Hot Keys

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

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




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Hotkey help

Displays help on hotkeys.

<Fn> + <F2>


Acer eSettings

Launches Acer eSettings in Acer Empowering Technology.

<Fn> + <F3>


Acer ePower Management

Launches Acer ePower Management in Acer Empowering Technology.

<Fn> + <F4>



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>


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> + < >


Volume up

Increases the sound volume.

<Fn> + < ^ >


Volume down

Decrease the sound volume.

<Fn> + < >

Brightness up

Increases the screen brightness.

<Fn> + < >

Brightness down

Decreases the screen brightness.

Special Key

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

Acer Keyboard Symbols

The Euro symbol

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

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

The US dollar sign

  1. Open a text editor or word processor.
  2. Either directly press the < $ > key 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 by the operating system version.

Acer Empowering Technology

The Empowering Technology toolbar makes it easy for you to access frequentlyused functions and manage your new Acer system. Activated by pressing theEmpowering Key, it provides access to the following utilities:

NOTE: The following content is for general reference only. Actual product specifications may vary.

  • Acer eAudio Management allows you to easily control the enhanced sound effects of Dolby Home Theater on your system.
  • Acer ePower Management optimizes battery usage via customizable power plans.
  • Acer eDataSecurity Management protects data with passwords and encryption (for selected models).
  • Acer eRecovery Management backs up and recovers data flexibly, reliably and completely.
  • Acer eSettings Management accesses system information and adjusts settings easily.

For more information, right-click on the Empowering Technology toolbar, then select Help.

For help with a particular utility, launch the utility and click the ® icon at the buttom of the active window.Launching Acer Empowering Technology

To launch Acer Empowering Technology:

  • Press the Empowering Key to display the Acer Empowering Technology toolbar on the desktop.
  • To hide the toolbar, press the Empowering Key again or click the hide button on the toolbar.

You may also launch Acer Empowering Technology by running the program from the Acer Empowering Technology program group in the Start menu, or by double-clicking the icon if you have created adesktop shortcut.

To launch Acer Empowering Technology applications:

  • On the Acer Empowering Technology toolbar, click the icon that corresponds to the application you want to launch.
  • When you mouse over an application icon, a quick menu appears below the toolbar. The quick menu allows you to perform certain tasks simply and quickly.
  • You may also run the application by selecting it from the Acer Empowering Technology program group in the Start menu.

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