December 6, 2008 at 8:48 pm #159860siryakMember
Ok I have got my new Samsung NC10 here. What I was wondering is how much of this Samsung software is really necessary? Should I keep it all or can it all go? Also one last question is how do you turn off the multi-touch? I am finding it being more of a problem than helpful. Any help would be greatly appreciated.December 7, 2008 at 10:05 am #174104jezMember
The touchpad can be configured in Control Panel -> Mouse
What to keep? Depends what you need! I have kept it all to be honest. I don’t see a massive reason not to as there is nothing there killing the use of my NC10!
If you have personal preferences for battery management etc then just replace as needed. If you don’t then imo just leave it all there. Sometimes bundled software can be useful and actually Samsung have forced very little bloat upon us 🙂December 7, 2008 at 10:51 am #174109grantmasteMember
I’ve actually been wondering about the same thing. I have so many icons in the taskbar, it’s getting ridiculous. Some of the software. Can we actually use the magic keyboard program rather than just having it take space?
I do have to agree, besides the ones that I simply don’t know yet, I actually see some seemingly useful ones.December 7, 2008 at 11:42 am #174107adatay92Member
AFAIK the magic keyboard program (whilst it appears useless) makes the Function keys on the keyboard work.December 7, 2008 at 3:40 pm #174105FreddyMember
I also thought before that the Magic Keyboard program was essential for the Fn-keys to work, but it seems I have been wrong. I have uninstalled it and Fn-keys still work. The Magic Keyboard program seems to be quite useless, it can not be configured and what it does is beyond me….
So I would uninstall Magic Keyboard and also McAffee Antivirus and use something else.
The only essential programs I found was the Samsung Battery Manager. What I have done is uninstall the the two programs mentioned and also removed the graphic utilities from startup using msconfig. You can also hide the trayicons for bluetooth and the graphic utilities if you want.
Using Start – Run – msconfig
I would recommend that under the Startup-tab you keep the following:
The rest are items you can uncheck.December 7, 2008 at 5:30 pm #174108siryakMember
So I would uninstall Magic Keyboard and also McAffee Antivirus
Oh McAffee was the first thing to go out of the box lol. I can’t believe people actually pay to have that on their computers!December 7, 2008 at 8:25 pm #174106FreddyMember
Update: Uninstalling Magic Keyboard does not affect the Fn-shortcuts for brightness, volume etc. But some functions (that I myself does either use or need) is shortcut for Fn+F8 (Battery manager), Fn+F7 (Magic Doctor) and also the 1,2,3 etc. on the j,k,l keys.December 8, 2008 at 2:17 am #174110grantmasteMember
If Magic Keyboard is only there for the battery manager and the magic doctor shortcuts, it’s not worth having on the tray in my opinion. 1, 2, 3 for Fn + j, k, l doesn’t even work with magic keyboard program intact. You have to press Fn and the numlock key in order to use the number keys, which I think is pretty lame.
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