of the USB ports.
  • The Sleep Utility window opens when you connect a device to the USB port with the lightning bolt.

Verify the device to be charged can do so through its power cable using a USB port. Each USB device may have its own specific charging specification. To charge your device in Standby/Sleep Mode, Hibernation Mode, or shutdown state, the suitable mode for your device has to be selected. Auto Mode (Default) is suitable for a wide range of digital audio players. However, determining which mode is suitable for your USB device is unknown without trying. Try each mode, use the procedure in the video, from Auto Mode to Alternate Mode (*4) to find the suitable mode for your USB device to charge. (*5)

Click here to view Sleep and Charge video to enable / disable.

*1. The device must support USB charging. However, the "USB Sleep and Charge function" may not work with certain external devices even if they are compliant with the USB specification. In those cases, power on the computer to charge the device.

*2. Embedded battery power is depleted.

*3. [Enable under Battery Mode] feature is not supported by a computer which does not have a battery.

*4. Some computers may not support all modes.

*5. Some devices may not be supported in any of the modes.

Refer to your Owner's Manual for complete instructions for enabling / disabling Sleep and Charge.

 

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SLEEP AND MUSIC

By connecting the audio cable to the Microphone and Line in Jack, devices, such as digital audio players, are able to play sound with the computer's built-in speaker, even when the computer is in Standby/Sleep Mode, Hibernation Mode or shutdown state. "The Sleep and Music" (*1) function is also available when using the embedded battery pack (*2) (without AC adpater connected).

To use "Sleep and Music", enable the function in the TOSHIBA Sleep Utility and connect an audio cable from the audio output of an audio player, to the Line-in/Mic jack with the "zzzz (musical note)" icon on the PC. Please use the controls on the audio player to control the volume and operate play, stop, etc.

*1. When an audio cable is connected to the line-in/Mic jack during the time "Sleep and Music" is enabled, the sound circuit is active and consumes electric power even if the audio player is not currently playing. If the AC adapter is not connected, the remaining battery is decreased. Please disconnect the audio cable from your PC when you are not using it to play sound.

*2 [Enable under Battery Mode] feature is not supported by a computer which does not have a battery.

CLICK HERE and refer to your Owner's Manual for complete instructions for enabling / disabling Sleep and Music.

 

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SERVICE STATION

This application allows your computer to automatically search for TOSHIBA software updates or other alerts from TOSHIBA that are specific to your computer system and its programs. When enabled, this application periodically transmits to our servers a limited amount of system information required to perform these updates or alerts. This feature is enabled by default.

To open Service Station:

  1. Click the Start menu.
  2. Enter "Service Station" into the search field.
  3. Click "Service Station" in the search results.
  4. Service Station will open.

 

To enable / disable Service Station:

  1. Click the "View Program Access Information" link located under "Last Update" in the lower Left corner.
  2. Toshiba Service Station Access Information window will open.
  3. To disable this application (not recommended) click the disable button. To continue using this application click the enable button.

 

APPLICATION AND DRIVER INSTALLER

Toshiba Application and Driver Installer gives you a way to install drivers and application onto your system.

Install applications and drivers allows you to select an application or a driver to install. You may want to use this function to install an application or a driver that has been uninstalled, re-install software that is not operating correctly or add software that was not part of the default pre-install.

To open and use the Toshiba Application and Driver Installer:

  1. Click the Start menu.
  2. Enter "Application" into the search field.
  3. Click "Toshiba Application Installer" in the search results.
  4. Toshiba Application Installer will open.
  5. Select "Next".
  6. The screen will change. Select the application you want to install and select "Install" (we will use Bluetooth Monitor in this example).
  7. A new window will open prompting you to select "Start" to install the selected application.
  8. Select "Start" to install, or "Exit" to quit without installing.

Refer to your Owner's Manual for additional information for the Toshiba Application Installer.

 

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RECOVERY MEDIA CREATOR

A recovery image of your computer is stored on the hard drive. You can create recovery media from the image using TOSHIBA Recovery Media Creator. If you create recovery media in advance, you can recover the system from the recovery media even if you cannot recover the system from the hard drive.

NOTE: You need to have administrator authority to use this program.

To perform the following types of operation, you have to log on as a user having administrator authority:

  • Installing this program
  • Uninstalling this program
  • Executing this program
  • The type of media that can be used to create a recovery media with this program depends on the model.

With a model that has a DVD write function, recordable DVD other than DVD-RAM can be used to create a recovery DVD.
With a model that has a CD write function, recordable CD can be used to create a recovery CD. When recording data to a CD, use a 650 MB or 700 MB CD.
With a model that does not have an internal ODD drive, USB flash memory can be used  to create a recovery media.
If two or more recovery medias are created, use media of the same standards.

CLICK HERE for instructions on creating or purchasing recovery media.

 

HARD DRIVE IMPACT SENSOR

Living the mobile life is great. Until the unexpected happens. One fall off a table, one sharp jolt on a cramped cross-country flight or crowded classroom and all your precious files, media and other data stored on your laptop could be in jeopardy. Fortunately, Toshiba has you covered.

Get the drop on unexpected falls

You can thank Toshiba innovation for your first line of defense against unforeseen knocks, dings and drops. It's called the Hard Drive Impact Sensor―a complex system of hardware and software designed to detect sudden movements (as when your laptop starts to fall off the table) and "park" the heads of your hard drive before damage occurs. It works faster than you can blink to help protect your laptop and all-important data.

Dial in just the protection you need

Because everyone uses a laptop differently, we made sure you can customize the Hard Drive Impact Sensor to suit your situation. Safely docking your laptop on a desk for awhile? It's okay to "tune" the sensor to its lowest sensitivity level. Taking your laptop around town? Putting it on a school desk or dining table? Better crank up the setting to help keep the unexpected from ruining your work.

For information on changine Hard Drive Impact Sensor settings, go to HDD PROTECTION.

 

HDD PROTECTION

Using the acceleration sensor built in the PC, HDD Protection detects vibration, shocks and similar signs in the PC, and automatically moves the HDD head to a safe position to reduce the risk of damage that could be caused by head-to-disk contact.

