Jul 31, 2013

Skippy-XD: Expose-Like Window Picker For Xfce, LXDE, Etc.

Skippy-XD is a lightweight full-screen window picker for X11, similar to the Mac OS X "Exposé" feature, useful for desktop environments like as Xfce or LXDE, which don't have such a feature by default.




There are Compiz and KWin plugins that offer similar functionality (and GNOME Shell has this built in) however, Skippy-XD should work with pretty much any NETWM or GNOME WM Specs compliant window-manager: Xfwm4, OpenBox, FluxBox, WindowMaker, IceWM and so on.






Skippy-XD is triggered by a hotkey and it displays thumbnails for windows on the current desktop, allowing you to easily pick a window by using the mouse or keyboard. You can also close windows by middle clicking them.



The application supports live previews, videos included, and uses compositing, but only when you press the hotkey to display the window picker.



The Skippy-XD development stagnated for a while but now it has a new maintainer and appears to be active again. Recently, the application received support for closing windows (middle click), customizable tooltip position, VI movement keys (h,j,k,l) and many bug fixes. Right now, Skippy-XD doesn't display window decorations but according to a bug report, that should change soon.



Below you can watch an old video with Skippy-XD in action:





(direct video link)



Note that the video shows adding the Skippy-XD daemon on startup but from what I've read, the daemon is pretty buggy so you should simply use "skippy-xd" to launch it - or the script I've posted below, under "Usage", which works around an issue with Skippy-XD not showing minimized windows.







Install Skippy-XD in Ubuntu




Ubuntu users can install the latest Skippy-XD from GIT by using a PPA. Add the PPA and install Skippy-XD using the following commands:


sudo add-apt-repository ppa:landronimirc/skippy-xd-daily
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install skippy-xd




You'll also need to create a configuration file called "skippy-xd.rc" under ~/.config/skippy-xd/. You can install the default Skippy-XD configuration file by using the commands below:


mkdir -p ~/.config/skippy-xd
wget https://raw.github.com/richardgv/skippy-xd/master/skippy-xd.rc-default -O ~/.config/skippy-xd/skippy-xd.rc




This file has various Skippy-XD options which you can change: the window update frequency, colors, opacity, mouse bindings and so on.





Arch Linux users can install the latest Skippy-XD from GIT via AUR.



For other Linux distributions, you can grab the Skippy-XD source code from GitHub.



Report any bugs you may find @ GitHub.







Usage




Skippy-XD has a bug and doesn't display minimized windows. A work-around for this is to use a script created by B. Murphy. Download and install the script using the following command:


sudo apt-get install xdotool
wget https://raw.github.com/hotice/webupd8/master/skippy-xd-fix -O /tmp/skippy-xd-fix
sudo install /tmp/skippy-xd-fix /usr/local/bin/




Now let's assign "/usr/local/bin/skippy-xd-fix" a keyboard shortcut from the system settings. If you're using Xfce, you can assign a keyboard shortcut to the Skippy window picker via Settings > Keyboard, on the Application Shortcuts tab, click "Add" and under command, use "skippy-xd-fix".



See how to set up keyboard bindings for Openbox | Fluxbox.



If you want to use the Skippy-XD daemon instead, see THIS wiki page.



To set up a hot corner for Skippy-XD under Xfce, LXDE, etc., you can use an application called Brightside.







via Web Upd8 - Ubuntu / Linux blog http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/webupd8/~3/nmHUye5Qimg/skippy-xd-expose-like-window-picker-for.html

A Simple Way to Create RSS Feed for Twitter

Our step-by-step guide explains how you can create Twitter RSS feeds for the new Twitter API with the help of Twitter widgets and a Google Script. Video tutorial included.


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Digital Inspiration @labnol This story, A Simple Way to Create RSS Feed for Twitter, was originally published at Digital Inspiration on 31/07/2013 under RSS, Twitter, Internet.






via Digital Inspiration Technology Blog http://www.labnol.org/internet/twitter-rss-feed/28149/

Jul 30, 2013

Whisker Menu Update Brings Support For Opening The Menu Using A Keyboard Shortcut, Other Enhancements [Xfce]

Whisker Menu is an alternative to the Xfce application menu that features a search function so you can easily find the application you want to launch. The menu also supports browsing apps by category, you can add applications to favorites and more. The menu is used by default in Linux Mint 15 Xfce.



