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    Sweet Jebus when will it stop

    I apologize for my bitter/sarcastic post, it is not directed at any of the peoples on this forum or the fine people who work on Ubuntu, rather I have about reached my wits end with Ubuntu. It has come to the point where if anything goes wrong, I just assume, "Oh, that's just Ubuntu being glitchy". I have grown so tired of wasting days just trying to get Ubuntu to let me just browse web pages properly.

    Here are my questions, in no particular order:

    1. The MP3 preview scares the holy Shalashaska out of me.

    MP3 files now have this music note icon on them and if you hover over it, it will begin to play the song as a sort of preview. This has scared me countless times, for example, one day I was browsing through files while chatting with my significant other when suddenly I hear, "OBJECTION". "Ahhh what was that!?" I say, only to then find I had accidently hovered over an MP3 voice clip from Phoenix Wright for too long. That was not the only time, mind you. I tried to find a resolution on how to turn this goofy feature off, but have had no luck. I simply can't stand this feature.

    2. I can't change my refresh rate.

    No matter what I do, it won't change. I have followed many an instruction on this forum. I have changed video cards, Ubuntu is so completely touchy with graphics, I am afraid any time I turn my PC on it will decide that today it wants 640x480 resolution with 40 Hz refresh rate. That's so awesome Ubuntu! How did you know I like headaches and nausea? Every day you surprise me, oh you silly Ubuntu!

    I have spent 2 days trying to get Ubuntu to accept the Ati Drivers after just installing a new graphics card (Sapphire Radeon HD 3650), after that debacle, everything was fine and now today suddenly for whatever reason the Ubuntu penguin Gods decide to dish forth divine retribution, I boot up to find it at 60Hz, sweet, that's super. I love headaches.

    It is not just with this card, oh no no no, one time the power went out when I had my old EVGA Nvidia card (Oh, man EVGA is HORRIBLE, the fan died in 6 months!), I log back on and SURPRISE! Ubuntu decided I wanted widescreen (?) resolution on my 15 inch CRT monitor! Hahah oh that was hilarious! It was funny my super huge magnified resolution and scrolling with my arrow keys, boy the memories. It did that totally randomly too, some days it would be fine, other days "Hey miss, care to browse in 800x600 today? No? I DON'T CARE!" I became paranoid, afraid to restart my computer or afraid of any power outage because the Ubuntu God would be very angry at me!

    3. Can no longer preview/view files in Trash Can.

    I like to use the Trash Can as sort of a temporary holding facility. I put files in there then a day or two later, I browse through and decide what to delete or not delete, or sometimes I just need a file that I was planning to delete. It was super convenient to be able to see the files and even click on them to view them.

    I guess now we need to hide our pornography in the Trash Can, at least, it doesn't let me view files that are in the trash can and there is no file preview. All files are just listed via file name, no thumbnails, that would be okay if I could view the files, BUT OH NO I CAN'T, SUPER SECRET DOCUMENTS IN THERE, NO ONE IS ALLOWED TO SEE! Right now, there's a file called "img_0671.jpg", I do not know what it is, there are no thumbnails like there used to be before the Hardy(Horny) Heron update (I make fun of this versions name, because I HATE IT.), I click on the file and I get the following error: "The given locations contain no images" Wow! Thanks for that super awesome information.

    So now what do I do? I drag the file to my desktop to look at it. Boy, that's swell. I remember the Trash Can preview was cool, "Hey, this is totally different then Windows and it's useful!" but now NOPE "Let's be like Windows for no reason at all!"

    4. Let's blow up thumbnails for no reason!

    I like to draw things. When I search for my sprite arts, I like to see them in the resolution I made them, I understand bigger things need to be scaled down to fit thumbnail sizes, but WHY WHY WHY OH WHY must you BLOW UP an image? If I make a sprite that is 20x20, I don't want it BLOWN UP to a hideous thumbnail size. It didn't do this until Hardy(Horny) Heron. It's awful, it makes the images look pixellated and ugly (Yeah maybe they were ugly to begin with, but at least they weren't pixellated and huge!).

    Now you may say, "Well, what's the big deal? It doesn't actually change your image." That's true, but I go looking in the folder for this 20x20 image and I can't find it. Why? Because my eyes aren't expecting a SUPER HUGE blown up image that's all pixellated, my eyes are looking for this tiny image that I was previously familiar with because I worked 2 weeks drawing it. I can't find ANY options to change this. I search the forums and spend about 3-4 hours and do not find a resolution and get side tracked by topics like: "Why is Windows sound louder then Ubuntu?" (which is true, was is Ubuntu so much quieter?).

    5. I can't remember now.

    There, I feel a bit better now. I really want to stick with Ubuntu, I am just so tired of having to spend days trying to fix Ubuntu to just work. I'm tired of spending so much time and filtering through so many search results for something that I could just switch to XP and just have it working. I'm the type of person that when something doesn't work, I will fret over it and try and try until it does work. It's so tiring. I didn't realize Ubuntu would be this much WORK. I don't even try to play games on it any more, all I want to do is browse my favourite sites and watch anime, program and listen to some game/anime musics once in a while.

