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  • I've got those 3 button mice from SGI as I was working with Indy's and O2's. I also have keyboards. Those are real good quality!

    Yesterday, I tried to right click and somehow, nothing happened. At first I thought maybe it was X going banana, but trying again and restarting did not change anything. I reset my KVM too, just in case. Still nothing.

  • Several times, you may have been creating views and wondered: how the heck could I add a link to my node Edit page, or if you are like me, my node Outline, Track, Convert pages on top of the Edit page.

    This is actually pretty easy.

    To your fields, add a Node: Nid then click the Add button at the bottom.

    In the setup of the field, select Rewrite the output of this field and enter the text of the link as it should appear (i.e. 'Edit' or 'Convert'.)

  • Often, when one writes a game, one wants a specific resolution to make sure that the game works as expected. Zoomed out textures may not look as nice and the speed could be affected too (drawing 1280x1024 pixels instead of 640x480 is more than 4x higher and all video boards won't be as fast as required in this case). Under MS-Windows you can ask the system to change resolution (size & depth) with a call to ChangeDisplaySettings().

  • That took me forever because I could not find the place where my Unity icons where to edit them in order to add the necessary LC_TIME definition. This being said, it's relatively easy except that you have no real control over the exact formt, only the locale.

    So...

    I created a file named starter under my thunderbird folder, if you don't have such (because you're using the stock version of thunderbird) then you may want to create a bin folder as in:

    mkdir ~/bin

    The starter file is just a text file with a shell script like this:

    #!/bin/sh
    LC_TIME=en_DK.utf8
    export ...
  • Under X-Windows, I use the QWERTY keyboard because I'm so used to it. But once in a while I want to write something with an accent or a special character. To do that I use the compose key. In my case the compose key is the Caps Lock key. So I push the Caps Lock once, and then two other keys to get the character I want. For example, the c with a cedilla is c with a comma: ç.

    The following is the content of the Compose file available on Linux Ubuntu (/usr/share/X11/locale/en_US.UTF-8/Compose):

    # UTF-8 (Unicode) compose sequence
    # by David.Monniaux
    #
    
    # Part 1 - Manual ...
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  • As I upgraded from Ubuntu 10.04 to 11.04, I got a bit of a surprise... many system windows started using a new type of scrollbar that is pretty much unusable (at least it slows down my production time on my desktop.)

    Yes, these invisible scrollbars (which they call Overlay Scrollbar) are... invisible. Now you have to hover the mouse at the right place to get arrows that you can grab and move up and down. Oh! Did I say that you have to however in one place and these arrows, on purpose, appear AWAY from your mouse? This means you need to then move the mouse over those arrows before you can

  • At some point in time, I upgraded Ubuntu and my Gnome Keyring stopped working. So each time I do ssh I have to enter the password at the prompt and that's a bit annoying after a while (depends how much I access the servers, obviously.)

    I read many threads ZERO of them gave me an answer I want to hear. All of them speak of things that do not make sense in that situation. So I tried to install a brand new clean 14.04 server + ubuntu-desktop and guess what... Gnome Keyring is installed and everything makes me think that is is correctly installed (I get the correct SSH_AUTH_SOCK value) and ...

  • As I upgraded to Ubuntu 13.10, I noticed that I lost the option to turn off the color when printing.

    Looking around all the available options, no one to make it black and white (although the old option was saying something like: Color: Off; it was somewhat weird.)

    Now that option is completely gone. There is no way for me to turn off my HP Printer color when I am in Acrobate or LibreOffice. I searched on the Internet to see whether that was just HP trying to get you to use colors on your printer or whether the option was available... somewhere else.

    Indeed, I had to go to the System ...

  • Argh! It happened again and I just couldn't remember the key strokes. And it's hard to find the docs about it so I write my own right here. What's all that about?!

    In X11, when you inadvertendly hit "Num Lock" on your keypad while you're holding the Shift key down, you actually turn ON this special Keypad feature: the Keypad becomes a mouse!

    Hit Shift + NumLock again, and you get out of that mode (i.e. a toggle)

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