Testing android apps with the emulator and not being able to use the normal keyboard to enter text is very annoying and not really efficient. Unfortunately the default device (ATM: Nexus 5) has keyboard input disabled. Enabling it is very easy:
- Go to your user’s home directory and search for a folder .android
- Open the folder and navigate to the folder avd. You will find one folder for each installed device. Open the folder of the device you are using.
- Find the file config.ini and open it in your favourite text editor.
- Search for a line starting with hw.keyboard. Change its value to yes. If the line is not present, add the line hw.keyboard=yes
Done. Start the emulator and you will see that the text input is working.
I am currently working on a project that involves an Angular.js frontend and the build server running on a machine behind a corporate proxy. From time to time this error occurs:
Error: Broken @import declaration of “http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Open+Sans“
All the other tasks such as bower install work fine because we set the proxy for bower, npm and git. After some research it became clear that the clean-css dependency that is used by gulp-minify-css is the problem. This plugin ignores the proxy settings and tries to resolve the import declaration directly. Solution is very easy: just set a HTTP_PROXY environment variable with your proxy and everything works just fine.
This issue here describes some more possibilities to get around this problem.
Recently, I was cleaning up an existing Selfhost Owin Asp.NET Web Api project. After removing some seemingly unused references the project crashed when starting the api.
Exception was this:
The server factory could not be located for the given input: Microsoft.Owin.Host.HttpListener
The solution was quite simple: I removed the NuGet package that contains the HttpListener because there is no direct reference to it but Owin still needs the package to start. So just add the NuGet package: Microsoft.Owin.Host.HttpListener again and everything works as before.