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  1. Old Comment

    Per-application bookmarks on GTK's file dialog?

    I'll try to remember to try it. I recall that on some GTK file dialogs I'd try to type for "something" (like writing the file name or searching on the current folder) but then "something else" would happen. If I recall it was a search/filter on the current folder, but I also have a faint recollection that you could click somewhere and a location field would show up where "location icons/labes" are.

    It would be really nice if all the linux/unix stuff had a way to easily alternate between a set of uniform behaviors and hotkeys/shortcuts. Like setting "global-shortcut-mode=KDE" somewhere in /etc, and then automatically GTK file dialog would "look and feel", behave, more like KDE's (or vice versa, if that's set) nano would search by control+f and save by control+s. I'm quite often switching these and other shortcuts on nano and kwrite/kate.

    But that's probably a pipe dream.

    The old Opera browser had something similar, though, you could set as an option which file dialog it would use. Perhaps that's a more likely possibility, but even then I don't see that happening. Perhaps most users are comfortable with a non-frankensteinian suit of apps, only KDE, GTK or something else, enough that it's not so much a concern.
    Posted Yesterday at 12:42 PM by the dsc the dsc is offline
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    Per-application bookmarks on GTK's file dialog?

    Well, as far as typing the path, you can. The path field isn't immediately visible. When the Open dialog appears, just start typing the path, and a box will automatically pop up.
    Posted 12-24-2014 at 04:17 AM by goumba goumba is offline
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    Per-application bookmarks on GTK's file dialog?

    I really feel bad to rant about these things, after all, it's an entire OS and a suit of applications basically for free. I'm certainly more thankful than annoyed, overall, but the odds are that I'll more often manifest my annoyance.

    But some things... like "open with", on GTK/Gnome... it's unbelievable. It's 2014, for dog sake, and they make you navigate to find the actual binary to make the association (or run once), as if $PATH didn't exist. At least it was still like that not long ago. And if I recall you can't even write the full path, if you happen to know it -- it probably doesn't even have a path field. You have to navigate.
    Posted 12-24-2014 at 02:47 AM by the dsc the dsc is offline
    Updated 12-24-2014 at 02:48 AM by the dsc
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    Per-application bookmarks on GTK's file dialog?

    Why don't you drop a line to the GTK devs? Then again... we all know how they've been listening to their users.
    Posted 12-23-2014 at 05:11 AM by goumba goumba is offline
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    Happy Hollidays!

    Yep. Netbsd will install a system from floppies with the help of the internet!
    Merry Xmas.....
    Posted 12-22-2014 at 12:23 AM by peonuser peonuser is offline
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    One of those days (rant)

    Stallman and the Free Software Foundation are vehemently against companies having copyrights and patents on software, but they are not against companies having control over the use of "free" software. For them, freedom is free of restrictive licences. Freedom does not include being free to use free software. Is it a ridiculously narrow view or hypocrisy?

    Gnome is a GNU project; Gnome's development was (and still is?) greatly influenced by Red Hat; Gnome and GNU have been cooperating with Red Hat by being pro-systemd from the beginning. So where does that put Stallman and the FSF?

    My vote is for hypocrisy. And it does not make me want to shout at people. It leaves me shaking my head in disbelief and telling Linux users they deserve whatever they get.
    Posted 12-19-2014 at 02:35 PM by Randicus Draco Albus Randicus Draco Albus is offline
  7. Old Comment

    Happy Hollidays!

    Merry Christmas Back At You rocket357 and peonuser.

    Eggnog season is my favorite time of the year for this 6 foot 7 inch frame.
    Posted 12-18-2014 at 09:49 PM by rokytnji rokytnji is offline
    Updated 12-18-2014 at 09:51 PM by rokytnji
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    Happy Hollidays!

    Isn't it the most absolutely wonderful thing to see an old machine, long since "forgotten" by mainstream OS vendors, brought back to life with a bang by an OS like Slackware or one of the BSD's? I really love seeing my 400 MHz UltraSPARC serving network requests on my home network.

    And Happy Holidays to you and yours as well.
    Posted 12-16-2014 at 12:52 PM by rocket357 rocket357 is offline
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    One of those days (rant)

    Read up on the ISC/BSD license. GPL followers tend to curse BSD/ISC for being "business-centric" (and there is perhaps some truth to the business side of that thinking), but seriously, read the license (template for OpenBSD, not the actual license):

    Though I agree...cheers and beers go a long ways in settling disputes =D
    Posted 12-16-2014 at 12:49 PM by rocket357 rocket357 is offline
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    One of those days (rant)

    And who or what does care about your software rights/freedom? What would alleviate your primal scream? Cheers and beers!
    Posted 12-11-2014 at 08:01 PM by curtvaughan curtvaughan is offline
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    Got X11 working.

    Oh, for heaven's sake ... I just figured out that I was completely mistaken about i3 ... I confused it with ion3 (the last "named" version of ion). So, to correct myself:

    The notion window manager is the replacement for ion.
    Posted 12-03-2014 at 02:33 PM by rk4n3 rk4n3 is offline
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    Got X11 working.

    Well, for accuracy ...

    The i3 wm has been "defunct" for quite a while, and "notion" is its replacement, picked up by a different development team (after the i3 author abandoned it), and renamed - rather cleverly, imho - "not-ion"

    I don't use "awesome" myself, I've only seen demos of it, which have all used its tiling layout(s), so that's been my only awareness of it - as a tiling wm. The fact that it has other layout options doesn't seem to me to disqualify it, and it does happen to be listed under "tiling window managers" in wikipedia

    In reading more about it, seems that awesome may be a quite unique beast, being more of a "framework" allowing the user to mold it into whatever "style" they want, which also seem to include "a tiling wm".
    Posted 12-03-2014 at 02:28 PM by rk4n3 rk4n3 is offline
  13. Old Comment

    Chromium 36 upgrade with SSE2 instructions will not execute on Athlon XP 2400+

    Chromium 39 won't run on AMD Athlon XP 2400+ machine

    Chromium is now up to version 39 and still won't run on this old machine (AMD Athlon XP 2400+ (32 bit) processor and ASUSTeK Computer A7V8X motherboard, purchased 2003). It is probably not a high priority for the developers, and I have other options.
    Posted 12-02-2014 at 01:44 PM by flshope flshope is offline
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    PuppEX Tahr Linux Live CD with kernel 3.17.2-puppex

    A "review" of PuppEX Tahr

    I simply must cite a member of Puppy Linux Forum: This is astonishing - outstanding even, boots fast and absolutely fly's on my old X60 Thinkpad. Lost for words to describe just how good this is. Anyone that want's a real OS experience and more should try this. Still playing - looking better all the time.
    Posted 12-01-2014 at 10:12 AM by exton exton is offline


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