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Change X11 window title (5 Mar 2017 - #459661)
A typical use case is when an editor is setting its window title to the full long path name such that the actual important part, the file name, falls off the edge on the right and becomes invisible. Unfortunately the X11 window title is normally set internally by the application and its format is hard … Continue reading Change X11 window title

VirtualBox: install extension packs (4 Mar 2017 - #455271)
Download and install extension packs to provide: The virtual USB 2.0 (EHCI) devicesThe virtual USB 3.0 (xHCI) deviceVirtualBox Remote Desktop Protocol (VRDP) supportHost webcam passthroughIntel PXE boot ROMDisk image encryption with AES algorithmCloud integration features

Repartition a new USB drive (4 Mar 2017 - #449870)
I want to use my new USB drive exclusively with Linux, so I decided to wipe the factory default partitions and create a new ext4 filesystem on the drive. The drive uses 4096 byte physical sectors and we have to make sure that the new partition is correctly aligned. For some background information on partition … Continue reading Repartition a new USB drive

Convert two scanned A4 PDF files of an A5 booklet into a single PDF (4 Mar 2017 - #449444)
When scanning an A5 booklet as individual A4 pages, but would still like to have them combined into an A5 PDF, the individual pages all end up in the ‘wrong’ place.

Atril (evince, document viewer) default directory for Save As (4 Mar 2017 - #449368)
For the XFCE desktop environment Atril is the default PDF viewer and I also use it to open any PDF files from Firefox. It is a great lightweight document viewer which does what I need most of the time. One exception is when after opening a PDF file from Firefox I decide to keep the … Continue reading Atril (evince, document viewer) default directory for Save As

Enable God mode control panel access in Windows 10 (3 Mar 2017 (Updated 4 Mar 2017) - #442882)
Create a new folder on the Desktop with nameGodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C} Source

Notes primarily to myself, but perhaps also useful for someone else…