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Civil Engineer (although no one ever knows what that is...) and collector of interesting skills living in Guildford, Surrey (in the UK). Currently 25 years of age, reasonably well travelled and always looking to do something constructive in what little spare time I collect, although I wouldn't say no to a drink.

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revised Simpler ALT-TAB in Unity
Corrected my own english.
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May
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comment Simpler ALT-TAB in Unity
@ChrisConway I've had a look and updated the answer, as much as I can. Leave another comment if there's a behaviour change you can't get to work.
May
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revised Simpler ALT-TAB in Unity
Update for Ringtail.
May
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comment How do I create a restore disk?
That's a pretty brave thing to do there!
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comment What should I do when Ubuntu freezes?
A note for new users about KMS: As a general rule, if you're using a binary driver (probably if you have an nVidia graphics card, and sometimes if you've got an ATI card) you're video driver is not using KMS.
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Dec
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comment Is PyGTK still relevant?
On a note specifically about Qt: PySide and PyQt are both very similar libraries to link python to a Qt interface. The main difference between them is licensing (i.e. Pyqt does not allow you to release your code under the LGPL license) and the namespace (e.g. import PySide or import PyQt). I'm making this point as PyQt has a lot more tutorials and screencasts which are likely to help you on your way, but PySide is more preferable as it has a PPA, a less restrictive license, and is officially supported.
Dec
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comment Is PyGTK still relevant?
The Qt equivalent of Glade is Qt4 Designer. In Python you typically construct the interface, and then load it as class. For simple applications you can actually draw it all up in your own code, but for more complex GUI's it's easier to use a program like Qt Designer which will generate the code for you. Then all you need write is the code connecting the GUI events to your functions.
Dec
4
comment Installed Ubuntu 11.10 alongside Windows 7 - getting grub> menu on boot
This is beginning to get a little too beyond my knowledge of grub; I have three final suggestions though: 1 - Try installing using the alternative CD (I've seen comments about this being successfully used on HP Laptops at least [ ubuntu.com/download/ubuntu/alternative-download ]. 2 - Have a look around ubuntuforums.org (This site is good for quick questions, but I think you're more likely to find someone who's an expert in grub rescue on there,) and 3 - Have a look at installing using Wubi. - Good luck!
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revised Is PyGTK still relevant?
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