The build-in touchpad is a PS/2 compatible pointing device that senses movement on its surface. The cursor responds to your finger movements on the touchpad. In addition, the two click buttons provide the same functionality as a computer mouse, while the scroll key enables easy up and down scrolling in documents and web pages.

The touchpad is located in the middle of the palm rest area, providing maximum comfort and efficiency.

Touchpad Basics

Use the touchpad as follows:

  • Move your finger across the touchpad to move the cursor.
  • Press the left (1) and right (3) buttons located on the edge of the touchpad to do selection and execution functions. These two buttons are similar to the left and right buttons on a mouse. Tapping on the touchpad is the same as clicking the left button
  • Use the 4-way scroll (2) button to scroll up or down and move left or right a page. This button mimics your cursor pressing on the right scroll bar of windows applications.


Left Button

Righ Button



Click twice quickly

Tap twice (at the same speed as double-clicking the mouse button)


Click once

Tap once


Click and hold. Then slide your finger across the touchpad to drag the cursor over the selection.

Tap twice quickly. On the second tap, slide your finger across the touchpad to drag the cursor over the selection.

Access context menu

Click once

NOTE: Keep your fingers, as well as the surface of the touchpad dry and clean. The touchpad is sensitive to your finger movements: the lighter the touch, the better the response. Tapping hard will not increase the touchpad's responsiveness.

Ejecting the optical (CD or DVD) drive tray

To eject the optical drive tray when the computer is turned on, press the drive eject button.

Eject Button Acer Laptop

When the power is off, you can eject the drive tray using the emergency eject hole.

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