Old Chrome look

Recently, the look of Google Chrome has been redesigned. I do not really like it, as it takes more space than before, which matters on my 1366×768 laptop screen. Also, I do hate changes for the sake of the change itself. I googled a bit and came upon this solution.
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TP-LINK TL-WN722N driver

I bought a TP-LINK TL-WN722N usb wireless adapter. Turns out it is not supported out-of-the-box on Slackware 14.2. The adapter box said that it is supported in Linux, so naively I put the CD provided and looked for the driver. In the Linux folder, there was a README file advising me to go download the drivers from http://www.tp-link.com/. I will not discuss the requirement to go online in order to obtain the drivers for a network adapter…
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Chrome broken fonts

I recently upgraded to Google Chrome 60.0.3112, using the script in Slackware 14.2 /extra. I immediatelly noticed a problem with fonts rendering, which affected not only web sites, but the browser itself. The same problem exists in Alien Bob’s Chromium package, version 60.3112.78.

Very annoying:
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HexChat auto login

I have always preferred a graphical IRC client, probably because I got familiar with IRC quite late. I used to make XChat auto login to irc.freenode.net with my username, but since I did this once per Slackware release, I never really remembered how I set it up.
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Flagfox: display server country

Going through some old screenshots of mine, I remembered about a neat little plugin, called Flagfox. It is available for SeaMonkey and of course Firefox. This extension displays the country where the server hosting the webpage currently viewed is located. It does so by placing a cute little flag in the browser’s address bar: Read the rest of this entry »