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mrxvt: how to configure clipboard copy and paste

Posted 09-27-2009 at 03:33 PM by catkin

Clipboard paste by Ctrl+Shift+V
Add this line to ~/.mrxvt
Code:
Mrxvt.macro.Ctrl+Shift+V: Paste CLIPBOARD
Clipboard copy by Ctrl+Shift+C
  1. Install xclip.
  2. Add this line to ~/.mrxvt
    Code:
    Mrxvt.macro.Ctrl+Shift+C: Exec !/usr/bin/xclip -o | /usr/bin/xclip -selection clipboard

Notes
  • Tested on Slackware 13.0 with mrxvt 0.5.4 and xclip 0.12.
  • Ctrl+Shift+V is configured by default to "Paste X selection into active tab" but there is no loss of functionality;
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Xfce: how to set up changing backdrops (wallpapers)

Posted 08-30-2009 at 12:03 PM by catkin

Hello

Coming from Gnome to the lighter weight Xfce I was surprised to discover that no extra packages are required to set up changing backdrops (wallpapers) on Xfce.

Essentially the technique is to create a list of graphic files to be used as backdrops in file ~/.config/xfce4/desktop/backdrops.list and then to run /usr/bin/xfdesktop -reload at intervals. xfdesktop chooses a random backdrop from backdrops.list each time it starts (at session initialisation, normally...
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Upgrading VirtualBox PUEL 2.0.6 to 2.1.2 on ubuntu 8.04.1

Posted 01-26-2009 at 03:53 AM by catkin

Hello

Many people have posted on the 'net, describing VirtualBox PUEL upgrade as straightforward. My experience of several upgrades was very different with quite some breakage, repair and grief Here's the procedure I have evolved by experimentation to make it less painful, more routine. Several of the specifics (paths, virtual machine name WXP, Kaspersky, TweakUI, and my personal user name is c on ubuntu and C on WXP virtual) will be different on other systems but it should...
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