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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.
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Bash script/utility to wait for keyboard and mouse inactivity

Posted 10-18-2013 at 06:42 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 10-22-2013 at 07:52 PM by the dsc

Sometimes you may want to have some script periodically popping up some interface or something, but it may be somewhat abrupt, interrupt something you're doing with the mouse, or keyboard. So I came up with this tiny utility that will wait for the time given as a parameter, then exit.



Code:
#!/bin/bash
a=0
time=$1
if [ -z $time ] ; then time="1.2s" ; fi

while true ; do

mouse1=$( xdotool getmouselocation --shell
...
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mimeopen: a nice tool to setup default applications

Posted 10-05-2013 at 12:06 AM by the dsc (linux-related notes)

File association and default applications can be quite complicated, and hard to remember, specially if you have a hybrid environment, using stuff from Gnome, KDE, and whatever, while not being in none of the big ones, but on openbox or something.

One common source of problems are associations within web browsers, like firefox or chrome. They'll often have their own or use some secondary/wrong file association. I was having this problem with Google Chrome, "show in folder"...
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