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Oct
11
comment Is there a keyboard shortcut in Firefox to paste the Unix “primary selection” clipboard, not the Firefox one?
"It's easier" is quite relative to the tools you normally use. Depending on the tools you use, it may be easier to not use Ctrl-V/Ctrl-C.
Oct
11
comment Is there a keyboard shortcut in Firefox to paste the Unix “primary selection” clipboard, not the Firefox one?
The usual keyboard shortcut to paste the PRIMARY selection is shift+insert. The problem in Firefox may be related to how GTK+ decided to associate shift+insert with the CLIPBOARD selection. GNOME bug 643391 has patches to allow shift+insert to be remapped to paste from the PRIMARY selection. I did not try these patches yet, but I'll give them a try at some point, as this now tends to break my interaction with all GTK+-based applications...
Aug
28
comment Only 3.2GB of 4GB RAM detected on 64-bit Debian
Same, before enabling Memory Hole Remapping (AMIBIOS), the POST would report approximately 3.3 GiB, while DMI would still list two modules of 2 GiB each.
Jun
28
comment Pentadactyl: how to disable menu bar toggle by <Alt>?
Right now, you need to change ui.key.menuAccessKey. ui.key.menuAccessKeyFocuses will be reset (on start?) if you have the menu bar hidden, so it most likely has no (useful and persistent) effect. This is part of a "bug fix", also introduced to solve what is an accessibility problem for people who use the menu bar interface. Apparently, under GTK, this setting is explicitly set to the boolean negation of the visibility attribute of the menu bar.
Oct
25
comment What are the Windows A: and B: drives used for?
Wasn't MS-DOS created as a Microsoft product on purpose for IBM PC?
Oct
20
comment How do I type some letters with an overbar?
Linux terminal is not synonymous with ssh shell. In fact, you can ssh from windows, in which case you will be in a linux shell over ssh from a windows terminal and a windows ssh client. And it is the terminal part that matters here. Which terminal program are you using? On which system?
Jul
11
comment Have an add-on for Firefox like NoScript, but for cookies (that make possible to whitelist while surfing the web)?
I found problems with redirect loops, where, say, authentication systems need to set cookies to succeed, but you won't get the domain in the list as it is not in use by the current page. How do you deal with this?
Mar
23
comment Pentadactyl with DuckDuckGo as default search engine
And how do you add search engines using that dialog?
Mar
18
comment Can I switch the User-Agent header for only a single web site?
Well, then it won't work. Ended up doing it for www.google.com, which also affects calendar. What I wanted was to change the user-agent used for Google Web and Image search, so that it uses the non-AJAXy fallback version instead. Their search does effectively live under google.com/search. But I guess there would be more cases where more than domain matching would be useful. There are way too many sites which don't have their own domain, or which provide completely separate services under the same domain.
Mar
16
comment Can I switch the User-Agent header for only a single web site?
Do you know if it works per site or per-domain? I am trying to match google.com/search and it doesn't work, but maybe google is doing some JS-based check.
Feb
17
comment What Firefox functionality do I use to rewrite and open the URL of the active page?
I think you missed the point that this is not a proxy server you use by setting the browser to connect through that proxy, but a proxy that you use by changing the URL.
Feb
11
comment How to take notes in PDFs in Linux
Nowadays, libpoppler already supports annotations, evince has been getting support to read it (already there) and support to add and change (there were still some issues last time I checked). But I'd advise against using PDF annotations -- as of today these are still not that widely supported, and it seems most viewers don't have a way to print the PDF with the annotations. At least with xournal you can extract vectorial annotations (even handwritten ones) and anyone who gets it in PDF form will be able to both read and print.
Jan
18
comment How to forbid keyboard shortcut stealing by websites in Firefox
The problem is not with plugins. Plugins are a separate problem by themselves. And a different problem, after all. In plugins, all the focus is stolen by the plugin, because it's a separate entity. With JavaScript, the firefox UI is JavaScript and has its own bindings, but sites can define bindings that are at the same level. So far, there is still no mechanism to prevent this.
Jan
18
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May
31
comment Is there a way to check if my monitor is switched on through a program?
Some monitors and video cards support EDID data (among other stuff, it gives you the supported video modes). If the video card does not return EDID data when the monitor is off, you could try using that to check if the monitor is on.
Mar
28
answered How to save a series of JPGs as an AVI at 30fps?
Mar
28
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Mar
28
comment sudo su and ssh localhost are failing
the leftmost column has the modes, the second to tenth give the permissions for user, group and other people. rwx means everything is on, so you have 0777, instead of 0440, which means you didn't change the permissions on the file, and that's why it's still complaining the mode is 0777. Because it is. I don't know ubuntu, nor its recovery console, so I can't exactly give you a step-by-step guide.
Mar
28
comment sudo su and ssh localhost are failing
By "not working even after those steps" you mean it outputs the very same error message? What are the current permissions of /etc/sudoers? Just run an ls -lah /etc/sudoers. You just need to change the permissions of the file. If it gets too compilcated through GRUB, you can always do it through any Live CD that is able to mount the partition (just do it from a root shell).
Mar
27
answered Opening Python in CMD (Unfixable Error)