In Ubuntu Java apps which use Swing’s GTK Look and Feel (LaF) do not appear as native applications.
The menus does not have borders and do not appear as app menus on the top of the screen nor provide HUD support. The fonts on buttons and dialog boxes are thinner and do not match to the native look and feel.
This how-to describes step by step how you improve the GTK LaF of Java’s Swing apps. Continue reading Java’s Swing GTK LaF nice and pretty on Ubuntu
In wxMaxima 13 (Linux Mint 17) it is not possible to type brackets as “[” or “]”. The ppa from István Blahota provides an update.
After the last MacPorts update (v2.3.4), Octave’s GUI did not run anymore. The reason was the wrong gcc variant.
Continue reading Octave’s GUI did not work after MacPorts-Update
Since GTK 3 has been introduced Java Swing applications have a bug in displaying their menus when using the GTK Look and Feel (LaF).
At Linux Mint Cinnamon:
- No border around dropdown and context menus
- Wrong font color of activated checkbox and radiobutton menu items (the font has the same color as the background and appears unvisible)
- No menu separators
In the web there are some fixes and workarounds but just one solves the problem on Linux Mint 17 completely (see section “Interesting Links” below).
This How-To shows how to fix the problem and offers a bash script to get rid of this problem on Mint 17.x automatically.
For Ubuntu find a small hint below.
Continue reading Display Java’s Swing menus correctly in Linux Mint’s GTK LaF
It is nearly impossible to associate a Windows EXE file to a normal application. The context command “Open with …” is not available for this file type.
But broken EXE-files or wrong commands in desktop shortcuts can ask for a application to start with. When your fingers are faster than your brain you cannot start EXE files anymore because Windows try to open them with the application selected before.
Unfortunately you cannot start any repair tools or even the registry editor to fix the problem manually now.
This how-to describes in a few steps how to bring your computer back working correctly.
Continue reading EXE-files accidentally associated with an application
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If you activated the wrong option in your Parallels settings your Launchpad is flooded with icons of your virtual machine.
In general you do not like it. Removing the icons is not that easy and not self-explanatory unfortunately. Trying to delete the icons in the Launchpad fails. Furthermore you will not find the app icons in the global Application folder of the Finder.
But there is a possibility to get rid of the unwanted icons, described below. Continue reading Delete Parallels icons from Launchpad
Lychee is not only a delicious fruit, it is a new photo-webapp for your own webspace, too.
This field report tells you for what and whom this app is suitable. It describes the pros and cons of the version 2.7.
Continue reading Lychee – Web-Photomangement
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qTranslate, the multi-language plugin for WordPress-blogs, will not developed any further. Fortunately four successors (forks) are available.
In alphabetical order:
Which fork should an old qTranslate user choose? This position paper should give you some hints for your decision.
Continue reading qTranslate Successors – Which one is the best?
If you connected your iPhone to a Microsoft Exchange Server you are always in sync with e.g. calendar dates. But in very rare situations you get an event invitation which does not disappear from the calendar inbox after confirmation. You cannot delete it on your iPhone nor in Outlook.
Continue reading Balky calendar entry in iOS
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The Zemanta’s Related Posts WordPress Plug-in works very well with qTranslate. But it does not with qTranslate-Plus. Since the original qTranslate is deprecated many blogger have to switch to qTranslate-Plus. Plug-ins which works well with the original plug-in does not with the successor. The reason is the prefix of qTranslate-Plus functions in comparison to the original qTranslate. I described this in my post qTranslate-Plus Migration.
You just have to find the appropriate files which contain the qTranslate function calls. But a lot of plug-ins contain a lot of files. So it is hard to find the files in question. Zemanta’s Related Posts plug-in is such an example.
Continue reading Zemanta’s Related Posts migration to qTranslate-Plus