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comment Use touchpad while “typing”?
Two observations: one, Synaptics really needs to stop moving every. single. setting. whenever they make a minor-version increment in the driver software. Two, this needs to be managed by either the vendor software or the Windows control panel -- it's a terrible idea to have conflicting settings in both places!
Mar
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comment How to enable Synaptics Touchpad While Typing (without disabling palmcheck)?
Thank you zeel, this has been bugging me for ages -- when you need to hold a key + click for an action, I could not get it to work for the life of me. The strange thing is, with the setting disabled, holding a key while trying to move the trackpad results in some, stuttery movement. Better than nothing, I guess?
Jan
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answered Merge MP3-files into audiobook with chapters?
Jan
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comment Can I show the “All Apps” section of the Metro Start screen using the keyboard?
This does get the job done, though it seems like there should be a simpler way. <kbd>PgDn</kbd> moves the selection cursor between "groups" in the main Start screen, rather than changing to the All Apps screen as I'd expect, for example. If there's not a single-key way to do this, I'll accept your answer, but it seems like an oversight.
Jan
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asked Can I show the “All Apps” section of the Metro Start screen using the keyboard?
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asked Does 64-bit Chrome store Flash data in a different place from 32-bit Chrome?
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asked Can I run a VPN server with certificates only, and no password/pre-shared keys?
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comment Setup Ubuntu L2TP VPN server and authenticate users with certificates
Did you ever get an answer to this? From this writeup and others I've seen, the most common setup involves 3 (!!!) passwords, one each for IPSec, L2TP, and PPPD. As that links shows, one of the 3 (IPSec) can be replaced with per-user certs, using racoon. Ideally I'd like to get the number of passwords down to zero :-/
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comment How can I connect 2 windows 8 machines with WiFi Direct?
I think the thing that is always missing from discussions of WiFi Direct is that it's not a product (like say Windows File Sharing), it's a standard (like say Samba). It took me ages to understand this. You can find tons of products that implement Samba (and likewise a few that implement WiFi Direct) but there's not going to be a button called "WiFi Direct" in Windows, just like there's no button labeled "Samba". If you get WiFi Direct support, it will come from a product. I haven't found one that works in Windows yet.
Nov
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comment Ways to see a list of all the tabs open in Chrome?
It looks like this experimental feature was dropped at some point.
Oct
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accepted Run a local command after closing an SSH connection?
Oct
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comment Run a local command after closing an SSH connection?
This does fix the problem, but it seems like overkill -- this runs the command not only on directory change but before every command, even if the PWD hasn't changed. I was hoping to run it only after finishing an SSH session, because I don't change the XTerm title anywhere else...
Oct
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comment Will 128MB video card be enough for Windows 7 Aero with two 720p monitors connected?
If you really want improved h.264 experience I'd say ditch Aero and prioritize the performance that matters over the eye-candy. That computer just isn't going to have the horsepower to keep up, no matter what you add to it.