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Average Ubuntu user on a dual boot (WinXP/Ubuntu) machine who rarely boots to windows.


Jul
17
comment How to efficiently send text entered on the command line to the system clipboard without using the mouse?
It's not perfect as it selects everything, but hitting Alt-E to bring up the Terminal Edit Menu and then Select All will select the text for copying. Another thing in terminal that may work better is that you can scroll through previous commands by simply using the up/down arrows.
Jun
16
comment Is it possible, in Xubuntu 14.04, using Nautilus, make it auto-mount USB and such as soon as it's plugged and show in the notification area?
What is selected under System Settings / Details / Removable Media?
Jun
16
comment How do I prevent Xubuntu 14.04 from turning off when listening to music?
Check out Screensaver Control and see if it will do what you need.
Apr
19
comment How to sort the indicators
This applies to the system indicators only, not added app indicators, correct?
Mar
2
comment How to correct Google Earth's “invalid HTTP request” notice?
This worked for me too. Reminds me that sometimes manually installed programs need to be updated.
Mar
2
comment Change Primary monitor
"Until Ubuntu Brainstorm Idea #17526 becomes a reality" Just a note that this link is no longer live.
Feb
15
comment What Application Indicators are available?
Does this ppa not work with 13.10?
Feb
12
comment How to change permissions of a hdd partition to suit PLEX
Possible duplicate of askubuntu.com/questions/395291/…
Feb
1
comment Is there any way to save files when switching to a different version of Ubuntu?
@MrVaykadji Actually it would be 3 upgrades. 12.10, 13.04 (which has reached End of Life) and 13.10. The easiest solution would be to wait until 14.04LTS comes out and then it's a straight upgrade from 12.04LTS. You can view ubuntu Releases and scheduled releases at wiki.ubuntu.com/Releases
Feb
1
comment Is there any way to save files when switching to a different version of Ubuntu?
If you can wait 2 months, then 14,04 will be released which is a LTS and you would be able to upgrade straight from 12.04 to 14.04.
Feb
1
comment Where is usr/local?
@Colton You can view it in Nautilus but you may have to select to show hidden files (Ctrl-H). You do not need to launch Nautilus with sudo (it's actually discouraged to use Sudo for a graphical program) to just view the files. If you need to edit an individual file in nautilus, the right click and select open as administrator. If you need to move system/hidden files in Nautilus, then you should open Nautilus with GKSU (not Sudo), move what you have too and then close it so that you don't unintentionally alter something else while opened as root.
Jan
26
comment Unity on 13.10: Ctrl + Alt resizes the window. How to disable this?
This is not default behaviour on my 13.10. But try going to System Settings > Keyboard and then the Shortcuts tab. Make sure that it's not listed under Custom Shortcuts and then check in Windows to see what Resize Window is listed as and change accordingly.
Dec
1
comment Which OS would be the most compatible?
To create an account for ubuntuforums.org, go to login.ubuntu.com and register. Anytime you want to use the ubuntuforums.org site from then on, then just click the little Login with SSO icon at the top-right of the page there. Ubuntu Forums is preferred over Ask Ubuntu when a discussion is needed. Discussions are discouraged on Ask Ubuntu.
Nov
30
comment Which OS would be the most compatible?
These type questions are better suited for a discussion forum such as ubuntuforums.org
Nov
30
comment Which OS would be the most compatible with Samsung NP-N102S?
These type questions are better suited for a discussion forum such as ubuntuforums.org
Nov
11
comment How to add a custom program to “Open With” list of programs in Xubuntu 13.04? How to associate a file with a program to open it with?
Good article on adding programs to the "open with" list at [ubuntugenius.wordpress.com/2012/06/18/…
Nov
11
comment How to add a custom program to “Open With” list of programs in Xubuntu 13.04? How to associate a file with a program to open it with?
You can add %f to the end of the line instead of %U. Example: Exec=ProgramName %f
Oct
22
comment How to defrag a disk? Type ext4
Simple moving the partition you want to defrag to last does not necessarily move it to the actual end of the HD. Growing the partition to the left to maximum size makes sure that the end partition is actually "moved" to the very end of the hard drive.
Oct
12
comment How to shut down cleanly on signal from UPS?
Take a look at APCUPSD and see if it will fill your needs apcupsd.org
Oct
12
comment How to highlight Non-consecutive text in Gedit?
Maybe copy it over to (or open it with) Libre Office where you can select text, then select more by pressing ctrl-left button.