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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.

Another "Bash script for queueing youtube links in mpv", adapted for hovering + shortcut keys on possibly multiple contexts

Posted 05-25-2019 at 02:46 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 05-29-2019 at 05:11 PM by the dsc

This script is partly based on this one, referred on the post title:

It was originally an independent development, so it relies in some aspects more on mpv.conf (to define its input pipe/fifo file), so one may want to modify it according to whatever preference regarding that.

The main difference is a gimmick to get the URL from where the cursor is hovering...
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Adding painting-friendly GUI functionalities to GIMP with questionable bash scripts and openbox configuration

Posted 03-06-2019 at 03:44 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 03-12-2019 at 01:26 AM by the dsc (minor improvement in logic)
Tags gimp

GIMP is much lighter than Krita on older hardware, but its GUI lacks some handy features, particularly when one's painting or drawing.
While MyPaint has some of those GUI features, it lacks some things like even basic transformations to selections.

These functionalities are the ability to use the stylus' "right click" (or whatever button it is) as a color picker, and handier/"exposed" buttons for undo, redo, mirroring view, de-selecting , resetting rotation,...
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Openbox' rc application rules don't use the "raw" value of xprop properties

Posted 02-12-2019 at 03:45 AM by the dsc (linux-related notes)

For a long while, I thought you should add things like "_NET_WM_WINDOW_TYPE_DIALOG", the literal output of xprop/obxprop, but you should actually just abbreviate this part at least to either "normal, dialog, splash, utility, menu, toolbar, x, or desktop", as the comment-description that should come in the default rc.xml says.

That's particularly useful if you have different rules for different windows of the same application, like having the main window maximized...
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Sometimes Openbox' own rc.xml "application" settings will work when devilspie doesn't

Posted 12-06-2018 at 09:19 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)

For whatever reason Devil's Pie stopped working with the geeqie "move" dialog. My preferred GTK3 theme is kind of broken and will naturally create a window that's kind of crunched in itself, but it can be circumvented by determining its size. For a long while it worked with Devil's Pie, for some reason it stopped working.

But fortunately Openbox' own settings can fix it:

       <application role="dlg_dest_folder" >
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Disable chromium/chrome printing for a given profile

Posted 12-02-2018 at 06:43 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)

Are you tired of selecting text, right-clicking to search the term, and accidentally releasing the button on "print"? Worry no more!

Despite of what a developer said, it can be done by manually editing the "Preferences" json file. For linux at least.

This way: Open the profile folder, find the JSON file Preferences, find "printing" field (browser->extensions->printing), then add , "enabled": false into it.
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