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Comment: Re:In my dreams (Score 1) 331

by pato101 (#29411119) Attached to: IBM Policy Switches From MS Office To OO.o

Also, I kind of hate Leslie and Don a little for giving us that awful capitalization scheme when talking about their projects.

Not sure what you are talking about, but perhaps it is solved with these lines at your preamble:
or, if you use fancy headings

Comment: Re:In my dreams (Score 1) 331

by pato101 (#29411099) Attached to: IBM Policy Switches From MS Office To OO.o
I agree LyX has problems with version compatibility. Some small changes are sometimes required to "upgrade" your old .lyx document.

Personally I'd like to see a click-editable one-pane LaTeX editor with dual mode view for source view (even if the live rendering isn't perfect, eg LyX, it's good enough).

Perhaps, Texmacs would do for you? Note also, that current versions of LyX show you the LaTeX code live.

It has a great start, but LyX needs tons of polish before it's anywhere close to achieving its full potential.

While I agree, I just want to point that LyX has improved very much during the last years.

Comment: Re:Knew this was going to happen. (Score 2, Interesting) 617

by pato101 (#28964001) Attached to: Preview the Office 2007 Ribbon-Like UI Floated For OpenOffice.Org
I loved the way the old StarOffice behaved: a toolbar wich adapts to whatever you are doing at that moment. I saw this concept previously at CorelDraw if I recall correctly. Inkscape does also the same. In old StarOffice, it had the problem that sometimes you had several available toolbars active to switch among with an arrow button (that was not nice). Inkscape is almost doing what in my opinion a GUI for that kind of app should do:
1. Several global-use toolbars.
2. One specific-use adaptable toolbar.
3. Dockable dialogs (see Inkscape path/fill properties), for complex and repetitive tasks.
4. Menus for the following reasons: backup of tool-bar options, hierarchical organization, optimal space use, easy keyboard navigation and keyboard shortcuts reminder.
(Inkscape just fails a bit since some dialogs are not dockable yet, but does scroll-docking, side-by-side docking and tabbed docking).
I've never used ribbon thing but, correct me if I'm wrong, they are placed on the top zone, which is not a god thing nowadays monitors tend to be landscape proportions, specially for text-editing. Dockable dialogs are nice in this sense.

Comment: Re:Everything works for me (Score 4, Informative) 554

by pato101 (#28805185) Attached to: Gaming On Windows 7
Also, you can add a gnome-panel and drag it to second screen (press ALT and drag and drop it), and then place a window list applet to it: from that moment, each panel shows only the windows residing at that monitor.
Compiz also is pretty well aware of the screens, so you can do scale ("exposé") to only one of the monitors if you wish.

Comment: Re:pre-trial ruling (Score 2, Interesting) 323

by pato101 (#28652965) Attached to: Downloading Copyrighted Material Legal In Spain
That is limited to music and films, under the right of private copy, in the same sense that you can share your CDs with your friends -as far as you don't make profit from it-.
You cannot download privative software legally from P2P or whatever (note that you cannot share that software with your friends either).

Not a layer, but a Spanish guy as well.

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