Acer Chromebase 24 User Manual

Acer Chromebase 24 User Manual

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  • Page 1 User’s Manual...
  • Page 2: Register Your Acer Product

    2. Open and select your country. 3. Select Support > REGISTER A PRODUCT. 4. Sign up for an Acer ID or sign in if you already have an Acer ID. Register your Acer product After we receive your product registration, you will be sent a confirmation email with important data.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of contents - 3 A B L E O F C O N T E N T S Register your Acer product ......2 How to create documents ......19 Manage your registered products ....2 Finding your documents......19...
  • Page 4: Getting Started

    4 - Getting started E T T I N G S T A R T E D Turn on your Chromebase On the Chromebase, the power button is located at the lower-left corner of the screen. A "welcome" screen will appear when the Chromebase first boots up.
  • Page 5: Browse As A Guest

    Getting started - 5 Browse as a guest You can also use the Chromebase without a Google Account by selecting Browse as a Guest. Sign in to your Google Account If you already have a Google Account, enter your username and password in the sign-in box that appears and select the Sign in button.
  • Page 6: Your Acer Chromebase Tour

    6 - Your Acer Chromebase tour O U R C E R H R O M E B A S E T O U R Now that you are done setting it up, let us show you around your new Acer Chromebase.
  • Page 7: Left View

    Your Acer Chromebase tour - 7 Left view Icon Item Description Accepts Secure Digital (SD ™ cards. card reader ™ Note: The card reader uses one card at a time. USB 3.0 port with power-on/standby Connect to USB devices. charging...
  • Page 8: Rear View

    8 - Your Acer Chromebase tour Rear view Icon Item Description Webcam Adjusts the angle of the webcam. adjustment tab Connects to USB devices. If a port is black it is USB 2.0 USB ports compatible, if it is blue it is also USB 3.0 compatible.
  • Page 9: Using The Vesa Mount

    Your Acer Chromebase tour - 9 Using the VESA mount Your Chromebase can be fitted with an optional VESA-compatible mount that allows you to mount it on a wall. 1. Use a paperclip to detach the two-piece VESA cover on the back of your Chromebase.
  • Page 10: Keyboard (Optional)

    10 - Keyboard (optional) E Y B O A R D O P T I O N A L Your Chromebase system may include a dedicated Chrome OS keyboard. Function keys The dedicated function keys each have a specific function, such as screen brightness and volume.
  • Page 11: The Chrome Os Desktop

    The Chrome OS Desktop - 11 O S D H R O M E E S K T O P Window controls Shelf Window controls 9 10 11 Number Description Goes Backward and Forward in the current web browsing sessions’s history (closing and reopening the Chrome browser begins a new session).
  • Page 12: Shelf

    12 - The Chrome OS Desktop Number Description Maximizes the window to take up the entire screen. Click again to return window to previous position. Also, select and hold to display a left and right arrow next to the icon. These neatly align the window to take up half the left side of the screen or the right side, respectively.
  • Page 13: Status Area

    The Chrome OS Desktop - 13 Status area The Status area enables you to see vital computer information at a glance, such as the time and Wi-Fi signal strength. Tap the Status area to display a box with more options. Icon Description Icon...
  • Page 14: 14 - Apps & Extensions

    14 - Apps & extensions & P P S E X T E N S I O N S You can enhance your Chromebase with extra web applications (apps, for short) and features for the browser (also known as extensions). Apps work like regular software programs for desktop computers, except they run entirely on the web.
  • Page 15: Pin An App To The Shelf

    Apps & extensions - 15 3. Tap and hold the app you want to remove. 4. Select Remove from Chrome... or Uninstall. Note Some apps such as the Chrome web browser cannot be uninstalled. Pin an app to the shelf 1.
  • Page 16: Creating A New Document

