Tag: Shareware

sxiv – image viewer

sxiv is a nice alternative to feh. It is very light weight and quite useful. Here is the description:

Description :
sxiv is an alternative to feh and qiv. Its only dependency besides xlib
is imlib2. The primary goal for writing sxiv is to create an image viewer,
which only has the most basic features required for fast image viewing (the
ones I want). It works nicely with tiling window managers and its code base
should be kept small and clean to make it easy for you to dig into it and
customize it for your needs.

For installation, just do:

sudo yum install sxiv

Once installed you can run it with



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Battery performance improvement with powertop and using xidel.

For those of you, who have not heard about powertop, it is a tool to monitor the power consumption on your system. It has a tab which shows the tuneable parameters. Doing the changes suggested in those would improve the life to quite an extent. Here is the description of powertop:

PowerTOP is a tool that finds the software component(s) that makeyour computer use more power than necessary while it is idle.

So, here is something that you can do to quickly apply the changes suggested by tuneable parameters.
First, get the report in html format using

sudo powertop --html

With this you will get powertop.html and now quickly get the xidel binary from sourceforge site. Once you have got that exeute the command

xidel powertop.html   -e "css('html body div#tuning table tr td:nth-child(2)')"

This will show you all the tuneable parameters of your system 🙂


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quadkonsole – multiple consoles to make your life easier

First lets install quadkonsole:

yum install quadkonsole

Now, to launch the quadkonsole, just type quadkonsole in the run box (appears with Alt+F2).

You will by default see 4 console windows in single window but you can change that with command line options like so:

quadkonsole --rows 4 --columns 4

This will initiate windows with 16 consoles. How cool is that.

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