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Just annotations of little "how to's", so I know I can find how to do something I've already done when I need to do it again, in case I don't remember anymore, which is not unlikely. Hopefully they can be useful to others, but I can't guarantee that it will work, or that it won't even make things worse.

Chropera seems to behave a little bit better than Chrome/ium

Posted 01-27-2015 at 06:05 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 01-27-2015 at 06:09 PM by the dsc

Just pointing out just in case someone finds oneself annoyed by Chrome/ium seemingly entering in neverending loops and reading or writing who-knows-what in the HDD for too long. I have the impression that the new Opera behaves somewhat better in this regard, but I really haven't used it as much, so could be just a matter of time until it hangs just as much.

Unfortunately, however, the new GUI is still somewhat like just a crippled Chrome GUI -- scrolling the wheel over the tab-bar...
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Per-application bookmarks on GTK's file dialog?

Posted 12-22-2014 at 01:56 AM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Tags gtk, rant

On KDE/QT file dialog there's often a pop-up with a check box saying "remember only in KurrentApplication", so you can have different sets of "bookmarks", restricted to relevant applications. That is, no picture folders on audio applications and vice-versa/whatever.

Is there a hidden way to do that with GTK? Probably answering myself already, but I don't think so (the gtk-terminology would be "shortcut", instead of "bookmark", though):
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There's a "compact" version of the Adwaita GTK3 theme

Posted 11-21-2014 at 06:14 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Tags gtk3, rant

Just spreading the word, perhaps there are many other people who prefer things more tightly packed rather than all spaced out, as it seems to be the current mobile-UI infection/trend.

Who'd have guessed that resolutions superior to 1024x768 would end up being nullified by "advancements" in technology...
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[rant] Linux seriously needs some efforts in theming standards/unification

Posted 07-08-2014 at 02:00 AM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Tags rant

KDE, QT, GTK, TK, all in several versions and with changing variables and whatnot at every version, and even within a single version.

One would think that QT and KDE are more or less the same, but turns out that, at least from outside KDE, one can't fully define the theme settings (or UI font specifically) from KDE's "appearance" settings. Even for apps that aren't "standalone QT", but KDE! Like fonts on konqueror, and probably dolphin too. KDE has a longstanding...
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Rant: what was wrong/"bad" with mplayer-gui/gmplayer?

Posted 09-03-2012 at 11:41 AM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Tags mplayer, rant

I don't get it. It wasn't like it inspired someone to say that it's the GUI that one ever dreamed about, but was fully functional, and funnily enough more reliable than all the alternative GUIs that used mplayer as a back-end, as far as I've looked at. I guess the decision eventually resulted in a (current to me at least) problem with subtitles/fontconfig, as subtitles will work on mplayer and mplayer2, but not on gmplayer, even though it never used to be that way before.

It's not...
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