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May
9
answered How do I get LibreOffice Extensions to work in 12.04?
May
6
comment “Failed to start network default” error when trying to juju bootstrap an LXC environment
So which should it be - with sudo or without? I don't see sudo in the User tutorial — juju v1.0dev documentation
May
6
comment “Failed to start network default” error when trying to juju bootstrap an LXC environment
I have zookeeper installed, I've had an rsa key for a long time, and I've rebooted after installing libvirt. But I still get the same Network is already in use by interface virbr0 error unless I use sudo: sudo juju bootstrap. But I don't see you using sudo here, nor do I see it in the juju tutorial. Should that be fixed?
May
5
revised How do I configure juju for local usage?
take a stab at better clarity on the constraints on control-bucket. perhaps also note that it will show up in your aws console, so having it make sense might help
May
4
answered What is the application of JRE in LibreOffice?
May
2
asked “Recent Files” entries via command line apps?
May
1
comment How to get previous behaviour of alt-tab task switcher in 11.10
The answers at How do I revert Alt-tab behavior to switch between windows on the current workspace? explain how to get all of the classic behavior of alt-tab via "Static Application Switcher", and are more detailed than the explanation given by xmanmonk.
Apr
30
comment How do I revert Alt-tab behavior to switch between windows on the current workspace?
+1: Nice and concise. But there are also warnings about key binding conflicts, and the choices (in Precise) were very confusing. So a bit of advice about that would help. E.g. what is the difference between "set Prev window (All windows) anyway" and "disable Key to start the switcher in reverse for all viewports in the Ubuntu Unity Plugin plugin?"
Apr
30
comment How do I set focus follows mouse?
@brandon In Precise 12.04, the availablity of the Head-Up Display (HUD) mitigates the Unified Menu Bar (UMB) problems, as does the older Alt-F10 option for getting to the menu. For those that love the keyboard, focus follows mouse can still be great. See also the suggestions and discussion at Bug #674138 ""Global” appmenu breaks sloppy focus” : Bugs : unity
Apr
30
comment How to ungroup windows on task switcher?
See also How to get previous behaviour of alt-tab task switcher in 11.10 - seems like this is a a dup.
Apr
30
comment How do I turn off alt-tab in Unity?
When closing as a duplicate, it would be helpful to link to an actual duplicate. Here is the best I could find: unity - How to get previous behaviour of alt-tab task switcher in 11.10 - Ask Ubuntu - Stack Exchange. An update for this quesion on Precise would be helpful. Unity has lots of great stuff, but lack of useful previews for browser windows drives me crazy.
Apr
30
comment Why using alt-tab causes Unity to restart?
@Starx or blade19899 - did you file a bug report? Clearly something is going wrong, and the best way to deal with it is try to isolate it and report it. Thanks!
Mar
26
comment How to add support for the global menu to a python non-gtk, non-qt app?
Might it also help to get a dbus-monitor trace of the conversation for some representative cases? I don't know enough about dbusmenu or monitoring dbus to know, but I'd love to see some examples from someone that does.
Mar
25
revised What is the Unity HUD and how can I install it on my system?
note ted's post; added 40 characters in body; added 48 characters in body
Mar
25
answered What is the Unity HUD and how can I install it on my system?
Mar
25
answered How do I install the Hamster applet?
Mar
5
comment Will Ubuntu make use of PackageKit?
Interesting. Any update on this?
Feb
10
comment How can I suspend/hibernate from command line?
Note that you have to apt-get install powermanagement-interface to run pmi.
Feb
6
answered How to *use* Hamster with the GNOME shell?
Feb
3
comment Access and control of UPS
You might be running in to the same issue I did. Or at least you may get some hints here: How to control UPS via nut rather than gnome-power-manager? - Ask Ubuntu - Stack Exchange