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Feb
3
comment Graphical GRUB editor for Ubuntu 13.10
it is important to note that when a new system is installed, it usually re-installs the grub files, which are then the ones that determine the boot menu. in such a case, Grub Customizer has to be installed in this latter system, while changes made with GC installed on a Linux/Ubuntu that existed before the latest Linux installation will not work
Feb
2
comment Command to cycle displays in Xfce
did that now, i hope it is clearer
Feb
1
comment Command to cycle displays in Xfce
that is obvious. i was looking for a shortkey associated to one single command that would cycle display without opening a GUI etc
Jan
23
comment Batch extract audio with avconv without transcoding
to use this command in Thunar custom actions and similar, it works if added to a script and in Thunar actions: bash /path/to/the/script %F - like here
Jan
22
comment Is it possible to set a portable application as default?
I will add an answer of my own (based on what I posted in askubuntu.com/a/576202/47206) that I will delete if you permit me to edit your answer and add that into it, or if you do that yourself
Jan
22
comment Is it possible to set a portable application as default?
askubuntu.com/a/576202/47206
Jan
22
comment Is it possible to set a portable application as default?
Your answer provided the needed info and especially corrections to what I already but not quite did... Just editing the default VLC desktop file from /usr/share/applications worked to create a launcher for the VLC appimage. Now, that very launcher can be set in a video file properties as default program for that filetype. - I can add these simple steps to your answer and make it definitive. The Wine/mimetype part is not needed I guess.
Jan
21
comment Is it possible to set a portable application as default?
@Wilf - "what program etc" -- my question contains a link to another question and there it is. Now I edited the Q to add that info :)
Jan
21
comment Is it possible to set a portable application as default?
(I am prone to seeing curiosity as the opposite of block-headedness.)
Jan
21
comment Is it possible to set a portable application as default?
@Wilf - I have downloaded the appimage of VLC 2.1.2 from here and it can be run as such, but I cannot set it as default nor make a nice looking launcher for it, or desktop file linking to it
Jan
21
comment Is it possible to install (have ready for use) different versions of VLC?
@muru - never built anything successfuly yet !! :)
Jan
21
comment position subtitles as low as possible in VLC
cmplayer seems abandoned now and replaced by bomi.
Jan
21
comment Can file transfer speed be increased with an application when copy-pasting large amounts of data?
In fact it seems that cut/paste is faster (in fact instantaneous) only when moving on the same partition (superuser.com/a/59611/162573 and superuser.com/a/434670/162573) as it only has to re-write the location of the file and not the file itself - while I am talking here of course about moving bit by bit on an external device by cut or copy.
Jan
21
comment File transfer (copy/paste) speed variations - why?
I made a mistake: in fact the speed variation appears in cut/paste too when transferring from computer to external drive. the stable 1/2 of maximum is for a transfer between two external drives
Jan
21
comment File transfer (copy/paste) speed variations - why?
The maximum speed seen in the image appears for a short time only. I have noticed that while copy/paste involves speed variations, cut/paste displays all the time a stable speed of about half the maximum speed displayed only for a short time during copy/paste process
Dec
12
comment Multiple workspace wallpapers WITHOUT CCSM
I have removed ccsm, too buggy, but from what I was able to see it can put different wallpapers for every workspace that do not have to be changed when the WS is selected. but it does not work ok with conky, also it messed up at the same time multiple programs, unity crashed, the upper panel etc. not usable
Dec
12
comment Multiple workspace wallpapers WITHOUT CCSM
ccsm is a nasty piece!! unity crashed and all that! conky, plank, logout, all wrong
Dec
12
comment Multiple workspace wallpapers WITHOUT CCSM
we'll see about that. maybe i will give ccsm a try although i have avoided touching that thing till now :) the bounty needs 16 hours to be granted. that lag is a problem especially with conky, the transition is not smooth
Dec
12
comment Multiple workspace wallpapers WITHOUT CCSM
I have run it with 2 and 4 workspaces and I think it works as intended. only that what it does is that it changes the wallpaper each time when I click/select a workspace to the WP designated by the script to that WS, which leads to that typical lag normal when a wallpaper is set for the first time.. that is, all WS have the same WP, namely the one that is set by the script to the last selected WS, until a new WS is selected.when I use hotcorner to show WS they all have the same WP, which is changed (for all) when I select a new WS.
Dec
12
comment Multiple workspace wallpapers WITHOUT CCSM
@JacobVlijm - see why without CCSM; I would prefer an answer that would not be too complicated. The question is 'simple'. :)