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Take control of the ASUS Eee Linux PC launcher

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One of the hottest gadgets of 2007 – with no sign the trend is abating – was the super-portable ASUS Eee, putting Linux in the hands of the masses at minimal cost. It's user interface is great for new users but power users might want more punch. Here's how to take full control.

The key is the config file for the simple graphical window manager used by the ASUS Launcher program, which provides the interface. Now, it's possible to change the Eee to have an 'advanced' mode – which I've discussed in the past – but today I want to focus on retaining the bold, friendly basic mode but giving it more pizazz and grunt and tailoring it to your specific needs.

Press CTRL + ALT + T to open a terminal window; copy the file /opt/xandros/share/AsusLauncher/simpleui.rc to your own home folder via the following sequence of commands:

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