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Aug
14
revised Google Calendar as default handler of webcal protocol for iCal/ICS files
clarify that the question is specifically about the webcal uri scheme (as demonstrated by the accepted answer) not about .ics extension or mime type
Aug
14
suggested approved edit on Google Calendar as default handler of webcal protocol for iCal/ICS files
Apr
24
revised Why is gksu no longer installed by default?
clarify release
Apr
24
suggested approved edit on Why is gksu no longer installed by default?
Apr
24
comment When to use pkexec vs. gksu/gksudo?
See also Why is gksu no-longer installed by default? (in 13.04 Raring)
Apr
24
comment When to use pkexec vs. gksu/gksudo?
Thanks Paul, for lots of helpful analysis here! But I also agree with Flimm. Can you start off with a simple answer to the question as asked?
Mar
10
revised How to change the Ubuntu source code
clarify "all of", since they are getting some of it
Mar
9
suggested approved edit on How to change the Ubuntu source code
Feb
18
comment youtube-dl is not working
This is actually a bug, and I entered a launchpad bug *bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/youtube-dl/+bug/1128610) that refers to the upstream fix.
Jan
28
awarded  Necromancer
Jan
16
awarded  Notable Question
Jan
16
comment Wireshark problem. Can't select default interface
This is unnecessarily dangerous and problematic, because there are far more exploitable bugs when running the full gui as root, and configuration issues can crop up when a gui program runs as root. See the dpkg-reconfigure solution at How do I run WireShark, with root-privileges? - Ask Ubuntu for a much better option
Jan
15
comment How do I run wireshark, with root-privileges?
This is far more dangerous and more problematic, because there are for more exploitable bugs when running the full gui as root, and configuration issues can crop up when a gui program runs as root. See the dpkg-reconfigure solution above for a much better option.
Jan
15
comment Wireshark problem. Can't select default interface
The answers here are more dangerous than the standard "sudo dpkg-reconfigure wireshark-common" approach, which is documented in this question: How do I run WireShark, with root-privileges? - Ask Ubuntu. This question is essentially a duplicate of that one.
Jan
6
comment No facility exists in Update Manager to upgrade to a new version, why?
Wow, this is surprisingly hard to find, particularly given that you actually have to quit the thing after telling it what you want. And especially on my netbook, where the "settings" button isn't visible because the update manager window is too large for the display. And there is no menu. I wonder what fraction of users are expected to ever upgrade from an LTS to another non-LTS version?
Jan
6
comment How do I integrate gmail?
Please do be more specific. For old linux geeks who have no idea what the modern notion of "webapp integration" into Unity means, check out webapps - How do I use Ubuntu's web application integration? - Ask Ubuntu
Nov
16
awarded  Yearling
Nov
15
comment Why did Ubuntu remove SpiderMonkey package?
@Mitch thanks for the pointer. But that stackoverflow answer doesn't address the question here, of why SpiderMonkey was removed. It just compares it with rhino.
Oct
5
awarded  Good Question
Oct
2
revised May not use chown to change group of a file I own
clarify earlier that it is about group ownership, not user ownership