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May
11
comment How do I set focus follows mouse?
Since basic WM functions are not accessible in the default install, one has to wonder why this tweak tool isn't installed by default, replacing the meager default system settings software entirely.
Mar
22
comment How to convert a sound file to Opus
@EvanCarroll "automatic detection of speech or music to decide which encoding mode to use" from opus-codec.org. And of course you will incur a loss in quality. That's why it's a lossy codec. You said that this was never justifiable though and I gave you a good example where size is a huge issue, quality of secondary importance and a lossless source not available.
Mar
22
comment How to convert a sound file to Opus
@EvanCarroll Opus has specialized support for speech, MP3 doesn't. This means that you can reduce your podcasts and audiobooks significantly in size without any noticeable loss in quality. I fail to see how that is a horrible idea.
Mar
22
comment How to convert a sound file to Opus
The one whose description says "DO NOT USE THIS PPA!"? launchpad.net/~kxstudio-team/+archive/ppa
Mar
22
comment How can I convert mp3 to speex?
It should be noted that the speex files produced by this command line will retain none of the metadata from the mp3 files.
Feb
18
awarded  Caucus
Jan
17
awarded  Notable Question
Jan
14
comment Extracting images from a PDF
Would be nice to have a solution that extracts images in its native format. Re-encoding JPEGs is not really ideal.
Nov
24
comment How do I configure a joystick or gamepad?
I assume the first screenshot shows jscalibrator? That's exactly the software I'm searching for. Since it doesn't exist in newer versions of Ubuntu anymore, is there an alternative that actually shows what any particular button press should look like? Because I don't know what buttons 0-11 are supposed to map to so I don't know how to use jstest or jscal. If there is no such software, is there some picture that shows a reference mapping? I'm guessing X=0, O=1, square=2, triangle=4 but that's about as far as I can guess.
Nov
10
comment Are there any desktop clients for Soundcloud?
It's been a while since you asked this question. From the fact that there is no accepted answer, can I deduce that none of the proposed solutions ultimately worked? Either way, if you or anyone else has a solution, I'd still be interested.
Apr
13
awarded  Yearling
Apr
13
comment How do I know if I changed a setting in winetricks
I'm using Wine 1.5.27 and the settings don't stick. They don't seem to have an effect either. So it might not be a question of which version you use but whether or not something else is simply broken :/
Feb
26
comment How to Install Okular 0.15 on 12.04 LTS?
@808sound Sorry, I didn't realize that indeed. I came here because I just wanted to install Okular 0.15 and I was happy that there is this easy way. I didn't want to imply that this solution is better in any way than yours. It just did what I needed in the most simple way possible. People downvote much too lavishly. It wasn't me though :/
Feb
11
awarded  Caucus
Feb
1
awarded  Popular Question
Jan
14
comment How can I resume a download started in Chromium?
Some sites don't allow access without the right referrer, cookies or similar precautions. I know, you can fake all of this with wget. This all doesn't change the fact that chromium deleting aborted files and generally not providing a resume option is just a pain.
Oct
22
awarded  Organizer
Oct
22
revised How can I quickly copy a GPT partition scheme from one hard drive to another?
added raid tag because this is a solution to a very common RAID1 scenario
Oct
22
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Oct
22
comment How can I quickly copy a GPT partition scheme from one hard drive to another?
This information is golden for anyone who wants to replace a failed RAID-1 disk. Thanks!