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    Disabling a webcam in Quantal

    Hey there. I have a new Lenovo p500 with Quantal installed (finally, as of this morning!) that I'm dual booting with the pre-installed Windows8. My last computer had a labelled FN key on the keyboard for shutting off the installed webcam, but this model doesn't appear to. I wonder if the GUI for 12.10 (Quantal) has an option to turn off/on the internal webcam (it's on according to Cheese) because taping a piece of paper over it feels tacky and imperfect as a solution.

    Thanks!

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    Re: Disabling a webcam in Quantal

    Are you worried that people might be taking pictures of you?

    I have an HP G62 laptop with a webcam, and a small LED turns on if the webcam is being used. I assume that there is nothing similar with the Lenovo?

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    Re: Disabling a webcam in Quantal

    Not specifically, but that someone could bothers me. This question is a bit moot as I had to reformat my computer to get windows to work again and so deleted all of the work I did with Ubuntu on this computer. But, it's a new system and 12.10 and Windows 8 are both new OS's

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