Acer FERRARI 1000, FERRARI 1004WTMI User Manual

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Function
Caps Lock
Num Lock
HDD
Power
Bluetooth
Wireless LAN
Battery
Description
Lights up when Caps Lock is activated.
Lights up when Num Lock is activated.
Indicates when the hard disk drive is active.
Indicates the computer's power status.
Indicates the status of Bluetooth communication.
Indicates the status of wireless LAN communication.
Indicates the computer's battery status.

Indicators

The computer has several easy-to-readstatus indicators:

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

Icon

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1.Charging: The light shows amber when the battery is charging.

2.Fully charged: The light shows green when in AC mode.

Easy-launchbuttons

There are several conveniently located easy-launchbuttons. They are: mail, Web browser, Empowering Key <> and oneuser-programmablebutton.

Press < > to run the Acer Empowering Technology. Please see"Acer Empowering Technology" on page 1. The mail and Web browser buttons arepre-setto email and Internet programs, but can be reset by users. To set the Web browser, mail and programmable buttons, run the Acer Launch Manager. See"Launch Manager" on page 55.

Easy-launchbutton

Default application

 

 

P

User-programmable

 

 

 

Acer Empowering Technology (user-programmable)

 

 

 

Internet browser (user-programmable)

 

 

 

Email application (user-programmable)

 

 

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Touchpad

The built-intouchpad is a pointing device that senses movement on its surface. This means the cursor responds as you move your finger across the surface of the touchpad. The central location on the palmrest provides optimum comfort and support.

Touchpad basics

The following items show 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 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.

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Function

Left button (1)

Right

Main touchpad (2)

button

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Execute

Quickly click twice.

 

Tap twice (at the same speed as

 

 

 

double-clickinga mouse

 

 

 

button).

 

 

 

 

Select

Click once.

 

Tap once.

 

 

 

 

Drag

Click and hold,

 

Tap twice (at the same speed as

 

then use finger on

 

double-clickinga mouse

 

the touchpad to

 

button); rest your finger on the

 

drag the cursor.

 

touchpad on the second tap

 

 

 

and drag the cursor.

 

 

 

 

Access

 

Click once.

 

context

 

 

 

menu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scroll

 

 

Tap the arrows to move up/

 

 

 

down.

 

 

 

 

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 harder will not increase the touchpad's responsiveness.

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Using the keyboard

The keyboard has full-sizedkeys and an embedded numeric keypad, separate cursor, lock, Windows, function and special keys.

Lock keys and embedded numeric keypad

The keyboard has three lock keys which you can toggle on and off.

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Lock key

Description

 

 

 

 

Caps Lock

When Caps Lock is on, all alphabetic characters typed are

 

in uppercase.

 

 

 

 

Num Lock

When Num Lock is on, the embedded keypad is in numeric

<Fn> + <F11>

mode. The keys function as a calculator (complete with the

 

arithmetic operators +, -,*, and /). Use this mode when you

 

need to do a lot of numeric data entry. A better solution

 

would be to connect an external keypad.

 

 

 

 

Scroll Lock

When Scroll Lock is on, the screen moves one line up or down

<Fn> + <F12>

when you press the up or down arrow keys respectively. Scroll

 

Lock does not work with some applications.

 

 

 

 

The embedded numeric keypad functions like a desktop numeric keypad. It is indicated by small characters located on the upper right corner of the keycaps.

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To simplify the keyboard legend, cursor-controlkey symbols are not printed on the keys.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Desired access

Num Lock on

Num Lock off

 

 

 

 

 

Number keys on

Type numbers in a normal

 

embedded keypad

manner.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cursor-controlkeys on

Hold <Shift> while using

Hold <Fn> while

embedded keypad

cursor-controlkeys.

using cursor-control

 

 

 

 

keys.

 

 

 

 

 

Main keyboard keys

Hold <Fn> while typing

Type the letters in a

 

letters on embedded keypad.

normal manner.