To open HDD Protection properties:

  1. Click the Start menu.
  2. Enter "HDD" into the search field.
  3. Click "HDD Protection" in the search results.
  4. TOSHIBA HDD Protection Properties will open.
  5. From here you can change settings for your HDD protection. It is NOT recommended to turn OFF HDD Protection.
  6. Click "Setup Detail" for additional settings.
  7. Click "Apply" to save any settings or "Cancel" to exit without saving.

CLICK HERE and refer to your Owner's Manual for additional information for HDD Protection.

 

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PC HEALTH MONITOR

The TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor proactively monitors a number of system functions such as power consumption, battery health and system cooling, informing you of significant system conditions.

To open HDD Protection properties to allow enabling / disabling (not recommended):

  1. Click the Start menu.
  2. Enter "Health" into the search field.
  3. Click "PC Health Monitor" in the search results.
  4. TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor will open displaying overall health of your computer.
  5. Clicking on the images will open a new window displaying status of for that function. Clicking on "Hard Disk Drive 3D Sensor" will open the HDD Protection properties described above.

CLICK HERE and refer to your Owner's Manual for additional information for the PC Health Monitor.

 

EASYGUARD Technology

Between theft, spills and jolts, prying eyes and lost wireless connections, the real world can be a real challenge, no matter how careful or smart you are with your laptop. So be prepared-with Toshiba EasyGuard® Technology*. Built into all our Tecra® and Portégé® laptop models, it’s like an added blanket of protection and convenience to help you go mobile with confidence. (Just what you’d expect from the world’s laptop experts.)

CLICK HERE to view detailed EasyGuard information.

 

MEDIA CONTROLLER

TOSHIBA Media Controller allows you to control your music, pictures and videos by streaming content to any compatible device in your home. Playing media on a compatible device is easy. Just drag and drop a media file or playlist onto the icon for the rendering device. For example, if you want to play a slideshow of your favorite pictures on a TV that supports the Digital Media Renderer (DMR) functions, simply drag the pictures onto the TV icon found in the DMR list.

Network Configuration

To stream your media, you need the following hardware and software:

  • A wired or wireless private network.
  • Your PC needs to be connected via a broadband router.
  • Your devices must be on the same subnet as your computer.
  • The network location must be set to Home network.
  • Either another computer on your network or a device known as a Digital Media Renderer (DMR) must be present. DMR are hardware devices connected to your wired or wireless network that you can control using your computer.

To open Media Controller to allow enabling / disabling (not recommended):

  1. Click the Start menu.
  2. Enter "Controller" into the search field.
  3. Click "Media Controller" in the search results.
  4. TOSHIBA Media Controller will open allowing you to setup sharing options.
  5. Follow the on-screen prompts to set up file sharing.
  6. For more information about setting up devices on your network, CLICK HERE for online help for Microsoft® Windows® 7 Operating System.

CLICK HERE for additional TOSHIBA Media Controller information as well as a demo.

Also refer to the Users' Manual for the specific Digital Media Renderer devices manufacturer.

 

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3D PC Technology

TOSHIBA's 3D laptops are top-notch entertainment machines with big screens, fast processors, powerful graphics cards, large hard drives, 6GB of memory, and Blu-ray Disc™ drives. What makes them capable of displaying 3D along with standard 2D imagery? These cutting-edge laptop PCs come with a specially manufactured screen, specialized software, active shutter glasses, and a few other features such as a button that lets you switch between 2D and 3D viewing. With the glasses-free F750 laptop series, you don’t even need the specs.

CLICK HERE for detailed information about 3D laptops and technology.

 

FACE RECOGNITION

TOSHIBA Face Recognition is software that enables users to easily logon to Windows without entering a password, using a face verification library. The face verification library is used to capture and register the face of users and verify the user logon using that face data.

To open Face Recognition:

  1. Click the Start menu.
  2. Enter "Face" into the search field.
  3. Click "Face Recognition" in the search results.
  4. TOSHIBA Face Recognition will open.
  5. Follow the on-screen instructions to register.

CLICK HERE and refer to your Owner's Manual for additional information for Face Recognition.

 

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FLASH CARDS

TOSHIBA Flash Cards is a utility using a card type design. It replaces the "Hot Key Utility" which is a conventional utility for Windows. Pressing a specific key together with the Fn key executes the function assigned to the key (hot key function). When a hot key is pressed or the mouse cursor is moved to the end of the screen, the cards are displayed in a row at the end of the screen.

When a key to which a hot key was assigned is pressed or when one of the cards lined up at the end of the screen is selected, the card is displayed. The functions that the user can select from this card are presented with the subitems displayed with the card. When the user selects a subitem, the function of the selected item is executed. A hot key or mouse can be used to select an item when it is displayed.

To open the Flash Cards utility settings:

  1. Click the Start menu.
  2. Enter "Flash" into the search field.
  3. Click "Flash Cards" in the search results.
  4. Setting for Flash Cards will open.
  5. Make changes as desired and click "apply" to set or "Cancel" to exit without changing settings.

To Disable/Enable Flash Cards (Fn Key) functions

  • Disable - Place a checkmark in the "Disable all function keys" box. Click "Apply."
  • Enable - Ensure there is no checkmark in the "Disable all function keys" box. Click "Apply."

Selecting an item using the keyboard

While pressing down the Fn key, press the hot key repeatedly to move along the subitems that can be selected. The function of the subitem that is selected when the user releases the Fn key is executed.

  • When [F6/F7] is pressed, only selecting a subitem without releasing the Fn key executes the corresponding function.

Selecting an item with the mouse

Moving the mouse cursor can move along the subitems that can be selected. The function of the subitem that is selected when the left mouse button is clicked.

  • When [F6/F7] is pressed, moving the slider executes the function.

Additional Information

For additional information on available features and settings of Flash Cards, click "Help" at the bottom of the "Setting for Flash Cards" Utility.

You may also review the following Knowledge Base articles:

 

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PC DIAGNOSTIC TOOL

This utility can display the basic information of a computer and diagnose its built-in devices. However, assume that the diagnostic is for reference only. This product performs a diagnostic based on "Diagnostic Method for Main Components and Its Results." Therefore, hardware that is diagnosed as normal still may not actually be usable. When using this product, use the computer on which it is preinstalled or to which it is attached.

