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  1. [ubuntu] Re: Missing letters in dialogs and titlebars (screenshot enclosed)

    A similar thing happened to me today. I installed Jaunty on my ThinkPad T43 laptop last week; had been running fine with Hardy. Today all the letter "e"'s in any displayed text using a system-wide...
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    Re: I think Orca sucks.

    I installed a Firefox extension named Glazoom! today; it magnifies either the whole page or a selection you make on the page, and seems to do it well based on my limited use so far. It will also...
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    Re: Do Ubuntu users/advocates value their time?

    Thanks for the Excel tip, Aysiu. I knew about the shift thing, but not about the shift+control. I use OpenOffice.org but generally the same basic keybindings seem to exist between Excel and OO.o.
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    Re: Do Ubuntu users/advocates value their time?

    This is a remarkably cogent and pertinent post! One of my pet peeves for as long as I can recall has been the lame excuse, "I don't have time" coming from people who watch trashy TV all evening...
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    Re: Do Ubuntu users/advocates value their time?

    I should add that I keep my ancient (by computer-land standards) Win98 machine, now held together by duct tape, just in case I have an emergency that requires me to use MS Windows (as opposed to...
  6. Thread: Trackballs

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    Re: Trackballs

    I've used a Logitech corded mouse, then a Logitech wireless mouse (loved it and still do!), and finally have gone to a thumb-operated Logitech "MarbleMan" trackball because of limited desk space and...
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    Re: Do Ubuntu users/advocates value their time?

    I've used Linux exclusively since I reached my final-straw stage with MS Windows (and Microsoft) in January 2003, when I attempted to upgrade to XP using a $100 package I bought at an office-supply...
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    Re: Howto: Backup and restore your system!

    I'm very glad it worked--at least the exclusion part. I was just about to post about the order of the options, when I saw your post quoted above where you'd got it right.

    As for asking too much,...
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    Poll: Re: One main reason Linux cannot compete for the desktop

    Please see response to Kabus, below.

    I have spent hundreds of hours searching for a solution. I have tried, and I know better what I've tried than a third party does. There is no need to be...
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    Poll: Re: One main reason Linux cannot compete for the desktop

    For the record, I have spent literally hundreds of hours over the past three years searching forums, out-of-date websites (including official ones) and other material found via Google, in a vain...
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    Poll: Re: One main reason Linux cannot compete for the desktop

    Sounds good to me.

    Its proper place would be wherever threads belong from those who love Linux but are angered and exasperated because of its unsurmountable shortcomings for average users, like...
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    Re: Howto: Backup and restore your system!

    I believe it's easiest to use the -X option in tar (long form is --exclude-from). Just make a text file called, say, exclusions, with the name of one file or directory you don't want backed up on...
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    Poll: Re: One main reason Linux cannot compete for the desktop

    I thought this was a general discussion area; and this deals with a general problem which apparently has no specific solution. The problem is that sound is very difficult or impossible to get...
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    Poll: Re: One main reason Linux cannot compete for the desktop

    I've often experienced this: I find via Google or a forum search a post that seems to solve a problem I'm having, only to discover that the information is out of date and no longer applies. On a...
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    Poll: Re: One main reason Linux cannot compete for the desktop

    23meg, no; I deliberately didn't post a thread about the problem because there are hundreds--actually thousands--of threads on forums such as this and others about the same problem, and there's no...
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    Poll: One main reason Linux cannot compete for the desktop

    I'll make it brief: sound problems.

    I spent a solid hour getting sound to work in order to view a DVD the other day. I spent I don't know how long trying to get Web sound to work at all on a...
  17. Poll: Re: What were you doing during the July 23rd blackout

    I love that!

    My doctor thinks--get this--that I spend too much time at my computer, and ought to actually get outdoors now and then.

    She just doesn't understand....
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    Re: UbuntuForums IRC Channel - Why aren't YOU there?

    Thanks... I have plenty of time to read and reread, so I'll find the best docs I can and learn more. Meanwhile I'm successfully IRC'ing on #ubuntu and taking a look at #ubuntu-offtopic and the...
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    Re: UbuntuForums IRC Channel - Why aren't YOU there?

    I succeeded more or less by trial, error, and luck in getting onto the #ubuntu channel yesterday and, apparently, again today, but I am completely baffled by the registration process on freenode.net;...
  20. Poll: Re: What were you doing during the July 23rd blackout

    I wanted to go to #ubuntu to see if I could find out anything (the outage destroyed a planned day-long installation and question-and-answer period a new user and I planned on...), but I cannot...
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    Re: To all those with zero-reply threads...

    A link to the relevant manual page is helpful. (Usually. The content of some man pages is so arcane that no ordinary user is ever going to understand a bit of it. I've seen very experienced users...
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    Re: To all those with zero-reply threads...

    That might as well be me writing. I go through the same pondering and soul-searching about "to bump or not to bump" and I also feel I need to make a reasonable effort with search engines before I...
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    Re: Zero-response posts

    I wondered why I was wearing sunglasses.
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    Re: Zero-response posts

    Aha! No wonder I didn't see it: It's invisible.

    Thanks, though. Now I know where to go.
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    Re: To all those with zero-reply threads...

    I agree that the "Solved" tag would be a tremendous help to those of us who try to find unanswered, or at least unsolved, problems that we might be able to help with. Also, it works the other way:...
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