However, I recently was able to open up the Aspire 3680 European BIOS revision 3508 - the most recent, and the one I'm currently using - in the Phoenix BIOS Editor, and discovered that there is indeed a (hidden) "Advanced" tab, with all kinds of options that I would find useful.
Does anyone here know what key combination unlocks the Advanced tab on Aspire series laptops? I tried Alt-F4, which I'd heard works on some, but all I got was the "Please wait" message in the BIOS splash screen followed by a normal boot from the hard drive.
And if there is no working key combination - how could I unlock the option using the Phoenix BIOS Editor?
(If anyone wants to take a look at the BIOS in the Editor or similar software, I'll post a link to the 3508 BIOS revision...)