To open the PC Diagnostic Tool utility:

  1. Click the Start menu.
  2. Enter "Diagnostic" into the search field.
  3. Click "PC Diagnostic Tool" in the search results.
  4. The PC Diagnostic Tool will open showing basic computer information.
  5. Click the "Diagnostic Tool" tab to open the diagnostic portion of the utility.
  6. Select the items you want to run diagnostics for and click "Start Diagnostic".
  7. The PC Diagnostic Tool will run checks on the selected components and report back.

 

WEB CAM UTILITY

 The TOSHIBA Web Camera Application provides you with convenient operations and easy access to:

  • Preview the video that the Web camera is currently capturing, at the same time
  • Support 2D mode, Shutter Glasses 3D mode and Red-Cyan Glasses 3D mode
  • Capture still images
  • Record videos

To open the Web Cam:

  1. Click the Start menu.
  2. Enter "Camera" into the search field.
  3. Click "Web Camera Application" in the search results.
  4. The Web Cam will open and live video from the camera will be displayed.
  5. When you place your cursor over the web cam video window a row of icons appear at the bottom.

  • You can take a picture by clicking the camera icon.
  • You can record video by clicking the movie camera icon.
  • View the web cam album by clicking the picture icon.
  • Change web cam settings by clicking the gears icon.

To view complete Web Cam information, features and capabilities:

  1. Click the Start menu.
  2. Enter "Camera" into the search field.
  3. Click "Web Camera Application Help" in the search results.
  4. The Web Cam Introduction will open in your browser showing all Web Cam information, features and capabilities.

Refer to your Owner's Manual for additional information for the Web Cam.

 

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APP PLACE

Because our apps are cloud based, you don’t need to download them to your computer. Instead you access them through the Internet. They save your valuable hard drive space; you always have the latest, most up-to-date software version. Your apps are virtually always available to you, anytime, from anywhere.

To make it easier, we’ve grouped our apps onto four main packages specially designed to work for you and your Toshiba laptop.

  • Road Warrior - All your things with you wherever you are.
  • Family CEO - Your household organized, Your memories kept.
  • The Essentials - The essential apps that make any device complete.
  • Student life 101 - Balancing your busy student life. 

To open TOSHIBA App Place:

Click on the Blue App Place icon in the task bar (if present).

OR

  1. Click the Start menu.
  2. Enter "App" into the search field.
  3. Click "Toshiba App Place" in the search results.
  4. Toshiba App Place web page will open. Sign in using your existing account or create a new account in the upper Right corner.
  5. To learn more about Toshiba App Place, CLICK HERE.

 

BOOK PLACE

Book Place offers a completely interactive experience that not only brings books to life with sound, color and video, but gives you ReadAloud, integrated web search, hyperlinks, text-to-speech capabilities, exportable notes and much more. Just imagine reading your child a bedtime story where characters talk, images come alive, and each word is highlighted to give your child an unrivaled way to learn.

Students can turn textbooks into an interactive classroom by taking notes and highlighting text, and lifestyle titles like cookbooks and travel books let you download recipes or explore distant lands. In addition to today’s best-sellers, this rich content is also available for purchase at Book Place. Now digital books come to life, at Book Place.

To open TOSHIBA Book Place:

Click on the Red Book Place icon in the task bar (if present).

OR

  1. Click the Start menu.
  2. Enter "Book" into the search field.
  3. Click "Toshiba Book Place" in the search results.
  4. Toshiba Book Place will open. Sign in using your existing account or create a new account.
  5. To learn more about Toshiba Book Place, click "Take The Tour".

 

 

BULLETIN BOARD

Bulletin Board is a convenient place to pin things to visually organize in a fun and creative way. Simply drag-and-drop your favorite pictures, files, or notes to pin them on the Board. Easily accessible from your desktop - use it to create thumbnail shortcuts, reminders, to-do lists, etc., according to your personal style.

Toshiba Bulletin Board is like a customized mini homepage that keeps you on top of your busy life. Just drag, drop and pin your important pictures, files, notes, letters and links onto your board. No more searching endlessly through folders. It’s all right there in front of you. Then, just as easily “unpin” and remove them when the job’s done, or you want a different look.

From the Toshiba board, you can quickly access key utilities, programs and special offers. Get alert messages for product updates and special offers. Or instantly enter our support center when you need help. Because your time is precious, it’s time you started using Toshiba Bulletin Board.

To open TOSHIBA Bulletin Board:

  1. Click the Start menu.
  2. Enter "Bulletin" into the search field.
  3. Click "Bulletin Board" in the search results.
  4. The TOSHIBA Board will open.
  5. Two screens will be available. One displaying computer and program information (shown above), the second is the screen you can pin tasks, files, etc... as described above.
  6. To learn more about Toshiba Bulletin Board, click the question mark icon in the upper Right of the screen.

CLICK HERE for additional information about Toshiba Bulletin Board.

 

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REEL TIME

Toshiba ReelTime™ is a graphical history/indexing tool that enables you to view recently accessed files in a fun and easy-to-use format. View and scroll through your history of opened or imported files via thumbnails in an intuitive user interface. Your ReelTime display can be customized to suit your user preferences.

Toshiba ReelTime™ replaces the old fashioned “hunt-and-click” method of finding your files with an visual timeline or “reel,” Now, instead of questions like, “Where is it?” you simply ask “When did I use it?” You’ll spend less time searching, more time doing and enjoying, and keep your day in high gear. Toshiba ReelTime™ shows a row of your most recent files as graphic previews at the bottom of your display, making it easy to see at a glance what’s there. Flick through your reel to find the file you need. Then, keep it handy by dragging and docking it nearby. A brush of your finger or mouse is all it takes. ReelTime simplifies searching by automatically tracking and indexing the documents and programs you open. It groups them and presents them as visual thumbnails so you can easily find what you’re looking for.

