Archive for January, 2008

Ain’t it pretty, ma?

Thursday, January 31st, 2008

My USB mouse is getting crazy, it sometimes moves the pointer by itself to some random corner and refuses to get it out the there for a while. This leaves me confused for a few seconds, shaking the mouse like crazy and looking at all corners, trying to locate the pointer again.

Of course, the “locate pointer” option in control-center is quite useful, but looked quite ugly enough to make me deactive it again for a couple of times, until I worked on that some days ago!

  locate-pointer-composited.gif
click to see the animation

Obviously, this effect will only be used if there is a composite manager available, a quite fun hack. I’m really glad that it has been included in gnome-settings-daemon 2.21.x

 

M-x gtk-doc-insert

If you began using emacs22 and you were used to gtk-doc.el, you probably noticed they aren’t good friends. I had to wipe the dust to my lisp, but I’m glad to tell you there’s already a fix! Right, it also modifies the function not to insert unnecessary trailing whitespaces. Emacs should enable show-trailing-whitespace by default, so we’d all hate them :)