Gnome’s file manager Nautilus does a great job of automatically thumbnailing all kinds of files including pretty much any video file.
But, in a fresh Arch Linux install you still need a few
er packages to enable
totem-video-thumbnailer to do its job… Continue reading “Enable Gnome Video Thumbnails in Arch Linux”
Viigo has some great features and all but for simple RSS reading on my BlackBerry Google Reader Mobile beats the crap out of Viigo. Continue reading “Google Reader Mobile beats Viigo for RSS on BlackBerry”
So far jEdit is proving to be a great editor (FTP/SFTP support is great) but after tweaking it to my liking (BufferTabs plugin, fonts, etc.) I noticed that scrolling the main text area had become very slow. I didn’t want to just blame Java so I looked it up and found the cause. Continue reading “Fix Slow Scrolling in jEdit”
So even Windows lets you disable the Recent Documents feature, but for some reason Gnome really wants to remember what files you’ve been messing with. Personally I never use this menu item (usually under Places in the Gnome Main Menu) and find it to be a bit of a privacy concern.
Surprisingly enough there are no documented settings for Recent Documents, not even something in gconf-editor, so people have been going stone age to prevent this functionality. In the past you could change permissions for the file that stores the data in your home directory, but it seems in later versions of Gnome the following is the current method of choice.
Continue reading “Disable Recent Documents in Gnome 2.22.3”
So when I first got my Black Asus Eee PC 4G xmas ’07 I pretty much freaked out about all the possibilities but ended up installing my distro of choice, Arch Linux and all the Eee specific hardware support, then it kinda sat… and sat, until. I recently decided to review the current OS choices available for the Eee and settled on eeeXubuntu as the best candidate – clean little Ubuntu based with Eee hardware support out of the box. Besides, I just wanted to use my Eee not fiddle with the thing (I had my fill a few months ago, it was fun though).
Continue reading “Praise for eeeXubuntu”
I’ve been doing a few reinstalls on my workstation boxes lately so I put together this list to save myself some time. This will change as I remember/find stuff.
Continue reading “My Apps List: Windows XP”
So everyone trashed on KDE 4.0, I’ll admit I wasn’t impressed either, until I read the articles explaining that this is more of a milestone release – getting the core together, and that future releases will be something worth getting excited about.
Continue reading “Why I Like KDE 4”
Something feels a little off, but it’s not bad.
macfox II – https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/3174
macfox II Graphite – https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/3430
I came across this cool registry setting a while ago and had to look it up again. Continue reading “Custom Visual Style for Classic Login Box in Windows XP”