Acer Aspire ONE A110 Applications Manual

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  • Page 1: Aspire One Series

    Aspire one Series Application Manual...
  • Page 2 Serial number: ___________________________________ Date of purchase: ________________________________ Place of purchase: ________________________________ Acer and the Acer logo are registered trademarks of Acer Incorporated. Other companies' product names or trademarks are used herein for identification purposes only and belong to their respective companies.
  • Page 3: First Things First

    First things first We would like to thank you for making an Acer notebook your choice for meeting your mobile computing needs. Your guides To help you use your Acer notebook, we have designed a set of guides*: The Application Manual introduces you to the basic features and functions of your new computer.
  • Page 4: Safety Instructions

    Safety instructions Read these instructions carefully. Keep this document for future reference. Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the product. Turning the product off before cleaning Unplug this product from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners.
  • Page 5: Using Electrical Power

    Never push objects of any kind into this product through cabinet slots as • they may touch dangerous voltage points or short-out parts that could result in a fire or electric shock. Never spill liquid of any kind onto or into the product.
  • Page 6 When the operation time becomes noticeably shorter than normal, buy a new battery. Use only Acer approved batteries, and recharge your battery only with Acer approved chargers designated for this device.
  • Page 7: Replacing The Battery Pack

    The capacity and lifetime of the battery will be reduced if the battery is left in hot or cold places, such as in a closed car in summer or winter. Always try to keep the battery between 15°C and 25°C (59°F and 77°F). A device with a hot or cold battery may not work temporarily, even when the battery is fully charged.
  • Page 8: Additional Safety Information

    viii Additional safety information Your device and its enhancements may contain small parts. Keep them out of the reach of small children. Operating environment Warning! For safety reasons, turn off all wireless or radio transmitting devices when using your laptop under the following conditions.
  • Page 9: Vehicles

    Vehicles RF signals may affect improperly installed or inadequately shielded electronic systems in motor vehicles such as electronic fuel injection systems, electronic antiskid (antilock) braking systems, electronic speed control systems, and air bag systems. For more information, check with the manufacturer, or its representative, of your vehicle or any equipment that has been added.
  • Page 10: Mercury Advisory

    Electronics Equipment (WEEE) regulations, visit Mercury advisory For projectors or electronic products containing an LCD/CRT monitor or display: Lamp(s) inside this product contain mercury and must be recycled or disposed of according to local, state or federal laws. For more information, contact the Electronic Industries Alliance at
  • Page 11: Tips And Information For Comfortable Use

    ENERGY STAR sticker located in the bottom right-hand corner of the palm rest. As an ENERGY STAR partner, Acer Inc. has determined that this product meets the ENERGY STAR guidelines for energy efficiency. This product has been shipped enabled for power management: Activate display’...
  • Page 12: Finding Your Comfort Zone

    Finding your comfort zone Find your comfort zone by adjusting the viewing angle of the monitor, using a footrest, or raising your sitting height to achieve maximum comfort. Observe the following tips: refrain from staying too long in one fixed posture •...
  • Page 13 Developing good work habits Develop the following work habits to make your computer use more relaxing and productive: Take short breaks regularly and often. • Perform some stretching exercises. • Breathe fresh air as often as possible. • Exercise regularly and maintain a healthy body. •...
  • Page 15: Table Of Contents

    Work Files Settings For system security Setting your system password Using passwords for BIOS For advanced wireless connection setting Acer Communication Suite Aspire oneMail Messenger Using the keyboard Lock keys and embedded numeric keypad Hotkeys Special keys Frequently asked questions...
  • Page 17: Get To Know Your System

    Get to know your system The home screen makes it easy for you to access frequently used functions and manage your new Acer system. It provides access to the following utilities: Note: The following content is for general reference only. Actual product specifications may vary.
  • Page 18: Get To Know The Applications

    Get to know the applications Please refer to each application's help file for detailed information and instructions on use. Connect Browser: Surf the Internet for information and entertainment. • Messenger: Chat with friends and family who use today's popular chat •...
  • Page 19: Fun

    Contacts: Arrange your contacts for easy reference. • Calculator: Perform basic calculations. • Notes: Write quick, convenient little reminders. • Media Master: Enjoy audio-visual files and entertainment. • Photo Management: View and manage your photos. • Games: Play games to relax. •...
  • Page 20: Settings

    Settings Display: Adjust resolution, external display and screensaver settings for the • right look. Power Center: Adjust power settings to save energy. • Network Center: Connect to the Internet via LAN or wireless. • Audio: Adjust volume settings for the best sound. •...
  • Page 21: For System Security

    For system security You must set your password which is also known as system password. You may also set your BIOS password to enhance the system protection. There are 3 levels of password protection you may chose to enable or disable: Screen saver •...
  • Page 22: Using Passwords For Bios