Toshiba ReelTime™ also lets you cut through the clutter by filtering out the files you don’t want, and honing in on the ones you do. Group your photos, files and clips by type or by program to look at last month’s book reports, queue up video clips for posting, or to prep for building another great photo album. For all the things you want to do, Toshiba ReelTime™ saves you serious time.

To open TOSHIBA Reel Time:

  1. Click the Start menu.
  2. Enter "Reel" into the search field.
  3. Click "Reel Time" in the search results.
  4. The TOSHIBA Reel Time will open. By default "Everything" is selected, showing all of your files in chronological order. You can then choose to view documents, photos, videos, as well as other items. 
  5. To learn more about TOSHIBA Reel Time, click the question mark icon in the lower Right corner of the screen.

CLICK HERE for additional information about TOSHIBA Reel Time.

 

RESOLUTION+

TOSHIBA Resolution+ is a Plug-in For Windows Media Player. This software is a Windows ® -based software which upconverts wmv and mp4 videos on Windows Media Player. What’s behind Toshiba’s Resolution+? Our exclusive upscaling algorithm designed to deliver contrast and color enhancements in real-time. Utilizing the advanced graphics processing capabilities of your laptop, standard definition video is converted from a low to a higher resolution so you can enjoy your DVD movies with sharper image clarity and contrast on your HD display. CLICK HERE for additional information about Resolution+.

The main features of the application are:

  • Upscaling
  • Contrast tuning
  • Color Enhancement

To install the Resolution+ Plug-in For Windows Media Player (if not already installed):

  1. Go to "Downloads" at support.toshiba.com for your specific model.
  2. Locate "Toshiba Resolution+ Plug-in for Windows Media Player" (or similar wording) and open the link with the newest date (as older versions may also be listed).
  3. Click on the .exe file or the "Download Now" button and install the Plug-In when prompted.
  4. Verify the Plug-In has installed successfully by opening Windows Media Player.
  5. Under "Tools" or "Organize" select "Options".
  6. Under the "Plug-ins" tab, select "Video DSP" and TOSHIBA Resolution+ will be displayed with a checkmark indicating it has been installed.
  7. If it has not installed, try rebooting your computer and reverify.

 

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VIDEO PLAYER

The TOSHIBA Video Player is a Windows-based software application that lets you view DVD movies, or video content recorded using home video camcorders. You can play DVD-Video, DVD-VR, and video files. Furthermore, you can convert 2D home videos and other 2D content you create into 3D and enjoy them in 3D. Use the on-screen control panel to operate the TOSHIBA VIDEO PLAYER. The video player also includes Resolution+.

To open the TOSHIBA Video Player:

  1. Click the Start menu.
  2. Enter "Player" into the search field.
  3. Click "TOSHIBA Video Player" in the search results.
  4. The TOSHIBA Video Player will open allowing you to playback DVD-Video, DVD-VR, and video files as well as other options described above.
  5. To learn more about the TOSHIBA Video Player, click the question mark icon on the controls panel.

 

DISC CREATOR

With TOSHIBA Disc Creator, you can create original audio CDs, data CDs and DVDs, and backup discs of CDs and DVDs. When creating audio CDs, you can collect only your favorite music from multiple music CDs, and a "MyBest" or "Favorites" CD can be created. Moreover, an Audio CD can be created from audio files collected on the hard disk of your personal computer, such as MP3 and WMA files.

When creating data CDs or DVDs, you can save your important multimedia and/or document files from your hard disk drive to CDs or DVDs. When using "Disc Backup", you can create backup discs of your CDs and DVDs, or duplicate DVD-Videos that you have created by yourself.

More advanced functions, such as image file creating from CDs/DVDs, creation of CDs/DVDs from an image file, and creation of bootable CDs and DVDs, is also supported.

To open TOSHIBA Disc Creator:

  1. Click the Start menu.
  2. Enter "Creator" into the search field.
  3. Click "TOSHIBA Disc Creator" in the search results.
  4. The TOSHIBA Disc Creator will open allowing you to create media as described above.
  5. Select "Advance Menu" for additional options.

 

DVD-RAM UTILITY

The TOSHIBA DVD-RAM Utility allows you to perform the following:

  • Physically formatting a DVD-RAM disc in the current drive.
  • Enables or disables the Write-Protect feature of the DVD-RAM disc in the current drive.

 To open the TOSHIBA DVD-RAM Utility:

  1. Click the Start menu.
  2. Enter "Ram" into the search field.
  3. Click "DVD-RAM Utility" in the search results.
  4. The DVD-RAM Utility will open allowing you to format or modify the Write-Protect feature of a DVD-RAM disc as described above.
  5. Ensure DVD-RAM media is installed in the correct drive before performing any actions.

 

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ACCESSIBILITY

Use Fn-StickyKey if you want to create Fn key combinations by pressing one key at a time. When enabled

To open TOSHIBA Accessibility:

  1. Click the Start menu.
  2. Enter "Accessibility" into the search field.
  3. Click "Accessibility" in the search results.
  4. The TOSHIBA Accessibility Utility will open allowing you to enable it and set preferences.

Refer to your Owner's Manual for additional information on the TOSHIBA Accessibility utility.

 

BUTTON SUPPORT

You can update and assign other applications to the function buttons using the TOSHIBA Button Support utility.

To open the TOSHIBA Button Support utility:

  1. Click the Start menu.
  2. Enter "Button" into the search field.
  3. Click "Button Support" in the search results.
  4. The TOSHIBA Button Support utility will open allowing you to enable it and set preferences.

Refer to your Owner's Manual for additional information on the TOSHIBA Button Support utility.

 

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ACCESSIBILITY

Use Fn-StickyKey if you want to create Fn key combinations by pressing one key at a time. When enabled

To open TOSHIBA Accessibility:

  1. Click the Start menu.
  2. Enter "Accessibility" into the search field.
  3. Click "Accessibility" in the search results.
  4. The TOSHIBA Accessibility Utility will open allowing you to enable it and set preferences.

Refer to your Owner's Manual for additional information on the TOSHIBA Accessibility utility.

