Brendan Halpin hath declared on Friday the 31 day of March 2006 :-:
> However, if I have firefox running locally on the laptop, an
> invocation of firefox on the work machine will not run it remotely,
> but will cause the laptop firefox to fetch the relevant page. Very
> clever. But how does it do it? In particular, *what* knows that
> I have firefox running on the X-server? Is it ssh? sshd? X?
> Firefox? The FSM?
Firefox talking to X through ssh.
>  Irritating, too, because I was trying to use an institutional
> subscription from home. Workaround: shut down the laptop firefox
Frankly I've _never_ found it usefull, its _always_ annoying.
If I run firefox on a remote machine, its because I want to run firefox
on the remote machine _not_ on the local machine.
*sigh* What is it with applications these days trying to be so damn clever ??
Like that new gtk open/save dialoge, all akward and confising and kludgy
making you click around in vein coz they don't give you a box to type into
any more. I can type much faster than I can find the directory/file in
successive lists of tens or hundreds of other files/directoies which may or
may not be sorted in a sensible fashion. I mean seriously whats wrong with
giving me a box to type into?
User friendly my arse. Yeah, give them less information so we don't confuse
them, but make everyone jump through a whole lot more hoops to do even the
- bobb, not bitter, honest!
. Yeah yeah, I know, set ld path and run firefox-bin - its still annoying.
. Yeah yeah, ctl-L apparently, only discoverd that the other day, its not
like they frikkin tell you or anything... It doesn't work like the old
Apologies for the rant. But these sort of things are starting to really get
on my nerves.
Mr. Rogers could explain shoe-tying and make it seem like the coolest
thing in the world. He was our Uncle and older brother. He told us we
were special, and we knew he'd be there for us.
A cult leader, right down to the sneakers.
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