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toggle window “always on top” via shortcut

When I use Windows I still use the aged tool WinSplit which brings the shortcut “CTRL+ALT+O” with it. This keeps the current window always on top of all other. I wanted this functionality (and the shortcut) also on my laptop which is running Linux Mint. This works without any additional software as the functionality is …

linux-mint-ubuntu

bash script to rip a DVD to XviD – auto-rip when insert media (gnome)

introduction – or why post so late? as you will see in the script header comments i initially created it back in august 2012 .. as i saw the article on how to autorip dvds with windows on lifehacker i just had to reply … the problem/challenge i started writing this script because i wanted …

linux-mint-ubuntu

howto format a usb thumb flash drive

to format a usb thumb drive you need a software called “gparted”. installing gparted to install it use the following command: sudo aptitude install gpartedsudo aptitude install gparted or you may also use the “Software Manager”, search for “gparted” and install it. run gparted after the installation run it either by starting it with the …

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workaround: slow printing pdf documents and images on the hp 2200 dtn

i tried everything to fix the slow printing of the hp 2200 dtn but nothing really helped .. the only thing seems to be to replace it with a different one (according to this forum post .. the third from the bottom) … i have the fit-pc2 running 24/7 and there is also running windows …

linux-mint-ubuntu

change the default terminal window size

to change the default terminal window size you have to edit the file gksudo gedit /usr/share/vte/termcap/xtermgksudo gedit /usr/share/vte/termcap/xterm and change the line (10) which reads something like :co#132:it#8:li#26:\:co#132:it#8:li#26:\ where co#132 means 132 columns and li#26 means 26 lines .. dunno what the it#8 stands for .. it did not change anything altering it …

linux-mint-ubuntu

Remmina Remote Desktop Manager Vnc Rdp

after trying grdesktop, vino and vinagre .. which all worked but you had to use one program for each protocol .. i was looking for something similar to http://remotedesktopmanager.com … finding this blog entry http://blog.computer-tipps.info/2010/12/07/remmina-fernwartung-aus-einer-hand/ showed me that there is a programme to do just what i wanted … installing remmina as usual sudo aptitude …