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Software Tech Tips

How to change notification sounds per app

There are many articles online explaining how to change the default notification sound, but I found it hard to find one which explains how to do it for individual / specific apps.

There are many articles which simply (and unhelpfully) say that the app should have its own settings, so for those that don’t, here’s how:

Android

v9 “Pie”

There are quite a lot of steps here, and one in particular is not obvious.
It’s easiest to demonstrate with screenshots.

I suggest you open the relevant app just prior to following this guide.

Open the main Android Settings Page by dragging down from above the top of the screen.

Tap “Apps & notifications”

Select the relevant app, probably from the recent apps list, but you might have to scroll through the list of all apps.

Tap “Notifications”.

Make sure “Show notifications” is turned on, and tap the relevant category (there may be only one), this is not just a checkbox.

Make sure Show notifications is turned on here too…

…and that the behavior includes sound.

Tap “Sound”.

Select your sound, and you’re done.

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Code Tech Tips

Regex to split “){” to two lines, retaining indenting

I was quite proud to come up with this, so here’s my first blog post for a while:

Search:
^([^\S\n]*)(.+))\s*{

Replace:
$1$2)\n$1{

and as a bonus:
^([^\S\n]*)}\s*else\s*{
$1}\n$1else\n$1{

NB (2013-09): it seems that the escaping slashes in this post were lost  at some point, I’ve put them back, but not tested!

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Code Tech Tips Web

JavaScript Bug – Modulo of small numbers

It seems that there is a problem with the modulo function, ‘%’, in JavaScript.

For example: 10 % 0.1 should equate to zero but comes out as 0.09999999999999945 probably due to some internal floating-point rounding errors.

Easy solution (a hack really): Multiply both numbers by 1000 before using the modulo function.

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Tech Tips Web

IE7 Tip – Reload

IE7 Tip - ReloadWhen IE7 was designed they took the peculiar decision to split the navigation buttons into three places (if you include the home button).

If you find yourself up in the top left wanting to reload, just click the drop-down button and select the current page (will be highlighted and have a tick-mark on the left), as shown in the picture.

Bizarrely and unfortunately, this only works if you’re not looking at the last page in your navigation history for this tab. This suggests that it’s only through poor programming logic that it works at all.

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Tech Tips Web

Firefox Tip

I discovered yesterday that [tag]bookmarks[/tag] in [tag]Firefox[/tag] can have no name.

Seems pointless? Not if the sites have [tag]favicons[/tag]:

Firefox Bookmark Favicons

Space saving, so you can see more, hence fewer clicks.

The above are jazzle.co.uk, The Sketchup Components Collection, bit-tech, ebay, amazon, radiotimes.com and the default icon (for a site with no [tag]favicon[/tag]), but you knew that of course since you recognise the sites’ icons.