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Mar
5
revised How to exclude a folder from rsync
Removed confusing addendum by salspaugh. I'm surprised that made it by the reviewers. I replaced it with a paragraph explaining the trailing slash, which seems to have been a source of confusion for salspaugh.
Feb
17
comment Missing date & time from top panel of Unity Desktop - Ubuntu 14.04
dconf didn't help, but pkill did the trick for me.
Feb
11
comment Ubuntu 14.04 Calculator does not get focus when opened from keyboard shortcut
I don't have a "calc" button on my keyboard, but I always map Super-C to the calculator (via System-Settings->Keyboard->Shortcuts->Launchers), and this problem has been driving me batty. I disabled the built-in shortcut, added a Custom Shortcut, and now it works great, thanks (no log-out required; hopefully it still works when I do log out!).
Dec
11
comment How do I install Guest Additions in a VirtualBox VM?
I think all you need to install on newer Ubuntus is the package virtualbox-guest-x11, which will draw in any other required dependencies.
Oct
26
awarded  Popular Question
Oct
16
comment My-Weather-Indicator Inaccurate, Not Able To Select Wunder Ground In Options
Thank you! For those wondering, I requested a free "developer" license (I am a paying wunderground subscriber), and encountered no problem saying that I "my" app was called "My Weather Indictator", and used launchpad.net/my-weather-indicator as the app's website address. They gave me a key immediately and it worked. Thanks!
Oct
16
comment Software Updater window not displaying, though open in 13.04
I think having dual monitors is the issue. Not sure about 13.04 but in 14.04 dual-monitor support is horrible.
Oct
15
comment Ubuntu doesnt load after installing windows 7
You're welcome. I hope you have a great experience with Ubuntu. I left the Windows world 14 years ago and haven't missed it one bit!
Oct
15
revised Ubuntu doesnt load after installing windows 7
added links to SuperUser
Oct
14
comment Ubuntu doesnt load after installing windows 7
Does the link I provided (summarized by MHK in the other answer) not help you to get Ubuntu back as a boot option?
Oct
13
answered Ubuntu doesnt load after installing windows 7
Oct
13
comment Ubuntu doesnt load after installing windows 7
help.ubuntu.com/community/…
Oct
7
answered Save as with gedit
Oct
7
comment Save as with gedit
Sounds like a bug
Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
Sep
19
answered How do I disable the fourth button on an Apple Mighty Mouse?
Sep
19
comment How to disable mouse wheel scroll in ubuntu 11.04 or 10.10?
In short, assuming buttons 4 and 5 are the scroll wheel (they are for me, too), just put this line in a file called .Xmodmap in your home directory: pointer = 1 2 3 0 0 6 7 8 9 (note that I think this will disable any buttons beyond 9--add more numbers if needed)
Sep
19
comment How to disable mouse wheel scroll in ubuntu 11.04 or 10.10?
Nicely done, and I learned some things from your answer. But an easier way of identifying the buttons (works for scrollwheel too) described here: unix.stackexchange.com/a/20595/28245
Sep
19
comment How to configure extra buttons in Logitech Mouse
The easiest way to reduce the insanity of the xev output is by running the output through grep: xev | grep -A2 ButtonPress ; this will leave all the mouse motion events, focus events, etc. and just show the ButtonPress events.
Jul
28
comment Break Reminder for Ubuntu?
Unfortunately that built-in solution doesn't work with modern Ubuntu, at least not with Unity.