This is a follow-up on the former articles “Writing Japanese with Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr”, “Writing Japanese with Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin” and “Writing Japanese with Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx”. Compared to Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, setting up the Japanese input in Ubuntu again became simpler and better integrated. The default Japanese Input Method is […]


If you use VirtualBox, you might have noticed that the scaled and fullscreen modes are mutually exclusive. There are several tickets in the bug tracker going back several years ago that deal with this (links appended under references), but it seems that the “scaled and fullscreen”-feature won’t show up anytime soon. So until then you […]


If you are using Mozc / Google’s Japanese IME and ever wondered how to type in a specific symbol or radical, I highly recommend taking a peek at the data sources. Thanks to Mocz being open-source, you can find the respective source file on Github. The second column contains the symbol and the third one […]


More than ten years ago I patched SDL 1.2 to prevent applications and games from grabbing all input by swapping the SDL_FULLSCREEN flag with SDL_NOFRAME to give a borderless (fullscreen) window that is still managed by the window-manager, to give access to task switching, volume control etc. (details can be found here). There is actually […]


Windows 10 allows windows to be snapped not only to the sides but to the corners as well. I use this configuration for many years on Ubuntu Unity and I thought I’d share a fast way to set it up. Simply open a terminal and copy/paste the following commands: And this command restores the initial […]


I wrote a small script to make the usage of Krita source builds more comfortable for me on Ubuntu. It might be interesting for others as well, so I decided to share it. Along with the script comes a menu entry for it with file associations for all file types that Krita supports (kra, ora, […]


I created some thumbnailers for Krita (.kra), Gimp (.xcf), OpenRaster (.ora) and Adobe Photoshop (.psd) files and added them to my Ubuntu PPA as the package mmolch-thumbnailers. They use xcf2png, unzip and imagemagick behind the scenes and are used by most GTK based file managers (Nautilus, Nemo, PCManFM etc.) You can use the following line […]


GEncfsM 1.8.9 is quite an amazing update when comparing to 1.8.8 and has some really nice additions and lots of bug-fixes. It is now possible to save the password in the keyring when creating stashes and it allows persistent mount directories. Also does it now show a notification when un-mounting fails (if notify-send is installed), […]


I use this script to compile Qt-Projects on Linux through wine. When executed without any arguments it spawns a shell that has the most important build-commands wrapped to call the ones installed in wine. windev


This small script generates a small Qt project and compiles / executes the target executable. qtrun


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