Thursday, 23 June 2011

Ubuntu Preferred Application - Photo Manager F-Spot vs Shotwell

I've been using F-spot to manage photos for ages, and my Ubuntu box defaults to using it even with the latest releases (with Unity). However, I just created accounts for the children on the machine, and wanted those accounts to use Shotwell instead. So, I have both installed, but one account must use F-spot and the others use Shotwell. Could I find the instructions on how to do that? Nope. Well, yes, but only after a lot of looking.

There is a preferred applications options in system settings, but this doesn't cover the photo manager - which it should.

In the end I found an option in Nautilus (that's the Ubuntu/Gnome File Manager), so if you go to nautilus/Edit/Preferences/Media tab, you can find options to set various default applications. The one you want is Photos!

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Tesco sherbet lemons have CHANGED!

Bought a couple of packs just now, hoping to find the not-at-all-like Barratt's Sherbet Lemons of past purchases, but no, they are now just like Barratt's Sherbet Lemons.

What a disappointment. I really liked the old ones - crunchier and fizzier. And more yellow.

Shame on you Tesco's.