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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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Free, possibly ill-advised advice: firefox beta/aurora in Debian

Posted 04-21-2017 at 05:55 AM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 04-23-2017 at 05:03 PM by the dsc
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I was until very recently using mostly google chrome, which I more or less solely (together with chromium; opera and vivaldi so far seem somewhat redundant, albeit not bad, and perhaps not even as redundant as chromium, which is much closer to chrome obviously) periodically cycle with firefox in recent years, abandoning for a while whichever seems sluggishier.

I had Debian testing's default firefox version, whichever it is. But only a few days with the "aurora" (the beta-est...
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Exporting / importing Chrome/Chromium's search engines through command line + sqlite3

Posted 04-08-2017 at 03:01 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 04-08-2017 at 03:05 PM by the dsc

I don't know anything about it, except that it seems to have worked without problem:

Quote:
OK . . . you can do this on a Mac (or a Linux box, I presume) by manipulating a SQLite database. Presumably you could do the same thing on a PC with a command line tool euqivalent to sqlite3 that's available in a *nix environment.

Here's the steps (with Chrome quit in each case):

(1) Open a terminal; get to the Chrome application data "Default" directory.
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[SOLVED] "Really dead" dead keys on KDE apps, within Openbox, at least

Posted 03-07-2017 at 07:38 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 03-07-2017 at 07:41 PM by the dsc

For whatever reason I was having this issue for a while now. That means that when trying to type characters such as "дук" the result would be just "aoe".

Apparently it has something to do with xim/scim/ibus, or evdev, whatever.

Regardless, a "solution" was (to me) to have the following environment variable set:

Code:
export QT_IM_MODULE=xim
Which I'm adding to openbox' "environment" file and changing the...
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Repeated keybinding definitions aren't sequentially overridden in openbox

Posted 03-06-2017 at 09:05 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)

Just in case someone is going crazy with it.

If some keybinding seems to have a strange behavior, like being associated with more than one thing or bringing up multiple instances of the same thing, then you may have the same key-binding being set more than once.

If it's a duplicate, it will do the thing it's set to do twice (or thrice... yeah), like opening two instances of the same application.

Sometimes, the same key can be specified multiple times...
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Fast random recursive slideshow script

Posted 01-24-2017 at 10:45 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
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This is probably buggy and not well written, but it's faster than some other CLI image slideshow tools such as feh [citation needed], as it doesn't try to scan the whole folder tree for image files first, but it only has a directory list cache file (txt stored on $HOME, which may be a little bit slow to build for the first time, but not as much), picks one randomly, lists (ls) the image files into a cache file (txt on /dev/shm), and makes one randmoly into the wallpaper (if hsetroot is able to do...
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