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Jan
14
comment How to add a “Show desktop” icon to the launcher?
It looks like myunity was never an officially supported package, and is not available for trusty. The answer by @fossfreedom works out-of-the-box.
Jan
14
comment How can I control HDD spin down time?
Where do you find "Disks"?
Jan
14
comment How do I revert Alt-tab behavior to switch between windows on the current workspace?
Somewhat more up-to-date descriptions of what to click on for Trusty are at: [SOLVED] Configure the Ubuntu alt-tab application switcher ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2211863
Jan
13
comment How do I revert Alt-tab behavior to switch between windows on the current workspace?
The "Warning" post suggests that the goal as of 12/04 was to reduce the need for CCSM by merging in support for the things folks really want. Given the massive popularity of this (and my continuing state of massive frustration with how the default switcher in trusty works), is any progress being made on at least making a less-scary and better-supported tweak available for switching to the static application switcher?
Jan
13
comment What exactly is TLP doing that default system config wouldn't?
Thanks. But we're still interested in why it isn't already part of Ubuntu. Have you asked / gotten feedback from the Ubuntu developers?
Jan
13
comment Do I really need the “Source Code” in my repository list?
Why is the "source code" option a dash, not a check? I can't get mine to be a check....
Dec
29
comment Asus Q302LA Wifi Problems: Intel Wireless 7260
Zbunjeni you're a scholar and a gentleman - too bad the person you were giving tech support to for free didn't give you credit! I want to buy one of these at best buy, and I guess it still isn't clear how much of a hassle it would be to keep this version of the Intel Wireless 7260 device working smoothly on ubuntu 14.04
Dec
9
comment Ubuntu sometimes starts swapping like crazy for no reason
I'm seeing this right now on precise. The consistent standout on iotop is compiz. Other standout is Chrome GPU process. Killing GPU process doesn't help. Background: I run lots of browser tabs (so frustrating how every web page demands app-level memory and cpu resources now!). But only rarely does compiz seem to thrash like this. Frustrating.
Nov
27
comment How to network two Ubuntu computers using ethernet (without a router)?
The answer using the "shared" method in NetworkManager at askubuntu.com/a/3117/6130 is much simpler, requires no configuration on one of the computers, and allows one of the computers to share an internet connection. It is the same as what @Robert Ancell is saying in his answer here.
Nov
17
comment How to add metadata to images using Shotwell
Thanks! But as the OP found, this Edit Title menu item is not visible when shotwell is run from the file manager or the command line (i.e. in some sort of "viewer" mode). Sad. See my bug report at bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/shotwell/+bug/1393463
Nov
17
comment How to add metadata to images using Shotwell
Thanks for clarifying this! But this functionality should be provided in the viewer also. As described by the Library of Congress at blogs.loc.gov/digitalpreservation/2011/10/… it is an important, basic feature to see and add a description to a photo. At the least, the menu item should be grayed out, and this should be explained in the documentation. It is very confusing to have the documentation list an option which isn't there. See more at my bug report: bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/shotwell/+bug/1393463
Nov
2
comment How do I remove or hide old kernel versions to clean up the boot menu?
I second the question from @spacediver - this is a crazy-slow process when you have 38 unneeded kernels, since as each one is uninstalled it goes thru all the remaining ones while generating a new grub.cfg. That is what we call an N^2 operation - it processes a kernel about (38^2 / 2) = 722 times, and is very slow. Surely Ubuntu can come up with something better....
Oct
11
comment How to disable GNOME keyring?
This has changed to just System -> Startup Applications, in Precise 12.04 at least.
Oct
4
comment Is there a VRML2 (VRML97 / WRL) viewer?
As of Ubuntu Trusty 14.04, view3dscene is also packaged, as discussed at this (duplicate) question: (VRML) Files, How to Render - Ask Ubuntu. It has a much more intuitive interface than whitedune for simple viewing.
Oct
4
comment (VRML) Files, How to Render
view3dscene is packaged in the standard ubuntu archive for safe, convenient installation via your choice of package management tools as of Trusty 14.04 LTS. As noted in Is there a VRML2 (VRML97 / WRL) viewer? - Ask Ubuntu‌​, whitedune is an option in earlier versions of Ubuntu, back to lucid 11.10, but the interface in view3dscene is much more intuitive.
Sep
22
comment Swapping Caps Lock and Ctrl via udev
Odd. The /etc/default/keyboard approach works fine for me on Ubuntu trusty.
Sep
22
comment Is there a command-line program to read tags from .m4a files?
Aha - the "KDE MP3 ID3 tag editor"! Thanks :)
Aug
30
comment All menu items greyed out in Golly. How to diagnose the problem?
@Seamus Or file a bug with Unity?
Aug
29
comment How to install an already downloaded .crx file extension in chrome?
A more complete answer that tracks recent changes is at userscripts - How to install a private user script in Chrome 21+? - Super User
Aug
28
comment Are there any fax sending applications?
Do you have a fax modem and a phone line? E.g. a Class 1, Class 2, or class 2.0 fax modem? Or are you looking for something that would use VOIP (FOIP)? Or perhaps a web service like metrofax?