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Aug
9
accepted Caret spontaneously moves to cursor position under Remote Desktop
Aug
8
comment Caret spontaneously moves to cursor position under Remote Desktop
Well ... that was it! Thank you so much. If you turn it into a real answer, I can accept it. (Simple answers are answers, too.)
Aug
5
comment Caret spontaneously moves to cursor position under Remote Desktop
Google found many confirmations, e.g. forum.notebookreview.com/dell-latitude-vostro-precision/…
Aug
5
comment SVN - rename root folder
You could try it directly on the repository (supplying URLs as arguments) but I haven't actually tried this.
Aug
5
comment Caret spontaneously moves to cursor position under Remote Desktop
Hmmm ... an interesting theory, I will check it, thanks!
Aug
3
comment Caret spontaneously moves to cursor position under Remote Desktop
From any typing space, to be more exact. Yes, that's the workaround I'm trying to train myself to use now. What I want is a solution.
Aug
3
comment Caret spontaneously moves to cursor position under Remote Desktop
Yes, I am. And it only appears to happen in full screen mode.
Aug
3
asked Caret spontaneously moves to cursor position under Remote Desktop
Jul
24
awarded  Popular Question
Jul
9
revised Why do some downloading files not know their own size?
slightly change the wording; most importantly, replace 'file' (which to me is a document on a file system) with 'document' (which is the term the HTTP spec uses anyway)
Jul
9
suggested approved edit on Why do some downloading files not know their own size?
Mar
4
comment How well is an Apache Subversion repository suited to facilitating collaborative editing of multiple .docx, .doc, .xls(s), etc. files?
I think this answer lacks an important nuance: Subversion cannot handle binary formats efficiently, but Subversion clients can be used in combination with document-format-specific comparison and merge tools - for instance, when asked to compare two revisions of a Word document, TortoiseSVN will just fire up Word in document compare-and-merge mode on the two versions. Subversion doesn't limit you here.
Feb
21
comment “tty” option detected in CYGWIN environment variable
The CYGWIN variable for sshd is not set there.
Jan
8
comment How to delete all files in a directory except some?
@Konerak: rm without -r won't remove subdirectories.
Dec
4
comment How can I configure Mutt to work properly in Cygwin?
@garyjohn: that's it (at least for me): it shows -USE_SMTP. sigh
Nov
18
comment how to share Linux user passwords and Samba passwords
@RedGrittyBrick; Not really. I'm looking for a way to avoid having to ask my colleagues to use some special software on the Windows side. They know how to do scp, that's not the issue.
Nov
14
awarded  Yearling
Nov
9
comment how to share Linux user passwords and Samba passwords
Hm ... can I set up the box to be its own one-machine Windows domain without interfering with my organizations domain (on which this box, being a Linxu machine, is not allowed)? And to what extent can I get rid of /etc/passwd and /etc/shadow altogether? If I can use Samba passwords for everything (i.e. if all Ubuntu applications I use support PAM), that solution will be fine with me.
Nov
7
comment Installing R on a custom path
I haven't checked this with R, so I can't put it as an answer, but the normal procedure is for the Makefile (used by make) to support a prefix variable (although it often has a different name) that sets the location where the software will be copied in the make install step, and for the ./configure step (which generates the Makefile) to support a --prefix option to set the default value of that variable in the Makefile. So either of them should suffice. I only use the prefix option on ./configure.
Nov
5
comment Installing R on a custom path
This doesn't answer the questions asked.