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May
5
comment Use Linux commands on windows directories through ssh
And let's not forget its SSH cousin, SFTP! Works the same way, except over SSH.
May
4
comment Unity Dash shows up while drag-n-dropping a selection in GTK apps
Think it qualifies as a bug. I've made a few such papercut bug reports myself, they are important. Bug reports go here bugs.launchpad.net/unity
May
4
comment How do I change the Super key dash shortcut menu
That's not what he asked. He wants to know how to replace the preset quick choice apps on opening dash.
May
4
comment No Firefox (internet) icon in dash
Think he means the quick choices that come up when you just press super. Mine is for some reason set to Chrome, although Firefox is my preferred browser (and has been set that way for a long time).
May
4
comment Is it a good idea to selectively upgrade software from newer releases?
yes, supposedly it's the linux kernel itself suffering power usage regressions.
May
3
comment Is it a good idea to selectively upgrade software from newer releases?
There's always classic Ubuntu, in 11.04, that doesn't use Unity. You just set it when you log in, it'll remember it. I also noticed a sharp decrease in battery time in Natty, so if you run it on a laptop, that's something to consider.
May
2
comment Unity Super + D shortcut doesn't work
That is odd, the keyboard shortcut works on my machine. I upgraded from 10.10. You should be able to find the appropriate action in keyboard shortcuts in the Control Center (my laptop is packed away atm, can't check).
May
2
comment Navigate within folders in Unity
Not a proper answer so I just make it a comment, but you could just install gnome-do and give it a new keybinding (super being occupied by Unity).
May
2
comment How to change the icons of multiple files from terminal?
Is that launcher icons, or the default icons for filetypes, based on the file endings?
May
2
comment Ubuntu Sofware Centre does not download packages when connected to Cisco VPN
Also accept your own answer.
Apr
23
comment Why pressing the left arrow key in MonoDevelop's code editor panel changes the panel focus instead of moving the cursor?
Turned me off MonoDevelop so fast.
Apr
17
comment How do I install phpStorm?
@Hailwood it should =) Please accept the answer if there's nothing else.
Apr
2
comment Building a new rig: will a 9800 GT work well for my needs?
Use the 9800GT myself, with the proprietary drivers, never had a problem. Both WoW and Minecraft work fine =) In fact, Dragon Age 2 runs with max graphics (no AA) as well, I only tested that in Windows though.
Mar
29
comment Some “For purchase” apps not visible in software centre
I seem to remember that if there's only a 32bit version, users of 64 bit Ubuntu will not see it in the list and vice versa.
Mar
25
comment How can I set access to mounted TrueCrypt volumes, and how can I dismount them on logout?
Not very well experienced with TrueCrypt, but by default the folder volumename would be accessible by world. chmod o-x volumename would revoke access. However, that should probably stop you from reading it too =) You would need to change ownership too, chown d3vid:d3vid volumename. Still, not sure if it would do what you want. If you need help resetting those changes, just ask.
Nov
15
comment How to detect and remove a Linux trojan?
iirc ClamAV only searches for Windows malware
Nov
7
comment Why does removing Firefox install another browser?
If "sudo apt-get remove firefox" does not remove Firefox, you shouldn't remove Firefox. Something depends on it.