Installing Bose AE2 Soundlink on Linux Mint 18

Bose AE2 Soundlink (Around-Ear 2) is a bluetooth headphone, which can be used on Linux Mint 18 computers. We do have to tweak the settings to make it work. That is why we write the tutorial. There is a cable supplied of about 50-70cm but the idea is to go all out with...

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Change the size of the gaps in i3 via keyboard shortcut

On the website of i3 gaps you will find a code to change the gaps size with keyboard shortcuts. I just copy/pasted it inside and made sure everything works. It just makes a keyboard shortcut available to change the size of inner and outer gap. $mod (windows) + Shift +...

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i3 gaps settings and colouring of i3

i3 gaps is a fork from i3 and it provides the same functionality but with more options to define the gaps between the different applications. There are some settings that are interesting to know. You can always read from the source here. We will also change the...

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Two different ways to make a screenshot in i3

In the config file at 1 ~/.config/i3/.i3status.conf you will find two lines that will help you make screenshots: 123 # Screen Shotsbindsym Print exec scrot '%Y-%m-%d-%s_screenshot_$wx$h.jpg' -e 'mv $f ~/Pictures/'bindsym Control+Print exec gnome-screenshot -i The -i...

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Application related settings – to float or to tile

In the config file at 1 ~/.config/i3/.i3status.conf you will find lines that define which tray application will be started at boot which applications will float or will be tiled which application you want to start automatically You can always read more on the i3...

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Assigning applications to a specific workspace

In the config file of i3 1 ~/.config/i3/.i3status.conf you can assign applications to always start on a specific workspace. Content of movie For example I assign firefox to workspace 1 in the movie. You can focus on an application as well. Figuring out the class to...

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i3 is ideal for a dual screen

In the config file at 1 ~/.config/i3/.i3status.conf you will find lines that define where the workspaces should be when you have a dual screen. You can always read more on the i3 documentation site. This concerns only those with two monitors or more. Content of movie...

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Finding the menu in i3 and changing the colours

The normal menu in i3 is dmenu. You will find this application on your system. But an extra menu has been added as well during the installation procedure j4-dmenu-desktop. MOD + D is dmenu MOD + SHIFT +D is j4-dmenu-desktop “We will install an extra menu to...

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Changing the font type of i3

You can change the font and the font size. They are both defined in one line in the config file 1 ~/.config/i3/.i3status.conf I have been trying out other fonts on Archlinux, Antergos and Manjaro i3. You can always take a look at the coding and naming of the fonts...

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Changing the colours of the i3 status bar

In the article changing the i3 status bar via configuration file we did not change the colours. We can do so in the config file of i3. 1 ~/.config/i3/config Contents of the movie changing colours to see the effect hexadecimal codes ffffff = white 000000 = black ff0000...

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Changing the i3 status bar via configuration file

At the bottom of your i3 screen you will notice a bar which holds some icons and information. This is called the i3 status bar. I have changed it already to show me the much needed info and deleted a lot of unwanted information. You can change this bar in the...

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Changing the icons, theme and cursor in i3

All themes shown in this movie are coming from my github themes-icons-pack. They have been tested and will be maintained to work on Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon. You will see they work equally fine on i3. You change the theme with the program lxappearance (on the right)...

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i3 on Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon

What is i3 i3 is an improved tiling windows manager and it is available for many distributions. I give a quote from zdnet. i3 is not a desktop environment in the sense of things like KDE and Gnome, or even the lightweight Xfce and LXDE. One of the simplest ways that I...

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Mixing icons of Sardi and Papirus and make Sardi Papirus

The fun in linux is that you can actually change any aspect of the desktop and more… In this tutorial we combine parts of the Sardi icons with parts of Papirus Dark icons. You can follow or change the choices I made. Endresult Requirements Download the icons...

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Make it yourself icon theme : Sardi Numix

Sardi has an icon set named Sardi Mono Numix which combines monochrome applications with yellow folders.  Like so. BUT you can as easily mix them with Sardi icons instead of the Sardi Mono icons. That is the topic at hand in the tutorial. OR Just download all the...

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Make it yourself icon theme : Sardi Flexible Heavy Metal

In the Sardi Flexible folder you will find a script to change all blue colored icons to any colour you want. We start with the blue colour (#1793d1) and will change it to this colour (#42453c). We end up making a new icon theme with the name Sardi Flexible Heavy...

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Make it yourself icon theme : Sardi Flexible Froly

In the Sardi Flexible folder you will find a script to change all blue colored icons to any colour you want. We start with the blue colour (#1793d1) and will change it to this colour (#e16b79). We end up making a new icon theme with the name Sardi Flexible Froly. 16...

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Make it yourself icon theme : Sardi Flexible Quicksand

In the Sardi Flexible folder you will find a script to change all blue colored icons to any colour you want. We start with the blue colour (#1793d1) and will change it to this colour (#af847d). We end up making a new icon theme with the name Sardi Flexible Quicksand....

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Make it yourself icon theme : Sardi Flat Arc

Mid august 2016 I have discovered the arc folders from horst3180 and I have mixed them with Sardi in two icon themes. Sardi Arc Sardi Flexible Arc You can as easily mix them with Sardi Flat icons. That is the topic at hand in the tutorial. OR Just download all the...

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Sardi Icon Collection version 7

July/August 2016 were productive days for the Sardi icon collection. In the folder of Sardi you will find a changelog file where I try (I say try) to log all the things I change. There were moments I impacted hundreds of icons. Needless to say that is one line in the...

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What does the Sardi icon collection version 7 look like

If you really want to see the sardi icons and also see them evolve over time on a wide variety of distro’s, then just follow me on google+ or follow the Sardi collection on google+. Google+ Erik Dubois Google+ Sardi Collection Mid 2016 many things have changed...

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How to install the latest Sardi icon collection

The Sardi icon collection is hosted on Sourceforge.  You can download and install it from there. Download Sardi Icons A tutorial has been made as part of the playlist “Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon a complete customisation with Sardi icons“. In this movie you...

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How to personalize the Sardi icon theme an overview

There are only a few approaches to change any icon theme. 1. Use the scripts from Sardi You can use the Sardi scripts that are available in the folders to change them of colour. Sardi Flexible is a great example. This is just one icon theme but we changed the colour...

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