I’ve always hated the fact that on Ubuntu with the default themes, there’s far too much space wasted. The buttons are too tall, the treeview wastes too much space so that if you’re on eclipse or some other ide, you see a precious few items on the screen. I’ve been trying to tweak it to no end - even looking to see if there are any ~/.gtkrc-2.0 tweaks. Found a few links such as this Making Eclipse look good on Linux - Max’s blog- however, didn’t really satisfy my need.
Can’t believe I didnt come across this before - if you’ve gotten used taming your hdd by creating links to folders and have been annoyed with the lack of symlinks and hardlinks on NTFS, then despair no more. I’ve been using Mark Russinovich’s (of sysinternals fame) tool - junction.exe all this while and though it works great, have always wanted something that would integrate with Explorer too. For an in-depth discussion - read http://shell-shocked.
As evident from other posts here - have been keenly waiting for the FF 3 final. Imagine my surprise when the "Check updates" didnt find an upgrade! (I’m on FF3 rc3). Anyway, so off I went to Mozilla.org and downloaded a copy of the final - and did my bit towards FF download day. Happily installed it - all defaults as usual. Install told me that it was installing into the same location as my current installation (c:\program files\mozilla firefox 3 beta 1 - that’s where my FF3 install have been going - all the way from b1 to b5 and then from rc1 to rc3 - so no surprise).
This entry was posted using Its all text on Firefox 3.0 RC2 on Ubuntu Hardy heron, with emacs 23 snapshot as the editor. I love it :-) Well, Its all Text is great if you hate typing into webforms with textboxes that make editing such a big pain in the butt. Its great to see that Its All text has been updated to work with FF 3.0 now. The fun would be to see if this works on Windows with cygwin emacs as the editor.
Update 2008/11/17: Networkmanager is broken in intrepid. To get it working had to install network manager from ppa as given here - http://www.ubuntu-forums.com/showpost.php?s=e0d93c09b8c340976477456593ac4cf7&p=6094870&postcount=5 Ok - this was easy - and while there’s some resources on google, I had to figure out a few itty bitty things for my work VPN setup. install network-manager-pptp pptp-linux Restart network manager with killall nm-appletsudo /etc/init.
he he - so I have a canon S3 IS - got it last year since it allows enough manual control while also having family friendly thingies like video :). Also, with the chdk hack, the S3 IS is good enough for me to experiment. So, one of these long time itches has been to take a water droplet splash - you know, the immensely close up snaps where you see a single drop splashing…
Firefox 3 Beta 5 release today. Release notes and downloads here. Installed it as soon as I got to know today morning and the first thing to check was whether Yahoo Mail still crashed. Initially, Yahoo Mail seemed to work alright for all of 50 seconds - quickly moving over items in inbox caused Firefox to crash :-( Guess will wait for some more time. I’m sure there’s a bug report somewhere on this - Yahoo mail was broken on Beta 2, got fixed in Beta 3, then was broken in Beta 4 and is still broken on Beta 5.