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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
Nov
10
comment What is the difference between running a certain command in terminal and a Thunar action command that opens a terminal and runs the first command?
@Pandya - when i get that error message I do not intend to select the file, just run the command in the specific folder
Nov
10
comment What is the difference between running a certain command in terminal and a Thunar action command that opens a terminal and runs the first command?
@Pandya : thunar action command xfce4-terminal will open the terminal in the folder where the action is run, and there is no error in this way. i was expecting a thunar action command like xfce4-terminal -e <command> to run also <command>in the folder where the action is run, in the same way as when running <command> in the terminal window opened with 'open terminal here' (which works, as tested)
Nov
10
comment Thunar - Custom actions: select pdf extract pages as images
@the_Seppi - question updated
Nov
10
comment Thunar - Custom actions: select pdf extract pages as images
@the_Seppi - would you care do provide an answer with the exact command and setting? i do not know how to make an analogy for that. the command pdftoppm -png *.pdf prefix %f does not work just like that in thunar actions, it needs to be used with a bash file maybe or something, i don't know. this depends on the program used, in this case pdftoppm.
Nov
10
comment How to convert PDF to Image?
with only one pdf in a folder the specific name of the pdf file is not needed: pdftoppm -png *.pdf prefix
Nov
10
comment Is there a program to see channels used by wifi networks (similar to Vistumbler) in Ubuntu?
nice. a limitation of the gui is that clicking on the channel column header the same-number channels are not grouped together
Nov
10
comment How to enable disable touchpad from double-clicking on its special area
@Jan - HP Pavilion g7 1246-ef (the last two letters not so important - I think they mean French edition or something like that)
Nov
9
comment How do I disable the touchpad using the upper left corner on an HP Pavilion dv6?
please consider unchecking that answer as definitive and maybe edit the question - update it for the new kernel/ubuntu. if not, delete it maybe?
Nov
9
comment How to enable disable touchpad from double-clicking on its special area
@fossfreedom - - also, in a comment, the q's author states the workaround answer is not reliable. the other answer is negative (no driver for this) but is limited to an old kernel. if i close this as duplicate i should drastically edit the other question to update it for later kernel and maybe offer a bounty to get new answer to an old question. the problem is it has a bad answer set definitive. i would close that question as outdated. --- while this here has a big bounty from RolandiXor
Nov
9
comment How to enable disable touchpad from double-clicking on its special area
@fossfreedom - indeed looks the same but: (1) the other one is very old (2011, about 11.10) and (2) the accepted answer there has nothing to do with what is asked here; that is, there might be the difference that I explicitly exclude a workaround and want specifically to use the double tap as in the image while the other question should maybe be edited to show that a workaround is welcomed.
Nov
7
comment Microphone not working
have you tried the mic in different programs?
Nov
7
comment in skype microphone is not working
have you solved it?