Friday, June 15, 2018

Youtube paste comment in Firefox








Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Fix Firefox downloads files associations

When clicking downloaded files in Firefox they may be opened by the wrong applications.

Source: here.


When clicking a downloaded file in the list of downloaded files Firefox will use the first program listed in the line application/pdf= of the file usr/share/applications/mimeinfo.cache, which is set not by the default/system settings for that file-type (e.g: the default application for pdf was Okular, but that line was application/pdf=inkscape.desktop;okularApplication_pdf.desktop;, so that Firefox opened the files in Inskape instead of the default Okular.)
A solution is to modify that line or, even better (because that would not be overridden by other newly installed applications) to create a per-user file ~/.local/share/applications/mimeinfo.cache with lines like (example for pdf):

[MIME Cache] 

The disadvantage of the above is that it is a per-file-type setting. To have a solution for all files, use the first commands posted above.

In case that stops working, be sure "Always ask" is selected under `about:preferences` in Firefox and then re-do the steps above.

A more radical change would be to remove the undesired application and/or reinstall the desired application (last installed takes over).
cd .local/share/applications/
ln -s mimeapps.list defaults.list

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Centos - First things to do

- Update the system:

sudo yum update

 - Add access to ntfs partitions

sudo yum install epel-release

sudo yum install ntfs-3g

- Install the adobe repository

sudo yum -y install

- Install adobe-flash:

 sudo yum install flash-plugin

- Install the nux-dextop repository (for smplayer, mpv, vlc etc)

sudo yum -y install
- Then, to install the multimedia programs:

sudo yum -y install  smplayer smplayer-themes vlc audacious uget mpv

- The same repo gives access to Adapta theme:
sudo yum install adapta-gtk-theme

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Switch audio outputs

In GTK (works in KDE):


sudo apt-add-repository ppa:yktooo/ppa

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install indicator-sound-switcher

In KDE: A WIDGET - Audio Device Switcher

This widget can be installed by adding widgets - selecting to download them, and searching "audio": see image.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

MPV old interface

To get back the old "pseudo-GUI" or OSC ("ON-SCREEN CONTROLLER"),  according to the FAQ here:

Create the file ~/.config/mpv/lua-settings/osc.conf

with the content:


Monday, October 9, 2017

Dark Whisker Menu in Xfce Panel

Edit `~/.gtkrc-2.0` adding this:

style "mydarktheme"
base[NORMAL] = "#2B2B2B"
base[ACTIVE] = "#606060"
text[NORMAL] = "#ccc"
text[ACTIVE] = "#fff"
bg[NORMAL] = "#2B2B2B"
bg[ACTIVE] = "#606060"
bg[PRELIGHT] = "#808080"
bg[SELECTED] = "#606060"
fg[NORMAL] = "#ccc"
fg[ACTIVE] = "#fff"
fg[PRELIGHT] = "#fff"
widget "whiskermenu-window*" style "mydarktheme"

Inspired by this post.