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Commodities are tools which are run as background processes affecting system behaviour.

Commodities are typically started with no GUI, so cannot be usually be shut down by accessing a menu or using a shortcut key. Exchange (the Commodity Manager tool) is used to start and stop individual commodities and access their interface to adjust settings.  


  Exchange is the commodities manager. This allows the user to monitor which commodities are running, manage their behaviour and settings, and activate, deactivate or remove individual commodities. Exchange can also be quite useful for accessing applications whose windows have been 'hidden'. 

Notes: Also available though Ambient RMB > Utilities > Exchange.



Master audio hardware controls: output volume, recording levels and mixing. Volume and recording level controls available through individual applications are scaled within these global settings. 

Notes: Output volume control is also available through the 'volume' screenbar.


  Allows disabling or repurposing the Caps Lock key (useful for limited keyboards, eg iBook).   


  Allows Right Mouse Button (RMB) to be emulated by using the left mouse button whilst holding a qualifier key (qualifier key(s) can be configured). Particularly useful on Apple laptops, or when using a single-button Apple mouse. 

Notes: Shiftclick can be activated during installation from the welcome screen by clicking on the image of the one-armed mouse.