Change Thinkpad T61 page forward/back to page up/down in Linux

The Thinkpad T61 is a formidable machine that has earned it's place in history and for me is still my go-to laptop of choice despite its' 10+ year manufacture date.There one flaw that I have found, that the Page Up/Page Down keys are in the most awkward of places, on the very top right of … Continue reading Change Thinkpad T61 page forward/back to page up/down in Linux

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How to compile micro text editor on Termux on Android

Micro is a brilliant editor that is like an enhanced version of Nano. I'm really starting to enjoy coding in it. If you want to use it on Termux on Android, like I do then here's a quick walk through on how to comile it.In Termux we are going to need a couple of packages … Continue reading How to compile micro text editor on Termux on Android

Deviot, a much better alternative Arduino IDE

The default IDE that ships for the range of Arduino boards isn't really my kind of application. I have searched and tried quite a few on Linux over the years and have settled on a great one called Deviot.My biggest issues with the official IDE were the lack of customisation, font sizes and rendering are … Continue reading Deviot, a much better alternative Arduino IDE

Using openbox as your window manager in MATE desktop

Once again, Openbox saves the day as the best window manager for any desktop environment. These instructions seem to work under Linux and FreeBSD. Install dconf-editor Install Openbox extras, optional obkey, obconf (if you would like them installed, but not essential to run Openbox)Open dconf-editor and navigate to /org/mate/desktop/session/required-components/ and change the value of 'marco' … Continue reading Using openbox as your window manager in MATE desktop