    When I came to Ubuntu, I was looking for an alternative to the swiss cheese security and bloated-ness of Windows, but it seems to me that Ubuntu wishes to become like Windows and instead of focusing on security and stability, we want pretty shiny things.
    Last edited by I_eat_candy; August 12th, 2008 at 10:30 PM. Reason: Added more text, fixed errors

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    Re: Sweet Jebus when will it stop

    For the mp3 file previews, I'm pretty sure you disable them by going to Edit > Preferences in a Nautilus window, under the "Preview" tab
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    Re: Sweet Jebus when will it stop

    When I came to Ubuntu, I was looking for an alternative to the swiss cheese security and bloated-ness of Windows, but it seems to me that Ubuntu wishes to become like Windows and instead of focusing on security and stability, we want pretty shiny things.
    That might possibly be because Ubuntu (and Linux in general) already has the security issue pretty well in hand (and has essentially since its inception), and it's the pretty shiny things that it's been having to catch up on.

    Keep in mind that it hasn't really been that long since Linux was more than an almost-exclusively command-line system... Gnome and KDE have only been around since the mid-90s (though the basic X windows system has been around longer), while Windows and Mac have had GUI desktop interfaces since the mid-80s. Gnome and KDE have a bit of catching up to do and a few bugs yet to work out, but they've come a long way in a relatively short time.
    Last edited by mb_webguy; August 13th, 2008 at 02:18 AM.

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    Re: Sweet Jebus when will it stop

    Quote Originally Posted by rainwalker View Post
    For the mp3 file previews, I'm pretty sure you disable them by going to Edit > Preferences in a Nautilus window, under the "Preview" tab
    Hmm, Edit where? In audio settings? I can't find it.

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    Re: Sweet Jebus when will it stop

    Quote Originally Posted by colobix View Post
    Hmm, Edit where? In audio settings? I can't find it.
    You're making it harder than it is...

    Open a Nautilus window. Go to Edit on the menubar. Select Preferences. Go to the Preview tab. Where it says "Preview sound files", select "Never".

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    Re: Sweet Jebus when will it stop

    Places > Home Folder will open a Nautilus (File Browser) window
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    Re: Sweet Jebus when will it stop

    Just to let you know, none of your nautilus issues have anything to do with Ubuntu but rather the functionality of Gnome and Nautilus in general.

    Quit bashing Ubuntu.

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    Re: Sweet Jebus when will it stop

    Thanks

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    Re: Sweet Jebus when will it stop

    Quote Originally Posted by AaronMT View Post
    Just to let you know, none of your nautilus issues have anything to do with Ubuntu but rather the functionality of Gnome and Nautilus in general.

    Quit bashing Ubuntu.

    If I only knew the entire workings of Linux, Ubuntu, Nautilus, Gnome, Mary Ann, Seashell, I wouldn't be in this predicament.

    P.S. Thank you to the ones who gave the resolution on how to turn off the god awful sound file previews.

    P.S.S. Albert Einstein said this:

    "dont blame Ubuntu for Nautilus and Gnome" heh but Ubuntu is the one who techicnally chose to "update" those features to their current state

    Sure they may be flaws in those specific systems, but Ubuntu is the one who supposively trouble shoots things to a file polish before they release them heh
    Last edited by I_eat_candy; August 13th, 2008 at 02:43 AM. Reason: knew new knew new knew new

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    Re: Sweet Jebus when will it stop

    Quote Originally Posted by I_eat_candy View Post
    If I only knew the entire workings of Linux, Ubuntu, Nautilus, Gnome, Mary Ann, Seashell, I wouldn't be in this predicament.
    Linux is an operating system. That means that it performs very basic functions like memory allocation for applications and such.

    Gnome is a graphical desktop manager for the Linux operating system, which provides the windows, icons, menus, and so on that we expect from a modern personal computer. A desktop manager is not part of the operating system, but rather provides the graphical interface that makes it easier to use the operating system. Gnome is one of several desktop managers available for the Linux OS, including KDE and Xcfe.

    (Windows is actually an integrated operating system and desktop manager.)

    Nautilus is a file manager application that runs on Linux OS, using the Gnome desktop manager. A file manager is not part of the operating system or the desktop manager, but simply an application that provides the ability to navigate and manage the file system. It is one of many file manager applications for Linux. Others include Dolphin, Thunar, and Konqueror.

    Ubuntu is a Linux distribution. A distribution is a pre-packaged collection of the Linux operating system, a desktop manager, and common applications. Most distributions provide software repositories (which are collections of other software pre-compiled for that particular combination of Linux, desktop manager, and applications), and some form of support for the distribution. The organization that provides a particular distribution is not responsible for the development of the desktop manager or applications included in the distribution, but only for providing them in such a manner that they are compatible with each other and easy to install.

    As an example, think of how Dell and Gateway provide certain applications pre-installed with Windows on their computers. Dell and Gateway could be considered to be distributions of the Windows operating system. They aren't responsible for developing Windows or the applications they bundle on their computers, but simply providing the bundle.
    Last edited by mb_webguy; August 13th, 2008 at 03:12 AM.

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