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Nov
14
comment Where is “open with…” in Nautilus?
You will need to fix up the MimeType and other settings to match the file types you want to associate. Also, you will probably need to restart Nautilus (try typing nautilus -q in a command line to quit, then open it again).
Oct
23
comment Getting the word count of a pdf document in Evince
Whatever file is used to define the document could be considered "source code", and Evince is the machine that executes the code. It's unfair (and impossible) to ask the source code editor (e.g. a text editor) to determine what the output of the execution will be, so let's just look at the output (i.e. the rendered image/text in Evince/poppler). Implementation in Evince would be useful to me since I'm "coding" my papers in a language-agnostic text editor and use Evince (via Pandoc and pdflatex) to "run" my source. Only at the end can we be certain what made it through. Consider commented code.
Oct
23
suggested suggested edit on Getting the word count of a pdf document in Evince
Oct
22
comment Getting the word count of a pdf document in Evince
Evince is not strictly a "viewer". Creating and viewing and editing a document is clearly a bigger workflow than just "edit" and then "view". Regarding the question: Evince currently allows copying select text. That's not strictly a "view" role. Evince is in a great position to find out resulting word count since it's the final "renderer" of what we actually read (or send to publisher). It already has a way to identify rendered whole words (try double-clicking a word!). I'd love Evince to provide this in the "File->Properties" box. It already tells me the page count (based on rendering).
Oct
17
revised How can I change the Gedit keyboard cursor / caret to a block instead of a bar?
Added use of the term "caret".
Oct
17
asked How can I change the Gedit keyboard cursor / caret to a block instead of a bar?
Oct
17
comment gedit scroll area stops short of the screen - am I missing something?
BTW, this does not seem to be a problem using Gedit in Unity Ubuntu 14.04. Can't say what's going on in Xubuntu, though.
Sep
25
comment How do I start applications automatically on login?
In Ubuntu 14.04, I don't see those options in the system menu in the upper right.
Sep
24
comment Default themes are gone, windows look ugly
This seems to uninstall the ubuntu-desktop package. Is that right or okay?
Sep
24
comment Can my xubuntu installation be converted to standard Ubuntu?
Would there be any conflicting daemons or startup scripts by having both ubuntu-desktop and xubuntu-desktop (regarding 14.04) installed?
Aug
19
suggested suggested edit on how to delete windows?
Jul
24
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Jul
18
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Jul
17
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Jul
17
revised Which tasks in “Scheduled Tasks” (gnome-schedule) use anacron versus cron?
Added meta-question to original question.
Jul
16
asked Which tasks in “Scheduled Tasks” (gnome-schedule) use anacron versus cron?
Jul
16
answered Conveniently schedule a command to run later?
Jul
16
comment Scheduled task with at command (6AM)
Have you seen Ubuntu's Scheduled Tasks gui?
Jul
16
answered Crontab Instances
Jul
16
comment Crontab Instances
I think cron, crontab, at, and anacron are all a bit too broad to be Ubuntu-specific. Go to the Unity Dash (or similar) and look for "Scheduled Tasks"