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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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Three convenient customizations to firefox / iceweasel

Posted 07-14-2012 at 04:40 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 07-14-2012 at 04:46 PM by the dsc

Restore an old/previous session, but do not load the tabs right away: an end to the dilemma of empty session versus restoring tabs. Add to "about:config", if it's not already there:

Code:
browser.sessionstore.restore_on_demand
Set to "true", and it doesn't hurt to add also:


Code:
browser.sessionstore.max_concurrent_tabs
Set to 0. I guess it depends on the version or whatever, I don't care to find out. I wish I knew that...
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Mplayer configuration tips

Posted 07-07-2012 at 01:50 AM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 02-09-2013 at 08:32 PM by the dsc (adding more content)

Setting the default volume for mplayer and gmplayer

Despite of having different config files, "config" and "gui.conf", this is one configuration that gmplayer inherits from "config", and will be ignored if set on "gui.conf", with the volume being reset to max and the line in the config file removed. That's one of those easter-eggs to give type As heart attacks. I think that's valid for Debian squeeze's gmplayer version, it may have changed afterward....
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Improving/fixing font rendering on Debian's web browsers

Posted 06-08-2012 at 03:59 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)

Warning: I don't know the whole story about this (no warranties, you're on your own if you decided to follow these instructions), but after some recent upgrades my Debian install (testing/unstable) had awful font rendering on web browsers (everything nice everywhere else somehow). I like to "force" freesans (which is very somooth and anti-aliased) on almost everything on the web, and it was looking like some pixelated Times New Roman or Courier New.

I went googling for solutions...
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Pseudo-template noob hack that may apply for several situations

Posted 04-12-2012 at 04:10 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 04-12-2012 at 04:14 PM by the dsc

There's a painting software, "mypaint", which is very nice, but it does not support templates, at least not yet.

I've created a template (just a "blank" file with the correct resolution and whatnot) on GIMP, saved it as "ora", but instead of opening this file manually every time, and remembering to save it with a new name in order to not overwrite the template, I came up with a script that will create a new name automatically, with no risk of overwriting...
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Got banned from the ubuntu forums

Posted 04-12-2012 at 03:24 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 04-12-2012 at 03:29 PM by the dsc

First time I got banned from any forum, that's a historical moment!

I started a thread questioning whether the common forum practice of closing old threads when they're bumped, soliciting the users to create new ones, is really a good idea. I think it's not, that by not doing it the threads will be richer, containing more information, instead of being scattered around many topics all over the years.

Anyway, I referred to moderators who do that (not anyone in specific...
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