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Opera Neon

Funny browser: mouse multitouch, gestures, extensions, settings import, vpn, turbo, profile login – that’s all does not work. No Linux version. But tab management is really neat!

Strange things: there are 3 search engines pre-configured: google, Yandes and mail.ru. I am not located in the Russia though!

2017   desktop   mac   opera   opera neon

Google group calendars in Evolution Mail

If your organization uses Google Apps as mail service but you are using Evolution, there is no evident way to view and edit shared group calendars until recent versions. To add group calendar you need:

  1. go to calendar settings on web
  2. Calendar Address: -> ID (somenting like example.com_1d32345331343234213832@resource.calendar.google.com)
  3. Evolution -> New Calendar -> Google
  4. User name -> this ID
  5. Auth with usual name-pass or other means you use (Kerberos, OTP) in the window appear.
  6. Allow Evolution to use the Google’s resources.
2017   desktop   IT   linux

Not to forget: ugly font and the Opera Browser

Might be interesting for non-English speaking users of the Opera: some font on some sites are really ugly and there is no way in the interface to disable them, because they’re not system fonts, but one that web page get downloaded. --disable-remote-fonts is the option to fix them forever. Such fonts usually contain normal English glyphs, bot other are ugly. To fix it in the Gnome Shell:

  1. cp /usr/share/applications/opera.desktop ~/.local/share/application
  2. Add --disable-remote-fonts to every “Exec”. Don’t touch “TryExec”
2016   desktop   linux   opera   web

Not to forget useful vi and bash settings

.bash_profile

alias opera=opera --disable-remote-fonts
alias grep='grep --color=auto'
alias unigrep='grep -P "[^\x00-\x7F]"'
alias mkdir="mkdir -p"
alias ls='ls -lh --color=auto'
HISTCONTROL=ignoredups:ignorespace
HISTSIZE=100000
HISTFILESIZE=200000

.vimrc

set mouse=r
syntax enable
set tabstop=4
set softtabstop=4
set expandtab
set number
set cursorline
set hlsearch
set incsearch  
set showmatch
nmap <F1> <Esc>:set nonumber<cr>                                                                                                                                             
nmap <F2> <Esc>:set number<cr>
nmap <F5> <Esc>yy<cr>
nmap <F6> <Esc>p<cr>
nmap <F8> <Esc>dd<cr>
nmap <F10> <Esc>:wq!<cr>
nmap <F12> <Esc>:q!<cr>

Not sure about ‘number’ setting, if interferes with the clipboard annoyingly, so I can turn them off.

2016   bash   centos   desktop   linux   vi

FC 25 annoying auth bugs

Evolution keeps failing to connect to Google calendars if it works for more than one day. Restarting goa-daemon with

/usr/libexec/goa-daemon --replace

does not always help. That is frustrating: why not always?

2016   desktop   linux

Evolution mail signature workaround

Evolution mail application in the Fedora 25 has annoying bug: it freezes when trying to add/edit signature (although, you can delete old one). It’s a known bug fixed in upstream and you can actually edit signature files (it’s quite tricky), but you can add shell script that would generate signature for you.

UPD: need to use “cowsay `fortune`”

2016   desktop   gnome   linux