Tag archive for "Xorg"

I use i3 with i3bar and sometimes I use external displays. When I do, I want to the systray to be on my primary monitor. I use the script below to reconfigure i3 on the fly. more

My i3 desktop Inspired by a comment on reddit I am sharing my screen locking configuration in this post, I use i3, xautolock and a custom lock script. more

I use a custom screen locking script together with xautolock for automatic locking and manual locking when needed. To prevent multiple i3lock instances from starting I use an atomically created mutex. The script has somewhat excessive logging that still remains from the time it was buggy. more

Dice I use the same script on multiple machines to pick a random desktop background and i3lock wallpaper. It performs a few sanity checks before running and selects an image from a directory based on the current screen size. more

I run multiple desktop environments, and they all come with their own screen locking tool. Sometimes I want to unlock a system remotely, that means from the command line. The script below can unlock mate, gnome and i3lock. more

So I got myself a new keyboard. It's an Apple MB110 (D/B variant). Works flawlessly in xorg after configuring it. more

Using recordmydesktop to upload to YouTube, Vimeo etc.


recordMyDesktop is a great tool to make videos of what you're doing with your computer. This can be very useful to demonstrate software features or to document workflows. By default, recordMyDesktop produces Ogg-Theora-Vorbis. If you want to share your files or upload them to a video site you'll want to … more

My favorite Firefox Add-ons


This is about the Firefox Add-ons I use. This really is a complete list, I like to keep my browser lean. I'm fully aware that most people will miss things like Adblock, Pixel perfect and greasemonkey, but I don't use them. Usability Tab Kit: My favorite tab extension. Has many … more

Accents in xorg


Most of the time I'm a very happy vim user. Vim has superb support for inputting all kind of characters, see :help digraph and :digraphs. But from time to time I need to input accents etc. in other GUI apps. A long time ago xorg in Debian did default to … more

Switching to Openbox


Switching to Openbox After a decade of windowmaker and fluxbox I've switched to openbox. I was motivated by the fact that some recent fluxbox upgrade left my decor-less urxvtcs visible on all desktops which was rather annoying. Somebody on irc suggested openbox, and after a few minutes I started to like it a … more

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