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Gnome 3 Tip - Quick Application Search

Posted 12-19-2011 at 12:07 PM by lumak (Lumak's Guide to Random Things)

Gnome 3 will search the "comments" value of .desktop files when you start typing in the search box of the overlay screen. This search will include symbols and punctuation as well. This means that there are various ways to exploit the system and start grouping applications by symbols.

1. Copy your favorite applications' .desktop files from /usr/share/applications to ~/.local/share/applications
2. Edit the comments section to include a symbol for a group. E.G....
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More playing with BtrFS on Slackware

Posted 05-03-2011 at 07:58 AM by lumak (Lumak's Guide to Random Things)
Updated 05-12-2011 at 03:19 AM by lumak

Ok well I'm done playing with all that for now.

Some issues I have with BtrFS for now are:
- Quotas can not be implemented on subvolumes.
- EDIT: A segfault when trying to use an encrypted volume with either a seed or its rewritable counterpart..
- Slackware does not ship with btrfstune to toggle the seed flag anyway.
- Slackware isn't equipped to multiboot multiple roots from the same btrfs.

However, in general, everything that is supported...
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Playing with BtrFs and thinking out loud.

Posted 04-30-2011 at 05:53 AM by lumak (Lumak's Guide to Random Things)
Updated 04-30-2011 at 07:12 AM by lumak

Warning: I'm mainly jotting things down so it may be a bit out of order.

During the install of Slackware 13.37, I figured I would give BtrFs a try and see how it goes. I quickly found out that BtrFs is NOT designed for small partitions. Where it used to be common practice to have something like the following, the same is not true for BtrFs:

Code:
Primary Partition
/boot  - 100M - ext3

Luks encrypted LVM
/      - 1G   - btrfs
/var
...
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Window Manager Ponderings

Posted 12-13-2010 at 12:06 AM by lumak (Lumak's Guide to Random Things)

Why is it that two features of fluxbox aren't implemented in any other window managers?

1. fluxbox manages the transparency settings of any application you want. It's in the right click menu and it's extreemly easy to set there or even in the manual configuration. This seems like the easiest feature for any eye candy capable window manager to do.

2. fluxbox can group any kind of windows you want together and style them differently than other windows. So if you...
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