QuickTip: make more of the screen

If you want to make more of the EEE’s 7″ screen, you’ll have already followed the tips about using the AutoHider add-on to FireFox. But what about the OS in general? Well, if you select Launch / Control Center / Control Center, and then Display / Panel/Tasbar / Panel, you can select the Hiding tab.

If you select the lowest radio button in the top frame, “Allow other windows to cover the panel“, your word processor, email application etc will be able to benefit from the full screen. Of course, you’ll want a way of accessing the panel again, so, the checkbox below should be ticked – I have it set to “Bottom Edge“, so, all I need to do to bring up the panel is touch the bottom of the screen with my cursor, and, there it is…

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2 Responses to QuickTip: make more of the screen

  1. Richard says:

    But where do I find ‘Launcher’? Sorry to ask such a basic question.. 🙂

  2. p1ip1i says:

    Are you in “EasyMode” with the tabs? If so, you will need to add the Launcher button manually – http://wiki.eeeuser.com/howto:icewmstartmenu#enabling_the_icewm_start_menu_in_easy_mode

    Personally, I’ve just enabled Advanced mode instead, and then have the machine boot directly into this – complete desktop environment in 35 seconds 🙂

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