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Nov
19
comment How to index System Setting in Kupfer?
@JJD - I am in Xubuntu and have the same problem with Kupfer in Xfce, but also the same problem with the Xfce launcher xfce4-appfinder. Is the Unity launcher able to see what initially Kupfer was not?
Nov
19
comment How to index System Setting in Kupfer?
Why should it appear outside Unity while the user IS in Unity?
Nov
19
comment Synapse vs. Kupfer, which is lighter for you?
How to index System Setting in Kupfer
Nov
19
comment Synapse vs. Kupfer, which is lighter for you?
How to index System Setting in Kupfer
Nov
19
comment Synapse vs. Kupfer, which is lighter for you?
maybe because Synapse uses Zeitgeist and Kupfer does not, the later, just like xfce4-appfinder, is not able to find the sub-sections of Settings Manager in Xubuntu, like Keyboard, Updates, Appearance and many many others that Synapse can of course find.
Nov
19
comment Synapse vs. Kupfer, which is lighter for you?
In Xubuntu/Xfce I have a problem with Kupfer: just like xfce4-appfinder, it cannot search for sub-sections of Settings Manager, while Synapse does that very well. Can Kupfer search for such items in other desktops like Unity and KDE?
Nov
19
comment How to switch keyboard layouts in Xubuntu?
was this environment Xubuntu installation or just xubuntu-desktop on top of ubuntu/unity installation? xubuntu has by default keyboard layout application and status icon since long before 14.04. in your image you search keyboard settings in that default search app (xfce4-appfinder) that does not find the sub-sections of Settings Manager. search for Settings Manager instead to find Keyboard setting. (see that not even in 14.04 you cannot find Keyboard in this way!) to get easy access to Settings Manager contents install synapse launcher
Nov
19
comment How to make Foobar2000 see the CD drive?
On the bug issue see my edit. - On last attempts, I have tried older Wine in playonlinux with an older foobar version, same thing. maybe i am dead wrong about having done it before...
Nov
18
comment How to make Foobar2000 see the CD drive?
sudo mount /dev/sr0 /mnt mount: block device /dev/sr0 is write-protected, mounting read-only mount: /dev/sr0: can't read superblock
Nov
18
comment How to make Foobar2000 see the CD drive?
that's the idea: if you want minimalism, use just VLC, cannot go wrong. a video player will always play sound. if you have the bad habit of trying variety, you will end up saying that Clementine and Deadbeef are not like the other music players. - and my impression is that there are a lot of players that look alike and act alike. foobar is even more 'unlike' others. How I got reinstalling that in Wine: ripping a cd I found Clementine unable to read the proper track names. Deadbeef did ok until the next cd ripping. That is how it happened.
Nov
18
comment How to make Foobar2000 see the CD drive?
I have just reinstalled those two to take another look at them on this occasion. -- I am flabbergasted not being able to drag and drop a file or folder onto them! -- It is not the first time that I uselessly install those two. -- Why are you people using them?? -- I must be dead wrong here because a lot of Ubuntu users praise these apps. Or do they love them because they are just 'native' and 'ubuntish' ? or because of the podcast, lastfm and alike?
Nov
18
comment How to make Foobar2000 see the CD drive?
Until i can answer etc - considering your question on Rhythmbox and Banshee (and why not Amarok etc). I always found them largely over-evaluated and without hesitation prefer Deadbeef and Clementine. Moreover, I do not understand a music player that does not have the option "open" a file and cannot cope with a pls/m3u playlist file containing my favourite radio stations.They cannot look for a file, that is not fancy enough for them, they just offer to 'add music' and 'import media', and I do not need that. I find them bloated and providing too little.
Nov
18
comment How to make Foobar2000 see the CD drive?
I need some time to answer. I am barely a medium user, I have no idea what GFVS is. Maybe I should try an older Wine version to test. I am positive that I was not dreaming about Foobar2000 ripping cds under Wine 2 or 3 years ago when I had just installed my first Linux... But I cannot prove it!
Nov
18
comment I have two versions of LibreOffice installed: how to remove the older one?
I already had removed 4.2 from synaptic when you posted. In this way I only had 4.3.2.2 installed. But then I added the ppa and upgraded libreoffice with the odd result that I found myself with two versions again and the menu looking as in the image posted in the question, 4.3 was there as before, and instead of the 4.2.7.2 version I had v. 4.3.3.2 (a more recent one). I think 4.2 had been installed from ppa already and 4.3.2 had been installed manually. I removed 4.3.2 in synaptic and kept the 4.3.3 version. I think updates will go fine now, although uninstalling older versions may be safer.
Nov
17
comment How to enable disable touchpad from double-clicking on its special area
your second answer provides useful information. only this usefulness is limited, as i said in a comment to your first answer: i have already linked to a question that i posted and answered myself, containing mainly the same stuff. when i did that, i looked around on askubuntu to see whether other people have provided already that same info: and they did HERE. your "exact closest solution" is one that i have anticipated and explicitly advised against (because I already had it!).
Nov
15
comment How to enable disable touchpad from double-clicking on its special area
@RolandiXor = you should award the bounty to the answer that gives the true answer: possibly, that we lack a driver for that dip/button and that the answer to the question is simply 'NO'
Nov
15
comment How to enable disable touchpad from double-clicking on its special area
xubuntu already has its own mouse/touchpad application, no need for a new one. but i already have that anyway, beside the Xubuntu one, and mainly i use the answer from the linked question that i created myself: launchers with 'xinput set-prop 15 "Device Enabled" 0' or '1'. i have asked the present question just for that button, for the rest i do have a solution. your answer fits better the other question
Nov
15
comment How to enable disable touchpad from double-clicking on its special area
workarounds have nothing to do here. see linked question with the answer that works. please specify more clearly why this is not possible: no drivers! - that is the real answer and that I shall mark as definitive if the case
Nov
15
comment How to enable disable touchpad from double-clicking on its special area
have you not noticed my remark in the question? (-- I am not talking about How to quickly enable/disable touchpad in Xubuntu--): this question is strictly limited to using in X(ubuntu) the hardware option that the laptop has
Nov
10
comment How to make drag&drop to move files instead of copy on Xfce desktop (Thunar 1.6.2)?
this is no longer the case in thunar 1.6.3, Xubuntu 14.04. drag&drop moves by default instead of just copy