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[manjaro] let “Super + d” show the desktop

February 9, 2017 Leave a comment

Problem
The “Windows key + d” (aka “Super + d”) minimizes all windows, i.e. it shows you the desktop. It works under Windows, it works under Ubuntu, but for some mysterious reason, under Manjaro (XFCE), it’s “Ctrl + Alt + d” that I’ll never get used to.

How to use the well-known “Super + d” shortcut?

Solution
There must a keyboard shortcut editor for this, but I never find it. So I created a new shortcut that calls a command-line application that minimizes all windows. This way you get the same result. The command-line command for showing the desktop is “wmctrl -k on“. You may have to install the package wmctrl.

Go to the Start menu, start typing “keyboard”, and open the Keyboard application. Go to the “Application Shortcuts” tab and add the “Super + d” shortcut to the command “wmctrl -k on“.

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a new range of shortcuts with the Hyper key

February 9, 2017 Leave a comment

On the YouTube channel of gotbletu I found a very nice trick (video). It explains how to replace the Caps Lock with the so-called Hyper key. And why? Because Caps Lock is pretty useless and you cannot use it for shortcuts. But if you tell the system that at the place of Caps Lock there is another key, namely the Hyper key, then you can use a new range of shortcuts.

You can find my .Xmodmap file here. Just put it in your HOME folder and upon the next reboot it’ll be activated automatically. To activate it without a reboot, use the command “xmodmap ~/.Xmodmap“.

Then, under Manjaro (XFCE), go to the Start menu, start typing “keyboard”, and open the Keyboard application. Go to the “Application Shortcuts” tab and add some new shortcuts. This time, when you press Caps Lock, it’ll be recognized as the Hyper key. I added these:

Hyper + g    gedit
Hyper + k    konsole
Hyper + f    file browser (thunar)

Music video

And if Hyper Hyper, then Scooter, of course:

[manjaro] Python was updated to 3.6

January 19, 2017 Leave a comment

Under Manjaro, Python 3.5 was updated to version 3.6. This is a big change, so check out the release notes, you might have to do some manual changes.

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[manjaro] install new fonts

January 2, 2017 Leave a comment

Problem
Under Manjaro I wanted to install new fonts. I needed a font pack; I didn’t want to bother with individual fonts.

Solution
At https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/fonts#TrueType I found some packages:

  • ttf-ms-fonts
  • ttf-google-fonts-git
  • ttf-bitstream-vera
  • ttf-vista-fonts
  • ttf-hack

The Google font kit contains hundreds of fonts.

Gimp
If you type a text in Gimp and you want to see the text with different fonts, i.e. you want to browse the fonts, here is how to do it.

Move the mouse above the font selector button (between “Font:” and “Sans” on the screenshot) and use the mouse wheel. That’s the trick.

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[manjaro] no sound

November 3, 2016 Leave a comment

Problem
After a reboot sound stopped working.

Solution
After a few hours of trying everything, the following solution worked for me:

  1. delete the folder ~/.config/pulse
  2. pulseaudio -k
  3. pulseaudio --start
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Ubuntu: assign a better screenshot tool to the Print button

September 5, 2016 Leave a comment

Problem
The Ubuntu default screenshot tool (gnome-screenshot) is lame. In Manjaro there is a better tool called xfce4-screenshooter, which allows you to select a region, open it with Gimp, upload to Imgur, etc.

How to assign xfce4-screenshooter to the Print button?

Solution
First, install the software (sudo apt install xfce4-screenshooter). Then, open System Settings, select Keyboard, and go to the Shortcuts tab. Here ignore the “Screenshots” entry and select Custom Shortcuts. Click on the “+” sign and add the command xfce4-screenshooter. As a result, a new entry will appear. Click on its right side and assign the Print button to it. It’ll complain a bit but click on Re-assign. Done.

I found this nice solution here: http://askubuntu.com/a/609060/53599 . Click on this link for screenshots.

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[manjaro] fix for KDE apps after an update

August 2, 2016 Leave a comment

After updating Manjaro, my KDE apps looked strange. It was some theme problem. The fix is here: https://forum.manjaro.org/t/stable-update-2016-07-27-kernels-plasma-apps-framework-calamares/6429/56.

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