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I'm looking for clarity, simplicity.

As I'm a user not an expert I prefer a readily available GUI (I'll use ppas but prefer the software centre).

Similarly I will use terminal but prefer a brief explanation of each command I am executing, both so I can learn and keep an eye on what I'm doing.

Referencing some Ubuntu documentation is always great, because, lets face it, the documentation can be pretty hard to find.


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accepted How to stop Thunar being default file browser
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answered Upgrade Linux Kernel to 2.6.39.1?
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awarded  Tumbleweed
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comment How to stop Thunar being default file browser
Nope! I restarted after running the commands but Thunar continues to muscle out Nautilus. Testing things just for a few minutes doesn't show any chages at all. I suppose that is both good and bad!
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comment How to stop Thunar being default file browser
No you can't. That is a seriously lame and half baked tool which only allows setting Web Browser, Mail Reader, Multimedia Player, Terminal Emulator and 2 Accessibility settings. Why one needs 4 tabs to do 6 things beats me as being design madness.
Jun
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asked How to stop Thunar being default file browser
Jun
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comment Internet extremely slow on a Ralink 2501USB
Given the variation between the times of your connection, the use of flash and your relatively poor connection anway these two tests look so similar as to be no indication of one OS working differently than the other. Whatever you do (as suggested in the wise responses below) just don't get your hopes up for any miraculous fix.
May
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comment Unable to resume if suspended for more than 20 minutes on a Dell Inspiron N5010
Ditto, (not sure exactly 20 min) on pretty powerful PC, ignored it because OSs in general are hopeless at resuming.
May
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comment Danger of overlay scrollbar in Natty
Unfortunately Canonical haven't fully grasped that true design puts usability above all else and pretty as the overlays are, and as rarely as most of us use scrollbars because of the ubiquity of the wheel, the overlay scrollers have a multitude of problems.
May
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comment How to take screenshots of sections of the screen?
Excepting that it is partially broken in Unity because it lays a blue overlay over the image captured.
May
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comment Selective screenshot using <Super>+Button1 is Overlayed with blue color
Bump.Annoying problem for a great simple tool.
May
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answered How to enhance the transparency of the Unity 3D launcher?