    16 - Apps & extensions app, select the Files icon in the apps list, or use the keyboard shortcut <Alt> + <Shift> + <M>. This user manual uses Google Drive and Files interchangeably when giving instructions regarding accessing files. Creating a new document 1.
  • Page 17: Enable Offline Access To Google Drive Files

    Apps & extensions - 17 5. Drag-and-drop the files to My Drive. Enable offline access to Google Drive files You can access files stored on your Google Drive while offline, but first you must enable offline access: 1. Select the Launcher icon. 2.
  • Page 18: Youtube

    18 - Apps & extensions YouTube YouTube is a video-sharing website on which users can upload, share and view videos. You can access it by doing the following: 1. Select the Launcher icon. 2. Select All Apps (or type "YouTube"). 3.
  • Page 19: Chrome Os Tips And Tricks

    Chrome OS tips and tricks - 19 H R O M E T IP S A N D T R I C K S Your Chromebase is a new type of computer that works somewhat differently than what you may be used to, so you might like to know how easy and useful things are when using it.
  • Page 20: How To Share Documents With Other Users

    20 - Chrome OS tips and tricks 3. Select the Google Drive icon. 4. Select My Drive (or whatever sub-folder you’ve created to put your files in). Since your files are saved in Google Drive, they are saved online and available anywhere you have internet access.
  • Page 21: How To Listen To Music

    Chrome OS tips and tricks - 21 How to listen to music 1. Press the Search key on your keyboard or tap the search icon. 2. Select All Apps (or type "Play Music"). 3. Select Play Music Note Play Music may not be available in all countries and regions. Google Play’s current list of country availability for apps and digital content, visit https:// For other streaming apps like Pandora, Spotify, Rdio, Deezer and...
  • Page 22: Working With Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, And Powepoint) Documents

    22 - Chrome OS tips and tricks Working with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Powepoint) documents Open and edit Microsoft Office files using Google’s office compatibility mode 1. Press the Search key on your keyboard or tap the search icon. 2.
  • Page 23: Opening Microsoft Office Files Using Microsoft's Office Online Apps From The Chrome Web Store

    Chrome OS tips and tricks - 23 Opening Microsoft Office files using Microsoft’s Office Online apps from the Chrome Web Store Another option for working with Microsoft Office files is to use Microsoft’s own free web-based Office Online tools. You can download the Word Online, Excel Online, and PowerPoint Online apps from the Chrome Web Store (you’ll need to create a Microsoft account if you don’t already have one).
  • Page 24: Google Drive

    24 - Chrome OS tips and tricks 4. Use the app like you normally would. It’ll update and send your emails the next time you log on to the internet. Google Drive Important Any changes you make to a current document or any document you create while offline are saved locally on your computer and will not be seen if you open the document from Google Drive on another computer or device.
  • Page 25: Settings

    Settings - 25 E T T I N G S Use the settings menu to adjust the various options for your Chromebase. To access the settings menu do the following: 1. Select the Status area of the shelf in the lower-right corner of the screen (where your account picture appears).
  • Page 26: Customizing Appearance

    26 - Settings To change the time zone: 1. Select the Status area of the shelf in the lower-right corner of the screen (where your account picture appears). 2. Select Settings. 3. Select Show advanced settings... 4. Scroll down and select the drop down box next to Time zone. Customizing appearance Customizing the wallpaper 1.
  • Page 27: Updating Chrome Os

    Settings - 27 To learn more about Google Cloud Print and how to set up your printer, reference Google’s Chromebase Help find comprehensive information on this topic. To access Chromebase Help, do the following: 1. Press the Search key on your keyboard or tap the search icon. 2.
  • Page 28: Reseting Your Chromebase

    Do not modify your Chromebase’s hardware yourself. Doing so will cause the update function to no longer work. Please get in touch with your dealer or an authorized service center. Visit to find an authorized service site. Reseting your Chromebase...
  • Page 29: Help

