Bring the Web Editor Back to the Desktop

Since Writely, being able to edit documents with others has gone from some fancy new technology to being the standard in most web applications. It was "the thing" to work on a document with three others at the same time, and still is. But the trend seems to stick with web editors.

Gobby answers the call for a desktop editor. You can open the client and share any document in ...

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Parcellite - a GNOME clipboard manager

The clipboard is one thing that we often take forgranted. The concept of copy and paste is almost burnt into our minds, and we use it to move text and objects from application to application.

Often, however, the restriction of having only one object on the clipboard at any one time can be limiting. Enter Parcellite, for GNOME. It keeps a history of your recent clipboard objects, so if you ...

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GTK dialog boxes from shell scripts

Well, Peter showed you how to do it in KDE, so now I'll show you how to make GTK dialogs using a little program called Zenity.

It runs in a similar manner to kdialog:

zenity --info --text="FOSSwire is Awesome."

zenity-fw-awesome.png

As you can see, it is fairly similar to KDialog in execution. The only main differences are the syntax of the command and the GTK backend. Zenity supports all ...

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