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May
26
comment Is there an application that does nested note taking?
@redcodefinal: To be on the safe side, you could always test with some non-critical files and see how it's handled.
May
26
comment Is there an application that does nested note taking?
@redcodefinal: I guess that's really up to the internals of the OS, and I don't know the details there. But my guess is no, based on the fact that I currently do this with my home directory, redirecting it to a data partition, and even though my /home partition is quite small (~450 MB) I have no problems writing files that are several GB in size, suggesting that they are written directly to the symlinked destination.
May
25
answered Is there an application that does nested note taking?
May
23
comment Disable Unity edge effects when running VirtualBox in fullscreen
I've noted an interesting workaround: When I press the Windows key, both Ubuntu and Win8 catches it, resulting in the start menu being showed but focus being on the Unity launcher (which is still invisible, since I'm in fullscreen). Pressing the Windows key again closes the launcher and gives back focus to the guest OS - but this keypress isn't forwarded to Win8. So by pressing it twice in a row, I'm effectively pressing it once in Win8. I still haven't worked out how to get things like the right-side bar working properly, but this is a great improvement.
May
21
comment Disable Unity edge effects when running VirtualBox in fullscreen
@mreq: Yes, <Right Control>+<F> in my case (the default). My previous assumption about being related to the Unity launcher opening on the windows key doesn't seem to be the entire truth, either - when it does happen, things don't work, but it doesn't seem to explain the entire behavior (i.e. it happens other times as well, and sometimes the windows key works perfectly in the guest OS).
May
21
comment Disable Unity edge effects when running VirtualBox in fullscreen
@mreq: I've worked some more on this, and I've noted that this almost always seems to be related with the windows key triggering the Unity launcher - when that happens, the guest OS loses some or all focus, and everything stops working. I can usually get it working again by closing the launcher, pausing and unpausing the virtual box, but this severely impedes my workflow...
May
21
comment Disable Unity edge effects when running VirtualBox in fullscreen
@mreq: Alt-tab works, windows key has started to work, escape works. Actually, most things work most of the time now. However, lower left corner keeps trigging the workspace switcher.
May
21
comment Disable Unity edge effects when running VirtualBox in fullscreen
@mreq: This didn't help, unfortunately. Right before I tried I experienced the most annoying misbehavior yet: I've bound bottom left corner to the workspace switcher in Unity. When I reached for the Start menu (bottom left), the workspace switcher was triggered, but the cursor was still locked in the guest window, so the only thing I could do was to select it and try again...
May
21
comment Disable Unity edge effects when running VirtualBox in fullscreen
@Takkat: I really would like to get this working in Unity - I'm all for the eye candy ;) I've found that it sometimes works and sometimes not, so apparently there's some setting that I inadvertently keep turning on and off again. In other words, it is possible - if I can just figure out which setting I'm meddling with, what it should be, and how to stop meddling with it.
May
21
comment Disable Unity edge effects when running VirtualBox in fullscreen
There seems to be some setting I'm missing - I can't even press Alt+F4 and get it forwarded to the guest OS. In Windows 8, not being able to use a keyboard shortcut like that one really is a showstopper... Not even Escape is working.
May
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asked Disable Unity edge effects when running VirtualBox in fullscreen
May
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awarded  Yearling
May
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awarded  Nice Question
May
12
comment Create PDF from Inkscape SVG without destroying fonts and effects
@Glutanimate: I wrote the text in a font in white color, and then created the color shift by creating a white and a blue rectangle, grouping them, and then applying the rectangles and the text as a mask. Except for that, I haven't done anything "effect-y" with this text.
May
12
comment Create PDF from Inkscape SVG without destroying fonts and effects
inkscape --version gives me Inkscape 0.48.4, after first printing the warning message (inkscape:19694): Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: "pixmap", a bunch of times. It was installed from the default repositories in Ubuntu 13.04. As for the pdf, I suppose there might be other problems as well (the font seems off, for example), but I would guess they are ultimately related.
May
12
asked Create PDF from Inkscape SVG without destroying fonts and effects
May
9
comment Make Shotwell list events by year instead of by month
Acutally, a version where it only shows all the events, sorted by name, is also fine. Maybe even better.
May
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asked Make Shotwell list events by year instead of by month
May
3
comment apt-get update fails to find some mirrors
Thanks for your help! This helped me rule out some of the possible error causes, but it didn't solve my problem - please see my update.
May
3
comment apt-get update fails to find some mirrors
Thanks for your help! This helped me rule out some of the possible error causes, but it didn't solve my problem - please see my update.