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comment What's the difference between KDE packages?
This thread is 18 months old and three releases out of date. Run apt-cache depends to see what packages would be installed by any of the metapackages above.
Jul
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answered How can I have a shell for git like in Windows?
Jul
10
comment OS X Keyboard Layout in Unity or Ubuntu
As far as I know, it's not possible to change system shortcuts like copy and paste (at least without recompiling most of the OS). It's also not possible to change application shortcuts like quit globally (though it is possible to change these one at a time). The only (easy) way to get the kind of behaviour you want is to write a pair of layouts (one that swaps Ctrl and Super/Cmd, one that unswaps them), then manually change layouts when you switch to the Terminal. If this is acceptable for you, I can show you how to do it (I'll probably write it out anyway).
Jul
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comment OS X Keyboard Layout in Unity or Ubuntu
The Macintosh keyboards only add third- and fourth-level symbols; they don't alter Ctrl or Super.
Jul
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comment How do I get Terminator to start up with my custom layout?
Can you post your ~/.config/terminator/config, or at least everything below [layouts]?
Jun
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revised Why some user functions don't get recognised by bash?
added 10 characters in body
Jun
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comment Why some user functions don't get recognised by bash?
You're completely right. Thanks for the reminder.
Jun
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answered Why some user functions don't get recognised by bash?
Jun
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comment Problem with the keyboard layout in Emacs (ubuntu 12.04)
Questions about multiple keyboard layouts are always confusing. Do you mean that you expect to hit the same keys in both cases, or the same characters in both cases? If the former (you expect to hit Alt+[the-key-marked-X-just-above-Alt] both times), have a look at this question
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comment Is there any way to use QWERTY's keyboard shortcut position while the Dvorak layout is active?
Are you running this from Gnome Terminal (or equivalent) or are you running it from a console - Ctrl-Alt-F1 through Ctrl-Alt-F6? It shouldn't work in the latter case.
Jun
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comment Is there any way to use QWERTY's keyboard shortcut position while the Dvorak layout is active?
Second, could you please open the source in your favourite editor (I'm assuming you don't know any C - feel free to correct me on this), find the line int main(int argc, char* argv[]) { and add fprintf(stderr, "Starting\n"); just below it; then find for(;;) { and add fprintf(stderr, "Event loop\n"); below that. Then recompile, run, try some copy-paste, and tell me what gets printed.
Jun
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comment Is there any way to use QWERTY's keyboard shortcut position while the Dvorak layout is active?
First, -DXDQ_GREEDY shouldn't do anything, because of a typo in the source, and the actual flag, -DXQD_GREEDY, doesn't do what I thought - see my edits above.
Jun
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revised Is there any way to use QWERTY's keyboard shortcut position while the Dvorak layout is active?
-DXDQ_GREEDY doesn't work how I'd thought
May
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answered Is there any way to use QWERTY's keyboard shortcut position while the Dvorak layout is active?
May
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comment Can't change theme of ZSH in Ubuntu 12.04
Is the new theme loaded if you run source $ZSH/oh-my-zsh.sh from the command line?
May
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comment 12.04 upgrade lost gb keyboard layout
/etc/X11/xkb hasn't been used in a while. What's in /usr/share/X11/xkb ?
May
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comment Gnome-terminal and solarized theme Coloring
Does this text get highlighted when you switch to a different colour theme?
May
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answered HUD not work in all aplications (Ubuntu 12.04)