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Bookmarking a search, then editing it on the bookmark manager, is the easiest way to add custom search engines in firefox

Posted 01-17-2024 at 01:08 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)

Chrome provides a somewhat more straightforward way to add custom searches with custom parameters. Some people suggest rather cumbersome ways to do it in firefox, like editing some text file with some xml formatting, then allowing some developer option in about:config, then dragging and dropping the file somewhere.

But unless that has some hidden advantage that I haven't imagined yet, a much handier way is to first go on some web search, do some generic/token/fake search with the...
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More important than visual "dark modes," DEs and programs should have a "detailed/compact design" setting/flavor that can be set immediately

Posted 07-06-2023 at 12:59 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 07-06-2023 at 01:04 PM by the dsc
Tags design, rant

When start some random file manager in its default GUI settings, I almost shriek in despair. It seems it's always over-padded design, with huge icons everywhere, with menus always hidden somewhere.

I like detailed lists of files most of the time. This concept is just brilliant, you have all the info you can need in a neatly organized design, can quickly order the listing clicking on some attribute-label at the top and so forth. A great addition over the years were the instant-filter...
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Posted 06-25-2021 at 12:10 PM by TheOuterLinux
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Chropera seems to behave a little bit better than Chrome/ium

Posted 01-27-2015 at 05:05 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 01-27-2015 at 05:09 PM by the dsc

Just pointing out just in case someone finds oneself annoyed by Chrome/ium seemingly entering in neverending loops and reading or writing who-knows-what in the HDD for too long. I have the impression that the new Opera behaves somewhat better in this regard, but I really haven't used it as much, so could be just a matter of time until it hangs just as much.

Unfortunately, however, the new GUI is still somewhat like just a crippled Chrome GUI -- scrolling the wheel over the tab-bar...
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Per-application bookmarks on GTK's file dialog?

Posted 12-22-2014 at 12:56 AM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Tags gtk, rant

On KDE/QT file dialog there's often a pop-up with a check box saying "remember only in KurrentApplication", so you can have different sets of "bookmarks", restricted to relevant applications. That is, no picture folders on audio applications and vice-versa/whatever.

Is there a hidden way to do that with GTK? Probably answering myself already, but I don't think so (the gtk-terminology would be "shortcut", instead of "bookmark", though):
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