turning off webcam

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    TAYLORONE

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    We have never had a webcam, so sorry for the dumb question: how do you turn if off (to conserve power, as suggested) and then turn it on? Can you refer me to a general guide for using webcams? thanks.
     
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    barrie

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    Hi TAYLORONE,

    Are you using the internally built in Acer webcam or a USB peripheral, also are running Windows or Linux?
     
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    Windows XP, and yes I am referring to the internal Webcam.
     
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    AFAIK cameras are not turned on until an appilcation calls them up. At least, in XP.
     
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    Same with Linux, so no battery consumption you have to initiate webcam use.
     
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