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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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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)
Tags slideshow

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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Firefox hangs with high CPU load while loading tools > add-ons - dirty trick to circumvent it

Posted 01-09-2017 at 09:03 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)

Just in case someone is experiencing this issue. If you already have stylish installed, click on its button, and then to "manage styles..."

It will take you to that "page" with the "extensions" sidebar, without hanging. Just click on extensions, of course.

The problem possibly is with the "get add ons" internal page, somehow, which is the target of "tools -> add-ons". Or with my own particular firefox profile, maybe....
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[SOLVED, kind of] GIMP 2.9 fails to start due to incompatible (?) MyPaint brushes

Posted 10-28-2016 at 04:59 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 10-28-2016 at 05:01 PM by the dsc
Tags gimp, mypaint

GIMP 2.9 may fail to start due to some MyPaint brushes failing to "deserialize", whatever that means.

In order to "solve" that you don't need to get rid permanently of such brushes, which may still work fine on MyPaint itself.

Instead, move/rename the .mypaint user folder (perhaps ~/.config/mypaint to some?) to mypaint-temp or whatever, run gimp 2.9, it will start. Then go to preferences, folders, and change the mypaint-brushes folder settings, but...
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Ambiance-blue seems to be a another GTK "mandatory alternative" theme for firefox

Posted 10-22-2016 at 10:43 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 10-22-2016 at 10:48 PM by the dsc

Firefox lately hasn't been working quite properly with any other theme than Adwaita, GTK3's default. Even Debian's firefox (now firefox again), even though it's still GTK2, somehow, apparently.

The main (perhaps only) problem is that "tooltips" will be black on black, both UI tooltips and alo the "native" tooltip when you hover a link.

If one doesn't hate Adwaita more than one hates not having legible tooltips, then firefox can be run as
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