Twitter is broken due to a DDoS attack. The AP story I pulled downplays it quite a bit -- it's not just the East Coast, and it is continuing into the afternoon. http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-tn-dyn-attack-20161021-snap-story.html
My latest GNOME 3 experiment lasted about a week.
And I fully recognize that I pretty much wrote this same post last month.
I'm back again. GNOME wasn't really offering me anything I don't get in Xfce, and when I had to dip into my Citrix apps yesterday, GNOME was giving me trouble.
Between Xfce's Whisker menu, Catfish file finder and the fact that I can run the Nautilus or Dolphin file managers whenever I feel the need (which won't be very often), the comfort, consistency, performance and usability of Xfce drew me back.
Just like the last time.
Creating encrypted documents with Vim https://linux-audit.com/using-encrypted-documents-with-vim/
Jazz Advice indeed has a lot of good jazz advice http://www.jazzadvice.com
After saying in a recent post how GNOME 3 wasn't working for me, here I am. Back in GNOME 3.
My use cases are changing, and GNOME 3 has its charms.
Briefly (and not all particularly relevant):
I have way too many desktop environments on this laptop. Recently I tried LXQT, which is a nightmare (on my Fedora 24 machine, anyway), LXDE (meh) and KDE/Plasma 5 (I liked it better than I thought I would, but not enough to move to it).
Might as well try GNOME 3 again.
As I say above, I'm contemplating a fresh Fedora installation, and that would be Fedora Workstation from the get-go. If i did that, maybe
GNOME Screenshot would work as advertised ...
One guy's Google interview prep can be everybody else's computer-science tutorial https://github.com/jwasham/google-interview-university
Since the GNOME screenshot program is very broken, at least in my installation of GNOME, I decided to try Shutter, the Linux screenshot program written in Perl and seemingly aimed at GNOME users.
Shutter has a lot of options, and so far I can get it to work.
Going back to the beginning, why is the GNOME screenshot program broken in my GNOME installation? I have no idea.
When I hit the
print-screen key, nothing at all happens. If I bind it to
alt-p, I get the "shutter" sound, and a
PNGJPG image appears in my Photos folder. Even if I go into
gconf settings to modify just about everything, calling the screenshot program from the keyboard
produces the same resultwon't allow me to change the target directory.
But if I hit the
super key (or mouse into the hot corner), then search for
Screenshot and run it, I get the full GNOME Screenshot window to open, and it has all of my configuration options (JPG instead of PNG, choose my own directory/folder). Why can't I make this work from the keyboard -- from
print-screen or any other keyboard shortcut?
I've dwelled on GNOME Screenshot enough. Now I'm going to see if
Shutter can do what I need. Or I can just use Xfce, where the screenshot program works like it's supposed to -- with the
print-screen key. Why is this so hard, GNOME people?
Update: After using Shutter once (I have it bound to
alt-P), the icon sits in my upper panel. I can then take a screenshot by clicking the icon. Easy.
Speaking of panels in the panel-less GNOME (where not having things appears to be a "feature"), I do have a panel in the form of the TopIcons, Places Status Indicator and Applications Menu extensions. And yes, it is not a good thing that what many consider core funtionality can only be implemented through Extensions that aren't part of the GNOME 3 core.
More GNOME Extensions: I just added Frippery Panel Favorites to make the upper panel on my GNOME 3 desktop even more GNOME 2-like.