Windows Keys

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

Key

Icon

Description

Windows key

®

Pressed alone, this 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:

<@> + <G>: Cycle through Sidebar gadgets

<@ > + <L>: Lock your computer (if you are connected to a network domain), or switch users (if you're not connected to a network domain)

<@ > + <T>: Cycle through programs on the taskbar

<@> + <X>: Open Windows Mobility Center

<@> + <BREAK>: Display the System Properties dialog box

<@> + <SHIFT+M>: Restore minimized windows to the desktop

<®> + <TAB>: Cycle through programs on the taskbar by using Windows Flip 3-D

<@> + <SPACEBAR>: Bring all gadgets to the front and select Windows Sidebar

<CTRL> + <@> + <F>: Search for computers (if you are on a network)

<CTRL> + <®> + <TAB>: Use the arrow keys to cycle through programs on the taskbar by using Windows Flip 3-D

Note: Depending on your edition of Windows Vista, some shortcuts may not function as described.

Application key

1

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

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

To activate hotkeys, press and hold the <Fn> key before pressing the other key in the hotkey combination.

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Hot Key

Icon

Function

Description

Fn-F1

?

Hot key help

Displays help on hot keys.

Fn-F2

(2)

Acer eSettings

Launches the Acer eSettings in Acer eManager.

Fn-F3

&

Acer ePower Management

Launches the Acer ePowerManagement in Acer eManager.

Fn-F4

zz

Sleep

Puts the computer in Sleep mode.

Fn-F5

Display toggle

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

Fn-F6

mm

Screen blank

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

Fn-F7

m

Touchpad toggle

Turns the internal touchpad on and off.

Fn-F8

Speaker toggle

Turns the speakers on and off.

Fn-w

4)

Volume up

Increases the speaker volume.

Fn-y

4)

Volume down

Decreases the speaker volume.

Fn-x

Brightness up

Increases the screen brightness.

Fn-z

*

Brightness down

Decreases the screen brightness

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

Acer Euro Key

The Euro symbol

  1. Open a text editor or word processor.
  2. Either press <^> at the bottom-right of the keyboard, or hold <Alt Gr> and then press the <5> key at the upper-center of the keyboard.

NOTE: Some fonts and software do not support the Euro symbol. Please refer to www.microsoft.com/ typography/faq/faq12.htm for more information.

The US dollar sign

  1. Open a text editor or word processor.
  2. Either press < J > at the bottom-right of the keyboard, or hold <Shift> and then press the <4> key at the upper-center of the keyboard.

NOTE: This function varies according to the language settings.

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