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Jul
17
comment Apple Numbers: keyboard shortcut for “smart fill”?
That is a useful tip, but unfortunately not at all relevant to this specific question (which is asking about keyboard shortcuts).
Dec
17
comment How can I install vim in minimal version of fedora?
This would be better on Superuser or unix.stackexchange.com
Oct
15
comment VirtualBox incredibly slow (CPU bound) with Debian host and guest
1 gig. When I check free -m it shows that I've got pleanty free and I'm not swapping (the host is headless Deb 6, so it's only running the core system, ssh and virtualbox).
Oct
14
comment VirtualBox incredibly slow (CPU bound) with Debian host and guest
The disks are set to “grow”… But if that were my issue, I would expect to see a bit of disk I/O on the host… No? Oh well, maybe I'll try that later.
Oct
14
comment VirtualBox incredibly slow (CPU bound) with Debian host and guest
Since asking, I have updated to the current 4.1.4 binary from virtualbox.org… But unfortunately it looks like I'm still having the same sorts of issues.
Aug
26
comment Chrome: remove URL from autocomplete which doesn't show up in history?
@Keltari: the question you linked to is not relevant: the solution there is to remove the offending site from my history, but I've already done that.
Aug
26
comment Chrome: remove URL from autocomplete which doesn't show up in history?
I did not clear my history, I only removed the offending URLs. As you can see from the screenshot, searching the history for gihub.com doesn't return anything, but it still appears in the omnibar suggestions.
Aug
11
comment Simplest way to run an authenticated SMTP server on Linux?
There are two reasons I'd rather not use them: 0) they won't let me use an arbitrary port (and ISPs around here block smtp/smtp+tls), 1) I believe they will require that I validate the source addresses (which is a problem for me, as I use a bunch of different “from” addresses).
Jul
20
comment Make Chrome's omni bar search past URLs?
Hhmm… Possibly. It looks like typing the domain is the key… Although I guess you're still out of luck if you need to type more than just the domain to find what you want.
Jul
20
comment Make Chrome's omni bar search past URLs?
To clarify, I do sort of get something like that for some things (eg, img.skitch.com/20110720-knhgs3ia3nr3wj2uassaiy3fgg.png ), but it's not very consistent (ex, img.skitch.com/20110720-m2e97utpxe223hi7mpw6b1mak7.png ) and it often doesn't show me what I want (ex, the File.html example in my original post).
Jul
20
comment Make Chrome's omni bar search past URLs?
What happens if you go to help.adobe.com/en_US/FlashPlatform/reference/actionscript/3/… — does it show up in your omni bar after that?
Jul
10
comment Firefox: use ctrl-n and ctrl-p to select the next/previous item in the Awesome Bar
Also: bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=354637
Jul
10
comment Firefox: use ctrl-n and ctrl-p to select the next/previous item in the Awesome Bar
Related: support.mozilla.com/en-US/questions/802233
Jul
10
comment Chrome: switch tabs with exactly one key?
Nope. The plugins that I use in Safari and Firefox simply ignore the keystroke if you're in a text field. And can you be more specific by “not how Chrome currently works”? Is there any reason plugins couldn't simply check the originalTarget of the key press event to determine if it's an input?
Oct
6
comment Command line tool for re-encoding MP3s?
D'oh! I'd previously looked at lame, but for some reason I'd assumed that it only accepted WAV files. Thanks.
Sep
27
comment Gmail push new mail notifications to Linux?
What is ppa:loneowais/ppa?
Dec
26
comment save in insert mode (VIM)
Yup, that's how I'd do it too.
Dec
4
comment Gmail push new mail notifications to Linux?
Yuval: yea, alfplayer is right. Gmail does push notifications, both to IMAP and when you're in the web interface.
Dec
1
comment Gmail push new mail notifications to Linux?
Ah, thanks – this one does support push notifications… But, alas (and this is my fault, I'm sorry) I didn't make it clear that I wanted an X11-free app.
Dec
1
comment Gmail push new mail notifications to Linux?
That does look nice, but unfortunately it uses polling, not server-push, too.