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Jun
30
revised Brightness goes down for the whole screen, when windows with dark backgrounds are enlarged
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Jun
30
answered Brightness goes down for the whole screen, when windows with dark backgrounds are enlarged
Jun
27
answered PyGTK: Opening Links in Default Web Browser
Jun
24
revised Where does Gnome Color Manager store the ICM or ICC files?
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Jun
24
answered Where does Gnome Color Manager store the ICM or ICC files?
Jun
24
comment How to install Bastion from .sh file?
Most of these installers (including the Bastion one) actually do not need to be run as root. They place files in special parts of your home folder instead of in system-wide places. There is an option to install in a system place, in which case the installer will need escalated privileges (and it might ask for that on its own, depending on how shiny and new it is).
Jun
23
revised Using .add() on the same widget more than once
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Jun
23
revised Using .add() on the same widget more than once
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Jun
23
comment Using .add() on the same widget more than once
A good way about this is if you tinker with Glade. You'll get a good feel for what's possible, at least, and how things tend to look. Once you start working with containers that do layout, there are some little details to keep in mind like halign and valign (Gtk.Align.FILL makes a widget take up as much space as it has available, rather than just what it needs), hexpand and vexpand, widget padding and column / row spacing. The C documentation is really handy for all of this, too :)
Jun
23
revised Using .add() on the same widget more than once
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Jun
23
answered Using .add() on the same widget more than once
Jun
23
comment How to stop nautilus managing desktop in unity
Yes, this setting is stored with gsettings, so you can access it using a tool called dconf-editor or with this command: gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.background show-desktop-icons false
Jun
23
comment How can I get Onboard (the screen keyboard) to stop launching every time I log in?
Kopkins, for that problem, see my answer. (It's an option in Onboard Settings that gets turned on unexpectedly). Uninstalling solves it too, of course :)
Jun
23
revised How can I get Onboard (the screen keyboard) to stop launching every time I log in?
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Jun
23
answered How can I get Onboard (the screen keyboard) to stop launching every time I log in?
Jun
23
comment How can I get Onboard (the screen keyboard) to stop launching every time I log in?
When you say that Onboard starts every time you log in, do you happen to mean it appears when you are unlocking the screen? (Because that's an issue I have encountered, but it might not be what you're having).
Jun
22
answered How to disable auto-maximize windows in GNOME?
Jun
21
comment How to disable auto-maximize windows in GNOME?
There is no lightdm window manager. (lightdm drives the login screen). Do you perhaps mean Compiz or Metacity? When you log in to GNOME Classic, do you choose just "GNOME Classic" or "GNOME Classic (no effects)"?
Jun
19
comment Cannot use sudo from live CD
Ah yes, indeed that is true. I must be mixing it up with something else. (Or maybe that's how it once worked and I'm living in the past?). I'll just delete that comment to clear up any confusion. Sorry about any trouble :)
Jun
18
comment Enable smooth scrolling for mouse wheel
Many computer mice use smooth mouse wheels (without clicks). For example, just about any Logitech mouse over $40 has a "frictionless" scroll wheel. The complete possibilities are usually not realized in software, but the hardware is certainly capable — at least in terms of mechanics. Logitech has driver software that handles smooth scrolling on Windows, but I'm not sure how well it works or if it works for every model. These could still have limitations in what information they send to the computer. It would be interesting to know for sure :)