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    Poll: Re: GNOME To Drop Icons in Buttons, Menus

    I've been doing the same: knowing it might grow on me if I just kept using for a while, and it has -- I really like plain buttons. Icon-less menus however ....
  2. Re: I've been told that I have a monotone voice...

    Lyrics to any song. In fact, I would just sing everything.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Error message I don't understand

    Doesn't hurt to know:
    When you check for updates, in fact you're basically just looking at a list of you're computer's installed software, and comparing that list with another one, which you have...
  4. [ubuntu] Re: Sound is almost inaudibly quiet after fresh install

    Pulseaudio might be getting in the way, hiding the "real" mixer.

    alsamixer -Dhw
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    Poll: Re: Google's Chrome OS

    Y ?
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    Poll: Re: Are you irritated by incorrect spelling?

    To be hnoest, I rethar thnik we sohuld be cabaple of ovrekooling any terlibre splleing besuace we can, in fcat, unedrsnatd it all aynawy -- if we raed qiukcly.
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    Re: Firefox 3.5 is officially out!

    I think we're both wrong in a way.

    Whether it would break stuff is something I've never tested -- dpkg tends to overwrite modified files when you update but it might wreck your profile or...
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    Re: Firefox 3.5 is officially out!

    That's partly true, it would probably confuse apt, but in fact, the reason is simply that running firefox normally means it doesn't have privileges to update itself.
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    [ubuntu] Re: none of my media players work

    Does it actually not start, no moving progress bars, etc., or does look as if it is playing only you can't hear anything?
  10. Thread: Help me

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    [ubuntu] Re: Help me

    Do you see any sort of usb boot option from the boot menu, by pressing F12, or whatever key yours happens to be, during the POST.
    Any usb gurus lurking, or anyone with the same netbook?
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    [ubuntu] Re: FireFox - not all images display

    Do you see anything different runring firefox in a terminal window with
    --safe-mode
  12. [SOLVED] Re: Which switch to use with apt-get for reinstalling software?

    An "aptitude reinstall" will do it.
  13. Thread: Malware etc

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    Re: Malware etc

    I wasn't criticizing; I set up encryption and signing all my family's email with GPG -- but then again, that's not for security per se, mostly just because I can.
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    Re: Learning Programming

    You can write C with gedit, compile it with gcc via the terminal and run it, too. Nothing special there.
  15. Thread: utter beginner

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    [all variants] Re: utter beginner

    But what exactly does 'files hosted on a server located at archive.ubuntu.com' really mean to anyone in this sub-forum. I don't mean to be patronizing but "the cloud" ("The Cloud"?) is delightfully...
  16. Thread: Malware etc

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    Re: Malware etc

    Surely that's a little OTT, I mean NoScript already protects against Cross Site Scripting attacks. And it takes the easy away from browsing -- unless you only visit the same sites over and over. ...
  17. Thread: utter beginner

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    [all variants] Re: utter beginner

    Software installation for one: almost every app your ever going to need is living up in the cloud waiting to be securely downloaded. The list is accessible through Add/Remove. Just search, tick and...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Pidgin wont stay connected now

    Assuming they mean the mozilla labs project, prism is a way to take a firefox web application, like the many many many online instant messaging web pages and run them as stand-alone apps....
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    [ubuntu] Re: what is the best im client

    Empathy, probably.
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    Re: Blown Away!!!!!!!

    Impressive, but I'm very skeptical.
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    Re: Europe to get Windows 7 sans browser

    Is it a real, bona-fide uninstall though? In the past you could remove IE but the trident engine, and all its security holes, still remained behind -- it continued to be useful for rendering mail in...
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    Poll: Re: Shiny new Firefox icon

    Not just any blogger, one of the head people working on "design, visual design, and overall vision". It's not a crime to neglect linux (twice) but it does show how low we are on their list -- in the...
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    Poll: Shiny new Firefox icon

    Tired of waiting for the new icon to be showcased, so I did it myself. In the end, it's probably going to look different, and I'm sure I messed up the sizes, but something very similar will be in...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Cursor moves when typing in open office

    Disable Touchpad when typing
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    Re: Why is the word ***** on the blocklist?

    But ... but it's an animal. And we've not got to "A" yet. What if Mark chooses, "Affectionate ***".
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