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xterm full reverse

Depending on whether it is day or night, I prefer a light screen or a dark screen. I would like switching between these two modes of operation to be quick and easy. Easy in this case means I am willing to run a command, but not ctrl-click on 21 different xterms.

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Posted 2018-12-13 21:14:53 by tedu Updated: 2018-12-13 21:31:22
Tagged: c programming x11

time scrolling

The hovertext for Friday’s xkcd Borrow Your Laptop asks for scrolling mapped to undo and redo. How hard can it be? There’s more than one way to do this, but the other ways are boring. What if we’re using a program that doesn’t allow rebinding keys or buttons?

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Posted 2017-03-05 07:51:26 by tedu Updated: 2017-03-05 07:51:26
Tagged: c programming x11


Some newer laptops adjust the screen brightness according to ambient light in the room. This is fairly annoying in most cases, because what I really care about is the relative brightness of the screen contents. White web pages are too bright in a dark room. Fortunately, there’s a tool, Lumen, which can adjust the backlight based on actual brightness. Unfortunately, it’s for somebody else’s computer.

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Posted 2016-08-09 17:33:25 by tedu Updated: 2016-09-09 21:03:45
Tagged: openbsd project x11


Copying another idea from Old New Thing and porting to unix. This time it’s Piping to notepad. Instead of starting a new notepad process, let’s feed stdin to any existing window.

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Posted 2014-09-16 15:48:29 by tedu Updated: 2014-09-16 22:53:32
Tagged: c programming x11

logging the foreground process in X11

Inspired by a similar New Old Thing post, Logging the foreground process as it changes, I thought I’d try my hand at a similar tool for X11. (No doubt such a thing already exists, didn’t look.) I’m not interested in the process that’s running on the CPU, which is closer to top’s job, but the name of the window I’m looking at.

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Posted 2013-12-13 06:32:57 by tedu Updated: 2014-10-10 00:35:07
Tagged: c programming x11