I have two power questions regarding mint on my notebook, I'd appreciate whatever help that can be offered. I also have a miscellaneous question as well.
First, using the FN+Up/Down Arrow adjusts the backlight intensity, but it adjusts it in leaps so it's only about three steps (lowest, middle, highest). With the screen brightness panel app I can adjust it to a much finer gradient, is there a way to the steps taken using the FN+Arrow keys?
Second, in power management the lowest I can set computer or screen sleep is 11 minutes. The slider can't go left any more. Can I set these lower since I usually do 5 min on screen on battery to extend battery life?
For the third miscellaneous question, is there a way to have the touchpad temporarily deactivate when typing? It's synaptics. This is without disabling tap click, I like the feature and hope there is a "suspend tap while typing" setting like in windows.
This is all using the live CD to evaluate whether I want to install it onto the HD and clear up space for a partition. These are really the only hookups so far, I'm surprised it got the media keys and everything.