Multimond – A MATE panel layout

I’ve recently made the switch over to Ubuntu MATE and am really enjoying the level of customizability it offers without being too complicated or too much of a resource-hog. Out of the box the OS offers some great layouts through the MATE-tweak tool but I’ve created my own which is compact but still usable.

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Batch Conversion to High Efficiency AAC v2

This post isn’t so much about an idea but a useful tool that doesn’t quite fit into the other two categories on this blog. It details a script used to batch convert mp3 files into mp4 files encoded with the high efficiency AAC v2 codec.

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Stop xscreensaver Interrupting Full Screen Videos on Multiple Monitors

Previously I posted a script for use on Linux systems which stops xscreensaver from kicking in when a full-screen window has focus. While useful for some setups this script isn’t well suited to multiple monitor configurations where the likelihood of a full-screen window not having focus is greater.  This post details a script which remedies this problem.

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Elegant Bird Updated – A Theme for Xubuntu

An updated version of the Elegant Bird theme is now available. Built for Xubuntu 14.04, this updated version still uses the best elements of Elegant Cold Blue (based on Elegant Brit) while providing a more consistent colour scheme and lighter background colours to provide better contrast.

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Stop xscreensaver Interrupting Full Screen Videos

One of the reasons that Xubuntu is great is that it comes with xscreensaver enabled by default. However, there’s a problem; xscreensaver will kick in when you’ve been idle long enough no matter what – even if you’re watching a video. This post details a script which stops xscreensaver starting when a full-screen window has focus.

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