Colors of Noise

Entries from December 2012.

GNOME Shell and On Screen Keyboard
28th December 2012

Running Debian on the WeTab with GNOME Shell without an external keyboard works pretty nicely. The on screen keyboard - if enabled via the accessibility menu - folds out automatically in the shell itself within text input fields. To have this within GTK+3/GTK+2 applications you need libcaribou-gtk3-module and libcaribou-gtk-module installed. For other cases I stitched together a small extension that puts a keyboard "Button" prominently into the middle of the panel. Clicking/touching it will fold it out, clicking again will hide it again. You can fetch it from

git clone git:// ~/.local/share/gnome-shell/extensions/

and activate it via

 gsettings set enabled-extensions "['']"

OSK Button Screenshot

For kinetic scrolling in Iceweasel I'm currently using Grab and Drag which is not yet packaged for Debian.

Thanks to the Debian's GNOME packaging team gnome-shell 3.6 is already available in experimental.

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Tags: debian, gnome, planetdebian.
Iodine plugin for Network Manager 0.0.4
26th December 2012

Finally found the time to add external ui support to network-manager-iodine. This makes for nicer authentication dialogs when using Gnome Shell and warrants a 0.0.4 release. Debian packages can be fetched from unstable once they passed the NEW queue.

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Tags: gnome.

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