 

SLEEP AND HIBERNATION MODE

Microsoft provides useful information on how to enable and disable sleep and hibernation mode and power plan options at:

Sleep and Hibernate Mode
Windows 7 options
Windows 8 options

For power plan options click here

 

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POWER PLAN

Windows 7 and Windows 8 come with power plan options that allow you to configure the way you PC uses power when using the battery or plugged into the AC wall outlet. These options include:

  • Putting the computer to sleep
  • Requiring a password on wakeup
  • Choosing what the power buttons do
  • Choosing what closing the lid does
  • Choosing when to turn off the display
  • Changing when the computer sleeps

These options can be found in the Power Optiosn setting within Windows. To access the Power Options click on the battery icon in the system tray and select more power options. You can also view the following links from Microsoft for additional help.

Windows 7 Power Plan options
Windows 8 Power Plan options

 

 

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ECO UTILITY

Some laptops are equipped with "eco mode". This mode slightly lowers performance of some devices to reduce electric power consumption. You can realize measurable power savings by using it continuously. TOSHIBA eco Utility helps you monitor your power savings by showing approximate real time power consumption. Furthermore, it shows approximate accumulated power consumption and approximate accumulated power savings when using eco mode daily, weekly, and monthly. The utility also shows the approximate accumulated CO2 emission and savings while using eco mode. You can  track power savings by using eco mode continuously.

eco Mode sets the conditions described below. If you deviate from these settings, e.g., if you turn up the monitor brightness or turn on the LED illumination (*1), it will no longer be eco mode.

eco power plan is used for eco Mode. It has the following settings by default. These settings are in addition to the standard Power saver plan settings of Windows.

On AC adaptor plugged in:

It changes the display brightness to Level-4, changes the dimmed display brightness to Level-1 (*4), turns off the LED illumination (*1) and the keyboard backlight (*2), changes the time before dim the monitor to 2 minute (*4), changes the time before the monitor turns off to 5 minutes, changes the time before the hard disk turns off to 5 minutes, and changes the time before the system enters sleep to 10 minutes.

On Battery:

It changes the display brightness to Level-3, changes the dimmed display brightness to Level-1 (*4), turns off the LED illumination (*1) and the keyboard backlight (*2), changes the time before dim the monitor to 1 minute (*4), changes the time before the monitor turns off to 3 minutes (2 minutes, if models with Windows 7 installed), changes the time before the hard disk drive turns off to 3 minutes, and changes the time before the system enters into sleep mode to 5 minutes."
If you change the power plan to "eco", your PC is on eco mode.

*1: Only on models that support LED illumination
*2: Only on models that support Keyboard backlight
*3: Only on models that include the eco Button
*4: Only on models with Windows7 installed

To open the TOSHIBA eco utility:

  1. Click the Start menu.
  2. Enter "eco" into the search field.
  3. Click "eco Utility" in the search results.
  4. Please read the information in the first box, select "Agee" and click "OK".
  5. The TOSHIBA eco Utility will open allowing you monitor power consumption and set preferences.
  6. To learn more about the TOSHIBA eco Utility, click "Help" at the bottom of the screen

CLICK HERE and Refer to your Owner's Manual for additional information on the TOSHIBA eco Utility.

 

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ECO CHARGE MODE

The TOSHIBA Eco Charge Mode increases the battery life cycles by not charging to full capacity. This mode is recommended for users who most often use the PC with the AC adapter. The battery life per full charge is shorter in this mode. This mode is enabled/disabled through "Battery Manager".

NOTE: If you use your PC with the battery often, it may change from eco charge mode to the normal charging method to allow for longer battery life per charge. In that case, a notify message that it has changed from “eco charge mode” to a normal charge method will appear.

If you enable this mode, you need to discharge the battery to approximately 50% at least once without plugging in the AC adapter. Failure to do so will result in eco charge mode not being enabled, and the battery life cycles will not increase.

If one of the following occurs, the eco charge mode may be cancelled:

  • When the battery pack and AC adapter are removed while the system is Off.
  • When plugging in the AC adaptor after the battery is completely drained while the system is Off.

NOTE: Not all computers are equipped with this feature. Check the User's Guide for additional information.

Enabling / Disabling Eco Charge Mode

Windows 7

  1. Click the "Start" button.
  2. In the search field type "Battery".
  3. Click on the "Battery Manager" search return to open.
  4. When the "TOSHIBA Battery Manager" window opens, select "eco charge mode" (default is "normal charge mode").
  5. "Eco Charge Mode" is now enabled.

In the battery manager window you will be instructed to discharge the battery to approximately 50% at least once without plugging in the AC adapter. Failure to do so will result in eco charge mode not being enabled, and the battery life cycles will not increase.

Windows 8

  1. On the Start screen, press the "Windows + C" keys to open the charms bar.
  2. Select "Search" from the charms bar.
  3. In the search field type "eco".
  4. Under "Apps" select "eco Utility" to open.
  5. When the "eco Utility" window opens, select "Battery Life Cycle" tab on the left.
  6. Turn eco Charge Mode ON or OFF as desired (default is "Off").
  7. Select "Close" to set the option selected and close the eco Utility.
  8. After selecting "Close" you will be instructed to discharge the battery to approximately 50% at least once without plugging in the AC adapter. Failure to do so will result in eco charge mode not being enabled, and the battery life cycles will not increase.

 

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HW SETUP

The TOSHIBA HWSetup program is a tool that allows you to configure your computer.

To open the TOSHIBA HWSetup program:

  1. Click the Start menu.
  2. Enter "HWSetup" into the search field.
  3. Click "HWSetup" in the search results.
  4. The TOSHIBA HWSetup program will open allowing you to personalize certain settings on your computer. Before making any changes, read the information contained in your Owner's Manual about the HWSetup program.

 

 

ASSIST

TOSHIBA Assist provides quick access to computer functions and allows you to customize a range of computer settings.

Available categories of options are:

  • Connect - Computer connections
  • Secure - Passwords and security options
  • Protect & Fix - Diagnostic functions
  • Optimize - Utilities

To open TOSHIBA Assist:

  1. Click the Start menu.
  2. Enter "Assist" into the search field.
  3. Click "TOSHIBA Assist" in the search results.
  4. TOSHIBA Assist will open allowing you customize settings. For detailed information explaining TOSHIBA Assist and it's abilities, refer to your Owner's Manual.

