Some Xubuntu (Xfce) tweaks

I have been using Xubuntu for around a month now on my ThinkPad and thought I would share some of the tweaks/fixes I use.

This is a very tip of the iceberg post so if you have questions please fell free to ask.

Xubuntu install "must haves" -
Aptitude install the following(keep in mind this is my notebook)
Powertop, ACPItool, htop, rar, OOo Writer, xubuntu-restricted-extras


Mount NTFS drives at boot

Create mount point and place it in /media
ex. sudo mkdir /media/yourMount

List partitions with 'sudo fdisk -l' select the partition to mount
ex. /dev/sda5 5100 9729 37187608+ 7 HPFS/NTFS

Edit /etc/fstab as super user and add lines for your ntfs partion(s)
/dev/sda5 /media/yourMount ntfs-3g defaults,umask=007,gid=46 0 1

Reboot or mount -a

Unbind Windows key as a modifier

Create a file called .Xmodmap in your home directory.
vim .Xmodmap

Add this line:
remove mod4 = Super_L
*Same applies for Super_R also if you have it.

Go to Settings -> Settings Manager -> Keyboard -> Shortcuts tab

Create a new "Theme" Give it a name and and now map the Super_L to the shortcut of your liking. I use it for a Terminal.

If I get some more time I will put up some more information.


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