Post tagged: mouse

Keyboard Mouse control

This comes in handy when working at a colo or someplace where you don't have a mouse and then find yourself needing to use X11. Press the following key combo:

Ctrl-Shift-Numlock

Now you can control the mouse pointer using the number pad. The key bindings are:

Move the mouse pointer …

DVTM

The other day I found dvtm. Looking at it, it looks very nice. It appeals to me because I am particularly fond of text user interfaces.

screencast

At the end I choose not to use it because:

  • terminal support was less than 100% useful.
  • At the end of the day using …

Global Windows Keyboard Shorcuts

Common Window Management Shortcuts

Key Action
Alt + F4 Close the active item, or exit the active program
Alt + Tab Switch between open items
Ctrl + Alt + Tab Use the arrow keys to switch between open items
Alt + Esc Cycle through items in the order in which they were opened
Ctrl + Esc …

Windows administration from the command line

Windows system administration is very mouse driven and to reach all tools you need to browse through Windows explorer.

If you are like me and prefer to log on a limited privilege account and use Runas to perform admin tasks, you can open these consoles with the .msc file names …

ArchLinux tips

A bunch of recipes useful for an ArchLinux system environment.

Mostly around system administration.

Custom Repos and Packages

In the repo directory, put all the packages in there.

repo-add ./custom.db.tar.gz ./*

Add to pacman.conf:

[custom]
SigLevel = [Package|Databse]Never|Optional|Required
Server = path-to-repo

See also repo-remove. A …