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How to manipulate X clipboard from terminal

Manipulate X clipboard from terminal using xclip utility which is a command line interface to X selections to easily copy and paste text from terminal to GUI applications.

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How to disable touchpad using shortcut

I have already described how to disable the touchpad when an external mouse is connected using the udev device manager, but today I want to share a simple shell script that I am using on Dell XPS 13 to disable/enable the touchpad using a single keyboard shortcut.

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How to update Intel graphics drivers

Recently I needed to update integrated Intel graphics drivers to gain access to more recent OpenGL extensions. Packages available by default in base system do not provide such functionality, so I used Updated and Optimized Open Graphics Drivers as it is built almost simultaneously with the latest updates.

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How to disable touchpad when external mouse is connected

I unconsciously keep my thumbs on built-in touchpad, so I decided to use external mouse and automatically disable touchpad for the time mouse is connected.

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How to open Firefox bookmarks from OpenBox menu

I have recently switched to OpenBox, so today, I will use dynamic menus to integrate Firefox bookmarks with an existing OpenBox menu.

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Fresh install of the Debian Wheezy

End of the year is the best time to reinstall operating system and change encryption keys due to couple of additional free days at home so today I will shortly present my setup.

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uGet download manager for Linux desktop

A couple of days on the road made me realize that I need a simple desktop utility that will download files when I sleep.

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How to disable automatic mounting of the removable storage devices on Crunchbang

Today I went almost crazy because of automatic mounting and opening of the removable storage devices, fortunately this behavior can be quickly changed by the use of thunar-volman-settings command.

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Semi-intelligent screensaver

A couple of days ago, I described a couple of interesting ways to interact with KDE using the D-Bus message bus. Today I will show how to set up a semi-intelligent screensaver to just wait during YouTube video playback.

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How to automate KDE using D-Bus

Today I was playing with D-Bus message bus and KDE so I will describe here couple of basic actions that can be quickly automated by using shell commands. It shouldn’t matter much but I need to mention that I am using KDE 4.9.5.