 

 

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BLUETOOTH ASSISTANT

Bluetooth Assistant is a function that assists in the registration of devices. It will automatically search for Bluetooth devices on your computer. If a Bluetooth device is on and detected (keyboard, mouse, etc...), a notification window will open and guide you through the registration process.

Before the Bluetooth Assistant will automatically detect devices, you must open the Bluetooth Assistant and allow the driver to be installed.

To open the Bluetooth Assistant:

  1. Click the Start menu.
  2. Enter "Bluetooth" into the search field.
  3. Click "Bluetooth Assistant" in the search results.
  4. The Bluetooth Assistant will open and install the Bluetooth driver (if not already done).
  5. The Bluetooth Assistant will look for Blutooth devices (such as a mouse or keyboard) and automatically register them (if they are turned on and within range).

 To change Bluetooth Assistant settings, click "Settings" when prompted to turn your device on.

 

The "Options" window will open allowing you to make changes.

 

Bluetooth Settings

You can also access Bluetooth settings directly.

To open Bluetooth Settings:

  1. Click the Start menu.
  2. Enter "Settings" into the search field.
  3. Click "Bluetooth Settings" in the search results.
  4. Bluetooth Settings will open.
  5. Under "Bluetooth" menu item, select "Options".
  6. The "Options" window will open.

Bluetooth User Guide 

For detailed information explaining Bluetooth Assistant and the computer's Bluetooth abilities, refer to the Bluetooth User's Guide located on your computer.

To access the Bluetooth User's Guide:

  1. Click the Start menu.
  2. Enter "Bluetooth" into the search field.
  3. Click "Bluetooth User Guide" in the search results.
  4. The guide will open.

 

 

FINGERPRINT UTILITY

The Fingerprint Utility aims to identify users by scanning their fingerprints instead of entering a password. Using the following operations, a user can scan their fingerprints on the sensor, and then use this method of authentication for the following processes, instead of entering a password with the keyboard.

In order to use the TOSHIBA Fingerprint Utility, you first need to create a Windows account password. If the current account has no Windows password, you can create one by going to START > CONTROL PANEL > USER ACCOUNTS.
To make sure the utility works in the case of a finger injury, please enroll two or more fingers per user. A total of 20 fingerprints can be enrolled using the fingerprint sensor, so if the PC is used with multiple User accounts, make sure that you can divide the 20 entries among all users.

To open the Fingerprint Utility and enroll:

  1. Click the Start menu.
  2. Enter "Fingerprint" into the search field.
  3. Click "Fingerprint Utility" in the search results.
  4. The Fingerprint Utility will open.
  5. Enter your Windows password to begin.
  6. Follow the on-screen instructions to enroll. Refer to your Owner's Manual for complete enrollment instructions.

 

 

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CONFIGFREE

ConfigFree® is a set of utilities that makes it easy to control communication devices and network connections. ConfigFree also lets you identify communication problems and create profiles for easy switching between locations and communication networks.

To access ConfigFree go to START > ALL PROGRAMS > TOSHIBA > NETWORK & CONNECTIVITY > CONFIG FREE.

ConfigFree allows you to perform the following:

  • Use Connectivity Doctor to quickly fix any network connection problems.
  • Create ConfigFree profiles for automatic switching between preset network settings and devices, even if there is a change in the network environment.
  • Automatic switching between several wireless LAN environments.
  • Automatic switching to a wireless LAN if the cable is disconnected when using both a wired and wireless LAN.
  • You can also easily switch LAN environments manually.

You may have to add the ConfigFree gadget to your computer to allow you to use ConfigFree features.

To add the ConfigFree gadget:

  1. Click the Start menu.
  2. Enter "Configfree" into the search field.
  3. Click "Add ConfigFree Gadgets" in the search results.
  4. The Add ConfigFree Gadgets window will open.
  5. Add the desired gadget and click "Add".
  6. If Add Windows Sidebar Gadget is selected, the gadget will display on your desktop.
  7. The dots on the gadget are available connection points. If you are connected to one, a line will connect the center of the gadget to one of the dots.
  8. The wrench opens the settings and allows you to choose the refresh rate of the displayed connections.

Features

To view features of the ConfigFree gadget:

  1. Double-click the ConfigFree Gadgets on the desktop.
  2. A larger version of the gadget will open showing all available connections as well as additional options in the center of the display.
  3. Your connection(s) is shown with a line from the computer in the center to your connection point. In this example, the computer is connected to a LAN connection as well as a Wi-Fi connection.
  4. Hover over the connections to view properties.
  5. Additional options are as follow:
  • You can drag the connection line to another connection and attempt to connect if you have the proper login information. Or you can right-click on the connection and select "connect".
  • The "X" will exit the gadget.
  • The icon on the far Left of the "X" will open the Connectivity Doctor (looks like a doctor).
  • The icon below and to the Left of the computer allows you to connect to a WPS connection point.
  • The icon below and to the Right of the computer refreshes the connections.

Connectivity Doctor

The Connectivity Doctor lets you analyze your network connections and fix network connection problems. Using Connectivity Doctor, you can view detailed network information by simply moving the mouse pointer. For complete information, refer to your Owner's Manual.

 

 

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WIRELESS LAN INDICATOR

Wireless LAN Indicator indicates a list of available WiFi access points and status on the logon screen. When PC resumes from sleep state, Wireless LAN status will be indicated immediately on the Wireless LAN Indicator.

 

The settings for the Wireless LAN Indicator can be changed. To access the settings:

  1. Click the Start menu.
  2. Enter "Wireless" into the search field.
  3. Click "Wireless LAN Indicator - Settings" in the search results.
  4. The Wireless LAN Indicator - Settings window will open allowing you to make changes.