    In the Query dialog box, type in and confirm your password in the appropriate boxes. Your password should have a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 12 characters. Click OK to set the password. Using passwords for BIOS Passwords protect your computer from unauthorized access. Setting these passwords creates several different levels of protection for your computer and data: Supervisor Password prevents unauthorized entry into the BIOS utility.
  • Page 23: For Advanced Wireless Connection Setting

    When the Supervisor Password is set, a prompt appears when you press • <F2> to enter the BIOS utility at boot-up. Type the Supervisor Password and press <Enter> to access the BIOS utility. • If you enter the password incorrectly, a warning message appears. Try again and press <Enter>.
  • Page 24 Select WLAN and click Next. Click Select.
  • Page 25 Choose the wireless access point you want to connect to and click Click Next.
  • Page 26 Check Connect after finish and select Finish. You are now connected, click Close to exit Connection Management.
  • Page 27: Acer Communication Suite

    Getting Started Welcome to Aspire oneMail Aspire oneMail is an email client application that is part of the Acer Communication Suite.. It provides simple ways to communicate with mail senders and mail recipients, and integrates the functionalities of RSS reader, contacts and calendar.
  • Page 28 If your account name does not exist, do the following: Enter your user name, e.g., my email. Select Incoming server type, e.g., POP3. Enter server name in the Incoming mail/Outgoing mail fields, e.g., Enter port of server in the port field, e.g., 110, 25. Enable SSL checkbox if the server needs SSL connection.
  • Page 29 Enter your user name, e.g., my email. Select Incoming server type, e.g., Domino Web Access (IBM Notes Web) Enter the Domino Web Access URL, e.g., memail.nsf. Press Next. Setup an account to access Microsoft Exchange webmail Select Tools -> Account... in the Aspire oneMail menu bar. Select Add...
  • Page 30 Download an attachment Click on a gray attachment icon to download an attachment individually, or select download all to download all attachments. Select Save to directory to save attachments to a user-specified directory. Write mail Press the New button to open mail edit view. •...
  • Page 31 Select Insert -> Picture to insert an image to your email. • Press the emoticons button and select an emoticon to insert to your email. • Search mail Enter key words or sentences in the Search field located on the right of the Aspire oneMail screen.
  • Page 32 Show mail from a single account Use the account selection combo box in mail list view to show mail from all accounts or mail from a single account. (Default will show mail from all accounts) Switch screen layout You can show/hide the folder list and preview pane by clicking on the Folder list and Preview button.
  • Page 33 prefer to send mail through a specific account, use the Set as default button to set the default mail account. Set mail filter Use filters to filter out unwanted email. You can setup filters by selecting one of the following options from Tools -> Filter...
  • Page 34 I want to receive all messages (no filters)... • If there are no filter settings in the Mail Filters window, then all mail will be received. I want to filter messages from a certain sender... • Click Add... to create a mail filter. Select Sender's address contains in the Condition field.
  • Page 35 enable this function, and select a time interval to check mail: 5 min., 15 min., 30 min., 1 hr., 4 hr., 12 hr., and 24 hr... Set day to automatically delete mail Select the feature in Tools -> Options... and the Options dialog will be shown. Toggle the check box before the Remove local messages after day(s) to enable this function, and set how many days received mail is kept.
  • Page 36 you toggle the check box before Don't add signature to Replies and Forwards, the signature will only be added only to new mail. Online chat with mail sender If you have added a contact using his/her email and IM address, an IM status icon is displayed on the mail list to indicate his/her online status.
  • Page 37 2.Right click the mail in mail list, and the Add sender to Contacts option will be shown on the popup menu. Contacts Add a contact Choose File -> New -> Contact from the menu bar Or, click the New button and select Contact from the pop-up menu Or, right-click on Contact List and select New contact from the menu.
  • Page 38 Fill out at least one of the following to create the contact: First name, Middle name, Last name, or Nickname. Set contact picture Open the Contact Editor page. Click the photo zone on the General page, and choose a contact picture in photo chooser Or, right-click the photo zone in General page, and select Change picture...
  • Page 39 Select the contacts/groups you want to move to another address book. Choose Edit -> Move to folder from the menu bar and select the destination address book from the submenu Or, right-click on Contact List, select the Move to folder option, and choose the destination address book from the submenu.
  • Page 40 To field of a new mail editor window. Chat to contacts • Log in to Acer IM. The IM status of the contact will be shown on Contact List. Select the contact you want to chat with. (The contact must have an IM account and be online) Choose File ->...
  • Page 41 A chat dialog with this contact will pop up. Import contact vCard • Choose File -> Import... Select the vCard you want to import from the vCard chooser dialog.
  • Page 42 Click Import and wait for the import to complete. The vCards you selected will be imported into the ACS Contact List and saved in the General address book. Export contact vCard • • Export selected contacts Select contacts/group you want to export. Choose File/Export selected...
  • Page 43 Double-click on day view, week view or month view - this will bring you to a New Appointment dialog. Enter your appointment subject. Enter your appointment location. Select which calendar folder to save the appointment. Edit the start and end time If you want to set the appointment to an all day event, you can toggle the all day event check box.
  • Page 44 Click the Save/Close button on the tool bar to save the appointment to your calendar. Create an event from the tool bar • Click the New button on the tool bar to open the New Appointment dialog. Enter your appointment subject. Enter your appointment location.
  • Page 45 Click the OK button to save recurrence rules to the appointment. Switch calendar views The Acer calendar displays day, week, and month view layouts for you to view calendar information. To switch calendar views, just click on the day, week, and month button on the calendar main page.
  • Page 46 Click date on the mini-calendar displayed at the bottom-left of the calendar to view a specific week. Month view • To use month view, click on the Month button on the calendar main page. The month view will show appointments for one month. Click the Previous or Next button on the calendar main page to view appointments from the previous or next month.
  • Page 47 Appointment Notification Modify the alarm time on the New Appointment dialog. The Acer Calendar provides the following values for you to set alarm time: None, 0 minutes, 5 minutes, 15 minutes, 30 minutes, 1 hour, 2 hours, 3 hours, 4 hours, 5 hours, 6 hours, 12 hours, 18 hours, 1 day, 2 days, 3 days, 5 days, 1 week and 2 weeks.
  • Page 48 If the calendar was imported successfully, a dialog will display a Congratulations message. Export iCalendar Acer Calendar provides two modes for exporting your iCalendar. Export all calendars to Calendar format • Click File -> Export all... the on application menu.
  • Page 49 Subscribe to an RSS feed Launch RSS Reader. (If you have launched the Email/Contact/Calendar application, just switch to RSS view) Press the ADD feed button. Enter the feed URL and press Next. RSS reader will start to verify the feed URL.
  • Page 50: Frequently Asked Questions

