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Sep
18
revised Installing Firefox add-on globally without extracting the .xpi archive
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Sep
18
comment My Firefox shortens names of the files I download
@Chris You can say that again. The MS version of Murphy's law: all that was possible to go wrong did go wrong. And it seems we will have to live with MAX_PATH = 260 (it's 260, now that I learned the actual value) until the year 2020. So 20th century; even their pesky Lets-Use-The-PC-Like-An-ATM approaches won't change much in that respect.
Sep
18
comment My Firefox shortens names of the files I download
found a great explanation also here xxcopy.com/xxtb_047.htm
Sep
18
comment My Firefox shortens names of the files I download
@Renan "(Probably Windows will give an error when try to access it, though)." It will, for sure. Because to my knowledge, though allowed in the specifications (4096 characters max.!), it's artificially limited in the Windows kernel so that you cannot exceed 250 (or 255) characters in path names. Microsoft once said this is to be compatible with old applications, but IMHO it's pointless: who'd still be using 10-year-old software on their Windows?
Sep
16
revised Installing Firefox add-on globally without extracting the .xpi archive
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Sep
16
asked Installing Firefox add-on globally without extracting the .xpi archive
Sep
5
accepted Trying to do arithmetic in Perl rename tool (Debian)
Sep
5
comment How can I delete all english lines from a textfile?
I assumed you were parsing standalone. Whatever, I affirm that if the word "auf" is really part of an English-language word list, I want to see the dictionary reference where its existence is documented. Most likely, you won't find one...ever. But as you can see, one mere word can create total confusion in parsers of all sorts.
Sep
5
comment How can I delete all english lines from a textfile?
The word "auf" exists in the English language? That MUST be a bug in the word file. It definitely does not, at least not standalone (which should be the only way parsed for here) anyway
Sep
5
comment Debian: very low resolution and an “unknown monitor” problem
It's rare for for the monitor to not be auto-detected properly. Nope! It's not rare at all. I have an EIZO L985EX attached to an older NVIDIA card (via DVI), and it turned out the culprit was nouveau. When I changed to proprietary nv driver (just for a test), my monitor was instantly detected correctly. nouveaucan still be horribly buggy at times (no wonder, it's reverse-engineered stuff)
Sep
5
comment Can linux deal with ultra high resolution displays?
So there you have it! It's simply an "alibi statement" by Samsung! Don't take it too literally, everyone. It doesn't necessarily mean that it will actually fail on some OS less than Windows 8.1 or Linux, but it means that Samsung can only guarantee flawless functionality on the OS version mentioned. It basically means: if you do want to get this working on Linux, or on Windows 7 or 8. you'll be on your own. But still, it's not necessarily a "mission impossible." Samsung just don't want to get any bad press about something they promised but couldn't hold up.
Sep
5
comment Can linux deal with ultra high resolution displays?
+1 @mattdm And if only it was that fact about them being "comically tiny!" I ran into certain cases when important checkboxes in settings were OVERLAID by tab bars, menu headers and such, due to "unexpected" DPI settings. (Typical developer's answer: "Hardly any user would ever do that.") Yes, hardly any person would ever think of touching a power line, but there's a sign mounted there anyway! ;) -- Of course, the Settings window was fixed-size, and the trick of just expanding it vertically to double size didn't work! So be VERY careful tweaking with the DPI settings, especially on Windows.
Sep
5
revised Facelifting XClock while using Xrender: A long and winding road
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Sep
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revised Facelifting XClock while using Xrender: A long and winding road
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Sep
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revised Facelifting XClock while using Xrender: A long and winding road
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Sep
4
comment Facelifting XClock while using Xrender: A long and winding road
This was simply AWESOME!! Thank you so much. I've learned a boatload of new things. Besides, I am usually a bit reluctant to that -load parameter since, as you say, it will PURGE the entire database, and maybe there was something fancy in there which was needed elsewhere?
Sep
3
revised Facelifting XClock while using Xrender: A long and winding road
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Sep
3
answered How to ls using the long format (-l) while still following directory symlinks?
Sep
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revised Facelifting XClock while using Xrender: A long and winding road
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Sep
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