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Long time Linux user (currently kubuntu). Use Windows 98, and 7 when I have to. Programmed in many languages, currently using bash and awk for most things. Learning Python.

Have one project on sourceforge:

Duplex printing emulator for non-duplex printers (Linux)


Sep
2
comment Printed page information and metadata within PDF file
Desktop environment refers to the desktop software you're using. There are many choices (it's Linux after all!). Some of the most popular ones are Unity, Gnome, KDE, and a bunch of lighter ones. See askubuntu.com/questions/65083/… for a pretty good list. Include the version number of yours as they change a lot over time.
Sep
1
comment How to disable text style copying on Windows XP?
As to the default behaviour: On Linux, I regularly run into situations where I try to print a selection of a web page and it either formats things very badly or the print comes out too small to read. Then, I open LibreOffice Writer and paste into that and it fixes most of the problems automatically. I print it and then discard the document. Works great. A few websites are coded so weird that I have to paste into a text editor to get rid of all the formatting to get something useful. Kim Komando's website is one of those. Lots of good (end user) Windows info, but you have to work to extract it.
Sep
1
comment How to disable text style copying on Windows XP?
If you want your solution to be seamless, like it's a part of Windows, then programming is definitely the way to go. You can still use things like AutoHotKey for rapid prototyping so you already have a solution that works when you start coding.
Aug
30
comment How to disable text style copying on Windows XP?
Yes, not all programs support that, but on the ones that do, it really helps. If you don't mind doing some extra work, you might be able to automate some or all of the "hard way" by writing macros in AutoKey and assigning them to shortcut key(s). This would not be a beginner level macro, but, if you know a little Python (the macro language AutoKey uses), it's not rocket science either. In general, it's worth exploring because, with AutoKey, you can add all sorts of custom features to your gui without programming them from scratch. Oops, had my Linux hat on. Try AutoHotKey. That's for Windows.
Aug
26
revised How to disable text style copying on Windows XP?
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Aug
26
answered How to disable text style copying on Windows XP?
Aug
19
comment How can I make a Bash Script take an input before the script is invoked?
As you get more familiar with bash, look into replacing the if chain with a case statement. It tends to be cleaner and more readable/maintainable. Depending on your coding style, you might also like to use select: select name [ in word ] ; do list ; done which makes a primitive menu for you.
Aug
12
comment Using multiple KeePass databases with separate configurations
If you don't get an answer here, try the KeePass Forum. I found multiple posts about using multiple databases, but not exactly your issue. sourceforge.net/p/keepass/discussion/search/…
Aug
12
comment Why does Windows Explorer seem to hang when copying many files?
Can you do the exact same transfer successfully by breaking it into parts? This would eliminate most hardware issues. Can you do the full copy from a command line? You might see some error messages that are ignored in the gui. This would also narrow it down to the gui.
Jul
30
answered Where is the about:config box in Thunderbird 17?
Jul
1
comment Can unexpected power loss harm a Linux install?
Continued. This almost works. The new current file would also need the transactions applied to it necessitating processing the transactions twice, so I'm sure there's a better way. In any case, it may still be a lot faster and safer than copying the whole file if it's big.
Jul
1
comment Can unexpected power loss harm a Linux install?
I don't know exactly how to do it, but you may want to consider making your key applications transaction based. That way, you can have your current file and a backup. You apply the transactions to your current file and if that fails, you can restore the current file from the backup and reapply the transactions. If you switch between current and backup using symlinks or swapping file names, then that can happen very quickly with much less chance of error than with copying. After a successful update, your current file becomes your backup and the backup becomes the current.
Jun
25
answered Different Color for command and output
Apr
28
comment How Can I determine the page count from a postscript file (generated by Opera)?
Here's one document: dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/54584985/Opera01.ps . It does 'bigbird@ramdass:~/pgm/duplex_proj/devel/test_data$ gs -dNODISPLAY -dBATCH -dNOPAUSE -o /dev/null Opera01.ps|grep -P '^Page'|wc -l 0 ' Here's without the grep 'bigbird@ramdass:~/pgm/duplex_proj/devel/test_data$ gs -dNODISPLAY -dBATCH -dNOPAUSE -o /dev/null Opera01.ps GPL Ghostscript 9.05 (2012-02-08) Copyright (C) 2010 Artifex Software, Inc. All rights reserved. This software comes with NO WARRANTY: see the file PUBLIC for details. bigbird@ramdass:~/pgm/duplex_proj/devel/test_data$ ' Sorry about format.
Apr
25
comment How Can I determine the page count from a postscript file (generated by Opera)?
Tried it on two test files. One gave 0 for a 3 page document and the other generated a ghostscript error message.
Apr
23
comment Prevent “document expired” message and just show the expired page?
I encounter this a lot when all I'm trying to do is to backup through browsing history to get to somewhere before the problem occurred. Having something to get past this roadblock would be very useful. I know I can use the History button on the main toolbar, but it's often hard to figure out which entry to choose.
Apr
23
comment How to tell rsync to skip files on a damaged hard drive block, instead of being stuck trying to read it
I think @jmreicha has the right idea, but in the future, if you have rsync technical questions, friendly gurus are available on the rsync list: lists.samba.org/mailman/listinfo/rsync
Apr
17
comment kdialog --passivepopup notification only shows up after second message
Yes, it sounds like it should work. My only point is that with yad, you have an active developer and community to talk to if it doesn't perform as desired.
Apr
15
comment How do I remove the header/footer of some pages?
If you use LibreOffice writer to edit this document, you can apply different page styles to different pages. One page style can have headers and footers and another can omit them. You can then save your document in any one of a number of Word formats. This is probably the easiest and most flexible method for handling issues like this.
Apr
15
comment kdialog --passivepopup notification only shows up after second message
If you're not widely distributing this, try coding it with yad instead of kdialog. yad has many great features including support for notify. It is being actively developed and supported. code.google.com/p/yad