I love JQuery. I also love JQuery UI. Well, I mostly love UI. It’s kind of a love hate relationship. At the end of the day though, I always know i’ll be cuddling up to it for my web ui needs. In my opinion, one of the greatest pieces of the UI package is the Dialog. The only thing that tarnishes an otherwise beautiful gem is the fact that it’s a bit of a hassle to actually get a dialog set up and working. Adding simple confirmation boxes, or worse, using a plethora of dynamic dialogs is a bit more painful than it should be. Enter dialogWrapper. It basically adds a set of one shot functions for creating normal dialogs, alert style boxes, and yes, even confirm’s with a single call. Check it out.
Posts from September 2010.
So today I decided to upgrade to the current beta of Ubuntu 10.10, codenamed ‘Maverick Meerkat’. After an hour or two of package downloads and installs, I was up and running with no major problems; save for one. I noticed that when I opened Nautilus, my default file browser, it did not appear to be using my GTK theme settings, instead looking like it was using stock styling and controls. After a bit of googling I found the (very simple) solution:
Remove or rename the ~/.gconf/apps/nautilus folder. Then, kill the nautilus process (pkill nautilus worked for me). After that, opening a file browser displays my proper theme as expected.