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Thursday, June 3, 2010

OCLC ProjectClient - change user password

When we were having issues uploading into ContentDM after a password change, and were able to reset the password by opening regedit, and finding:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER->Software->OCLC->[URL of ContentDM server]

Then clearing the value in the password key, (not deleting the key itself). Quit and restart Project Client, and it will prompt for the new password.

EDIT: We found password keys for every project under a collection, which also need to be updated.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER->Software->OCLC->[URL of ContentDM server]->/collection->Project 1
HKEY_CURRENT_USER->Software->OCLC->[URL of ContentDM server]->/collection->Project 2

Ubuntu Lucid / Compiz - Don't bring windows to front when using application switcher

My eyes get funky when Compiz Application Switcher brings each window to the front. One option to fix this, is to turn off all Compiz visual effects:
System->Preferences->Appearance->Visual Effects->None

I have normally turned off Visual Effects, but want to try using them this time. Therefore, I installed the compizsettings manager, http://speeves.erikin.com/2010/06/ubuntu-lucid-compiz-settings.html, and unchecked:
System->Preferences->CompizConfig Settings Manager->Static Application Switcher

Then checked:
System->Preferences->CompizConfig Settings Manager->Application Switcher

Clicked on the name "Application Switcher", chose the General tab, then unchecked "Bring To Front". This still moves through the windows, (which is distracting), but doesn't focus each application as you alt->tab through them.

Ubuntu Lucid - Compiz Settings

You need to install:
sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager

Ubuntu Lucid / Macbook - mousepad too sensitive

I had an issue with the synaptic mousepad on my Macbook moving my cursor around at random. The fix is to turn it off for 1 second after a key is pressed:

"Also, some people think the touchpad is too sensitive to accidental movements when typing on the keyboard. To solve this, use syndaemon to inactivate the touchpad for 1 second every time the keys are touched.

syndaemon -d -t 1"