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Debian Manipulating the windows upon your desktop
Post date: January 19, 2006, 07:01 Category: Desktop Views: 901 Comments: 0
Tutorial quote: If you're like me you'll most likely use a wide variety of desktop applications, and spend a lot of time setting up your desktop first thing in the afternoon when you login. Minimising some applications, setting others up to be visible upon all virtual desktops, etc. Even if you have a basic window manager you can automate this activity using Devil's Pie.

Devil's Pie is a simple utility, inspired by the Sawfish's matched windows option, which allows you to conduct actions upon desktop windows. Using it is a simple matter of creating a configuration file and starting the program when you login.
Unix+clones How to setup your keyboard's extra keys in X11
Post date: December 29, 2005, 00:12 Category: Desktop Views: 867 Comments: 0
Tutorial quote: Well, it's the day after christmas and like me, you got this new keyboard with all those sweet little buttons on top. How to configure that you may ask? Let's explore this together
Linux Adding Windows Fonts in Linux
Post date: December 3, 2005, 01:12 Category: Desktop Views: 1016 Comments: 0
Tutorial quote: Unlike past times, Linux do come with good fonts. And the font rendering can be made better by choosing to antialiase the fonts. But at times you come across a website which has been designed with the windows user in mind. Such websites are best viewed with one of the windows fonts. If you have windows OS installed on your machine, you can copy the essential fonts from the windows partition to linux and use them to get a better web experience. Here is how you do it.
RedHat Creating desktop profiles with Sabayon
Post date: July 18, 2005, 17:07 Category: Desktop Views: 1920 Comments: 0
Tutorial quote: Instead of creating a new desktop setup every single time a new user comes along, it would be much easier to create some templates. If only there were an easy way to make and manage these templates.

Fortunately, we are not the first to ponder this issue. The creators of Sabayon decided to tackle the lack of a good desktop setting management tool. With Sabayon, they created an application that handles these problems and more.
RedHat Getting back my GNOME desktop from the clutches of the GNOME configuration system
Post date: July 18, 2005, 17:07 Category: Desktop Views: 1699 Comments: 0
Tutorial quote: My problem: as a user I managed to lock myself out of my GNOME desktop though a careless setting of Preferences-> Resolution.

In determining my solution I learned some key lessons about the GNOME configuration system.
Unix+clones Good-looking fonts in X Windows
Post date: April 23, 2005, 04:04 Category: Desktop Views: 867 Comments: 0
Tutorial quote: What makes the difference betweek "ugly" and "beautiful" fonts? Several things.

One of them is anti-aliasing (or AA in short). It's the technique which adds gray pixels in various shades around the edges of black text and thus blurs the jagged and pixelated edges. It works with other colors, too.

Another thing is having good quality fonts to start with. Font which are ugly by nature or don't scale well to various sizes are not much nicer when anti-aliased. See what kinds of fonts are out there by browsing through the Font HOWTO (not the same as the FDU HOWTO above).

Finally, there's the issue of readability which applies to you directly. How well does the end-product look anyhow? Do you really need anti-aliasing for an 8 pixel text? And other similar questions, which you'll learn how to answer according to your own preferences.
Arch Using the Composite extension with Xorg
Post date: April 13, 2005, 20:04 Category: Desktop Views: 2162 Comments: 0
Tutorial quote: Enabling this extension allows for all drawing to occur on an offscreen buffer first, then it is blitted to the actual framebuffer when all drawing is done. This allows for flicker free rendering and some other cool effects like real transparency and shadows.
Linux How to set up mouse scroll wheel
Post date: April 13, 2005, 20:04 Category: Desktop Views: 942 Comments: 0
Tutorial quote: How can I set up my mouse scroll wheel in Xorg or XFree86? Here is quick solution :)
Arch X11 Cursors
Post date: April 13, 2005, 20:04 Category: Desktop Views: 2422 Comments: 0
Tutorial quote: There are many cursor themes available for the X11 Windowing System besides the default black pointer.
This guide will instruct you on where to get them, installing them, and configuring them.
Arch XOrg Font Configuration
Post date: April 13, 2005, 20:04 Category: Desktop Views: 2143 Comments: 0
Tutorial quote: Learn how to add/remove and configure your fonts on Arch.