Emacs text editor is not immediately accessible to beginners, such as myself. However, it contains so many additional features that one may end up using them, thus ending up using Emacs indirectly. Such additional features include Org mode, emailer, and webbrowser.Continue reading “Eww, a web browser inside a text editor”
If you are unlucky enough to have to use Windows, but lucky enough to get AutoHotkey installed, then here is a script that I use to enable the mouse-follows-focus function which I find indispensable. Somewhere deep in the settings, Windows has focus-follows-mouse, i.e. focus (and raise) the window where the mouse pointer currently is, which is good if you find the mouse the quickest way to switch between windows. But apparently the only way in Windows to get mouse-follows-focus, i.e. automatically bring the mouse pointer to the window that you switched to by keyboard, is an AutoHotkey script.
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Looks like tiling window managers have either workspaces or tags and the two terms are not interchangeable.
Continue reading “Still looking for the perfect desktop: Workspaces versus tags”
Congrats to Vivaldi for publishing the mobile browser. Here is my little wishlist of what I consider missing features.
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Text editors are for coders, not for writers. If you are a writer, you need a word processor rather than a text editor. A good minimal terminal-based word processor is Wordgrinder.
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It turns out that Manjaro’s awesome edition is awesome. How have I missed it for so long?
Continue reading “Still looking for the perfect desktop: awesome window manager”
Thanks go to Arcolinux for creating an edition of the Bspwm window manager that I was able to approach, after two years of trying other editions of Bspwm to no avail.
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If you still use a desktop computer for getting most work done, then you also care about hardware peripherals like mouse and keyboard. But some people, such as myself, grow out of mouse and need a trackball.
Termux emulates a Linux terminal on Android. After installing Termux on your smartphone, run
packages install coreutils to launch the Linux terminal experience. It does not require rooting.
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As much as I love i3 window manager, I am getting more frustrated as I get to know it better. The issues with window focus are piling up.
Continue reading “Still looking for the perfect desktop: Focus”