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Sep
16
comment What is the “keyring” or “keychain”?
If you're concerned about any of this, the app Erigami mentions lets you tighten this a little more. You can temporarily lock a keyring or change its password so you always have to unlock it separately at login, for example. You can find those options if you right click a keyring in the Passwords list.
Sep
16
comment What is the “keyring” or “keychain”?
To clarify on the “doing it right” part, the particular feature it does is one-way encryption, so your passwords under the keyring are all encrypted and the only way to decrypt them is to enter a password. That would be a real pain if you had to do it for every application, but it's really the only way to be sure. Normally the step of unencrypting your keyring happens invisibly in Ubuntu, because the password you enter to log in is the same as your keyring password.
Sep
16
asked Where is the user's profile picture stored in Gnome 3?
Jun
13
awarded  Commentator
Jun
13
comment What is Unity going to do about Application menus?
No problem, thanks. I'll head over there then :)
Jun
10
answered How to stop Orca from running when I open sound preferences?
Jun
9
asked What is Unity going to do about Application menus?
Apr
4
comment How do I theme the maximized window buttons with Unity?
Aha, thank you for the link! :)
Apr
4
accepted How do I theme the maximized window buttons with Unity?
Apr
3
asked How do I theme the maximized window buttons with Unity?
Mar
29
awarded  Enlightened
Feb
16
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
30
awarded  Critic
Jan
24
answered Syncing apt-get installations between multiple computers
Jan
20
answered High resolution CLI?
Jan
20
comment Why can't I hear audible pings?
Yep, here is your bug report: bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/compiz/+bug/537703
Jan
20
comment Why can't I hear audible pings?
This is likely a Compiz bug. If you disable Desktop Effects, you will probably hear the pings.
Jan
20
comment Meta package / quick reference for command line string manipulation tools?
Oh, wonderful! Thanks, Lekensteyn. For some reason I never thought to check where sort came from. And I just learned something else: you can use yelp to show man pages, and it does a pretty good job. Searching for info:coreutils gives a document with all the sections laid out very nicely, so I can continue to convince my fear reflex that I'm not using the scary command line :b
Jan
20
accepted Meta package / quick reference for command line string manipulation tools?
Jan
14
asked Meta package / quick reference for command line string manipulation tools?