Cytoscape and JAVA 11

I use Cytoscape for network analyses. It’s a JAVA program, that seems to quite picky about the version and flavour of JAVA. At the moment, Cytoscape 3.9.1 requires JAVA 11, specifically AdoptOpenJDK Hotspot. The project has recently moved to Adoptium, that offer prebuilt OpenJDK binaries.
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Hiding any file or folder in Thunar

Usually, programs store their configuration files in a hidden folder that resides within the user’s $HOME. Such folders start with a dot (.), and are therefore regarded as hidden by the file manager. There are however, programs that do not follow this convention and instead create a regular folder in $HOME to store their settings and system files. Its location cannot be changed, which can be particularly annoying. Read the rest of this entry »