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?
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
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“.
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 “
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)
And if Hyper Hyper, then Scooter, of course:
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.
Under Manjaro I wanted to install new fonts. I needed a font pack; I didn’t want to bother with individual fonts.
At https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/fonts#TrueType I found some packages:
The Google font kit contains hundreds of fonts.
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.
After a reboot sound stopped working.
After a few hours of trying everything, the following solution worked for me:
- delete the folder
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?
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.
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.