Losing Focus in XFCE
One of the annoying things about a default XFCE install is really easy to fix. Changing window focus when scrolling is easy to shut off.
Fixing A Backwards Tursion Android Tablet That Reversed Itself
My six year old son's Tursion Android tablet went wonky on us all of a sudden. When holding it in portrtait mode, every thing was backwards, as in reversed. Using a mirror, it'd be fine to read. Holding it in landscape mode made everything reversed and backwards both horizontally AND vertically. I got it fixed, though I'm not sure of the theory behind what worked for me. Here's what I did…
Monitor and Keypad, Acer Aspire Laptops and Minor Ubuntu Trouble
Two Acer Aspires I've owned lately both ran like champs, and they did it with Ubuntu on them. I can't say the same for the latest one I ran into, but the Aspire 5517 and Aspire 7750 have both been substantially awesome. Initally though, I had a snag with the keyboards and display brightness. Here's how I fixed them.
Integrate KCFinder with CKEditor in WordPress
Inserting images with Wordpress has almost ALWAYS been a pain in my backside. I finally have a solution, and it's called KCFinder. I got it working with CKEditor for Wordpress today, and so far it's awesome. Here's how I did it.
Running an OkiData MB471 in Ubuntu Linux
Despite being told by someone at Okidata that the MB471 multifunction would work great in Linux, it's not so awesome out of the box. I did get it to work though…
Getting From Web Page to Print in Firefox
Getting a web page to print should be as simple as selecting Print from a menu, but in Firefox that just isn't so. Yes, you will get the web page to print, but it will come with all sorts of stuff in the header and footer that you might not want there. Here's how to get rid of them.
Help With Linux IT Support
You're running Linux. Something breaks. Now what? Where can you find Linux IT support? Well, there are a few places to go and things you can do to speed the process along.
Create PDF Files in Linux
There’s a real easy way to create pdf files in Linux. Many distros by default allow users to “Print to File,” and the resulting file can be a pdf. But I found that this doesn’t always work; some apps need to see an installed printer, not the print to file option. Let me introduce to you the cups-pdf package, which will also create pdf files in Linux.
What Is The Best Laptop For Linux
The short answer is: I’ve had good luck with Acers from Staples, but read on if you want my whole story. I’m sure there are other laptops suited to the task, but an Acer is the best laptop for Linux based on the ones I’ve dealt with.
Three Benefits of Linux
I see so many benefits of Linux that it’s hard for me to create a small list. I’m giving it a whirl though in hopes that someone breezing through here might read it real quick and give my favorite operating system a whirl. Then they too can enjoy the benefits of Linux.