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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
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
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?
Jul
16
comment Scheduled task with at command (6AM)
Have you seen Ubuntu's Scheduled Tasks gui?
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"
Jul
11
comment What wireless mice work well with Ubuntu?
@Oxwivi : Can you cite at least of the reports you've seen? It would be helpful to see what they say exactly. Thanks
Jul
7
comment Microsoft Explorer Touch Mouse compatibility
Is this a "smooth", "pixel-perfect", "stepless" scrolling in Evince or Gedit or gnome-terminal? Thanks!
Jul
6
comment How can I configure a Logitech M705 to use stepless scrolling?
@jasmines Please explain why this works, what it does, and whether it is specific to the Logitech M705 or solves the analogous question for other mice. Thanks!
Jul
2
comment Higher precision (smoothness) touchpad scrolling
Furthermore, using Firefox 30: my touchpad does not do the kind of smooth scrolling you're looking for, at least on Ubuntu 14.04. Even enabling "smooth scrolling" in FF does not change the large jumps; it only makes in shift smoothly between the mouse event jumps, rather than scrolling by how much I moved my finger.
Jul
2
comment Higher precision (smoothness) touchpad scrolling
FYI: On my laptop touchpad (built-in "AlpsPS/2 GlidePoint"), I get the smooth scrolling you're talking about when I move my finger up and down the right edge in Gedit and Evince. (On Ubuntu 14.04.)
May
21
comment Gedit warning: GtkScrolledWindow is mapped but visible child GtkScrollbar is not mapped
If it's a fixed bug at the time of this answer-post (17 May 2014), then wouldn't have standard software updates of ubuntu fix it by this comment (21 May 2014)? It seems that there is a bug in the software updates related to this because a re-installation of the same version overlay-scrollbar solved the problem. Weird!
May
9
comment make ctrl+t open a new (chrome) tab when outside of chrome
@LennartRegebro Good point. Indeed, the original poster's own keyboard might have special dedicated application keys that could be reassigned to Jobin's clever script. Sometimes there is even a "www" key that already maps to starting a web browser window/tab (as was the case on my old Sony Vaio that had Ubuntu installed). These require stretching the fingers a bit more from the main typing area, but I think muscle memory would work after using them a few times.
May
8
comment Update-manager does not show all updates
Synaptic (package manager that uses apt-get) will also show you as able to mark upgrades when the Software Updater says the computer is up to date as well.
May
8
comment Resetting XFCE Panels to default settings?
Regarding the permanence of rm: Non-power users should be encouraged to use the trash-cli package programs to send things to the trashcan, which can then be recovered or deleted forever later. After installing (sudo apt-get install trash-cli), you can simply call trash files-or-dir-to-send-to-trashcan and then go to the Trash later to restore it if you need to.
Apr
29
comment When will Firefox have pixel-perfect scrolling in Ubuntu?
Funny there was no mention of the most obvious and earliest examples of pixel-perfect scrolling and panning in Apple Mac or iPod or iPhone.
Apr
18
comment Can and should UDF be used as a hard drive format?
@EliahKagan So if ntfs-3g is "free", then why hasn't Apple included it to allow r/w support for NTFS?
Apr
16
comment How to install cuttlefish in Ubuntu 13.04
Is there an alternative to cuttlefish for taking actions or running scripts for various events?