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Nov
10
comment nagging samsung apps on rf511 notebook
I tried the instructions on your last link, but the instructions didn't work. More specifically, the relevant scheduler task already exists, and is set to run with the highest privileges. I'm loathe to disable UAC completely.
Nov
3
comment Change directory using sudo
Much easier than this is enabling a root shell with sudo -s as others have said, and much better than this is learning about sudo, a much more flexible and granular tool than su, if well used.
Nov
3
comment nagging samsung apps on rf511 notebook
Absolutely right, I'm running Win7. I retagged.
May
22
comment Making F1-F12 keys the default on Dell Inspiron 1545
I didn't manage to actually do it, but shutting down the wireless in the middle of a download because I wanted to rename a file was my top fear until just now. Thanks for asking this.
May
22
comment Making F1-F12 keys the default on Dell Inspiron 1545
Thanks! This worked on my Inspiron too, and it's much simpler than mucking with the bios.
Feb
16
comment Why does clicking on links in external apps open new windows in Firefox?
I know, and that option was already set on "Open in new tab"
Feb
16
comment Why does clicking on links in external apps open new windows in Firefox?
And this has to do with firefox exactly what?
Jan
28
comment Is there some difference between mv and {cp + rm the old file} on Unix?
atomicity? I don't really know if the mv command is atomic, though.
Jan
13
comment How to stop a repetitive alert box?
If you really must, you could use a different browser to open 'funny' webpages.
Jul
29
comment Is there a consensus on keyboard shortcuts?
Hard to fault them, though: usually they've been using those keystrokes for years before Windows was even planned.
Jul
29
comment Is there a consensus on keyboard shortcuts?
...At least on Windows. Though Linux desktop environments are following those conventions at least to a degree, you'll find that many programs on Unix do strange things -or nothing at all- on Control C / V / S
Jul
27
comment What elements make you choose a browser?
-1 Another subjective, discussion-oriented question on SU
Jul
27
comment Ubuntu Linux: Can I paste plain text by default?
@Nathan: your analogy is faulty. You don't want formatting, but I'm not sure that most people copying text to a rich text Office program share your view. It's not so much 'hold the chocolate sauce' as 'hold the ketchup on those fries' (I really don't like ketchup)
Jul
24
comment how to set the mouse speed very low on ubuntu
Does changing the settings actually affect it? Do you notice the mouse going slower after changing them, or does it not work at all?
Jul
24
comment Ubuntu Linux: Can I paste plain text by default?
You're confusing things. Openoffice decides to paste the text formatted. What you highlight gets copied as plain text, always. The question is not about the OS, but about the OpenOffice suite.
Jul
24
comment I just spilt coffee on my laptop, what should I do?
@pavsaund: That attitude will get you no help from IT / tech support afterwards. You screwed up with company property, try to be respectful of that fact. Stories like BOFH started with users with this attitude.
Jul
23
comment How to make Windows bootloader the default?
that's fdisk /mbr , not fdsik
Jul
21
comment Whats the next desktop application you would like to see moved to the web?
-1, I'm a bit tired of these questions in the site. 'What's your favorite x?' 'what would you like for x?'...