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Function Button issues

Not really much of a problem as it is a convience issue. I no longer use windows media player as my default audio player, and i was curious on how to set iTunes as the default for the media buttons on the keyboard.

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Re: Function Button issues

As 24seven suggests the ACER utility should enable you to change the hotkey function, it is called the 'acer launch manger' and when you open it up it gives options to browse for the programme you wish the button to open.

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Re: Function Button issues

If you have programmable keyboard media buttons, then there should be an ACER windows utility that allows you to set the feature for each button. if not installed, then go to ACER website and search for your model then available system utilities

Posted on May 25, 2007

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