    Help - 29 E L P Online and offline help Additional help is available both online and offline. Chromebase Help is installed on your Chromebase and doesn’t require internet access. It covers basic troubleshooting as well as more detailed information about Chrome OS and using your Chomebase.
  • Page 30: Information For Your Safety And Comfort

    30 - Information for your safety and comfort N F O R M A T I O N F O R Y O U R S A F E T Y A N D C O M F O R T Safety instructions Read these instructions carefully.
  • Page 31 Information for your safety and comfort - 31 • Slots and openings are provided for ventilation to ensure reliable operation of the product and to protect it from overheating. These openings must not be blocked or covered. The openings should never be blocked by placing the product on a bed, sofa, rug or other similar surface.
  • Page 32 32 - Information for your safety and comfort Using electrical power • This product should be operated from the type of power indicated on the marking label. If you are not sure of the type of power available, consult your dealer or local power company. •...
  • Page 33 Information for your safety and comfort - 33 Product servicing Do not attempt to service this product yourself, as opening or removing covers may expose you to dangerous voltage points or other risks. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Unplug this product from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified service personnel when: •...
  • Page 34 34 - Information for your safety and comfort out. When the operation time becomes noticeably shorter than normal, buy a new battery. Use only the approved batteries, and recharge your battery only with the approved chargers designated for this device. Use the battery only for its intended purpose.
  • Page 35: Radio Frequency Interference

    Information for your safety and comfort - 35 Radio frequency interference Warning Warning! For safety reasons, turn off all wireless or radio transmitting devices when using your laptop under the following conditions. These devices may include, but are not limited to: wireless LAN (WLAN), Bluetooth and/or 3G.
  • Page 36: Vehicles

    36 - Information for your safety and comfort Technology Research. Persons with pacemakers should do the following: • Always keep the device more than 15.3 centimeters (6 inches) from the pacemaker • Not carry the device near your pacemaker when the device is switched on.
  • Page 37: Emergency Calls

    Acer's ENERGY STAR qualified products save your money by reducing energy cost and protecting the environment without sacrificing features or performance. Acer is proud to offer our customers products with the ENERGY STAR mark. What is ENERGY STAR? Products that are ENERGY STAR qualified use less energy and...
  • Page 38: Tips And Information For Comfortable Use

    38 - Information for your safety and comfort guidelines set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Acer is committed to offering products and services worldwide that help customers save money, conserve energy and improve the quality of our environment. The more energy we can save through higher energy efficiency, the more we reduce greenhouse gases and the risks of climate change.
  • Page 39 Information for your safety and comfort - 39 If you have these symptoms, or any other recurring or persistent discomfort and/or pain related to computer use, consult a physician immediately inform your company's health safety department. The following section provides tips for more comfortable computer use.
  • Page 40 40 - Information for your safety and comfort • Adjust the display brightness and/or contrast to a comfortable level for enhanced text readability and graphics clarity. • Eliminate glare and reflections by: • placing your display in such a way that the side faces the window or any light source •...
  • Page 41: Regulations And Safety Notices

    Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme a la norme NMB-003 du Canada. ECLARATION OF ONFORMITY FOR COUNTRIES Hereby, Acer, declares that this PC series is in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC. OMPLIANT WITH USSIAN REGULATORY CERTIFICATION...
  • Page 42 42 - Regulations and safety notices PIXEL STATEMENT The LCD unit is produced with high-precision manufacturing techniques. Nevertheless, some pixels may occasionally misfire or appear as black or red dots. This has no effect on the recorded image and does not constitute a malfunction. ADIO DEVICE REGULATORY NOTICE - Note: Below regulatory information is for models with wireless LAN and / or Bluetooth only.
  • Page 43 Regulations and safety notices - 43 3. An improper installation or unauthorized use may cause harmful interference to radio communications. Also any tampering of the internal antenna will void the FCC certification and your warranty. — L (RSS-210) ANADA POWER LICENSE EXEMPT RADIO COMMUNICATION DEVICES (RSS-102) XPOSURE OF HUMANS TO...

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