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Apr
4
comment Is a reboot the only way to get back into the GUI after pressing “CTRL+ALT+F12”?
Hmm - I would assume it would work there, although I don't know for sure. What happens when you hit CtrlAltF1? Does it bring up a mostly black screen with a login prompt?
Apr
4
comment Higher screen resolution for VirtualBox?
This did it for me, too!
Mar
29
comment Remove all hyperlinks from a spreadsheet
This works for LibreOffice - thanks!
Mar
29
comment Remove all hyperlinks from a spreadsheet
Sadly, this is only intermittently available - usually paste special is greyed out.
Mar
21
comment Keep windows from jumping workspaces when they request focus
@user2532531 This question is for Ubuntu 10.04, which almost certainly is not what you're using. Also, if I remember correctly, I was using xubuntu, not straight ubuntu, although I didn't tag that into the ticket. At this point, I'm using xubuntu 12.04, and the above answer still applies to xubuntu 12.04
Mar
14
comment Enable alt-drag
@terdon are you using xubuntu 13.10? Not straight ubuntu.
Mar
14
comment Enable alt-drag
@terdon To activate the Alt click: Settings -> Windows Maganer Tweaks -> Accessibility.
Jan
17
comment Unable to install Wine in Ubuntu
Welcome to AU. Which version of Ubuntu are you running?
Jan
17
comment i use grep file to search disk file but have many file doesn't exist alert
Please include the exact command you're trying to run.
Jan
14
comment Chromium hacked?
Ok, I'll give that a try. (the audio is fairly intermittent, so it will take a while to know for sure if I got it)
Jan
13
comment do i need an antivirus?will mcafee work on ubuntu?
What I was thinking of is the one that comes pre-installed when you re-install windows from the install disc that comes with a Dell. It's been quite a while since I've used mcafee for anything...
Jan
13
comment do i need an antivirus?will mcafee work on ubuntu?
@Tim Wow, I've never seen that before!
Jan
10
comment Will updates and security updates update my Ubuntu version?
let us continue this discussion in chat
Jan
10
comment Will updates and security updates update my Ubuntu version?
For my part, I use the computer for work each day, and I install all updates...
Jan
10
comment Will updates and security updates update my Ubuntu version?
That depends on what you're using the computer for. Non-security updates either fix bugs or add new functionality. They will also occasionally introduce new bugs. If you're using the computer for something very specific that MUST always work (and is currently working), then skip the other updates. For general computing, I would say an update is more likely to help for more often than hinder.
Jan
10
comment Will updates and security updates update my Ubuntu version?
IIRC, the LTS releases won't ask you to upgrade until the next LTS comes out, although I could be wrong. I do know for sure that I'm still using 12.04 and I update on a pretty regular basis.
Jan
10
comment How can I stop the Software Updater from nagging me to restart?
Yes, if you add the desktop, you'd likely get to the same problem. Ultimately, Ubuntu doesn't have a way to update certain files without a restart (EG the linux kernel), so if you don't want to be bothered with that message, the choices are 1) not install updates or 2) make sure they happen when a reboot is fine (either manually or via schedule)
Jan
10
comment How can I stop the Software Updater from nagging me to restart?
The Server edition allows more choices as far as installing updates. I know for sure you can set it to only install updates manually which would solve the problem. IIRC, you can also schedule it to run updates (and get reboots out of the way) at a certain time IE in the middle of the night.
Jan
10
comment How can I stop the Software Updater from nagging me to restart?
Since you're using this as a server, why not just use Ubuntu Server? It is intended to be used as a server, so the options for how it deals with updates are better suited for what you're doing.
Jan
9
comment How to share data between two computers?
Also, if you are planning on using this, sshfs is a really nifty program that lets you mount a shared folder via scp connection. Make sure you have security really tight if you're going to be using this long-term.