Archive for October, 2008

Hard Space in Openoffice Write 3.0

Today I installed Openoffice 3.0 in my Ubuntu Hary, (but I used  bittorrent 😉 )

I wanted to insert a non-breaking space by pressing <Ctrl>+<Space>. That did not work. However the answer was easy:

First I tried to insert it per Menu: Insert > Formatting Mark > Nonbreaking space. Oh, ther is a new shortcut: <Ctrl>+<Shift>+<Space>.

Here you can read why they changed the shortcut. (same key combination on every OS)

Marquee with Mootools 1.2 (Mooquee)

Time is changing… So here is my first post not about Ubuntu.

As Alberto pointed out: There is a new Version of Mooquee which works with Mootools 1.2, so you can save the time to follow this tutorial 😉 Thank you Alberto!

For my webdesign I needed something like the deprecated marquee-Element. Because I have the mootools-library (Version 1.2) already included I searched for something based on mootools.

I found a pretty nice snippet called Mooquee by Dirar Abu Kteish which worked fine in the demo. I tried to integrate it into my page but the scroll-effect did not work.

Window.onDomReady is not a function

Window.onDomReady is not a function

In the error console (Firefox) I got the following error: window.onDomReady is not a function.

After searching for mootools window.ondomready is not a function I found a Mootools Forum and learned that “Window.onDomReady is deprecated in 1.1dev” so it has to be deprecated in 1.2 too.

So we need to call window.addEvent('domready', function() { //Your code here }); instead. The code to call the funtion is now:
<script type="text/javascript">
var obj;
function startMoorquee() {
obj = new mooquee($('mooquee1'));
//cancel on mouse over
//obj = new mooquee($('mooquee1'), {pauseOnOver: false});
window.addEvent('domready', function() {startMoorquee()});

setHTML is not a function

setHTML is not a function

After retrying my page I received the follwing error: (new Element(“div”, {class: “mooquee-text”, id: “mooquee-text”})).setHTML is not a function.

So I replaced the following in the file mooquee.js (line 30):



set('html', el.innerHTML);
el.set('html', '');

And now it works, mooquee is now compatible to mootools 1.2.

You can download the modified files (Demo with [modified] mooquee and mootools 1.2) here.

October 2008

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