 

 

 

 

 

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Windows keys

The keyboard has two keys that perform Windows-specificfunctions.

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Key

Description

 

 

 

Windows key

Pressed alone, this key has the same effect as clicking on

 

 

 

 

the Windows Start button; it launches the Start menu.

 

 

 

 

It can also be used with other keys to provide a variety of

 

 

 

 

functions:

 

 

 

 

< > + <Tab>: Activates the next Taskbar button.

 

 

 

 

< > + <E>: Opens the My Computer window.

 

 

 

 

< > + <F1>: Opens Help and Support Center.

 

 

 

 

< > + <F>: Opens the Search Results window.

 

 

 

 

< > + <R>: Opens the Run dialog box.

 

 

 

 

< > + <M>: Minimizes all windows.

 

 

 

 

<Shift> + < > + <M>: Undoes the minimize all

 

 

 

 

windows action.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Application

This key has the same effect as clicking the right mouse

 

 

 

 

 

 

key

button; it opens the application's context menu.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hotkeys

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

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

Hotkey

Icon

Function

Description

<Fn> + <F1>

 

Hotkey help

Displays help on hotkeys.

<Fn> + <F2>

 

Acer eSettings

Launches Acer eSettings in Acer

 

 

 

Empowering Technology. See "Acer

 

 

 

Empowering Technology" on page 1.

<Fn> + <F3>

 

Acer ePower

Launches Acer ePower Management

 

 

Management

in Acer Empowering Technology. See

 

 

 

"Acer Empowering Technology" on

 

 

 

page 1.

<Fn> + <F4>

 

Sleep

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

Turns the internal touchpad on and

 

 

toggle

off.

<Fn> + <F8>

 

Speaker toggle

Turns the speakers on and off.

<Fn> + <↑>

 

Volume up

Increases the sound volume.

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Hotkey

Icon

Function

Description

<Fn> + <↓>

 

Volume down

Decreases the sound volume.

<Fn> + <→>

 

Brightness up

Increases the screen brightness.

<Fn> + <←>

 

Brightness

Decreases the screen brightness.

 

 

down

 

Special keys

You can locate the Euro symbol and the US dollar sign at the upper-centerof your keyboard.

The Euro symbol

1Open a text editor or word processor.

2Hold <Alt Gr> and then press the <5> key at the upper-centerof the keyboard.

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

The US dollar sign

1Open a text editor or word processor.

2Hold <Shift> and then press the <4> key at the upper-centerof the keyboard.

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Note: This function varies according to the language settings.

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Using Acer Bluetooth optical mouse

Your Ferrari 1000 notebook computer comes with a Bluetooth optical mouse and two AA batteries.

Installation

1On your computer, enable Bluetooth communication (see "Closed front view" on page 14) and open "My Bluetooth Places" bydouble-clickingon the Bluetooth icon.

2Turn the Mouse upside down; make sure the power switch is ON. Press and hold the "Bluetooth connection/pairing" button for three seconds. The Mouse is now in pairing mode and is ready to connect to your computer.

3From the menu bar, select "Bluetooth", and then "Bluetooth Setup Wizard".

4Select "I want to find a specific Bluetooth device and configure how this computer will use its devices". Then click" Next".

5From the drop-downmenu, select "Show mice, keyboards and joysticks", and then click on the "Search Again" button.

6The Acer mouse will be discovered. Click on the Acer mouse icon, and then click "Next".

7The services that are available from the device will be listed. Select" Bluetooth Mouse" and click "Finish".

8Wait while the Mouse is installed. This may take several seconds.

9Your mouse is now connected. Move your Mouse to verify the connection.

Usage

Use the Bluetooth mouse as you would a traditional mouse. For optimal performance, use a mouse pad. Using the Bluetooth mouse on a transparent or reflective surface will inhibit the ability of the optical sensor to track the cursor.