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bio website Toobusy
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seen Aug 31 at 10:21

Old-ish IT Geezer, young at heart, memoir fanboy


Feb
21
comment Where can I get pre-reform spelling correction for Brazilian Portuguese in LibreOffice?
@Karan Thank you. I've clarified the question (Windows 7). You are right; Vero is the new orthography, unfortunately.
Nov
28
comment Configure Thunderbird to never send (or even try to send) HTML emails
Thank you. On the settings tab you mention, the first checkbox is "Compose messages in HTML format". In my case, it is unchecked, and this seems to work as I want it to.
Oct
5
comment Generate PDF that is not editable
@Qrrbrbirlbel : It was so named by its creator, Adobe. Not my idea of a reference model for absolute truth. "Portable" is a corporate-speak buzzword, for selling ideas to pointy-haired managers.
Oct
5
comment Generate PDF that is not editable
@tohecz : OK, we must agree to differ, then. My view is that PDF is good for "slide presentations" and printing. For "normal online viewing" it's really user-hostile, if only because it doesn't reflow, so you're at the mercy of the original designer and his particular screen resolution.
Oct
5
comment Generate PDF that is not editable
@tohecz : I'm sure you're right; but I find the idea of a "non-printable pdf" both amusing and tragic. Bit like having a program you can't execute. If it's not for printing, pdf is an awful format for anything else.
Aug
16
comment How to make emacs accept UTF-8 from the keyboard
Oh, yes. Cut-and-paste works fine; it's just the direct entry from the keyboard that doesn't work correctly. How do you enter your Greek characters?
Aug
16
comment How to make emacs accept UTF-8 from the keyboard
Just tried it. Thank you for trying, but it still doesn't accept non-ISO-8859-1 characters like ŵ and ş.
Jul
10
comment What is a good way of synchronising Word Bibilography data between machines
Thanks, Adam. My friend is on vacation at the moment, but as soon as she gets back, I'll try this (I don't have Word on my own machine...)
Apr
25
comment How to make emacs accept UTF-8 from the keyboard
Sorry, set-language-environment "UTF-8" has no effect, while (set-keyboard-coding-system 'utf-16) gives "error: Unsuitable coding system for keyboard: utf-16"
Apr
15
comment How to make emacs accept UTF-8 from the keyboard
@N.N. Hi! Fancy meeting you here! No, I'm afraid it doesn't.
Apr
10
comment How to make emacs accept UTF-8 from the keyboard
@OliverSalzburg: Yes, I live there; I don't know on which ISO-8859 subpage, if any, the ŵs live...
Apr
9
comment How to stop the Google Update background tool?
"I find this annoying": I bet that if you get pwned because your Chrome isn't up-to-date with the latest security fixes, you'll find that really annoying.
Apr
8
comment How to make emacs accept UTF-8 from the keyboard
@grawity: The GUI. I've updated the question.
Mar
13
comment How do I preserve folder shares on a USB external drive?
Thanks, but sorry - that is what I was doing...
Dec
25
comment Thunderbird 3.0 - How do I recover some lost function?
'Fraid I've found an even better one: gone back to 2.0. In any event, thank you for trying to help (+1)
Dec
21
comment Thunderbird 3.0 - How do I recover some lost function?
Thanks, fencepost. Unfortunately, CTRL-W is like ALT-F4 - it only closes the current window, not the whole app.
Sep
6
comment Configure Thunderbird to never send (or even try to send) HTML emails
Sorry you're not the "Chosen Answer" -- it's just a little more extensive -- but thank you for you help.
Sep
6
comment Configure Thunderbird to never send (or even try to send) HTML emails
Thank you very much, nicely solved...
Sep
21
comment What is a good local Windows DNS Caching Server/Service?
Better than my answer