    After the verifying procedure is complete, RSS reader will start to receive updates from the new feed. Set full download mode On the feeds list, click your right mouse button. In the popup menu, choose Properties. In the Properties dialog, enable the Download full article as an .html attachment option.
  • Page 51 What mail access protocols does Aspire oneMail support? Aspire oneMail supports POP3, IMAP4, SMTP, Exchange 2000/2003 servers and Lotus Notes (Domino) R6.5/R7. For Exchange you will need Exchange Web Access capability enabled by your MIS. For Notes accounts you will need Domino Web Access with an official IBM mail template enabled by your MIS.
  • Page 52: Web Site

    Why does Aspire oneMail show the Notes account I added is not supported? You can use Aspire oneMail to receive messages via Domino Web Access only. Aspire oneMail supports the iNotes protocols which are the Domino Web Access R6 template in Lotus Domino Server R6.5 and Domino Web Access R6/R7 template in Lotus Domino Server R7.
  • Page 53: Messenger

    Messenger Get Started Welcome to Messenger Acer IM lets you log-in to multiple messaging services at the same time, making it easy for you to stay in touch. Click Add Account... to set up your accounts. Add an IM account Press Add account...
  • Page 54 Sign out Method 1: • Press Accounts -> Sign out (all) Method 2: • Press Accounts -> Account settings... Select the account you wish to sign out from. Click the Sign out button. Manage display information Press the icon area on the application main window. Choose an image file to use.
  • Page 55 Switch IM presence status Click on the status area. Choose a new status from drop down menu. Conversation Chat to contact Double click on a contact in contact list view to start a new chat window. Enter text in the input area.
  • Page 56 Press Enter on your keyboard or click the send button to send your message. Send an emoticon Click the insert emoticon tool button to expand the emoticon panel. Select an emoticon and click it to insert at cursor. Initiate a chat room To create a chat room from one-to-one chat, click Actions ->...
  • Page 57 Video Call To start a video call, click Actions -> Video -> Start a video call to send an invitation. Or, click the video tool button and press start a video call. When a contact invites you to start a video call, you can press accept to start, or reject to cancel the invitation on the pop up dialog.
  • Page 58 Show webcam video to contact To show your webcam video to a contact, click Actions -> Video -> Show my webcam to send an invitation. Or, click video tool button and press Show my webcam. When your contact invites you to share your webcam video, you can press accept to share, or reject to cancel the invitation on the popup dialog.
  • Page 59 Press Cancel to reject it or Accept to accept it. Use the file chooser to rename the file and select a directory you want to save the file in. Press Save to start receiving the file. You can press Stop to stop the file transfer at any time. Manage file transfer Press Tools on the top menu bar in the application main window or chat dialog...
  • Page 60 Press Ok. After the setting up conversation history, press Actions on the top menu bar in the chat dialog and select View history. You can enter keyword(s) in the search area. You can press Delete to delete the conversation history with this contact. Block messages from strangers Press Tools on the top menu bar in application main window.
  • Page 61 Press OK. Block a contact Choose a contact you want to block. Press Contacts in the menu bar. Press Block a contact. Delete a contact Choose a contact you want to delete from the contact list. Press Contacts in the menu bar. Make sure you really want to delete him/her, and press Delete Contact.
  • Page 62 Select a contact you wish to add to the group. View online contacts Press Contacts in the menu bar. Select Filter contacts. Press Online contacts only. Show all contacts Press Contacts in the menu bar. Select Filter contacts. Press Show all contacts. Show contact by IM account Press account switcher in the main window.
  • Page 63 Filter contacts Press Contacts in the menu bar. Select Filter contacts. Select the filter type: Show all contacts or Online contacts only. Emoticon Save an emoticon Right-click on your contact's custom emoticon. Press Add to save the emoticon. Modify the keyboard shortcut of the emoticon and add it to your favorite emoticons list.
  • Page 64 server is not supported (this function was added in MSN 8.1 and 8.5.) • Shared folders, voice clips, sending handwritten messages, winks, shared backgrounds, games, remote help and other add-on features are not supported. If your friends are using Yahoo! Messenger: You can use the Aspire one Messenger to have text chats, transfer files and share webcam.
  • Page 65 Use the on-line update mechanism to check for a new Aspire one Messenger version. Why can't Messenger sign in to my IM services? This may be due to the following reasons: Account error. Please double check the account and password. •...
  • Page 66: Using The Keyboard

