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

Article is also relevant for Linux Mint 18.1. 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...
How to install the Aureola conky collection

How to install the Aureola conky collection

To get all these conky’s to your computer you can either download the zip and uncompress it or use a terminal and type 1 git clone https://github.com/erikdubois/Aureola Or download the zip file and extract it. Download the conky’s from github Open the...
How to run a conky from the aureola conky collection

How to run a conky from the aureola conky collection

You have now installed the Aureola conky collection following this article. Now you have a hidden folder on your computer with all the conky’s of aureola. Navigate to ~/.aureola. CTRL + H shows all the hidden folders. Now choose a directory of a conky you like....
How to stop the aureola conky from running

How to stop the aureola conky from running

Stopping the conky or killing the conky can be done via a simple command in the terminal. 1 killall conky Youtube Tutorial   If you do not want it to restart next time then remove the autostart via the Startup Application. You can do the same by deleting a file...
How to make sure the conky starts automatically

How to make sure the conky starts automatically

The script has been build to make sure the conky will restart automatically. But what if … Any distro has an application to autostart applications. You can add the program to the list of applications to start. Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon makes it very easy with the...
How to update the aureola conky collection

How to update the aureola conky collection

You have installed the Aureola conky collection following this article and you want to check if there are improvements in codes extra elements added errors that got fixed new conky’s Go to your hidden folder 1 ~/.aureola From this folder .aureola you can rerun...
How to change the colours of the aureola conky

How to change the colours of the aureola conky

Making our desktop our own is one of the pleasures we have as end-users in Linux. In this tutorial we learn where to change the colour code and how to find the hexadecimal code needed to define the colour. This tutorial is using many elements that are also hosted on...
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...
i3 on linux mint 18 playlist

i3 on linux mint 18 playlist

i3 is a windows tiling manager that can be used on many distro’s. In this article we explain how it is possible to install it on Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon. There are many tutorials online starting from the installation procedure to the use of i3, the configuration...
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...
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...
Yltra Flat Icon set

Yltra Flat Icon set

EDIT : Yltra flat icon set has been abandoned – Super Ultra Flat Numix Remix has been born out of its ashes like a phoenix. EDIT : Follow this icon set on github : https://github.com/erikdubois/Super-Ultra-Flat-Numix-Remix It starts with some browsing and...
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 use vmware machines to test and retest using snapshots

How to use vmware machines to test and retest using snapshots

When testing operating systems we often try out many possibilities before coming to the solution. In the mean time we have changed so many things, downloaded all kinds of software that we are no longer 100% sure that the solution is to be attributed to the last action...
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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