The application was updated recently, getting a much requested feature: you can now open the menu using a keyboard shortcut (though you must add the keyboard shortcut manually - see below), along with other enhancements and fixes.






Changes in Whisker Menu 1.1.0:


  • Added external command to popup menu;

  • Added option to show label with or instead of icon;

  • Add option to switch categories by hovering;

  • Added choosing icon sizes of launchers and categories;

  • Added scrolling to sidebar;

  • Added menu action to clear recently used;

  • Added menu actions to sort favorites alphabetically;

  • Added icons to context menu;

  • New search algorithm;

  • Refactored category code;

  • Show launcher name in context menu;

  • Many fixes and other changes.









To open Whisker Menu using a keyboard shortcut, do the following: from the Xfce Settings > Keyboard, on the "Application Shortcuts" tab, click "Add" and use "xfce4-popup-whiskermenu" (without the quotes) for the command. Then assign it a keyboard shortcut (make sure it's not already in use) and that's it.







Install Whisker Menu in Xubuntu




Important: if you're using (X)Ubuntu 12.04 and you've upgraded to Xfce 4.10, the packages in the PPA won't work because they are built against the libraries available in Ubuntu by default (Xfce 4.8 for Ubuntu 12.04) so in that case, you must compile Whisker Menu from source.



To add the official PPA and install Whisker Menu in (X)Ubuntu, use the commands below:


sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gottcode/gcppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install xfce4-whiskermenu-plugin


Once installed, right click the panel and select Panel > Add New Items, then select "Whisker Menu" and click "Add".



Debian, Fedora and openSUSE users can get Whisker Menu from HERE.



Arch Linux: install Whisker Menu via AUR.



The source code is available @ GitHub.






via Web Upd8 - Ubuntu / Linux blog http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/webupd8/~3/v-9zDrXqjWY/whisker-menu-update-brings-support-for.html

Jul 29, 2013

There’s a Scientific Calculator inside your Web Browser

There's a scientific calculator included in your web browser that can help you solve basic calculations as well as complex Maths expressions.



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Digital Inspiration @labnol This story, There’s a Scientific Calculator inside your Web Browser, was originally published at Digital Inspiration on 29/07/2013 under Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Software.






via Digital Inspiration Technology Blog http://www.labnol.org/software/browser-scientific-calculator/28141/

The India Edition of Hundred Zeros is Live

Book lovers in India should visit Hundred Zeros to download best-selling ebooks that are currently free on Amazon.in - you can read the books on any device.



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Digital Inspiration @labnol This story, The India Edition of Hundred Zeros is Live, was originally published at Digital Inspiration on 29/07/2013 under Amazon Kindle, India.






via Digital Inspiration Technology Blog http://www.labnol.org/india/hundred-zeros/28147/

On Nokia Lumia and Windows Phone 8

The Nokia Lumia series of mobile phones stand out from the crowd. The devices, powered by Windows Phone 8, are responsive, the interface feels fresh and they have great cameras.



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Digital Inspiration @labnol This story, On Nokia Lumia and Windows Phone 8, was originally published at Digital Inspiration on 29/07/2013 under Nokia, Windows Phone, Gadgets.






via Digital Inspiration Technology Blog http://www.labnol.org/gadgets/nokia-lumia-phones/28143/

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Jul 28, 2013

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Jul 27, 2013

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Jul 26, 2013

Easily Transfer Files Between your Computers over Wi-Fi

Learn how to quickly transfer files between your computers, Mac and Windows PCs, over Wi-Fi but without having to fiddle with complex network settings.



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Jul 25, 2013

The Best Feature of Google Chrome You Aren’t Using

This video tutorial introduces you to Chrome Dev Tools, one the best feature of Chrome that even non-developers can use and benefit from.



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Digital Inspiration @labnol This story, The Best Feature of Google Chrome You Aren’t Using, was originally published at Digital Inspiration on 25/07/2013 under Google Chrome, Web Design, Software.






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