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Jul
30
comment Command to “go to end of last line that has content, in insert mode”
I accepted Lieven's answer since it meshes better with my workstyle, but your answer is the more generically complete one and one that provides more opportunities for learning for future readers, so thanks a lot for adding it.
Jul
30
comment Command to “go to end of last line that has content, in insert mode”
Simple and brilliant. Thanks! For posterity's sake, I found that Ctrl-End also takes the cursor to the end of the last line - but I prefer this solution as it conforms to the Vim norm of not moving the hand off the home row. I'll add this as a mapping to my vimrc, perhaps nnoremap <C-A-a> ?\w<CR>A.
Jul
7
comment What is being send to/received from “safebrowsing.google.com” when I open Firefox?
@gcp, since you wrote this feature, could you explain what the "browser.safebrowsing.downloads.remote.enabled" preference does? There doesn't seem to be a kb.mozillazine or developer.mozilla page on it, and googling it comes back only to this page.
Jul
2
comment Alternative to 127.0.0.1 in hosts file
I ended up using my firewall's block feature, since I wanted to block all subdomains of the site too (and hosts requires each subdomain to be specified individually, no wildcards), and Comodo shows a neat "this website blocked by your admin" page too. That said, the "redirect to router's interface" suggestion is quite useful and something that might come in handy later, so I'm accepting this answer.
Jun
9
comment Alternative to 127.0.0.1 in hosts file
Firefox doesn't seem to show the IP, but the router suggestion is quite an interesting possibility. Could you also add that as an answer, which would make it more visible to future visitors too?
Feb
20
comment Can the %PATH% be recovered without any Restore Points?
@Ramhound I was afraid of that, thanks. I'm considering writing a script that traverses the "Program Files" folders and creates a PATH value pointing to all programs' paths, but ./bin subfolders and such idiosyncracies present a nuisance.
Feb
9
comment Adding Date & Time to Cinnamon panel on Mint
So it's the calendar applet that displays the time in systray? In that case, I seem to have run into this bug: forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=218&t=175478 Also, when that empty space mentioned is clicked on, I get only this: imgur.com/5YQnYFK
Jun
25
comment gcc not finding header file though its path has been included with -I
@RobHall Thanks for mentioning the library. I must have written it that way because I just went out and installed whatever had "crypt" in the name, and didn't know specifically which one helped.
Apr
8
comment Can MS Word automatically insert spaces between conjoined (pasted) words intelligently?
@Karen927 How do I do that?
Apr
8
comment Can MS Word automatically insert spaces between conjoined (pasted) words intelligently?
Pasting into notepad and pasting "Text Only" in Word both result in the same thing, wordsarestillclumpedtogether.
Apr
8
comment Can MS Word automatically insert spaces between conjoined (pasted) words intelligently?
I've now tried Ctrl-V, Paste Text Only, Paste Special (Unformatted Text) and Paste Special (Unformatted Unicode Text), no difference. Pasting into plain old notepad also pastes the words clumped together. The PDF cannot be shared though, I'll look into writing a macro myself to do this. (And of course will update with an answer if I do manage it!)
Apr
8
comment Can MS Word automatically insert spaces between conjoined (pasted) words intelligently?
No, the words aren't together in the PDF, but come out together when copied and pasted. Could you give me an example of a different way to paste them?
Mar
2
comment How can I prepare an old PC for educational use by a child?
@random and other mods, I've given my requirements exactly as they are, going any more specific beyond this would require knowledge about educational software which is exactly what I'm missing. It is possible to provide a generic but usable and useful list of steps to be taken care of when preparing a PC for a kid, and that is the sort of answer I'm looking for. I hope the "on hold" thing can be removed.
Mar
1
comment How can I prepare an old PC for educational use by a child?
@gparyani Thanks for the Software Recommendations site link, I've added the question there. Regarding your first comment, I believe you've misunderstood the question. I already do have a new PC for myself, this is to make an existing old PC available to a child that can use it, rather than scrap it off uselessly. I was disappointed to have to put in XP unavoidably, but the benefits definitely outweigh the disadvantages of XP in this tradeoff.
Dec
23
comment Blurry white streaks on CRT monitor - what could the cause be?
@DanielRHicks Thanks for the response. I don't own an oscilloscope though and it looks like a "basic" model starts at around Rs. 35000 (~$650), definitely outside my budget for this work. If that or getting a professional look into it are the only options I might have to give up on this one for now.
Dec
23
comment Blurry white streaks on CRT monitor - what could the cause be?
Haha. Yes, old memories kicked in and I did degauss it a few times, didn't help at all.
Oct
7
comment SSH: The authenticity of host <host> can't be established
@BenVoigt Yeah, I understand that, the truly paranoid would of course get to those pages through a different unrelated network, or maybe fly to github headquarters and get the fingerprint in person :)
Oct
7
comment SSH: The authenticity of host <host> can't be established
"If you're paranoid, verify the checksum/fingerprint of the key using an alternate channel." For the paranoid (and for the record), github's fingerprint is on help.github.com/articles/generating-ssh-keys and bitbucket's is mentioned in confluence.atlassian.com/display/BITBUCKET/…
Sep
18
comment Utility to non-destructively fold or re-indent HTML
@kine I found the answer here: stackoverflow.com/questions/7151180/… especially the second comment on the answer. Running it with that config (along with input-xml yes and force-output yes) indents it mostly non-destructively - "mostly" because it still makes changes in HTML character entities, I guess you have to hunt down and change that option too if that's a problem to you.
Sep
14
comment Dependency problems due to conflicts when installing Ubuntu Mini
@terdon I've answered the 32bit-64bit question in the previous comment, but for now I disabled "Manual package selection" in the installer and so avoided this problem, but I'm not sure if it'll come up again if I try to use apt-get after installation.