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    Question Basic help needed after installation

    Hello

    To begin with, I am not that new to Ubuntu at all, it is just that I haven't used it for a year or two.

    Considering the fact that only a few things are like they were back then, I must ask:
    - How do I turn off my touchpad when mouse is connected ?

    - How do I change startup applications ( I found it under System Settings, but the window ?
    Some other questions might be added to this thread later on, but I guess that's all for now.

    Thanks in advance!

    ** I am using Ubuntu 11.10.
    Last edited by Minimal Internet; January 29th, 2012 at 08:30 PM.

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    Re: Basic help needed after installation

    For the touchpad depends from the computer. Usually is fn-F8 or something like this.
    In 11.10 to open the startup applications, push the upper-right wheel and it's the third option. If you like to add a new application, keep the window open and then drag and drop inside the icon of the application, from the dash (upper-left wheel)

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    Re: Basic help needed after installation

    Ok For the mouse open terminal from the applications bit. Then type
    Code:
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:atareao/atareao
    then enter, then type
    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
    and enter, then
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install touchpad-indicator
    and enter. Once that is done launch Touchpad-indicator from the Unity Dash and click on the touchpad icon in the system tray in the top right hand corner. Then click prefrences and tick disable touchpad when mouse plugged.

    For the startup applications press alt-f2 and type
    Code:
    gksudo gnome-session-properties
    if that doesn't work type
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install gnome-session-properties
    in terminal then run
    Code:
    gksudo gnome-session-properties

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    Re: Basic help needed after installation

    Quote Originally Posted by BC59 View Post
    In 11.10 to open the startup applications, push the upper-right wheel and it's the third option. If you like to add a new application, keep the window open and then drag and drop inside the icon of the application, from the dash (upper-left wheel)
    What ?

    Quote Originally Posted by rgreener25 View Post
    Ok For the mouse open terminal from the applications bit. Then type
    Code:
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:atareao/atareao
    then enter, then type
    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
    and enter, then
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install touchpad-indicator
    and enter. Once that is done launch Touchpad-indicator from the Unity Dash and click on the touchpad icon in the system tray in the top right hand corner. Then click prefrences and tick disable touchpad when mouse plugged.

    For the startup applications press alt-f2 and type
    Code:
    gksudo gnome-session-properties
    if that doesn't work type
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install gnome-session-properties
    in terminal then run
    Code:
    gksudo gnome-session-properties
    Touchpad indicator seems to be doing exactly what I was looking for, but startup applications window is still empty.

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    Re: Basic help needed after installation

    Quote Originally Posted by Minimal Internet View Post
    Touchpad indicator seems to be doing exactly what I was looking for, but startup applications window is still empty.
    Then you have no startup applications

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    Re: Basic help needed after installation

    You didn't explain for what you need the startup applications. You like to add or remove something?
    The startup applications folder is in etc/xdg/autostart
    If you like to remove an application run:
    gksu nautilus and reach the folder through root nautilus to make changes.

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    Re: Basic help needed after installation

    Quote Originally Posted by BC59 View Post
    You didn't explain for what you need the startup applications. You like to add or remove something?
    The startup applications folder is in etc/xdg/autostart
    If you like to remove an application run:
    gksu nautilus and reach the folder through root nautilus to make changes.
    Sorry for not explaining what I need from the very beginning.
    /etc/xdg/autostart contains what was supposed to be in Startup Applications ( for example, I want to turn off Bluetooth manager, Visual Assistance, etc. ), but how do I turn something off without completely deleting it ?

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    Re: Basic help needed after installation

    Quote Originally Posted by BC59 View Post
    You didn't explain for what you need the startup applications. You like to add or remove something?
    The startup applications folder is in etc/xdg/autostart
    If you like to remove an application run:
    gksu nautilus and reach the folder through root nautilus to make changes.
    no offence. but why do it like that when you can run
    Code:
    gksudo gnome-session-properties
    and just click add and type in the command

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    Re: Basic help needed after installation

    Quote Originally Posted by rgreener25 View Post
    no offence. but why do it like that when you can run
    Code:
    gksudo gnome-session-properties
    and just click add and type in the command
    If only I could ..
    Startup Application Preferences contains only GNOME Login Sound. Where are the rest ?

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    Re: Basic help needed after installation

    Please follow my instructions above.

    @rgreener25 if you like to understand what I mean open the etc/xdg/autostart to see where are the startup applications.

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