Touch Pad Basics with fingerprint reader

The following items show you how to use the TouchPad with Acer Bio-Protection fingerprint reader:

Acer Aspire 5942

Move your finger across the touchpad (1) to move the cursor.

Press the left (2) and right (4) buttons located beneath the touchpad to perform 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 Acer Bio-Protection fingerprint reader (3) supporting Acer FingerNav 4-way control function (only for certain models) or the 4-way scroll (3) button (only for certain models) to scroll up or down and move left or right a page. This fingerprint reader or button mimics your cursor pressing on the right scroll bar of Windows applications.


Left Button (2)

Right Button (4)

Main touchpad (1)


Quickly click twice

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


Click once

Tap once


Click and hold, then use finger on the touchpad to drag the cursor

Tap twice (at the same speed as double-clicking a mouse button); rest your finger on the touchpad on the second tap and drag the cursor

Access context menu

Click once

NOTE: When using the TouchPad, keep it - and your fingers - dry and clean. The TouchPad is sensitive to finger movement; hence, the lighter the touch, the better the response. Tapping too hard will not increase the TouchPad's responsiveness.

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