How to Work a Webcam on an Acer Laptop

Written by matt browning
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Communicating across town, to the next state or even across the globe has become increasingly easier with the advent of new technology, such as webcams. Laptops and netbooks like ones made by Acer feature a built-in webcam that you can use to take pictures and video chat with friends and family around the world. Working a webcam on an Acer laptop is very easy.

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  1. 1

    Take pictures independent of communications software on the Windows version of the netbook by using the webcam without connecting to networking software. Click the "Windows Start" menu and click "Acer Crystal Eye webcam" in the Programs list. The webcam application should open and the camera should produce an initial warm-up image. Use the buttons on the control panel to adjust image size or take photos.

  2. 2

    Use the Instant Messenger program on the Acer Linux-based laptop or netbook to work the webcam. The Acer Instant Messenger program is available in the Connect folder on the Acer laptop's desktop screen.

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    To send and receive live video and pictures using your webcam on an Acer laptop, work the webcam through individual communications software, including Skype, Windows Messenger, Yahoo Messenger, AOL Instant Messenger, or Google Video Chat. Open your selected communications software program and click the webcam button to work your webcam.

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