GNU/Linux? Why not! Enjoying Manjaro... most of the time ;)

Setting a true dark mode for Inkscape

TL;DR: See the section “Dark theme” below, to get to the how-to. The self-published author’s life, ep. 2: an app or two for creating covers I have started using Inkscape to design my ebook covers. Using a vector drawing app for that job is nothing new, since I was already using, and still uses, Affinity Designer (Affinity’s alternative to Adobe Illustrator) under Windows and macOS.

Un café, Linux, LibreOffice Writer, le Mac et moi sommes dans un bateau... (ou Comment réafficher les titres disparus dans le navigateur de documents de Writer)

TL;DR: Si vous voulez juste savoir comment réafficher vos titres qui ont disparu du navigateur de document de Writer, voyez à la fin de l’article la secion “Réactiver l’affichage des titres dans le navigateur”. Sinon, installez-vous confortablement. Vous prendez bien un café? La vie trépidante de l’auteur Aujourd’hui, après deux jours d’écriture intensive partagés entre macOS et iOS, j’avais prévu de me remettre à travailler sur mon desktop sous Manjaro Linux, dans LibreOffice Writer, avec pour objectif d’écrire deux chapitres au moins.

List Recently Opened Files in Xfce

Recent files in Xfce’s Panel You can add functionalities to Xfce’s Panel (it’s taskbar) by adding Items to it: sound control, network applet, list of opened windows, cpu temp, fan speed, quick user switch, and so on they’re all items. Many are preinstalled but I could not find one to list recently opened files.

LibreOffice Writer: Clutter Free Dark Mode

LibreOffice Writer can use a dark theme — both for its UI and for the document itself: It can also look much less cluttered (see ‘Hide the clutter’, below). The way it handles a dark theme is not the same wether you’re using Windows, macOS, or Linux. Support is the worst for Windows and macOS where LibreOffice doesn’t seem to recognize either of their dark themes, which doesn’t make for a great experience.

LibreOffice: Backup Up and Share Your User Profile

Like Microsoft Word, LibreOffice is quite messy to configure: some settings and options are hidden in odd places and menus, while others are using unexpected names. There is nothing complex in configurating it but there is nothing straightforward either. And it always ends up being time-consuming to make it look and act like you want it to.

A Quick One-Line Backup

Because hardware can fail, because software is buggy, and because I am me and I do a lot of mistakes, I do backups. Even more here, as a new user under Linux: I know I’ll break things up. There are some great dedicated tools to do backups. Like Deja Dup Backup Tool (deja-dup) to automate backups of your home directory, or any other folder — incremental backups, with optional encryption and a list of included/excluded files and folders — and TimeShift that is like Apple’s Time Machine but for the system (not for your files), making it dead easy to restore your installation to any point in time.

Installing Microsoft Fonts on Manjaro/Linux

(Microsoft fonts are available through the AUR repository, not the main one. If it is not already the case, you’ll need to activate AUR in the Remove/Add Software: click the 3 dots menu and select Preferences, click the AUR tab and activate it. You’re good to go, search for te packages and install/build them with a couple clicks.