Indicators

The computer has several easy-to-read status indicators:

The front panel indicators are visible even when the computer cover is closed.

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Function

Description

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Power

Indicates the computer's power status.

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Battery

Indicates the computer's battery status.

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Bluetooth

Indicates the status of Bluetooth communication.

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Wireless LAN

Indicates the status of wireless LAN communication.

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HDD

Indicates when the hard disk drive is active.

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Num Lock

Lights up when Num Lock is activated.

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Caps Lock

Lights up when Caps Lock is activated.

NOTE: 1. Charging: The light shows amber when the battery is charging. 2. Fully charged: The light shows green when in AC mode.

Easy-Launch Buytgfig

There are several conB|ngjfflC|HGg2d:l easy-launch buttons. They are: mail Web browser, Empowering Key " € "and one user-programmable button.

Press " € " to run the Acer Empowering Technology. The mail and Web browser buttons are pre-set to email and Internet programs, but can be reset by users. To set the Web browser, mail and programmable buttons, run the Acer Launch Manager.

Launch key

Default application

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Email application (user-programmable)

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Internet browser (user-programmable)

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User-programmable

Three productivity keys give users one-touch access to protection and manageability features for a more secure, smarter and easier way to work.

  • Lock key - runs the Windows® lock function to lock the notebook when you step out. If the laptop is equipped with Acer BioProtect, you only need to swipe your finger to log into Windows® again.
  • Presentation key - minimizes open application windows and prepares the display for impressive presentations.
  • Sync key - instantly synchronizes your computer system to an external storage device, for convenient and secure backup.

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Productivity key

Default application

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Lock

Launch Windows Lock function

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Presentation

Minimizes your open windows and prepares your display for presenting

Sync

Launch NTI Shadow

Touchpad Basics

The following teaches you how to use the touchpad:

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  • Move your finger across the touchpad (2) to move the cursor.
  • Press the left (1) 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 the 4-way scroll (3) 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.

Function

Left Button (1)

Right Button (4)

Main touchpad (2)

Center button (3)

Execute

Click twice quickly

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

Select

Click once

Tap once

Drag

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

Tap twice (at the same speed as double-clicking a mouse button) then hold finger to the touchpad on the second tap to drag the cursor.

Access context menu

Click once

Function

Left Button (1)

Right Button (4)

Main touchpad (2)

Center button (3)

Scroll

Click and hold to move up/down/left/right.

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.

NOTE: By default, vertical and horizontal scrolling is enabled on your touchpad. It can be disabled under Mouse settings in Windows Control Panel.

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