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bio website joshuataillon.com
location Washington, DC
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I'm a graduate student in Materials Science and Engineering at University of Maryland College Park. I use Ubuntu regularly and am always looking for ways to improve my (and others'!) user experience.


Feb
20
comment How do I force fullscreen flash playing on a multi-monitor setup using libpepflashplayer.so?
For the life of me, I can't get this command to work via .desktop file. The code works great when launching via CLI, but for some reason doesn't work from the desktop launcher. Any ideas?
Dec
17
awarded  Popular Question
Oct
28
awarded  Yearling
Oct
11
comment How to automatically unlock private SSH key?
That's certainly true, but hopefully there is some sort of encryption on the disk or at least on /home/user. If not, I agree that it's a pretty significant vulnerability, but that's typically the tradeoff for convenience, no?
Jun
19
comment How to control order of device loading during startup?
any idea what I'd be looking for in here? I searched for psmouse, but that isn't there. I assume it's something in udev, but I don't really understand how udev works quite yet...
Jun
19
asked How to control order of device loading during startup?
Apr
19
awarded  Necromancer
Jan
9
awarded  Revival
Nov
22
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
20
answered How to convert image to CMYK in GIMP?
Oct
28
awarded  Yearling
Sep
28
comment Transmission dependencies are not in repository
@chocobai, if you go into synaptic and search for transmission-common, highlight it, and then go to the 'Package' menu and choose "Force version..." If I selected 2.61 for that, I was able to install transmission-common as well as transmission-gtk
Sep
28
comment Transmission dependencies are not in repository
There is still some sort of dependency problem here. In order to reinstall transmission, I had to pin my version of transmission-common to 2.61, which sort of defeats the purpose of upgrading in the first place...
Aug
30
awarded  Necromancer
Aug
15
comment How do I change the keymap of a single device (Logitech presenter)?
Just wanted to add to this answer that you can zero in on what "eventX" your keyboard might be by running /lib/udev/findkeyboards. That will list all the currently attached keyboards so you don't have to try so many. The logitech r400 showed up as "USB keyboard: input/event11" for me.
Aug
2
answered Youtube Videos are Playing in Fast & Slow motion in Chrome & Firefox respectively
Jul
23
comment Set a specific theme for root launched applications
What folder do you mean exactly by /PathToRootTheme/? You mean the one that was originally downloaded?
Mar
20
comment Windows keep moving as if I did ALT+Click
@Mr.Pixel, I know when I had a problem with my touchpad, I was able to fix most of the annoyances with using the xf86-input-synaptics driver package. With this installed, if you call man 4 synaptics, you'll get lots of information about how the whole package works, which might be able to lead you to a solution for your particular problem. It sounds like the issue is that a "wide" touch (can happen if you have big fingers or use the side of your thumb) gets read as multiple touches. I remember seeing somehow that you can change this threshold, but I don't remember exactly where
Mar
19
comment Windows keep moving as if I did ALT+Click
@Mr.Pixel, I should have been a little clearer. I meant that is sounds like it's more of an issue with the touchpad drivers than with a window manager or something like that. synclient is good for showing you what's currently registering on your touchpad, and can change settings for you as long as you follow the specs
Mar
19
awarded  Self-Learner