KDE based Fluxbox open folder tips

August 30th, 2008 mysurface

I am a KDE based Fluxbox user, I am face an issue that some of my gnome applications that have feature of allowing me to locate and open folder doesn’t really work as expected. Those gnome applications are gnome-do and picasa. When I open a folder from gnome-do or picasa, it will be open in [...]

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The social web browser – Flock

May 28th, 2008 mysurface

Nowadays, we don’t get ourself online just to search for information. Through internet we always get connected with our friends and family no matter what time and where they are traveling to. There are so many social networking web services such as Facebook, Friendster, Twitter, Myspace etc connecting us together. We can share our story, [...]

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Compile Fluxbox under Ubuntu

October 22nd, 2007 mysurface

I make a fresh install of kubuntu and apt-get Fluxbox from Ubuntu repository yesterday and tried to login to Fluxbox. First problems I discovered was the root menu doesn’t work at all, meaning you can’t even open a xterm to run your commands. Second, they provides you the latest Fluxbox, version 1.0.0 ( at that [...]

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mysurface’s Linux Application list

October 14th, 2007 mysurface

After experiencing Linux for two years, I have compiled a list of applications that I use it daily. I would like to share my point of views on those applications and its alternatives. I hope that will served as a reference for those who have dilemma selecting them. Related PostsHow to list shared library dependencies [...]

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How to trigger xchat from firefox?

October 4th, 2007 mysurface

When you hitting irc url such as irc://irc.freenode.net/lbe in firefox, is it possible to open up in xchat? The answer is yes. How? You need to add two lines of firefox config. Related Postsjoin multiple channel at once in xchatXChat is a well known GUI IRC Client, it provides common irc client’s features for leisure [...]

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tabbed-browsing file manager

August 31st, 2007 mysurface

I like nautilus file manager as it allows me to access samba drive, ftp site etc, but when it comes to file manipulations, especially when I need to open multiple folders, I wish I could have it all in tabs like firefox. Yes, I can now do it with pcmanfm. As I discover more about [...]

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makes your windows stay on top, toggle it.

August 11th, 2007 mysurface

Do you wish to have a shortcut way to make your window stay on top and toggle it after without needing it anymore ? Any EWMH compatible Windows Manager(WM) may support it, WM such as GNOME (metacity), fluxbox, xfce, compiz, beryl etc. You can find the option at Window Menu, where it usually appear as [...]

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customize conky

June 21st, 2007 mysurface

conky is a light-weight system monitor, which it draws the system information with text, lines and dots. conky allows customization, in fact it is a drawing block that prepare for you to configure. Put all your settings into ~/.conkyrc. You can always get some sample conkyrc at Conky Official Website. Conky configuration is actually separate [...]

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True transparent eye candy on Fluxbox

May 6th, 2007 mysurface

I often hear people asking how to install compiz, beryl on Fluxbox at IRC during the period when 3D desktop effects caught the crowd’s attention. And the answer is definitely NO! you can’t mix beryl with Fluxbox. Why? Beryl is a combined window manager and composite manager written in C using OpenGL to provide acceleration. [...]

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A complete zenity dialog examples 2

April 22nd, 2007 mysurface

This is a continues post of A complete zenity dialog examples 1, in this post we will covers zenity dialog for progress, question, warning, scale, text info and list. How to create zenity progress dialog? Progress dialog is to track a progression of a routine, it can be anything, let say I want store the [...]

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