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Post Posted April 12th, 2009, 3:26 am

Hi Condo sorry for the late reply I use https://launchpad.net/~thefirstm/+archive/ppa
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Post Posted August 14th, 2009, 8:43 pm

This thread is pretty dated, maybe we should start a new one for Jaunty and beyond?

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Post Posted August 15th, 2009, 7:27 am

hhh wrote:This thread is pretty dated, maybe we should start a new one for Jaunty and beyond?

When 9.10 will be released (October), would be a good time to open a new thread.
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Post Posted August 24th, 2009, 1:35 pm

I admit it - ubuntu/open office has beaten me.

I managed to find instructions for killing the oo splash screen, but how & where do I configure what so that when I double click a spreadsheet/doc on the desktop it doesn't steal the focus after I have waited for it to load? I think it may be a gnome setting but I can't find it and my google-fu has failed me.

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Post Posted August 24th, 2009, 2:34 pm

tqft wrote:I admit it - ubuntu/open office has beaten me.

I managed to find instructions for killing the oo splash screen, but how & where do I configure what so that when I double click a spreadsheet/doc on the desktop it doesn't steal the focus after I have waited for it to load? I think it may be a gnome setting but I can't find it and my google-fu has failed me.


You need to run gedit as root and modify /etc/openoffice/sofficerc.

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sudo gedit /etc/openoffice/sofficerc


There you should change the variable "Logo" to 0. Should then look like:

[Bootstrap]
Logo=0


Save the file and you shouldn't see the splash screen again.

from http://www.kvaes.be/ubuntu/disabling-th ... in-ubuntu/

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Post Posted August 24th, 2009, 4:26 pm

Yes I managed to kill the splash screen but the behaviour after that has me beat.

When I double click the file on the desktop or am downloading from the net (eg job descriptions from a job site) it can take a while to load the file and then pop up in front of what I am doing stealing focus and stuffing whatever I am typing into the wrong document.

is there a way to change that behaviour? So when I load an oo doc it stays in the background if another app has focus?

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Post Posted August 24th, 2009, 4:53 pm

Try right clicking on the file. You should get an option panel for opening with a list that allows software choice (probably "open with other") you wish or save the file.
Open Office has the settings for browsing, search and fax underneath an "Options" tag in the menu bar (like setting preferences)
Once aimed at a particular software there shouldn't be any cross file contamination if I am understanding you.
Focus should be maintained if the file your working with is active. There shouldn't be an override in OO.
Firefox will pick up the download from internet and nautilus will pick up the locals. Maybe check your nautilus settings under the Gconf-editor.
Control for the panel and questions should be under /System/Preferences/File management on opening the locals or the downloaded files unless you bring them out of the FF download panel.

I'm more used to doing this than describing it, please be patient. :roll:
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Post Posted August 25th, 2009, 9:09 am

tqft wrote:Yes I managed to kill the splash screen but the behaviour after that has me beat.

When I double click the file on the desktop or am downloading from the net (eg job descriptions from a job site) it can take a while to load the file and then pop up in front of what I am doing stealing focus and stuffing whatever I am typing into the wrong document.

is there a way to change that behaviour? So when I load an oo doc it stays in the background if another app has focus?


Oh, sorry, I guess I read your post too fast..

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Post Posted September 5th, 2009, 12:30 am

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Again, completely buggy, but once I got it working, it's awesome. I listen to tunes on Exaile, fire up any video on Firefox and Exaile mutes till the video is done, then starts back up. HINT- the app inexplicably sets all its startup commands as "earcandy" when, in fact, they are supposed to be "ear_candy". Change them and your set, someone file a bug report if you want, I have stopped caring about Ubuntu bugs. I just struggle for days until I find a workaround and then move on. Also, there is an option to get rid of that hideous icon in your panel.

http://www.techthrob.com/2009/03/02/dra ... h-preload/
It has not changed my Firefox startup time, but has cut down by half the time it takes for the Gnome Main Menu Applet to open after booting. This bug-fix did nothing for me on Jaunty...
http://www.marksanborn.net/linux/speed- ... con-delay/

Now, if I could only find an acceptable workaround for the lack of copy/paste in Firefox after you close the browser (copy, close the browser, you cannot paste).

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Post Posted October 10th, 2009, 5:30 am

Ever manage to drag around a panel by accident? Lock em down. Heck, I'll even throw in an icon to this deal for you! Image
Icon source.

Here's a wee bash script to toggle panel lock.
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if $(gconftool -g /apps/panel/global/locked_down) == "true"
then gconftool -t bool -s /apps/panel/global/locked_down "false"
else gconftool -t bool -s /apps/panel/global/locked_down "true"
fi

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Post Posted November 10th, 2009, 3:46 pm

When you burn the download iso will it be the same as a live CD. I have 6.06 installed on my laptop (dual boot, XP as primary) and would like to experiment with 9.1 as a live cd as a possible replacement. 6.06 was installed from a live CD, not a download.

Or should I upgrade to Hardy and leave 9.1 alone for the time being. I don't use it much. But I believe everybody should be somewhat knowledgeable in Linux and it serves as a backup in case Windows doesn't boot so I can still get online for help.

Thanks
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Post Posted November 10th, 2009, 6:45 pm

If you want bleeding edge, go ahead and get 9.10. Otherwise stick with Hardy since it's the last LTS>
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Post Posted November 10th, 2009, 7:03 pm

I'm looking for stability and simplicity, so I think I'll take your advice on Hardy, Johann is an advanced Ubuntu user yet I saw where he was having trouble with 9.1. I should have upgraded to Hardy a while back but since it's working well and I don't use it much......sometimes things are better left alone.

Thanks

EDIT: I went ahead and ordered an 8.04LTS 32bit DVD from Ubuntu. $6 US +/- fair deal. I also downloaded the OS but I also like a factory CD/DVD
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Post Posted November 19th, 2009, 1:00 pm

Here's a good tip - don't forget just how many good Linux programs have been ported over to Windows.

I had this situation the other day on my Win XP. All I wanted was a very simple program to join mp4 together. Immediately on searching I was swept back 5 years to the world of endless adverts, demos, shareware, free that was not free and more limited feature demos........almost.

Then I remembered - http://fixounet.free.fr/avidemux/ originally came from Linux and is Open Source. They are actually being quite modest on that website, with it's pre-installed filters, it actually quite sophisticated, but simple to use.
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Post Posted November 20th, 2009, 6:45 am

I second that. I use Avidemux for all my video editing. Of course, never tried the Windoze version . . . ;)

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