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Sep
26
comment sudo vs gksudo. difference?
I want to emphasize that this is not the crucial difference at all, and this answer is quite misleading to newbies. The major difference is explained here: askubuntu.com/a/11766/81034 and the answer below (that @johnywhy linked to) goes a step beyond that to add some nuance to that. Please read the askubuntu question rather than relying on this misleading answer.
Sep
9
comment Unblocking at element-level in uBlock Origin
@rhill I understand, but the usability hit still exists and I'm just trying to decide whether this tradeoff between usabilty and performance is worth it to me. Btw, does ABP then automatically log every network request that happens, to be able to present that UI? (Of course, that inefficiency might be lost among the many other major inefficiencies in the case of ABP, but I still would like to understand this.)
Sep
9
comment Unblocking at element-level in uBlock Origin
And for anyone else wondering if this helps with the unblocking of elements too: github.com/gorhill/uBlock/wiki/The-logger#creating-filters takes you to a UI where you can adjust the dynamic filters at various levels, or create a static filter if you want patterns and suchlike.
Sep
9
comment Unblocking at element-level in uBlock Origin
Hmm. So it looks like it begins logging only after it's opened: so I either have to keep the logger open at all times to use this feature, or have to open it and then reload the page (which might not always be feasible). I keep running into these UI issues with uBlock, so with the ABP performance patch coming in this month, I might just go back to the more usable ABP.
Sep
4
comment tcplay: cannot write to mounted volume
Hi! Thanks a lot for this answer, amidst all the mega truecrypt-replacement software out there, this simple script worked most reliably for me. I've added this as a github repo (with credits), hope you don't mind: github.com/digital-carver/tcmount
Aug
29
comment Copying unicode symbols from Firefox address bar as is
For the record for future visitors, setting network.standard-url.escape-utf8 to false does seem to work as of FF40.
Aug
24
comment Vim: map shift-K to open help on current word in a new tab
@bertieb No specific reason except the assumption that, with a larger userbase, there might be more probability of getting an answer here. It has turned out my question contained two parts, so I'll now take the unanswered part over to Vi and Vim and try it out there.
Aug
24
comment Vim: map shift-K to open help on current word in a new tab
What I wanted was a way to take this whole thing and just add the feature of opening the output in a new tab. Your execute idea did help me make this work just for vim keywords at least, so I'll accept your answer and split the question about making this portable for any value of keywordprg a separate question (since that looks to be a more complicated requirement).
Aug
24
comment Vim: map shift-K to open help on current word in a new tab
"<s-k>, also known as K, opens the man page" <- This is actually incorrect: it opens whatever the current keywordprg program is, depending on the filetype; its default is man, but the keywordprg automatically changes to :help when in a vimscript file, and can be set to for eg. perldoc -f for filetype perl, to automatically get perldoc help within Perl files when K is pressed.
Aug
22
comment How do I set Firefox to go to the previous tab rather than the next, when a tab is closed?
the message "This question may already have an answer here:" is - as the question mentions - not true. It seems to follow only from blind rule allegiance. Speaking of which: 3. - according to this FAQ answer, "The general rule is to keep the question with the best collection of answers", and this one has a more comprehensive answer that's a superset of the other one - so even going strictly by rules, that one should be the one to be marked duplicate.
Aug
22
comment How do I set Firefox to go to the previous tab rather than the next, when a tab is closed?
@galacticninja 1. - first of all, this question is arguably different from the previous one, in that it contains the implicit request for a low-memory footprint solution, which is a constraint not present in the original; that this constraint is implicit (but present in both the paragraphs of the question's content) doesn't mean it's not present. 2. - let's say this question was an exact duplicate; what purpose does marking as duplicate and closing it (which it usually leads to) serve, other than blocking potential new solutions? Link to the other one is already in the question, and...
Aug
22
comment Vim opens symlink even when given target path directly
@ThomasDickey What "other programs" do you mean in this context? Could you give an example?
Aug
21
comment How do I set Firefox to go to the previous tab rather than the next, when a tab is closed?
Thanks a lot, I think I'll go with Tab Control for my usecase. I think I have already enabled every other option in Tab Control with default Firefox config itself, so it appears this is the only one there without an internal way of changing the configuration. Oh well.
Aug
18
comment How do I set Firefox to go to the previous tab rather than the next, when a tab is closed?
Yeah, I tried wildcard searches tab*close and close*tab in the about:config itself, and nothing relevant to this was apparent among the results. I was just hoping it was some unobvious setting that needed tweaking.
Aug
18
comment How do I set Firefox to go to the previous tab rather than the next, when a tab is closed?
@MC10 I tried it out several times now, with the "last active tab" being different from the orderwise-next tab, and in each case the focus went to the next tab rather than the last-active one. Is there a setting that could be making it behave this way, any idea?
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?