Hot Keys

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

Acer Aspire Hotkeys

Hot Key






Hot key help

Displays help on hot keys.



Acer eSetting

Launches the Acer eSettings in Acer eManager.


Acer ePowerManagement

Launches the Acer ePowerManagement in Acer Empowering Technology. See "Acer Empowering Technology" on page 19.




Puts the computer in Sleep mode.

Hot Key






Display toggle

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



Screen blank

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



Touchpad toggle

Turns the internal touchpad on and off.


Speaker toggle

Turns the speakers on and off.


Volume up

Increases the speaker volume.



Volume down

Decreases the speaker volume.



Brightness up

Increases the screen brightness.



Brightness down

Decreases the screen brightness

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