Wednesday, October 15

Hit play on both and just sit back...



Friday, September 19

XFCE4 - no more window borders

For some reason this tends to happen quite a lot to me - I'll lose the window borders in xfce4 which causes all sorts of weird issues where I can't login properly.

To fix simply

xfwm4 --replace

Thursday, September 18

XFCE4 - Multiple mixer plugins

So I normally have 3 mixers on my panel in xfce4 as I have lots of inputs I control independently. Normally this can't be done as it won't allow you to add more than one mixer.

This is easily solved however:

File: /usr/share/xfce4/panel/plugins/mixer.desktop

[Xfce Panel]
Type=X-XFCE-PanelPlugin
Name=Audio Mixer
Comment=Adjust volume levels
Icon=multimedia-volume-control
X-XFCE-Internal=false
X-XFCE-Module=mixer
X-XFCE-Unique=false
The change of X-XFCE-Unique=true to false is what it takes to allow you to add more than one plugin.

Tuesday, January 28

xfce4 terminal - Where are my shortcut keys!?

Again a random decision which doesn't make any sense to me but now you don't have a "shortcut keys" option box in the preferences of xfce4 terminal 0.6.1

To change the shortcuts (such as changing how to switch tabs - ctrl+1 doesn't work nicely at all with X!) then it's quite simple.

In xfce4 settings go to appearance (!?!?! why is it listed under this?!) -> settings -> enable editable accelerators.


For more info on this and other ways of changing it (Such as if you don't have xfce4 settings...) see http://docs.xfce.org/faq#editable_menu_accelerators :)

Monday, January 27

Full screen Flash video on sites such as youtube while continuing to use your PC - linux

Another simple fix....
emerge hexedit
sudo hexedit /usr/lib64/nsbrowser/plugins/libflashplayer.so
Hit tab to jump into the ascii panel on the right hand side, then '/' to open search and enter _NET_ACTIVE_WINDOW_ It should show you where it's found in the text, make sure you have the cursor in the right spot. Change this to "__ET_ACTIVE_WINDOW" so you've just changed the N to a _. Now save (control+X) and restart firefox.

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