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Apr
2
comment Remap “cmd”+“W” to kill-buffer in Aquamacs?
@JonathanS I realized the function was being loaded, but the problem might be that my key binding was wrong. In searching for information about key bindings someone mentioned remapping the Command key to Alt. I tried it and it worked.
Apr
1
comment Remap “cmd”+“W” to kill-buffer in Aquamacs?
@JonathanS Yes, .emacs and ~/Library/Preferences/Aquamacs Emacs/Preferences.el are definitely being read in as I have other preferences in them. Even if I use eval-region on the code it does not work. I verified with describe-function that it is loaded.
Mar
31
comment How can I close all buffers in Emacs?
@lawlist Thanks! You should post that as an answer here so it's available under the right question title to be found by others.
Jan
15
comment Prevent user typing accidental space between rm and wildcard
It comes down to this: rm can't know if the files its deleting were meant to be deleted. Only the user knows this. Sure, there are some system files and big operations (like deleting /), those are easy. rm can't tell that rm -I stuff.txt just deleted an important phone number, but rm -Ir stuff/ things/ is all temporary junk and cat pictures. Any proxy is going to contain far more false alarms than real ones. Confirmation dialogs come too soon, are too easy to dismiss, and are usually wrong to change the user's thinking from "delete stuff" to "is this stuff important".
Jan
15
comment Prevent user typing accidental space between rm and wildcard
@Kundor Deleting more than three files and deleting recursively (the confirmation is disabled by the habitual -rf I just discovered) are poor proxies for detecting a likely screw up. Wanting to delete a sub-directory isn't a likely screw up. The message doesn't help because it just confirms what the user said to do without adding useful information at a point when the user is not looking to verify. "rm: remove 1 argument recursively?" "Yes, delete the directory, I just told you to do that! ... wait, which directory was that? CRAP!!!"
Jan
15
comment Prevent user typing accidental space between rm and wildcard
@Kundor Yes, and it doesn't change the equation. It probably makes it more likely the user will ignore it. The user has a goal: delete stuff. The prompt says "are you sure you want to delete the stuff you just told me to delete?" The user is still fixated on the goal of deleting stuff, not verifying what is to be deleted, so they say "yes" without thinking. -i might give the user time to change goals. This answer on a related question lays it all out.
Jan
9
comment How can I diagnose certain games crashing?
This is getting downvotes and votes to close. Could people explain why? I've already dug up AppCrashView as an investigative tool myself, that's exactly the sort of thing I'm looking for.
Dec
9
comment Why would you `cat /dev/null > /var/log/messages`?
truncate -s 0 would do the same thing and be less idiomatic. However, shell programmers are a conservative bunch and one might encounter systems old enough or wacky enough to be lacking that command.
Nov
13
comment scp “lost connection” but ssh works fine
I don't have access to that machine anymore, but that seems a likely answer.
Oct
20
comment Can a 7 days full 100% CPU load “burn-in” / “stress test” damage a modern notebook?
@TomStevens Where did you get the information that laptops need a long burn in period to remove plastic vapors or have toxic vapors in the first place?
Oct
20
comment Can a 7 days full 100% CPU load “burn-in” / “stress test” damage a modern notebook?
"I seriously question that notebooks have a life of one year", he said typing on his 2011 Macbook Pro.
Mar
30
comment Casting a tab in Chrome has stopped working
Yes, Chrome is up to date. I gave Canary a shot and it works! Thanks, that will work as a stop gap until they fix the stable channel.
Aug
23
comment Windows 7 very slow to startup and restore from hibernate
I was using 1.70. Upgrading to 1.80 fixed hibernation, now it comes back in about 15 seconds. It also blew away my BIOS settings, so that may have been it. Thank you!
Aug
23
comment Windows 7 very slow to startup and restore from hibernate
Yes, it is a gaming rig, and it'll likely be less hassle to just re-download most of the content. I think I will try a clean install.
Aug
18
comment Windows 7 very slow to startup and restore from hibernate
Is uploading an ETL file safe?
Aug
17
comment Windows 7 very slow to startup and restore from hibernate
@Devid What do you mean by "closing the internet"? You mean disconnect my network connection? Yes, Windows Update says everything is up to date. I made a new standard account, it has the same hibernation problem. I disabled both Windows Defender Service and WMI in services.msc, no change.
Aug
17
comment Windows 7 very slow to startup and restore from hibernate
Looking at the ETL in WPA, there's very little in Services. Under DeviceIO LoginUI.exe, WmiPrvSE.exe and dllhost.exe all take 230 seconds from start to end. I looked into it a bit, seems WmiPrvSE.exe is a common source of problems, but I can't find solutions.
Aug
17
comment Windows 7 very slow to startup and restore from hibernate
@Devid I've tried disabling MSE to no avail. I'll make another account and try that. What do you mean by "close the internet"?
Aug
17
comment Windows 7 very slow to startup and restore from hibernate
@magicandre1981 I would also encourage you to post this as an answer. Posting answers in comments side steps the whole StackOverflow system and is stepping on Devid. So far your advice has been good, and it's cramped to get it like this on someone else's answer.
Aug
16
comment Windows 7 very slow to startup and restore from hibernate
I tried this, but couldn't make much of the output. I'll try xbootmgr.