Blender on a laptop?

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Post by billo »

I am running it on a Toshiba 5205-S703 and it works great. The only odd things are Linux-related, and the fact that there is no middle mouse button on my touchpad. It's a little bit of a hassle to have to hit two keys and two touchpad buttons and move my finger on the touchpad at the same time (though I manage).


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Post by SirDude »

If you goto the options menus and select
View and Controls
Then make sure Emulate 3 Buttons is turned on.
Then you can use alt-left mouse button to
middle click.

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Post by arangel »

All notebook users must live without a NUMPAD, righ? Is there any missing keys on the keyboard that are really useful?

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Post by slikdigit »

2 things: most laptops have a special key (function/fn) that allows, among other things emulation of the numpad. I got used to it and it works well. The other: get the extended warrenty offered for your laptop. You will almost certainly need it, and the first time you have to fix the thing it will cost more than the warrenty- even for simple stuff ( I speak from hard-learned experience)
Just changing the cmos battery on a laptop is near impossible, on mine, you have take out the motherboard to do it.

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Post by matt_e »

Mac laptop users may also find 'uControl' and/or 'FnSwitch' useful. They are downloadable System Preference panes that let you reverse the use of the Fn key, so you can use the F1-F10 keys directly, rather than having to hold down Fn. You can access the volume control, screen brightness etc. by holding Fn.

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