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Linux user since the 1990s

  • Linux-only (MS-free zone) since 2001, Ubuntu since 2005 (05.04)
  • Currently (2012) running: 8.04 (2 machines), 12.04 (2 machines)
  • Desktop Environments: Mostly LXDE; SSH on the server ;)

Android user since about 2010

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Apr
1
comment How to remove typed-in URLs from browser history in Firefox?
Thanks, Dan! But that seems not always to work. I have e.g. "readwrite.com" somewhere in the history. As soon as I start typing "r", that's the suggested URL. But it's not contained in the drop-down list. So how to delete it, if I cannot select it? I tried to completely mark it in the address bar, and hit 'delete' key then. But that doesn't seem to remove it: Next time I start typing 'r' (even in a different tab), it's displayed again. If I simply hit "enter" (so the page is open), it's no longer suggested then (even after closing the tab, ugh!)
Apr
1
asked How to remove typed-in URLs from browser history in Firefox?
Mar
30
awarded  Nice Question
Mar
29
comment How to link inserted images by default in LibreOffice writer?
Thank you, MHC -- and yes, I could use the rollup-option (thanks for that idea I didn't think of). As described, having the FM in "window mode" and switching with Alt-Tab should do for me. I will try this when the next task comes up; currently I'm busy with other things, the books are just done :)
Mar
29
comment How to link inserted images by default in LibreOffice writer?
If I had two monitors, this would be a good work-around indeed! But at home, I only have one, and LO I use in full-screen mode (which makes drag-and-drop a little hard, but not impossible having the file manager open as a window to switch to with Alt-Tab, and then drag-n-drop). +1 from me meanwhile -- accept comes later (I doubt there will be a better solution). And thanks for crossing over to ALO and LO's bug reporting, I will follow-up there.
Mar
28
comment How to link inserted images by default in LibreOffice writer?
That's the other way around. I usually pick the images to be linked from the file system, not embedding them via copy-paste from some graphics editor or the like. Chosing "bitmap" would embed it -- I want to link it. But I will check for those options as soon as I'm back home, thanks!
Mar
26
comment How to link inserted images by default in LibreOffice writer?
I have to check that box every time I insert an image. Regardless of the last used state, this box always turns up unchecked in this dialog the next time you insert an image.
Mar
25
comment How to link inserted images by default in LibreOffice writer?
Unfortunately, that again requires a separate account. Neither do they provide the possibility to "anonymously" file a bug, nor permit using some existing like the ones we have here :(
Mar
19
comment Error in Oracle 11g installation in Ubuntu 12.04LTS
@TheLordofTime They've never been short, not even the ones for RedHat (which is officially supported): from Kernel adjustments to package requirements, a lot of things to do...
Mar
8
awarded  Notable Question
Feb
26
awarded  Nice Question
Feb
20
awarded  Popular Question
Feb
11
awarded  Caucus
Feb
10
awarded  Fanatic
Feb
3
answered Copying Evolution emails from Ubuntu 10.10 to 12.10
Jan
18
comment Evolution slow when sending mail or switching between components
@Shauna Nah, not that. I run LTS and stay with that. No time to re-configure everything all 6 months :D -- but as an update: a few days ago, I shutdown Evo, cleaned up all config etc. (see: How to reset evolution settings to defaults?), and started fresh with the wizard (close to what you suggested with the purging). Looks much better now (though some errors remained). I will watch this 2 more weeks -- if it stays as it is now, I have to accept your answer ;)
Jan
15
awarded  Revival
Jan
14
answered How to reset evolution settings to defaults?
Dec
11
comment How to delete an attachment in an email in Evolution?
Ooops -- OK, I didn't catch the word "panel menu" meant the "main menu". Sorry for that. But I agree with you they missed the most intuitive place: the attachment's drop down, where one can chose to "save as..." or "open with...". That would be the first place I'd look...
Dec
10
comment How to delete an attachment in an email in Evolution?
Or simply click on the "Message" menu, and chose "Remove Attachments" (at least for me with Evolution 3.4.2 it is there. So here you go with at least one "intuitive way" :)