Delete Parallels icons from Launchpad

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 Successors – Which one is the best?

qTranslate, the multi-language plugin for WordPress-blogs,  will not developed any further. Fortunately four successors (forks) are available.

In alphabetical order:

  • mqTranslate
  • qTranslate-Plus
  • qTranslate-X
  • zTranslate

Which fork should an old qTranslate user choose? This position paper should give you some hints for your decision.

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Zemanta’s Related Posts migration to qTranslate-Plus

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.

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qTranslate-Plus migration

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

inotify_add_watch failed in Octave’s GUI

Version 3.8 of Octave has an unofficial and experimental GUI similar to Matlab. But on my Linux Mint 17 (Quiana), based on Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahir), I got a warning:

QInotifyFileSystemWatcherEngine::addPaths: inotify_add_watch failed: No space left on device. It does not appear in the console mode. I send a bug report and got a prompt fix. Thanks to Mike Miller of the Octave team for assistance and the fix. It was a system configuration issue and not really the fault of Octaves’s developers.

Find the fix below. It should work in Ubuntu 14.04 and in other distributions based on Ubuntu, too. Continue reading inotify_add_watch failed in Octave’s GUI

Install and Setup Code::Blocks for Fortran on GNU/Linux

A new IDE for Fortran is in town. Beneath Photran the IDE Code::Blocks is available. Since Photran is specialised for Fortran, CodeBlocks is made for C/C++ programmers in the first place. But Darius Markauskas developed a Fortran plugin and provides a special Fortran version of CodeBlocks.

This How-To is for GNU/Linux and Fortran novices and shows how to install CodeBlocks for Fortran system-wide on GNU/Linux (here on Mint), compile your first program and get it run.

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Link in Netbeans’ JDialog

It is often desired to add a link on a JDialog. E.g. for the application homepage or for a service e-mail.

Unfortunately it is not as easy as expected because Java’s Swing does not have a link component or similar at all. But it is possible to configure a JLabel to behaves as a link.

This tutorial shows Java novices how to make a link from a Swing JLabel component in Netbeans using the GUI-Buider Matisse.

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