 

HDD SSD ALERT

The TOSHIBA HDD/SSD Alert includes wizard functions to monitor the Disk Drive operating status and execute system backup. TOSHIBA HDD/SSD Alert has the following features:

  • Notification of disk drive status - Disk Drive has the SMART Predict Failure function which monitors the Disk Drive operating status. TOSHIBA HDD/SSD Alert supervises this status and if a failure is predicted, it shows the alert message and recommends you backup data in the drive.
    NOTE: Please note that SSD technology only allows for a certain number of rewrite cycles. During the lifetime of your computer you may be required to exchange the SSD.
  • Disk Drive status - You can check current drive status by opening the TOSHIBA HDD/SSD Alert form the start menu.
  • System backup wizard function - This function executes Windows Complete PC backup.
    NOTE: For more information about the Windows Complete PC backup and recovery, please refer to "Backup and Recovery Center" in the "Maintenance" section.

IMPORTANT:

(1) The SMART function of disk drive can not predict all failures. It is recommended that you periodically back-up your Disk Drive data to external media.
(2) The administrator privilege is required for setup.
(3) The administrator privilege is required for system backup.
(4) The HDD recovery area does not get backed up. It is recommended that you create recovery discs using TOSHIBA Recovery Media Creator.
(5) Windows Complete PC backup does not support backup of a second drive. The data of a second drive can be backed up by copying to an external drive etc. using Windows Explorer.

*Windows Complete PC backup is supported only by Windows7,Windows Vista Ultimate/Enterprise/Business. You may backup using a 3rd party's backup software if you use WindowsXP,Windows Vista Home premium or Home Basic.

To open the HDD/SSD Alert current status:

  1. Click the Start menu.
  2. Enter "HDD" into the search field.
  3. Click "HDD SSD Alert" in the search results.
  4. The HDD SSD Alert status will open and display the current status of your drive.

For complete information on the HDD SSD Alert, click the "Help" button after entering the HDD SSD Alert.

  

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PASSWORD UTILITY

The TOSHIBA Password utility adds additional password security to your Toshiba computer. After registering a user password, you will be required to input it when booting the computer or starting the Password Utility. Refer to your Owner's Manual for complete details.

To open the Password Utility:

  1. Click the Start menu.
  2. Enter "Password" into the search field.
  3. Click "Password Utility" in the search results.
  4. The Password Utility will open allowing you to set, delete or change the password.

 

  • Set password will regsiter a user password with the computer.
  • Delete allows you to delete the regsitered user password.
  • Change allows you to change the regsitered user password.

When setting a password, you can apply it to the HDD. For information about this feature, click on "Learn More...".

 

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SUPERVISOR PASSWORD UTILITY

The TOSHIBA Supervisor Password utility adds additional password security to your Toshiba computer equipped with Windows 8 pre-installed. This allows you to control the user passwords and access. Refer to your Owner's Manual for complete details.

If this utility or feature is not installed on your computer, you can verify if it is available for your specific model under "Downloads" on the TOSHIBA support web site (support.toshiba.com). Not all utilities are available for every model and operating system. When installing any utilities, install the TOSHIBA Value Added Package first.

To open the Supervisor Password Utility:

  1. On eht Start screen press Windows+C" to open the charms bar.
  2. Type "Password" into the search field.
  3. Click "Supervisor Password" App in the search results.
  4. The Password Utility will open.
  5. Click on the "Supervisor Password" tab.

 

  • Set password will regsiter a user or supervisor password with the computer.
  • Delete allows you to delete the regsitered user or supervisor password.
  • Change allows you to change the regsitered user or supervisor password.
  • Set under supervisor allows you to set user permisions.

 

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SECURITY ASSIST

The TOSHIBA Security Assist Utility acts as a “command center” where you can set up various passwords or other security features, and see how these features can be used with each other to increase security even further, or to simplify the ways that you protect your system. For detailed information about TOSHIBA Security Assist Utility, refer to your Owner's Manual.

To open Security Assist:

  1. Click the Start menu.
  2. Enter "Security" into the search field.
  3. Click "Security Assist" in the search results.
  4. Security Assist will open.

 

From the main window, you can select a category that shows the type of passwords or other security features that can be used in that scenario.
The available categories are:

  • Boot Setting - Select this category to set up security features that will prevent an unauthorized user from even starting up your machine.
  • Log on Settings - Select this category to set up security options that protect individual user accounts.
  • Resume Setting - Select this category to configure which security options you want to use when your system resumes from Sleep or Hibernation.
  • TPM Settings - Select this category to set up the Trusted Platform Module (available on certain models).
  • Others - Select this category to check the status of other security features.
  • Advanced - Select this category to check advanced security options (not shown - available on certain models).

 

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LAPTOP CHECKUP

Laptop Checkup will check for:

  • Issues that may be slowing down your laptop.
  • Data, photos and music files that need backup.
  • Viruses, spyware, malware and other threats.

To open Laptop Checkup:

  1. Click the Start menu.
  2. Enter "Laptop" into the search field.
  3. Click "Toshiba Laptop Checkup" in the search results.
  4. If this utility has not been used, it will automatically launch and install.
  5. Laptop Checkup will open allowing you to perform maintenance functions on your laptop to keep it running at peak performance.

 

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PICTURE PASSWORDS

Personalize your PC with a picture password:in Windows 8

Microsoft supplies quick and easy tutorials on how to personalize your PC with a picture password at: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/personalize-pc-tutorial

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CLICKPAD WITH GESTURE CONTROL

The TOSHIBA Clickpad with Gesture control can be activated and deactivated to allow finger gestures to be used on the laptop clickpad. This feature may also be refered to as Touchpad with Gesture Control.

NOTE: Available gestures depend on laptop model.

Accessing the Gesture Control Settings

Windows 7

  1. Click the Start button.
  2. Enter "Mouse" into the search field.
  3. Click "Mouse" under the search results to open the "Mouse Properties" window. The look of the "Mouse Properties" window will vary depending on the laptop. See the examples below and match to your laptop.

Windows 8

  1. Press the "Windows+C" keys to view the Charms bar.
  2. Select "Search".
  3. Enter "Mouse" into the search field.
  4. Click "Settings" under the search field.
  5. Click "Mouse" under "Settings" in the search results to open the "Mouse Properties" window. The look of the "Mouse Properties" window will vary depending on the laptop. See the examples below and match to your laptop.

 

Mouse Properties Window - Example 1

If the "Mouse Properties" window looks like the example below, select the "Device Settings" tab. Then click the "Settings..." button.

