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If looking too long at your screen is tiresome for your eyes and you think it’s linked to its brightness then you can lower it this way :

In order to know what’s the output device, first type :

xrandr --current --verbose

I get the following :
Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1280 x 1024, maximum 8192 x 8192
DVI-0 connected 1280×1024+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 380mm x 305mm

And further down :
Brightness: 1

Test what brightness you consider best for your eyes :

xrandr --output DVI-0 --brightness 0.88

When you are ready, you can add the line to your ~/.xinitrc. In doing so the right brightness will be loaded with your startx and you won’t have to repeat the operation each time.

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WindowMaker Icon Free

It’s been quite some time since I wanted to do this… I cannot use any other window manager than WindowMaker but with the mini I badly need space on the desktop… I never use the application icons nor the WMClip/WMDock ones… Here is how it all goes away :

First the application icons :


Just right click on the titlebar of your application and launch the specs (attributs in french)… Choose not to have the application icon… Do this again with every application commonly used and you’re ready for the next step…

The WMClip/WMDock icons :


This image speaks for itself… Just open the wmaker preferences and add 2 big red crosses… Restart your wmaker after saving your session…


Now live happily ever after, using alt-1 alt-2… to switch in between desktops…

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