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Old 07-02-2011, 12:38 PM   #1
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notepad...or lack thereof


This is just too annoying...
I have tomboy and that basket thing..neither of which is worth a darn.
I cannot copy a link from google search and paste it anywhere.
I want to answer an e-mail which asked me a question. I looked up the answer to the question, but
1. I cannot minimize google search
2. I can copy the link from google search, but I cannot paste it anywhere.
I can't answer this guy's e-mail without quitting linux and going to windows
 
Old 07-02-2011, 01:15 PM   #2
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Wow...that is annoying. Okay, let's go over the list...

What is your distro (I see the Ubuntu logo, but I doubt all THAT behaviour is even Ubuntu-ish)?
What did you update of late?
Try to open a console and enter "gedit" - see what happens.
Tomboy...that's written in dot-net (oh dear) ... could it be that your mono is damaged? Try to reinstall that...

I'll watch this thread for more input, I hope to be able to help.

Thor
 
Old 07-02-2011, 01:33 PM   #3
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First of all:
  • What Linux distribution are you using, and what version?
  • What desktop environment are you using?
  • Looking at the below questions, saying what web browser and email client you use might help, too.

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I have tomboy and that basket thing..neither of which is worth a darn.
If you don't like something, don't use it. Linux is about choice. By the way, what is "that basket thing"?

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I cannot copy a link from google search and paste it anywhere.
Exactly what are you copying and how?

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1. I cannot minimize google search
Google search is an online service, not a window. What do you mean by "minimizing" it? Minimizing the browser window, maybe?

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2. I can copy the link from google search, but I cannot paste it anywhere.
You're confusing me here, you just said that you can't copy from Google search.

...and what does all this have to do with the lack of Notepad? Note (no pun intended) that there is an abundance of great plain text editors for Linux.

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Old 07-02-2011, 01:40 PM   #4
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Google search is an online service, not a window. What do you mean by "minimizing" it? Minimizing the browser window, maybe?
Chrome????? Basically, Chrome just is a browser...there's no way to minimize it...

Smells like it...

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Old 07-02-2011, 01:43 PM   #5
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Chrome????? Basically, Chrome just is a browser...there's no way to minimize it...

Smells like it...
?????????????????????????????????????????????

First, the OP said "Google Search", not "Google Chrome" or "Google".

Second, why can't Chrome be minimized like any other window?
 
Old 07-02-2011, 01:50 PM   #6
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I am using Ubuntu 10.4. I have not updated anything recently..a few weeks ago, I updated the previously installed version of open office (3.0) to 3.2, but that's about it..
Perhaps I wasn't clear about what happened;
I can copy a link from google search, but having done so, I cannot paste it into a note, using either Tomboy
(I have no idea what dot net means in the Tomboy context) or Basket...(advertized as a notepad clone)

So, here I am with google search open..taking up the entire screen..with no way to reduce its size...(I do not have the x,the dash and the little square...
So I cannot attempt to paste what I copied, into a reply e-mail. I have no notepad like app into which I could paste the link (s) I want to send to this guy which would answer his question ...The only thing I could do is switch over to windows, where the transaction poses no problem at all.
I hate to do that. To be blunt, it pisses me off, but I don't know how to avoid it.

Thanks
Rye
 
Old 07-02-2011, 01:51 PM   #7
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Okay, I could be wrong about the name (Chrome/CromeOS/Chromium) - but I saw a report (Click online) where Chrome was presented, it was a mere browser, everything happened in that browser that could not be minimised...
It seemed like a likely avenue of thought...

Thor
 
Old 07-02-2011, 01:56 PM   #8
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Okay, swithing desktop does work?

By the way, I take back the Chromium thought...you're using Ubuntu.

Tomboy is written in a garble called dotnet...no point here. You're using these sticky-notes ... hmm ... can you even paste anything in there? So...you hilight the required text (drag with the mouse for instance) right-click - select copy and then click into a tomboy note and then right-click and hit paste...and then...nothing.


Lemme think....
 
Old 07-02-2011, 02:02 PM   #9
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How do you copy/paste?
By highlighting or right clicking?

Kind regards
 
Old 07-02-2011, 02:03 PM   #10
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Okay, I could be wrong about the name (Chrome/CromeOS/Chromium) - but I saw a report (Click online) where Chrome was presented, it was a mere browser, everything happened in that browser that could not be minimised...
It seemed like a likely avenue of thought...

Thor
If it's Chrome OS, then how come he has Basket and Tomboy installed?

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Basket...(advertized as a notepad clone)
I looked at BasKet (http://basket.kde.org/), and it doesn't look anything like notepad to me.

If you want a plain text editor, use GEdit (for GNOME) or KWrite (for KDE).

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So, here I am with google search open..taking up the entire screen..with no way to reduce its size...(I do not have the x,the dash and the little square...
Is there any border/frame/titlebar around the window? If not, then you don't have a window manager running.

And you still didn't say what desktop environment you have, which is essential to solve the window button problem. Is it GNOME 2, GNOME 3, KDE, Xfce, LXDE, Unity, etc.?

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Old 07-02-2011, 02:13 PM   #11
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1. I cannot minimize google search
Try to change the window settings or decoration, depending on you WM.

Kind regards
 
Old 07-02-2011, 02:22 PM   #12
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If it's Chrome OS, then how come he has Basket and Tomboy installed?
As I said...it was a vaguel line of thought...and yep, you got me with my pants down...
 
Old 07-02-2011, 03:09 PM   #13
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If it's Chrome OS, then how come he has Basket and Tomboy installed?



I looked at BasKet (http://basket.kde.org/), and it doesn't look anything like notepad to me.

If you want a plain text editor, use GEdit (for GNOME) or KWrite (for KDE).

I'm not using Chrome, I'm using Firefox. I'm going to check out GEdit and GNOME
(I don't have KDE.)
Do I use apt-get install GEdit? etc.?

Thanks






Is there any border/frame/titlebar around the window? If not, then you don't have a window manager running.

And you still didn't say what desktop environment you have, which is essential to solve the window button problem. Is it GNOME 2, GNOME 3, KDE, Xfce, LXDE, Unity, etc.?
I just have the Ubuntu Plum
 
Old 07-02-2011, 03:27 PM   #14
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I just have the Ubuntu Plum
What's "Plum"? There's no such desktop.
 
Old 07-02-2011, 03:55 PM   #15
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If you're looking for a replacement text editor that is plain + simple... why not try out one of these:

They are almost identical (feature wise) to that of "notepad" in m$ window$.
Install either of them through the ubuntu software store.
 
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