How to replace GNOME app launcher by Synapse?

The GNOME application launcher lacks flexibility and usability. For example, if the name of the command or application to be executed is composed as chromium-browser, you need to type chromium-bro to make it autocomplete, so I have decided to replace it with Synapse: a semantic launcher.

How to resolve keybinding conflict between Eclipse and XFCE


P. The default Eclipse keybinding comes into conflict with XFCE default keybinding, Eclipse use CTRL + ALT + ↑ and CTRL + ALT + ↓ to duplicate and copy text lines respectively, while XFCE used them to change from a higher to a lower workspace or vice versa. How to change this behavior?

R. To resolve the situation above you can follow one of the following procedures

Procedure 1 – change the shortcuts in the Eclipse configuration

Change keybinding

[caption id="attachment_1261" align="alignleft" width="630"]Change keybinding in Eclipse Eclipse, change the keybinding for copy and paste actions[/caption]

Eclipse, change the keybinding for duplicate and copy actions

[caption id="attachment_1262" align="alignleft" width="630"]Eclipse, change the keybinding for copy and paste actions Eclipse, change the keybinding for copy and paste actions[/caption]

Procedure 2 – Change the XFCE keybinding for change a workspace to another actions

Xfce Menu->Settings->Windows manager
[caption id="attachment_1260" align="alignleft" width="630"]Keybinding in XFCE XFCE keybinding settings[/caption]

Integrate GTK applications in KDE style

P. I installed the KDE desktop, but my preferred applications: Iceweasel and GIMP look horrible how to fix this?

R. In order your GTK+ 2.x and GTK+ 3.x applications have the same appearance as the native KDE applications you should install the following packages.

– gtk2-engines-oxygen
– gtk3-engines-oxygen
– kde-config-gtk-style

To do this, type the following command in Debian GNU/Linux

sudo apt-get install gtk2-engines-oxygen gtk3-engines-oxygen kde-config-gtk-style

then go:

1. Start Menu
2. Select System Settings (KDE 4) / Settings > System Settings (KDE 5)
3. Select Application Appearance
4. Set the options shown in the figure below

[caption id="attachment_1515" align="alignleft" width="640"]Appearance of GTK + applications in KDE Appearance of GTK+ applications in KDE[/caption]

Recommended reading

KDE project