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things you might want to do with F8

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* disable synaptic (if you have a laptop)

 

to do this as root edit this file

 

vi /etc/X11/xorg.conf

 

and rem out the first line with Synaptics in it

 

# Xorg configuration created by pyxf86config

Section "ServerLayout"
	Identifier	 "Default Layout"
	Screen	  0  "Screen0" 0 0
	InputDevice	"Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
	InputDevice	"Synaptics" "CorePointer"

 

so it looks like this

 

# Xorg configuration created by pyxf86config

Section "ServerLayout"
	Identifier	 "Default Layout"
	Screen	  0  "Screen0" 0 0
	InputDevice	"Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
#	   InputDevice	"Synaptics" "CorePointer"

 

save the file with :wq

 

then restart X (ctrl_alt_backspace)

 

now when you are using the touchpad in firefox or whatever you'll be happy to notice that your webpages dont jump back/forward for no apparent reason (so annoying).

 

* change the font size !

 

when I installed this on a laptop with 1280x800 lcd, the font size was crisp and clear and BIG, very big compared to even F7, so I wanted to make it a bit smaller, to do so click on System, preferences, look and feel, appearance, then click on the fonts tab. I changed the values from point size 10 to 8 for all listed options, I also selected the LCD smoothing option.

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Nice!. Maybe this is why the mouse pointer just disappears while I'm happily typing away. Seems to go off to never never land. I have to find it and bring it back 'over here'. I'm going to give this a try. Pretty freakin' annoying....

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