Acer Grid Vista dualdisplay compatible

NOTE: This feature is only available on certain models.

To enable the dual display feature of your notebook, first ensure that a second display is connected, then, open the Display Settings properties box using the Control Panel or by right-clicking the Windows desktop and selecting Personalize. Select the secondary monitor (2) icon in the display box and then click the check box Extend the desktop onto this monitor. Finally, click Apply to confirm the new settings and click OK to complete the process.

Acer GridVista is a handy utility that offers four pre-defined display settings so you can view multiple windows on the same screen. To access this function, please go to Start, All Programs and click on Acer GridVista. You may choose any one of the four display settings indicated below:







Double (vertical), Triple (primary at left), Triple (primary at right), or Quad.

Acer Gridvista is dual-display compatible, allowing two displays to be partitioned independently.

AcerGridVista is imple to set up:

  1. Run Acer GridVista and select your preferred screen configuration for each display from the taskbar.
  2. Drag and drop each window into the appropriate grid.
  3. Enjoy the convenience of a well-organized desktop.

NOTE: Please ensure that the resolution setting of the second monitor is set to the manufacturer's recommended value.

Acer Backup Manager

NOTE: This feature is only available on certain models.

Acer Backup Manager is a simple three-step process that allows you to create backup copies of your entire system or selected files and folders according to a schedule or as you need to.

To start Acer Backup Manager, press the Acer Backup Manager key above the keyboard. Alternatively, you can go to Start > All Programs > Acer Backup Manager > Acer Backup Manager. This will open the Welcome screen; from this screen you will be taken through the three steps to setup scheduled back ups.

Click Continue to proceed to the following screen. Click the + button and follow the onscreen instructions:

  1. Select the content you want to back up. The less content you select, the quicker the process will be, but it will increase your risks of losing data.
  2. Select where you want the backup copies to be stored. You will need to select an external drive or your D: drive; Acer Backup Manager cannot store a backup on the source drive.
  3. Select how often you want Acer Backup Manager to create back ups.

Once you have finished these three steps, backups will be created according to the schedule. You can also create backups manually by pressing the Acer Backup Manager key.

If you wish to change your settings at any time, run Acer Backup Manager from the Start menu and go through the steps outlined above.

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  • shaun
    How do I change the setting on gridvista?
    8 years ago

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