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Linux capture animated Gifs with rectangle select

There are multiple solutions capturing GIFs under Linux and I tried a lot. Most have usability issues, produce way to large output files or don’t even allow to grab a rectangle. As I am using i3 wm, it also needs…

Little Helper in Oh-My-Zsh – the d command

If you navigate a lot on the terminal there are some little helpers that can make your life easier. One particular unknown is the d command in zsh. d shows you the folders you recently navigated to, such as: 0…

Linux rotate Lenovo Yoga X1 Display with Xrandr

The Lenovo Yoga X1 with the OLED display is a great linux laptop, but there are some things that can be quite tricky. When you rotate the Lenovo Yoga X1, you need also adjust the Touchscreen and Pen Input Matrix…

Linux Backup files changed in the last 7 days

Sometimes it’s useful to backup the files in an folder (and subfolders) which have been changed in the last 7 days. For this we can use find and tar: find . -mtime -7 -print | xargs tar cvf “backup-$(date +%y-%m-%d).tar”…

Scaling in Browser (Linux / Xrandr)

If you are using high resolution display, scaling on Linux can be a difficult topic. Here are some hints how to get your browser user interface right. Depending on your Window Manager (if you have one), there also can be…

(Arch) Linux on an Dell XPS 15 9550 (2016 Skylake)

I have been┬árunning Arch Linux on my Dell XPS 15 9550 (Intel Skylake i7 6700HQ, 4k UHD display, 512GB NVME) for a couple of┬ádays now. This review focuses on how the Notebook performs with Linux. Installation instructions and notes can…

Install Arch Linux on DELL XPS 15 9550 (Skylake 2016)

Installing Arch Linux on the new DELL XPS 15 9550 can be quite troublesome, here are some tips for the installation. This tutorial covers the UHD / 4k screen model with the Intel Core i7 6700HQ and the Samsung NVME…