Things to do after installing Xubuntu 16.10

Things to do after installing Xubuntu 16.10

After writing the article about Antergos XFCE I wondered if I was missing any applications or any functionality in my distro. I visited Manjaro XFCE (an arch based distro) and then installed Xubuntu to see what applications those distro’s install standard. I...
Things to do after installing Antergos XFCE4

Things to do after installing Antergos XFCE4

When you google the words “antergos after installation” you will see a lot of catchy titles that actually summarize what Antergos is all about. Let me share some of them. Antergos a beginner friendly arch based distro. Antergos – Arch Linux made...
Complete desktop tuning Yosemite Mountains

Complete desktop tuning Yosemite Mountains

This desktop tuning just started with a wallpaper. I changed the colour of the conky to pink and then wondered how it would look if I go all the way to change it to pink. This wallpaper is the culprit. All information how to do this yourself can be found on this...
How to install i3 on Ubuntu 16.10

How to install i3 on Ubuntu 16.10

Just wondered if I could install i3 on the very recent release 16.10 of Ubuntu. I3 improved tiling manager has proven its stability to me over the years on systems like archlinux antergos linux mint 16, 17, 18 and now Ubuntu 16.10. Started with the scripts of this...
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...
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