Custom keyboard shortcuts for Evolution in GNOME

I’ve been a big fan of Thunderbird for years, but it lacks features in some critical areas. For example, I need Microsoft Exchange and Google Apps connectivity for my mail and contacts, but Thunderbird needs some extensions to make that connectivity easier. There are some great extensions available, but they lack polish since they’re not part of the core product. My muscle memory for keyboard shortcuts in Thunderbird left me fumbling in Evolution....

2015-11-28 · 3 min · Major Hayden

Play/pause button stopped working in OS X Mavericks

My play/pause button mysteriously stopped working in iTunes and VLC mysteriously this week on my laptop. It affected the previous track and next track buttons as well. It turns out that my Google Music extension in Chrome stole the keyboard bindings after the extension updated this week. If your buttons stopped working as well, follow these steps to check your keyboard shortcuts in Chrome: Choose Preferences in the Chrome menu in the menu bar Click Extensions in the left sidebar Scroll all the way to the bottom of the page Click Keyboard Shortcuts Look at the key bindings in the Google Play Music section Your shortcuts might look like the ones shown here in an Apple support forum....

2014-07-30 · 1 min · Major Hayden

Sticky shift key with synergy in Fedora 12

My synergy setup at work is relatively simple. I have a MacBook Pro running Snow Leopard that acts as a synergy server and a desktop running Fedora 12 as a synergy client. On the Mac, I use SynergyKM to manage the synergy server. The Fedora box uses my gdm strategy for starting synergy at the login screen and in GNOME. I kept having an issue where the shift key would become stuck regardless of the settings I set for the client or server....

2010-03-04 · 2 min · Major Hayden