Tips & Tricks

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Set # of sig figs on schematic annotation

Sometimes the number of significant figures on schematic annotations (node voltages, for example) is very high and it becomes difficult to read. To fix this, type the following into the icfb window:

envSetVal("auCore.misc" "labelDigits" 'int 5)

Change the number 5 to your desired number of sig figs. To make this change permanent, add the line to your ~/.cdsenv file.

Disable "What's New" Window

Make Nautilus (file manager) behave like a browser

Nautilus is the default file manager on the lab computers. You have likely noticed that, with the default settings, it spawns a new windows each time you open a folder. If you find this annoying, you can change its behavior with the following steps:

  • Open the preferences dialogue (Edit->Preferences)
  • Click on the behavior tab
  • Tick the always open in browser windows option

Save operating point information over a DC sweep