How to install virtualbox on Linux Mint 18.1

How to install virtualbox on Linux Mint 18.1

If you are keen to test out a distro but do not have an ssd (faster than a harddisk) or harddisk to spare, you can install it in a virtual machine. You can use either vmware player or virtualbox. All tutorials about Vmware can be found here. But if you want to give...
i3 on Linux Mint 18.1 Cinnamon 01/2017 update

i3 on Linux Mint 18.1 Cinnamon 01/2017 update

This article also applies for Linux Mint 18.1 Mate and Linux Mint 18.1 Xfce. We installed i3wm following this article on the newly released Linux Mint 18.1 Cinnamon. Since the latest article about i3wm, I added a shadow around the windows and some transparency to...
Complete desktop tuning Cherry Blossom

Complete desktop tuning Cherry Blossom

When I started to work this nice cherry blossom wallpaper came in. Recently I made a complete desktop tuning on Ubuntu 16.10. So I went to activate the Sardi Mono Numix Colora Orchid. Then I wanted to select the Arc theme I made but that was made on Ubuntu 16.10 so I...
i3 on Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon October update

i3 on Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon October update

This is a follow up of the article written a few months ago. That article will provide you with more details of this project. Issues Installing i3 on an other computer can have its issues. Other hardware will have its consequences. other monitors have other names...
How to change a plank theme

How to change a plank theme

Personalize the plank You can actually change the settings, it is not that difficult to read. I changed the roundness, shadow, space between the icons. You can change any parameter and save the theme. Instantly you will see what the effect will be on your plank...
How to install plank on Linux Mint 18

How to install plank on Linux Mint 18

Working on my Sardi Icons I missed the little program Plank from Rico Tzschichholz at launchpad.net. Installing plank Linux Mint 18 has already the repository included so you just have to type : 1 sudo apt install plank I leave the source in just for safety reason. If...
i3 on Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon

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...
i3 on Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon September update

i3 on Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon September update

This  is a follow up of the article written a few weeks ago. That article will provide you with more details of this projects. Changelog Since this article was written many things have been changed. config code has more structure and more help extra config files as...
i3 gaps settings and colouring of i3

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...
Two different ways to make a screenshot in i3

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...
Application related settings – to float or to tile

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...
Assigning applications to a specific workspace

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...
i3 is ideal for a dual screen

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...
Finding the menu in i3 and changing the colours

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...
Changing the font type of i3

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...
Changing the colours of the i3 status bar

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...
Changing the i3 status bar via configuration file

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...
Changing the icons, theme and cursor in i3

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)...
The ultimate update for Linux Mint 17.3

The ultimate update for Linux Mint 17.3

Linux mint is a great operating system. It is easy to use and very intuitive. It comes with an installer which makes the installation procedure very easy. If you would want to upgrade and update your Linux Mint computer (testcomputer) than you can follow the guide at ...
How to add your own scripts to nemo of linux mint 17.3

How to add your own scripts to nemo of linux mint 17.3

From time to time I start chmodding – changing permissions of files and folders. And it so easy to get distracted and then you have to undo your action. And you seem to get even further from your goal. If you can relate to this, read on. Over the years I found...
How to change wrong or missing icons in Linux Mint 17.3

How to change wrong or missing icons in Linux Mint 17.3

I found this great icon ultra flat orange icons and I added it to the github of Erik Dubois for ease of future installations. This is the look you can have on your Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa. You can see in the above picture that there are no icons for Backup Tool and Boot...

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