A little over a month ago, after weathering a sudden deluge of chatbot spam about how artificial intelligence (AI) can purportedly crank out content and comments for me here on Ditchwalk, I wrote a short post titled AI Is the New Crypto. In that post I pegged AI generally as the next investment craze, and sure enough over the intervening weeks there has been no end of announcements — including from the biggest tech companies in the world — about AI and chatbots revolutionizing the internet, and indeed life as we know it. Well maybe, but probably not for the better. [ Read more ]
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If you use the free, open-source word-processing program LibreOffice Writer, and have discovered that the program does not save the last cursor position when you close a document, I can confirm that noxious behavior.
If you have searched for relief you may have come across a variety of proposed remedies, including claims that the last cursor position can be recovered by pressing the Shift+F5 key combination. You may also have tried that solution and found it did not work, or read responses from others indicating that Shift+F5 does not move the document view to the last saved cursor position.
When I press Shift+F5 on my keyboard as configured by default, that solution does not work. Like many keyboards, however, my keyboard requires that I press what is literally labeled the ‘F-Lock’ key to enable the functionality of the ‘F’ keys. If I do that — effectively turning on the ‘F’ keys on my keyboard — then Shift+F5 does indeed move the cursor and document view to the last saved position.
If you try this solution yourself — turning on the ‘F’ keys (which may also turn on an indicator light on your keyboard), then pressing Shift+F5 — I would like to know whether it does or does not work, and which version of LibreOffice you are using. And if it doesn’t work, keep reading. [ Read more ]