Multitouch Trackpad Gestures with Touchegg

Support for multitouch gestures on Linux has been steadily increasing in the past years. I recently bought a Logitech T650 touchpad and all the basics worked right of the box: moving the cursor, two finger click for right click, two finger swipes for scrolling through documents. Unfortunately it wasn’t immediately obvious how I could configure anything more (like pinching gestures, or 3 finger gestures). Here’s how you can unlock its full power. »

A Monokai Theme for Konsole

Through the Github Atom editor, I recently discovered the Monokai colour theme. This theme was originally created for the TextMate editor and then converted to Atom. Because I find it quite pleasing to look at for long periods of time, I decided to give my terminal a similar look. »

Open Files With Long Lines in KWrite, Kate and Kile

In a recent KDE upgrade, the katepart text editor, which powers, kwrite, kile and kate, has been modified to open files with long lines as read only. Sometimes it will tell you about this in a warning, sometimes you’ll just notice that you cannot modify the file. It also turns out that the maximum line length is actually very short: 1024 characters. You will have no trouble finding log files with lines longer than this. »