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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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New GTK 2 bug? Theme changes randomly

Posted 08-30-2015 at 03:23 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 08-30-2015 at 03:27 PM by the dsc
Tags bugs, theme

Well, not totally "randomly", it seems it always "falls back" to a specific theme whose name I don't know, not to any random theme from the whole pool of themes.

I think that it has been a week or so that the GTK2 apps will randomly/sometimes use one other theme than what I use (qtcurve), even though I've exported the GTK2_RC_FILES or whatever in every possible moment imaginable (even though I'm not sure i saw it happen with export "GTK2=whatever &&...
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Configuring "spare" wacom/drawing tablet space as extra keys or something else?

Posted 08-21-2015 at 01:02 AM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 08-21-2015 at 01:05 AM by the dsc
Tags tablet

It's not an urgent matter so I won't post on the forums. But if anyone knows it's possible I'm quite interesting in directions on how to do it, specially if it's something more or less trivial, like not requiring to re-program the driver or something.

If the title/subject isn't clear, sometimes, in order to have the tablet area proportional with the screen, one may need to "unmap"/deactivate some of the tablet area. Then perhaps this could be configured as extra keys or...
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Fix some GTK3 new bugs/"features" with a few simple configurations

Posted 08-18-2015 at 08:42 AM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 08-18-2015 at 09:03 AM by the dsc
Tags bugs, gtk3

"Legacy scrolling". Back then clicking on the scroll bar meant to go about a page up or down, not that you magically know the exact content that is at that absolute point. Also "remove overlay scroll indicators", so the scroll bar is always visible and occupies a definite space, instead of sometimes overlapping content and making it harder to click, as the overlay pops up.

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php...lling_behavior


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Timeline / "slider" for Openbox' MPC pipe menu (obmpc.sh)

Posted 08-17-2015 at 07:27 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 08-18-2015 at 06:03 AM by the dsc

My most recent customization/tweak to a script that isn't really mine:

https://github.com/leomeloxp/dotfile...enbox/obmpc.sh

Change the denominator of "slice1" and the put the same number in the loop in order to have more or less time slices. It seems there may be something somewhat wrong with the maths, but seems to work nevertheless.

Code:
  echo "  <separator />"
    dur=$(mpc -f %time% | head -n 1)
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Awk line to convert [HH]:MM:SS to seconds

Posted 08-17-2015 at 06:35 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)

awk -F':' '{if (NF == 2) {print $1 * 60 + $2} else {print $1 * 60 * 60 + $2 * 60 + $3}}'

I saw it somewhere and maybe tweaked a bit, maybe not -- I barely know anything of awk.

I find it particularly good because you can give just minutes or hours and minutes as input, there's no mandatory hours, unlike some other answers you'll see if you google for it, which will assume minutes as hours if there is no hours.

Of course, such assumption of the leading...
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