The "Properties for Synaptics Touchpad" window will open.

You can select available gestures to enable or disable depening on preference by selecting the gesture on the Left and placing checkmarks in the corresponding boxes in the upper Right. Descriptions of the gestures are displayed in the window on the lower Right.

NOTE: Pinch Zoom is shown in this example.

Click "Apply" to apply the changes.

To set defaults, click the "Defaults" button in the lower Left.

 

Mouse Properties Window - Example 2

If the "Mouse Properties" window looks like the example below, select the "Advanced" tab. Then click the "Advanced feature settings..." button.

The "Advanced feature settings" window will open. Under the "Gestures" tab you can select available gestures to enable or disable depening on preference.

Click "Apply" to apply the changes.

To set defaults, click the "Default" button in the lower Right.

 

Mouse Properties Window - Example 3

If the "Mouse Properties" window looks like the example below, select the "Device Settings" tab. Then click the "Settings..." button.

The "Properties for Synaptics Clickpad" window will open. Examples of the gestures will stream in the window on the Right.

NOTE: Double-click the video window to open in full-screen. Double-click again to exit full-screen.

You can select available gestures to enable or disable depening on preference by placing checkmarks in the corresponding boxes on the Left.

Click "Apply" to apply the changes.

To set defaults, click the "Defaults" button in the lower Left.

 

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DESKTOP ASSIST UTILITY

TOSHIBA Desktop Assist utility is installed on computers with Windows 8 (factory installed and upgrade). The Desktop Assist utility is designed to give users easy access to their programs, control panel, as well as files and folders, similar to the Start Menu in previous versions of Windows. Click on it for quick and easy access to a suite of handy help and service utilities, including PC Diagnostics.

Accessing Desktop Assist

There are mutiple ways to access the Desktop Assist utility.

  • From the Start screen, click on the desktop tile to view the desktop. You'll find the Toshiba Assist icon located on your desktop.
  • From the Start screen press "Windows+C" keys to open the charms bar and select "Search". Type "Desktop" into the search field. Click on "Desktop Assist" from the search returns.

Once the Desktop Assist utility is open, you can access programs, tools, utilities and files under the categories shown on the left.

At the lower left you can access the Computer, My Documents and the Control Panel. These links will open seperate windows when selected.

 

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sSATA USB PORTS

Faced with a growing collection of personal and professional files, blossoming photo albums, and a raft of home movies from the ever-trusty camcorder, many have begun using a 3-1/2” external hard drive to ease the strain on their laptop. But if only they could transfer those files faster. Well, with the introduction of high-speed eSATA USB ports on new Toshiba laptops, now they can. You can connect either a standatrd USB cable or an eSATA cable.

Enjoy a stellar storage solution

Sad but true - all that digital “footage” of your darling new puppy comes at a cost. Typical home video files can range up to 1GB or more. Add thousands of pix, humongous amounts of music plus millions of miscellaneous files and even the biggest hard drive can feel the pinch. But with external storage and an eSATA port on your Toshiba laptop you can offload those files and transfer them faster than via a standard USB port. What a relief!

Fast-forward your movie-making

If you enjoy making movies on your notebook you know how quickly precious hard drive space can vanish. But with an external hard drive and an eSATA port on your Toshiba laptop you quickly gain access to tons of high-speed storage. What’s more, you also get a fast way to move around those chunks of video while making a saga of your big summer party.

Kick up your back-ups

Use an external hard drive to back-up your data? That’s a very smart solution. But with an eSATA port it quickly becomes an absolutely brilliant one. You can transfer your files up to 5 times faster than via a standard USB port. So you’ll be done in a flash and back enjoying the million or so things you can do on your Toshiba laptop.

 

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SYSTEM SETTINGS

The TOSHIBA System Settings program released with pre-installed Windows 8 is a tool that allows you to configure your computer - similar to TOSHIBA HWSetup on earlier models. Computers upgraded to Windows 8 from an earlier version use HWSetup.

If this utility or feature is not installed on your computer, you can verify if it is available for your specific model under "Downloads" on the TOSHIBA support web site (support.toshiba.com). Not all utilities are available for every model and operating system. When installing any utilities, install the TOSHIBA Value Added Package first is applicable.

To open the TOSHIBA SystemSettings program:

  1. At the Start start screen type "System".
  2. Click "System Settings" in the search results under Apps.
  3. The TOSHIBA System Settings will open allowing you to personalize certain settings on your computer. Before making any changes, read the information contained in your Owner's Manual about the System Settings program.


 

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INTEL® WIRELESS DISPLAY (WiDi)

Now enjoy all of your personal and online content on your big screen by simply wirelessly connecting your Toshiba laptop to your HDTV. Available on select Satellite® and Portégé® laptops featuring Intel® Core™ processors; Intel® Wireless Display (1) combined with an adapter enables you to project personal content, online TV shows, home movies, videos and more, all with great image clarity up to 1080p. No more crowding around the laptop - now you can gather around the TV to enjoy your PC content.

Get a front row seat every time

It’s time to stop crowding around your laptop screen to enjoy vivid pictures, video and other content. Intel® Wireless Display makes the show so much more enjoyable, letting you easily stream videos, photos and music from your hard drive, home network, or the internet straight to your HDTV - easily and wirelessly.

Press once to connect

The Intel® Wireless Display feature on your Toshiba laptop is all about easy. Simply connect the PUSH2TV adapter to your TV, follow a few simple steps, then sit back and enjoy. You set it up once. And, after that, sharing your screen is quick as pushing a button.

Forget about cables

One of the best things about Intel® Wireless Display is how it lets you cut down on clutter. You don’t need to scramble for special cabling, or litter your living room, to connect your laptop to a home entertainment center and reap all the benefits.

*1 - (WiDi) Requires an Intel® Wireless Display enabled PC, TV Adapter, and compatible television. Available on select Intel® Core™ processors. Does not support Blu-Ray or other protected content playback.

Additional Information

For more information about Intel® Wireless Display as well as what adapters work with your devices, go to www.intel.com/go/wirelessdisplay.

 

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