A complete zenity dialog examples 1

April 22nd, 2007 mysurface

Zenity is a tool that help you to create a common functional GTK+ dialogs. It have various dialogs that each of them have different ways of presenting data and acquire data from user input. We have introduce how to make use of GUI dialog box in Using GUI dialog box, where we give an example [...]

Posted in X11, zenity | Hits: 185466 | 22 Comments »

Something for my mouse cursor

April 15th, 2007 mysurface

Sometimes mouse cursor can be very annoying, when you are reading some articles, writing blog post. Especially when you are using a low quality optical mouse that always have jitter motion on mouse cursor, it will disturbs your reading and writing as well. To cater this issue, we have a package called unclutter to hide [...]

Posted in Misc, oneko, pkill, unclutter, xsetroot | Hits: 56363 | 1 Comment »

linux alarm clock

April 14th, 2007 mysurface

I have too used to alarm clock, to wake me up every early morning. I set my alarm on my cellphone every night before I going to sleep. But recently, a simple stupid idea of creating an alarm clock in Linux comes to my mind. I usually turns on my laptop overnight for some downloads, [...]

Posted in bc, Misc, xmms | Hits: 42924 | 9 Comments »

a graphical disk usage analyzer

April 12th, 2007 mysurface

Ubuntu Feisty Fawn has improves in graphics and user friendliness, one of the tools install by default is baobab. Baobab is one of the gnome utils. As the name didn’t suggest anything, but it is a cool disk usage analyzer. As it scan your folders and present you the disk usage statistics reports in graphs. [...]

Posted in baobab, Misc, X11 | Hits: 60990 | 8 Comments »

gthumb, gnome default image viewer.

March 19th, 2007 mysurface

I read a blog post mention about gthumb being better than gqview. Therefore, I give it a try, seems that was installed by default of ubuntu. Before run it, I read the manual, to see what it capable of man gthumb Amazingly, I didn’t find anything informative, and it is relatively short. Okay, never mind. [...]

Posted in gthumb, X11 | Hits: 22513 | 3 Comments »

GTK configuration for non-gnome desktop user

March 17th, 2007 mysurface

There are a lots of people install and use other windows manager on top of gnome, instead of using metacity by default. Windows manager such as beryl, fluxbox, fvwm etc allows gtk applications to run on top of them with full capabilities. You can also run gtk applications under KDE where by default all KDE [...]

Posted in fluxbox, gtk-theme-switch, Misc, X11 | Hits: 64699 | 7 Comments »

create screencast using xvidcap

March 7th, 2007 mysurface

If you heard of ubuntuvideo.com and you will discover a lots of ubuntu tutorial at there. There are a blog post that uses patched ffmpeg to perform the art. Here, I introduce you a handy tool xvidcap. You can download it from here. I downloaded ver 1.1.4p1 and it runs well under Ubuntu Edgy. Xvidcap [...]

Posted in Misc, xvidcap, xwininfo | Hits: 46612 | 4 Comments »

join multiple channel at once in xchat

February 24th, 2007 mysurface

XChat is a well known GUI IRC Client, it provides common irc client’s features for leisure user like me. If you are looking for more advanced IRC Client, check out irssi. To join multiple channel at once in xchat, you can type the command line in xchat show as bellow: /j #myoss,#fluxbox,#ubuntu,#lbe P.S. Do not [...]

Posted in X11, xchat | Hits: 21167 | 3 Comments »

how to take a screenshot?

February 3rd, 2007 mysurface

Taking a screenshot of your desktop is always not a difficult task. Almost all linux distro comes with key binding on print screen button on your keyboard. For the case of gnome when you hit the print screen button, gnome will load up gnome-panel-screenshot (gnome-screenshot), display a small screen preview and ask for a filename [...]

Posted in gnome-screenshot, Graphics, import, zenity | Hits: 38439 | 4 Comments »

lightweight image viewer

December 28th, 2006 mysurface

Feh is one of the alternatives wallpaper setter which uses by fbsetbg under fluxbox. Yet, feh is a very nice image viewer, with many modes available for manipulation which can be specified through command line options. With mouse and key control, it gives users very flexible on manipulate on images during viewing them. By default, [...]

Posted in feh, X11 | Hits: 32899 | 3 Comments »