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Archive for October, 2007

Mouseless browsing

Friday, October 26th, 2007

Some things I do to use the mouse less when browsing. Use Firefox shortcuts (just google for a list). I’ve installed the mouseless browsing (MLB) Firefox extension. Every link in a page gets tagged with an ID. Type that ID, then hit ENTER. (For me, this works using “Find as you type” in the Firefox […]

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 […]

Setting up the compose key to type accented characters

Thursday, October 4th, 2007

In /etc/X11/xorg.conf, in the keyboard section, I added the line: Option “XkbOptions” “compose:ralt” Now, I can type most accented characters and umlauts by first hitting the right ALT key. A few examples (key combinations below all preceded by right ALT key): ` e: è (backtick followed by e) ” u: ü , c: ç s […]

Keyboard modification with ~/.Xmodmap

Thursday, October 4th, 2007

In ~/.Xmodmap keycode 233 = F20 keycode 234 = F19 After changes, say: xmodmap ~/.Xmodmap This activates the keys that I have on the IBM X40 next to the up arrow key on the bottom right of the keyboard. Now, I can bind them to commands Xfce. Then, I found a nice article on using […]