    Using the keyboard Aspire one Your has a close-to-full-sized keyboard and an embedded numeric keypad, separate cursor, lock, function and special keys. Lock keys and embedded numeric keypad The keyboard has three lock keys which you can toggle on and off. Lock key Description Caps Lock...
  • Page 67: Hotkeys

    Hotkeys The computer employs hotkeys or key combinations to access most of the computer's controls like screen brightness and volume output. To activate hotkeys, press and hold the <Fn> key before pressing the other key in the hotkey combination. Hotkey Icon Function <Fn>...
  • Page 68: Special Keys

    Special keys You can locate the Euro symbol and the US dollar sign in the upper-center and/or bottom-right of your keyboard. The Euro symbol Open a text editor or word processor. Hold <Alt Gr> and then press the <5> key at the upper-center of the keyboard.
  • Page 69: Frequently Asked Questions

    Frequently asked questions The following is a list of possible situations that may arise during the use of your computer. Easy solutions are provided for each one. I turned on the power, but the computer does not start or boot up. Look at the power indicator: If it is not lit, no power is being supplied to the computer.
  • Page 70: Recovery Disc

    It is important to back up all data files before you use this option. Press the power button to turn the system on. Press F2 during the Power-On Self-Test (when the Acer logo is displayed on screen after bootup) to enter BIOS Setup. Select the Boot menu.
  • Page 71: Requesting Service

    Place your proof-of-purchase in the flap located inside the front cover of the ITW passport. If the country you are traveling in does not have an Acer-authorized ITW service site, you can still get in contact with our offices worldwide. Please consult
  • Page 72: Regulations And Safety Notices

    Regulations and safety notices FCC notice This device has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.
  • Page 73: Laser Compliance Statement

    Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme a la norme NMB-003 du Canada. Declaration of Conformity for EU countries Hereby, Acer, declares that this notebook PC series is in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC. (Please visit for complete documents.)
  • Page 74: Lcd Pixel Statement

    LCD 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. Radio device regulatory notice Note: Below regulatory information is for models with wireless LAN and / or Bluetooth only.
  • Page 75: The Fcc Rf Safety Requirement

    LAN Mini PCI Card built in to the screen section and all persons. Note: The Acer wireless Mini PCI adapter implements a transmission diversity function. The function does not emit radio frequencies simultaneously from both antennas. One of the antennas is selected automatically or manually (by users) to ensure good quality radiocommunication.
  • Page 76: Canada — Low-Power License-Exempt Radio Communication Devices (Rss-210)

    This device is restricted to indoor use due to its operation in the 5.15 to 5.25 GHz frequency range. FCC requires this product to be used indoors for the frequency range 5.15 to 5.25 GHz to reduce the potential for harmful interference to co-channel Mobile Satellite systems.
  • Page 77: Lcd Panel Ergonomic Specifications

    Class IV 85.0° Illuminance level: • α [250 + (250cos )] lx where Color: Source D65 • Ordinary LCD: Class I • Protective or Acer CrystalBrite • Class III Both • • • Class II α = 85° ™ LCD:...

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