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How to use mutt to e-mail images from DigiKam

Monday, May 26th, 2008

DigiKam has a nice feature that lets you e-mail images; it’s in the Image menu. You can change the mail agent to use, in the Mail tab of the dialogue that comes up. That’s nice as well. However, you can only pick from a dropdown of predefined mail agents, and that list doesn’t include mutt. […]

Getting 256 color support working for mutt in xfce4-terminal

Saturday, April 5th, 2008

Mutt supports 256 colors if you terminal does, and that in turn seems to depend both on the terminal and on ncurses. For me, using Xfce on Xubuntu Gutsy, running mutt in a xfce4-terminal, 256 color support didn’t work out of the box. Putting any colorN into the ~/.muttrc yielded a “colour not supported by […]

Getting suspend back after upgrade to Xfce 4.4

Thursday, October 11th, 2007

Suspend used to work fine out of the box for me. The Xfce logout menu showed a suspend button, and that’s what I used. After manually upgrading Dapper to Xfce 4.4.1, that button is gone, and I cannot get it back. Now, I finally found the command tha suspends the machine when run from the terminal/ […]

Xfce: Show menu and windowlist using keyboard shortcut

Thursday, October 11th, 2007

I was looking for this for a long time: the commands that bring up the Xfce menu, the Xfce windowlist and shift focus to the Verve (Xfce panel mini commandline), so that I can bind them to keyboard shortcuts. They are, respectively, xfdesktop -menu, xfdesktop -windowlist, and verve-focus. I had to reinstall verve to get […]

Xfprint bug deletes files, fixed with a2ps

Thursday, August 16th, 2007

Using xfprint4 to print text files had a serious bug: by default, my default printer was selected, and the options area was greyed out and “Apply filters” was deselected. The file got printed, but was then deleted! This seems to be fixed in later versions of Xfce, according to this changelog. Selecting “Apply filters” in […]