After the last MacPorts update (v2.3.4), Octave’s GUI did not run anymore. The reason was the wrong gcc variant.
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.
GPS Logger, measuring devices and similar instruments are connected via serial cable to a computer. To find out the correct device name is cumbersome.
ShowAllPorts specify all real and virtual serial ports on the machine. It cooperates with in-built ports as well as with USB-to-RS-232 adapters. It recognizes the last connected RS-232 adapter if desired and shows if the port is busy or not. ShowAllPorts is cross-platform and works on Microsoft Windows®, GNU/Linux, Mac OS X® and Solaris.≡ Picture Credits
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.≡ Picture Credits
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
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.
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.≡ Picture Credits
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.
People who use qTranslate as their multi-language plug-in for WordPress run into trouble for a while. The Developer Qian Qin does not seem to work on the plug-in anymore. The last version is not compatible with the WordPress version 3.8.2 or higher. Fortunately Mirko Papa Salvatore from Prima Pagina in Italy forked qTranslate and provides qTranslate Plus.
So it is self-evident to migrate to qTranslate-Plus rather than WPML. Unfortunately the migration is not as easy as expected. This How-To describes the migration of a multi-language WordPress (WP) blog from qTranslate (qT) to qTranslate-Plus (qT+). Continue reading qTranslate-Plus migration