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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.

Global configuration for "always-use-location-entry" in GTK?

Posted 04-11-2018 at 09:28 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)

One of those things I can't understand in UI design is the need some designers have to force the user to have to click or press key combinations to display things that could well have been available the entire time, with no harm whatsoever to the usability, much to the contrary. I guess some people think it's cool and nerdier to have to remember the combinations.

In order to have the location field always shown on nautilus, apparently one can use the command:
gsettings set
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KDE 4/5 trash bug is gonna have its 15th birthday sometime soon

Posted 02-28-2018 at 06:17 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 02-28-2018 at 06:19 PM by the dsc

Whereas most file managers are able to correctly trash files to trash folders located in their own partitions (even pcmanfm-qt), Dolphin moves the files to the user's home partition. And Dolphin's own trash won't list nor delete permanently trash in different partitions, trashed by other, proper, file managers.

I thought I had it solved somehow (manually creating the trash folders, if I recall), with some late left-overs...
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.Xresources may mess up with GTK anti-aliasing, but it may not be immediately evident

Posted 02-22-2018 at 03:29 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)

I was copying some configs from websites, related with the configuration of several terminal emulators, in order to have them look somewhat better.

Some of those deactivated GTK's text anti-aliasing, which nevertheless persisted on GTK's own config files, but was ignored. Lxappearance strangely would apparently somehow notice there was no anti-aliasing and show this option unchecked, but checking it wouldn't work, and would still be unchecked when I run lxappearance immediately after....
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Batch-cropping with ImageMagick + GIMP. Script helper(s), in development

Posted 12-09-2017 at 03:21 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 12-14-2017 at 12:01 PM by the dsc (mumbling about possible improvements)

Here's the explanation:

These are the original images to be cropped in batch, all jpegs, all in the same folder:

(It's a single image here, but these are in fact separate files)

The next step is to create a montage (still done manually):

montage -define jpeg:size=220x -geometry 220x220 *.jpg montage1.png

And then it's edited on GIMP: gimp montage1.png
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Quick tip: move multiple tabs to a new window, in Chrome/ium, all at once

Posted 12-02-2017 at 12:13 AM by the dsc (linux-related notes)

I've just found it out and I think not many people know that.

You can hold "control" or the Mac's equivalent named something else for no reason and click the tabs you want to move, and then move several tabs at once to a new window. You should relese "control" when finally dragging out the last selected tabs, all will go at once.

You can do basically the same to just change the tabs order dragging multiple tabs at once, if that's really of any use....
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