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Old 05-08-2009, 06:20 PM   #1
islingtonred
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turning right click back on for Acer one linpus advanced screen


I've just changed the setting to stop using the right click to bring up the advanced screen and use the centre button instead.Then after that I realised I didn't have a centre button its the track. so I plugged a mouse in that has a centre button and used that but all that brings up is workspace 1 +add workspace which I've worked out is the same as pressing the right and left buttons together on the track. I've looked in settings but the tab i changed is not there.I've managed to find a .config file called mousepadrc and it says 0.2.13
600
400
Monospace 12
0
0
0
0

Do I have to change something here or is there a command to use in terminal.
These are great machines I just got mine after getting my girlfriends kids a couple at christmas and now i can't get to anything I've downloaded. if you can point me in the right direction that would be great.
 
Old 05-10-2009, 03:14 AM   #2
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If you don't have a 3-button mouse, you can emulate the 3rd button by adding a line to /etc/X11/xorg.conf (add it in the mouse section):

Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"

The emulation works by pressing both mouse button together. To check if the emulation is working try to copy-paste some text: just mark some text by dragging the mouse pointer over it (no need to press ctrl+c) and then press both mouse buttons together to see that the text is pasted.

I don't know if this helps you, but I couldn't understand your problem better. If you need more help - please try to be clear on what setting you changed and why you can't change it back anymore. The setting MUST still be there...
 
Old 05-10-2009, 08:31 AM   #3
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Talking

I managed to find the file but it is a read only file
there is a line that says
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
for mouse0
I then tried the cut and paste how you said and it worked so i already have that option on even though it says no?

What I am trying to do is get the advanced screen back on. it usually comes up with a click of the right mouse button. now on the advanced screen you have access to a lot more settings than the basic linpus settings button. I stupidly changed the access to advanced screen setting from right mouse click to centre mouse click(which doesn't work with the aspire one built in mouse pad or my trust 3 button mouse) so even though my mouse pad is working as a three button mouse(it does the cut and paste as you described)I cannot access the advanced screen. I have also tried rerunning

The Linpus Linus is using Xfce, so use
xfce-setting-show
to get the Xfce Settings Manager.

Click on Desktop to get to the Desktop preferences and choose the Behavior tab.

Now mark under Menus the Show desktop menu on right click option and close the window.

This setting will allow you to bring up the normal desktop menu when you right click somewhere on the desktop. The Desktop Menu contains much more options than the limited user interface on the Aspire One.

that is the option i have changed from right click to centre button and it won't work and you can only change the setting by getting the advanced screen up or finding the file (i think) with the show menu on centre click and changing that to show menu on right click

all i get when i rerun xfce-settings-show is

user@localhost home]$ su
Password:
[root@localhost home]# xfce-settings-show
bash: xfce-settings-show: command not found
[root@localhost home]#

So any pointers to the file that i have to change would be great.
Thanks for the help so far this is a steep learning curve but fun
I haven't enjoyed myself so much on a computer since I had a sinclair spectrum and I was rich then and could afford the 48K model. oh happy days
 
Old 05-12-2009, 03:11 PM   #4
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What a numpty just looking through my post again and I see I start calling the command xfce-setting-show and further down i have been talking about xfce-settings-show guess which one i have been using. god ive learnt my lesson the bash_history helped me as well.
 
  


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