How to set up Insync to synchronize Google Drive and Google Docs files in Ubuntu 18.04 Linux

Google Drive is a nice cloud storage service. It provides a suite of nice online document spreadsheet and slide editors Google Docs, Google Sheets and Google Slides. The collaborative editing and full history tracking features of Google Docs are excellent. Google Drive gives 16GB free storage which is pretty much larger compared to other free […]

How to make Evolution not wrap lines in composed Emails?

Evolution seems wrap long lines automatically in “Plain Text” mode. How to make Evolution not wrap lines in composed Emails? Evolution does not have (so far) “Flowing Text” mode where “the text is soft broken at the composer edge, but those soft breaks aren’t translated to hard breaks when the mail is sent” ( Reference: […]

Good Cinnamon theme for Fedora 21 Linux?

Any suggestion on good theme configuration for Fedora 21 Linux? My favorite combination of Window borders, Icons, Controls, Mouse Pointer and Desktop is as follows. All packages and themes are from Fedora repository or the Cinnamon repository. Remember to set the cursor theme for QT application like Google Chrome following: https://www.systutorials.com/4068/configuring-mouse-cursor-style-for-qt-applications-in-gnome-mate-desktop/ For this configuration, the […]

How to display chinese character in lxterminal

Do you know how to display chinese character in lxterminal? I tried to install lxterminal on my workstation and it seems display Chinese characters well: FYI, my Linux system is Fedora 21. The lxterminal version: $ rpm -q lxterminal lxterminal-0.1.11-10.fc21.x86_64 Not sure what’s the reason why it does not work for you. You may check […]

How to exclude users from GDM login screen?

How to exclude users from appearing in the GDM login screen of Gnome 3? There is a long-time bug related to this ( https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=723708 ) which causes that the /etc/gdm/custom.conf has no effect. The closes workaround I find working on Fedora 20 is to totally disable listing of users (run as root): cat > /etc/dconf/db/gdm.d/01-mysettings […]

How to rearrange Alt, Ctrl and Win keys on Linux: Win as Alt and Ctrl/Alt as Ctrl

How to rearrange Alt, Ctrl and Win keys on Linux: Win as Alt and Ctrl/Alt as Ctrl? On Linux, the Win key is seldom used. Mapping the Alt keys which are close to my thumb is damn convenient for Emacs users. Hence, the keyboard at the bottom line would look like: ———————————————————— |Ctrl|Alt|Ctrl| Space Bar […]

How to turn the space bar to another ctrl key?

How to turn the space bar to another ctrl key? It will be dam useful especially for Emacs users and also useful for normal usage like for tab changing in Chrome or Gnome terminal. You may try 2 tools in userspace: Space2Ctrl: https://github.com/r0adrunner/Space2Ctrl xcape: https://github.com/alols/xcape Note that the limitation of these solutions: the space will […]

How to make Alt-Tab switch among windows instead of applications in Gnome 3?

The default Alt-Tab in Gnome 3 switches among applications and windows are grouped by application. How to make Alt-Tab switch among windows instead of applications in Gnome 3? Check the Alternate Tab Gnome 3 extension and you will love it. Substitute Alt-Tab with a window based switcher that does not group by application. This extension […]

How to change the fonts of gnome-shell for gnome3?

How to change the fonts of gnome-shell for gnome3? Like the system bar. The fonts of gnome-shell is described in its own theme. For the default gnome-shell, you need to edit the file as root: /usr/share/gnome-shell/theme/gnome-shell.css Right, it is a css file. Find the font-family keyword and change the corresponding fonts. Then you can restart […]