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Archive for May, 2008

How to use mutt to e-mail images from DigiKam

Monday, May 26th, 2008

DigiKam has a nice feature that lets you e-mail images; it’s in the Image menu. You can change the mail agent to use, in the Mail tab of the dialogue that comes up. That’s nice as well. However, you can only pick from a dropdown of predefined mail agents, and that list doesn’t include mutt. […]

Firefox: open links from external apps in background tabs

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

While opening links in new tabs from within Firefox makes them open in the background (Setting in Edit → Preferences → Tabs), links clicked in other applications by default open in a foreground tab, and make Firefox steal the focus from the other app. about:config, set browser.tabs.loadDivertedInBackground to true

Better buffer switching in Emacs

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

I’ve switched from XEmacs to Emacs, about a month back. I like it much better. On Xubuntu, many more things work “out of the box” (for example the Noweb mode for Sweave). X clipboard contents are immediately available for yanking! One thing that’s always annoyed me in both XEmacs and Emacs was the buffer switching […]

How to change which profile is default in Firefox

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

I had to edit ~/.mozilla/firefox/profiles.ini. Just move the line Default=1 to the desired profile block. (I first tried renaming the profiles using firefox -ProfileManager. Renaming the default profile to “old” and the “firefox3” profile to “default” had no effect.)

SD card with ReiserFS for backups

Thursday, May 15th, 2008

The hard drive on my laptop has occasionally been making some funny klicking noises recently, and I’m a bit worried it’s going to break down one of these days. So in addition to backups to an external HD and a USB stick, I bought a 4 GB SD card to just leave in the card […]