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Posted 09-12-2016 at 01:10 AM by peonuser

Brother gave me a small pre-hdmi flat screen. That freed up other monitors.

Have been using kodi more and more. Still have to set up the time server access.

Gave my niece an old wok. Sure she will appreciate it.
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"Show original directory" on Dolphin5, as a Service Menu

Posted 09-11-2016 at 05:29 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 09-11-2016 at 05:33 PM by the dsc

It used to be a native function of Konqueror/Dolphin4, but apparently it's rubbish and should be a service menu, so here's my attempt at it.

# This is free, open-source, and all that kind of stuff 
[Desktop Entry]

[Desktop Action goToRealPath]
Name=Go To Real Path
Exec=dolphin "$(dirname
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Clock at the top-right corner "instead of" on the taskbar

Posted 09-10-2016 at 08:41 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 09-10-2016 at 08:50 PM by the dsc
Tags eyecandy

I like an auto-hiding taskbar, but a downside to it is that the clock is always hidden. Not that it's tremendously hard to just move the mouse over it in order to raise the clock again, but at the same time, often there is wasted space near the upper-right corner, that could well be used for a clock.

The easiest way to do it is simply with the osd_clock program:

osd_clock -t -o -10 -r -s 1 -c "#DCDCDC" -F "%a %d %b %y %I:%M __________________________________________"
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Handy 1-liner script to copy link addresses in Firefox just by hovering and pressing a key

Posted 09-06-2016 at 11:58 AM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 09-06-2016 at 12:56 PM by the dsc (grammerz und orthographicz ure wrongzes)

Let's say, there is a page with several interesting podcasts, you want to download several of them, not all. Don't bother with dozens of right-click-copy-url-then-go-and-paste-somewhere-somehow. Just hover the link and press a custom key that runs this script line:

xdotool click 3 && xdotool mousemove_relative 5 5 && xdotool key a && echo "$(xclip -o)" >> /dev/shm/ffclipboard
Evidently, it requires xdotool and xclip, not...
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Finale, synopsis, open-ended prep for sequel.

Posted 09-06-2016 at 11:07 AM by danrevell (Linux 001)
Updated 09-09-2016 at 02:17 AM by danrevell (shorten, reword)

The ANSWER is "yes", and "no".

Yes:[/B] Ubuntu 12.04.1, a free, full-blown version released August of 2012 was downloaded and installed to my old Pentium D 3Gig with 1 Gig of RAM, bing zip zam, by the wubi at the bottom of the page at
<Use the wubi that WORKS, suffixed "12.04.1" >
One responder suggested doing a web search for "wubiuefi" (up-to-date wubis for recent versions),...
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