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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.

[WORK-AROUND] Bug on dragging windows of KDE/QT apps under openbox

Posted 04-12-2016 at 05:54 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 04-12-2016 at 05:56 PM by the dsc
Tags bug, kde, openbox

If you accidentally (or not) click/hold and drag the left mouse button from the inner area ("client" or "any empty area") in a KDE/QT window, it starts to be dragged/moved along, but it's not dropped when you release the button, unlike the behavior with GTK windows (at least GTK2, I guess). You got to press "enter" or "esc", I guess.

Presumably that doesn't happen under KDE proper/kwin, maybe not even with other window managers, but I didn't...
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Views 147 Comments 0 the dsc is offline

Apparent bug with KDE/plasma file associations

Posted 03-27-2016 at 01:22 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 03-29-2016 at 05:40 PM by the dsc

At least in Ubuntu wily, it doesn't seem to allow you to chose the default application to open a file type. You try to do it, but it "magically" restores the previous default association before your eyes. Even if you chanced the config file, somehow. (I'm assuming it's mimeapps.lst, but I'm not sure. It seems that it's cool nowadays to have cryptic, hidden config files, avoiding to mention them unless strictly necessary, pretending it's all magic and config files don't exist)
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Views 241 Comments 0 the dsc is offline

Surprisingly, Krita from an unofficial Ubuntu's repo seems to work better than Debian's official

Posted 08-16-2015 at 11:42 AM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 08-16-2015 at 11:46 AM by the dsc

Krita "lemon", from some unofficial "neon" project, of Ubuntu, but running on Debian testing/Sid/Stretch.

I know it goes against all sorts of recommendations from both Debian and Ubuntu, perhaps even computing in general, but it seems to work fine so far.

The official version was quite slow to start up (to the point that sometimes I thought it simply wasn't going to ever start). And maybe it's just a difference between the versions (2.8 vs 2.9),...
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Views 775 Comments 0 the dsc is offline

Uniformity between GTK2/3 and QT/KDE with QT using GTK themes

Posted 07-04-2014 at 12:52 AM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 07-04-2014 at 12:54 AM by the dsc
Tags gtk, kde, q.t., theming

Whereas gtk-qt-engine doesn't work very well, that is, GTK can't be easily made to "simulate" QT/KDE themes, the converse seems to work very well, and apparently no additional package is needed for that, but QT alone, or actually just qtconfig-qt4, in order to set the QT/KDE* theme as "GTK+".

So one third of the problem of desktop uniformity is solved if you have one GTK2 (I believe it's GTK2, not 3, I'm not sure) theme that you find good enough to have both in...
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Views 1056 Comments 0 the dsc is offline

Possible bug with Debian's Konqueror/Dolphin/KDE and zip extraction, and how to fix

Posted 05-09-2014 at 01:39 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 05-10-2014 at 12:38 PM by the dsc
Tags bug, debian, kde, zip

I noticed that there was no longer the "extract" context submenu for zip files after one of the last updates. Then I went to check the ".desktop" files on /usr/share/kde4, and noticed that they had an editing mistake in the mimetype line:

MimeType= ... application/x-lzma-compressed-tar;application/zipapplication/x-deb; ...
I guess it was probably something related with deb packages, which must have edited this line and "forgot" to add the...
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Views 998 Comments 0 the dsc is offline


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