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Sep
20
comment Window Manager vs. Desktop Environment vs. Window System? What's the difference?
Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams mentions: "X11 is a network protocol". You mention: "X11 is the window system (the thing that draws the windows on the screen)". Can this be reconciled?
Sep
11
awarded  Necromancer
Sep
7
comment Disable the `onselectedtext()` Javascrip method in Firefox
Thanks. I'll see if I can adapt that to Firefox for the general case (not just Quora).
Sep
7
comment Disable the `onselectedtext()` Javascrip method in Firefox
Thank you mvark. I suppose that you run this bookmarklet on the known-affected site each time that you visit it? One of the pages that is affected is Quora.
Sep
6
asked Disable the `onselectedtext()` Javascrip method in Firefox
Sep
3
comment Mouse selection based on initial mouse movement direction
@Hastur: You are right, Chrome does not suffer this either. Open Office Calc suffers the problem when dragging to the left but not when dragging to the right.
Sep
3
comment Mouse selection based on initial mouse movement direction
@Hastur: Yes, however the issue is that the entire process (click, drag, release) happens in one fluid motion with no stop-check-verify stages in between. That is why the situation is frustrating: the fact that sometimes the wrong part is selected means that we need the whole stop-check-verify procedure. Since the user expressed intent from the beginning (direction of initial drag) it should be possible for the system to compensate.
Sep
3
asked Mouse selection based on initial mouse movement direction
Sep
2
comment A synergy alternative that just works?
This would be great if it supported Linux / Ubuntu. Unfortunately, until then it is a non-starter for any of my offices.
Sep
2
comment 'less' command clearing screen upon exit - how to switch it off?
In fact, I add export LESS="-XFR" so that the colors show through less as well.
Aug
25
comment VIM “upgraded” to expandtab and tabstop=8 on Python files
Thank you Ingo. It was exactly as you suggested.
Aug
25
accepted VIM “upgraded” to expandtab and tabstop=8 on Python files
Aug
25
asked VIM “upgraded” to expandtab and tabstop=8 on Python files
Aug
25
comment Why does VIM show the Unicode code point and not the UTF-8 code value?
Thanks Grawity, your opening sentence makes the critical point.
Aug
14
asked Autocomplete in all KDE textareas
Aug
12
awarded  Popular Question
Aug
10
awarded  Yearling
Aug
1
comment Sync only a single bookmarks folder
Thank you, I do see that the question should have been asked on the software recommendation SE site. Here it is.
Jul
31
revised Sync only a single bookmarks folder
Add bookmark to demonstrate clarification.
Jul
30
comment Sync only a single bookmarks folder
Thank you Rory, Iszi. I edited the question to clarify.