Wow, I never actually posted this, strange:
I can’t actually remember why I dumped iTunes/Songbird in favor of Enqueue in the first place (no monitored folders?) but I have now ditched that again for Clementine, which is unbelievable ugly (it’s based on Amarok, so I guess it’s KDE’s bad influence?) but has everything you could ever want, like global shortcuts via Mac Media Keys (if yor free them from Itunes’ grip) Growl-support, good Gnome/Cinnamon integration, … And it’s open source, cross-plattform etc.!
I’m running Linux Mint (14/15) on a Macbook and while (for mind-boggling reasons) all is well when running the system live from an memory stick once I install the OS and set up the mouse to be left-handed the touchpad becomes unusable because it is switced to left-handed as well (so tab-click becomes secondary-click which is obviously bullshit). After a lot of unsuccessful fiddling with synclient I recently found a way to solve this problem for Cinnamon/Gnome.
Search (Ctrl+f) for
touchpad and change the value of
Restart the session and enjoy!
Longest post title ever.
I’m currently trying out OSX 10.9. I’m coming from 10.6.8 and one of the many annoying little things is that
Ctrl-left/right arrow is now used to jump between Spaces/fullscreen apps (which I don’t use) and therefore you can’t use it to jump to the beginning or end of a line of text (in a text editor, e-mail, Firefox bar) anymore. I actually tried to get accustomed to the other shortcut you can use to jump to the beginning and end of a line
Ctrl-a/e but that is not really a shortcut that works that well.
But: you can turn off the switching of Spaces with
Ctrl-arrow keys in
System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts > Mission Control (these are on-the-fly translations from a German OS) and tadaaa: welcome back old shortcut.
Another little annoyance gone. There isn’t anything in 10.9 that I like better then 10.6.8, though. If it turns out that battery life really is longer I might stay with 10.9.
P.S.: Another little thing: three finger-swipe to go back and forth between websites in Firefox (and Safari?) turned into two finger-swipe.
I while ago I found Synkron, a nifty syncing tool which was almost perfect for my podcast listening setup: I’m downloading podcasts with the great open source player Miro (I’m using the 3.5 version, newer versions are strange and cluttered to a point where I find it almost unusable) and I’m then using Synkron to sync the Miro folder via USB to my phone (I tried to figure out doing this via wi-fi but that’s a mess).
The problem was that whenever I deleted a file on the computer or the phone but not on the other device by default Synkron would copy it back from the respectively other device, so it was more or less impossible to delete a file (in reality you’d of course know most of the times which podcasts you already listened too but stil …).
The solution is as follows:
Click the „Advanced“ button on the bottom left corner in Synkron and tick „Detect collusions“. Tadaa! Now, if you delete a file on the phone, next time Synkron will delete it on the computer and vice versa.
EDIT: For some reason Syncron skips all the files it is supposed to sync in the Linux/Ubuntu-Version, but Unison does the job, it seems.