Indicators

Your computer provides an array of three indicators located above the keyboard, in addition to four indicators positioned at the front of the palm rest area. These indicators show the status of the computer and its componetns.

The three indicatonSIQcatggKnuQQe the keHaRffig BEvide the following status information:

Icon

Item

Description

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Caps Lock activity

Lights when Caps Lock is activated.

Num Lock activiy

Lights when Num Lock is activated.

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Media activity

Lights when the hard disk or optical drive is active.

NOTE: The keypad lock must be turned on to use the embedded numeric keypad.

NOTE: The keypad lock must be turned on to use the embedded numeric keypad.

In addition, there are two indicators at the front panel. Even when the cover is closed, the state or features can still be seen.

Icon

Item

Description

Power

Lights when the computer is on.

1 1. Charging: the light shows amber when the battery is charging.

2. Fully charged: light shows green when in AC mode.

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Battery indicator

Lights when the battery is being charged.

Windows Keys

The keyboard features two keys that perform Windows-specific functions.

Key

Description

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PreDjedbEBt OS key has the same effect as clicking on the Windows Start button; it launches the Start menu. It can also be used with other keys to provide a variety of functions:

+ Tab (Activates the next Taskbar button)

+ E (OS ens the My Computer window)

+ F1 (opens Help and Support) + F (opens the Find: All Files dialog box)

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  • M (minimizes all windows)
  • U + M (undoes the minimize all windows action)

+ R (opens the Run dialog box)

Application key

M

This key has the same effect as clicking the right mouse button; it opens the application's context menu.

Launch Keys

Located above the keyboard are three buttomUS| left-most button is the power button. To the right of the power button are the two launch keA JyHBare designated as the EmpoEUÜ Key and a programmable button.

Acer Aspire 1690 Launch Keys

Launch Key

Default Application

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User-programmable

Mail

Email application (User-programmable)

Web browser

Internet browser application (User-programmable)

Hot Keys

The computer employs hot keys or key combinations to access most of the computer's controls like screen brightness, volume output and the BIOS Utility.

To activate hot keys, press and hold the <Fn> key before pressffinie other key in the hot key combination.

Hot Key

Functio n

Descripti on

Fn-F1

Hot key help

Displays help on hot keys.

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Acer eSetting

Launches the Acer eSetting in the Acer eManager set by the Acer Empowering Key.

Fn-F3

Acer ePowerManagement

Launches the Acer ePowerManagement in the Acer eManager set by the Acer Empowering Key.

Sleep

Puts the computer in Sleep mode.

Fn-F5

Display toggle

Switches display output between the display screen, external monitor (if connected) and both the display screen and external monitor.

Fn-F6

Screen blank

Turns the display screen backlight off to save power. Press any key to return.

Fn-F7

Touchpad toggle

Turns the internal touchpad on and off.

Fn-F8

Speaker toggle

Turns the speakers on and off.

Fn+Q

Volume up

Increases the sound volume.

Fn+Q

Volume down

Decreases the sound volume.

Fn+Q

Brightness up

Increases the screen brightness.

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Brightness down

Decreases the screen brightness.

Special Keys

You can locate the Euro symbol and US dollar sign at the upper-centerand/or bottom-right of your keyboard. To type:

  1. Open a text editor or word processor.
  2. Either directly press the Euro symbol at the bottom-right of the keyboard, or hold Alt Gr and then press the Euro symbol at the upper-center of the keyboard.

The US dollar sign

  1. Open a text editor or word processor.
  2. Either directly press the dollar sign at the bottom-right of the keyboard, or hold Shift and then press the dollar sign at the upper-center of the keyboard.

Using a computer security lock

A security keylock notch, located on the rear of the computer, lets you connect a Kensington-compatible computer security lock.

Acer Aspire Travelmate 4150 Kensington

Wrap a computer security lock cable around an immovable object such as a table or handle of a locked drawer. Insert the lock into the notch and turn the key to secure the lock. Some keyless models are also available.

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