wmctrl, a handy tool for you to manipulate windows

December 13th, 2006 mysurface

Every piece of GUI programs is frame in a windows, windows have various behavior, either shading, sticky, minimized, maximized, icontify, active, inactive or open at different workspace, and properties such as windows size, title etc. With wmctrl, we can manipulate our windows and do something useful or fun trick. A friend of mine throw me [...]

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Lightweight and customizable windows manager, introducing fluxbox

December 9th, 2006 mysurface

Okay, when I first install fluxbox, I feel so lost, there have nothing at all, donno how to access my programs, donno what to do, it is clean and clear. With the ease of geek00L‘s hints, and fluxbox wiki, I have learn the way to cope with it. I have customized my fluxbox, I have [...]

Posted in fluxbox, Misc, nautilus, X11 | Hits: 27552 | 2 Comments »

Kill a GUI-based Program

December 7th, 2006 liewsheng

As intoduce in this post, you can kill any process with its PID. But what if you want kill a GUI-based program? You can use this: xkill This message will be show up when ‘xkill’ is executed: Select the window whose client you wish to kill with button 1…. and you will get a ‘skeleton’ [...]

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turn off laptop LCD monitor

November 12th, 2006 mysurface

In order to save power, I often turn off my LCD monitor when I away from keyboard for long. Bare in mind, blank screen is not consider turn off the monitor, because it still uses backlight. To do that, first you need to make sure you have ACPI enabled in your kernel. cat /proc/acpi/info If [...]

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using GUI dialog box

October 6th, 2006 mysurface

Every GUI program has its command line, even dialog boxes too. zenity for gnome, kdialog for KDE, xmessage for other windows managers, etc. In this example I am going to show you examples of xmessage and zenity. xmessage is a very simple dialog box which uses by fluxbox, it allows you to define your text [...]

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3d Desktop, 3D eye candy

October 4th, 2006 mysurface

Compare to compiz/Xgl, 3D desktop is not a Windows Manager, but it is an simple eye candy like skippy. 3D desktop animate workspace switching, its real command line is 3ddesk. By running 3ddesk at the first time. It loaded its deamon, the second time, It will capture the current screen of workspace and get into [...]

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nautilus command line

September 27th, 2006 mysurface

Actually every applications run under linux has its command line and also options to manipulate, check out nautilus with nautilus –help Why I need to specified options to load up nautilus? It seems to be accesible on just click on it? The reason is I am a fluxbox user, by running nautilus, it loaded gnome [...]

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get to know which command use to trigger the GUI program

September 9th, 2006 mysurface

If you are light weight windows manager user which depend on certain desktop such as kde, gnome, sometimes you want to know what is the command that call a particular program that you usually click with your mouse in kde/gnome, so that you can run it in console or trigger with key mapping. You can [...]

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change display resolution size

August 7th, 2006 mysurface

To change resolution size, you can do that with root privilage. xrandr -s 800×600 Check the size and mode available with this. xrandr -q [中文翻译] Related Postskey mapping of vim 7vim is a very popular editor which it have more than one mode, and it is flexible to allow you for mapping your key to [...]

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xkill the crashed Graphic user interface

August 5th, 2006 mysurface

You must have experience that sometimes the GUI is crashed and stay at desktop, even you already kill -9 the application, but it still stay there. Kill them with xkill and click the crashed GUI. [中文翻译] Related PostsKill a GUI-based ProgramAs intoduce in this post, you can kill any process with its PID. But what [...]

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