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Sep
29
comment Disable sync on each bookmark change
Why the downvote? This is a valid problem, and I've outlined the steps that I've taken to resolve the issue which did not help. How might I improve the question?
Sep
23
comment Turn on the link hover statusbar in Google Chrome
I've had the issue on Kubuntu Linux. Disabling hardware acceleration resolved the issue for me.
Sep
23
comment Turn on the link hover statusbar in Google Chrome
I've had the issue on Kubuntu Linux. Disabling hardware acceleration resolved the issue.
Sep
20
comment Window Manager vs. Desktop Environment vs. Window System? What's the difference?
user113907 mentions: "X11 is the window system (the thing that draws the windows on the screen)". You mention: "X11 is a network protocol". Can this be reconciled?
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
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
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
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
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
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
30
comment Sync only a single bookmarks folder
Thank you Rory, Iszi. I edited the question to clarify.
Jul
23
comment Why does VIM show the Unicode code point and not the UTF-8 code value?
Thank you romainl. Actually, I did read :h ga but did not read the g8 section that came after it. I quote from :h ga "Print the ascii value of the character under the cursor ... When the character is a non-standard ASCII character, ... the non-printable version is also given." I guess that the text of that document may have been written before UTF-8 support and since both the Unicode code point and the UTF-8 code value are the same hexidecimal value for code points <=127 there was no need to make a distinction at the time.
Jul
8
comment Greasy water in laptop's DIMM slot
@MosheKatz: You owe me a T530 keyboard. Next time put the disclaimer at the beginning!
Jul
2
comment VIM only storing first 50 lines when yanking between files
Thank you Heptite. Other than the viminfo='100,<50,s10,h line, the only other line is Last set from ~/.vimrc.
Jul
2
comment Linux CLI: fail-proof way to check temperature
hwmon0 -> ../../devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:18.3/hwmon/hwmon0 This also is a real, non-virtualized system (MD A4-5300).
Jul
2
comment Linux CLI: fail-proof way to check temperature
@dasup: Yes, it looks like that is what I will have to do. I'll see if I can keep a binary of sensors around to run from my personal ~/bin/ as well.