Author Archives: slackalaxy

Keep lines thickness in Inkscape

I am preparing some figures in Inkscape. Something that always gets on my nerves is fixing lines (border) width when scaling objects. The solution is quite simple and actually obvious.

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Shorten contents of spreadsheet cells

I have a spreadsheet file with a list of species’ Latin names. I want to automatically create abbreviations for each species, by shortening both the genus and specific epithet to a certain number of characters. Here’s how to do it.

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Chrome login keyring

Recently I upgraded one of my computers to Slackware64 -current and installed Chrome 83.0.4103.106 (Official Build) using the SlackBuild in /extra. I am not signed in with my Google account in this browser and every time I start it I … Continue reading

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Automatically reconnect sshfs

I’ve been using sshfs to mount a remote folder between computers in my home networks. Sometimes I switch from WiFi to wired connection or the other way around. This causes Thunar to freeze, if I had forgotten to unmount the … Continue reading

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Firefox: disable click and hold requirement

One if the things I noticed first with Firefox was the weird (for me) right click behaviour. I need to right click and hold, otherwise the mouse cursor will automatically click on the menu. That’s not something I want to … Continue reading

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