A friend of mine had a couple Bolds with trackball issues, we went as far as taking one of them apart and attempting to clean the trackball mechanism with no luck. I finally came across this method on a forum and we were amazed by the results – so amazed that we recorded the process on the second Bold with an HD Flip.
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”
As of Ubuntu 8.10 and older, connections to SSH servers with default configs can be annoyingly slow. This is because the OpenSSH daemon uses DNS to run a reverse lookup on the client to be sure that they aren’t faking their hostname. You can disable most look-ups by implementing the following setting:
As root edit “/etc/ssh/sshd_config” and add the line “UseDNS no“.
This can also be done by running the following command:
By default the Administrator account in Vista is Disabled – everything is run in a sudo fashion without actually logging in to the Administrator account. Some times due to external password recovery systems or other various reasons the built-in Administrator account is enabled, causing it to show up on the Welcome Screen.
In order to stop the Administrator account from showing as a login option on the Welcome Screen in Windows Vista you need to set the Administrator account to not active with the net user command from an Administrative cmd prompt as follows:
[sourcecode]net user Administrator /active:no[/sourcecode]
Some people report that the “/” causes the command to fail, try it without:
[sourcecode]net user Administrator active:no[/sourcecode]
From then on the the Administrator account should no longer show on the Welcome Screen.
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.