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  1. Comment on Share your linux desktop/setup in ~comp

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    Late to the party but here is my setup. Boring arch with kde. The first goal was a setup usable either with mouse only (when lazying in bed) and with keyboard only (for doing work). The bar allows...

    Late to the party but here is my setup. Boring arch with kde.
    The first goal was a setup usable either with mouse only (when lazying in bed) and with keyboard only (for doing work).
    The bar allows access with a mouse to all applications and kde also has customizable keybinds for everything.

    The second goal was to save space on this small 1366x768 screen.
    Kde allows to hide the application top bar when applications are maximized so on the right I have controls for the windows (minimize, close etc). This saves space while maintaining usability.

    https://i.ibb.co/6WQBkKF/Screenshot-20210501-212604.png

    2 votes
  2. Comment on Web-based rich text editor in ~tech

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    In some privacy circles I've seen cryptpad recommended (https://cryptpad.fr). Never used it in depth but it seems to support at least some of the things you want. I know you can export rich text...

    In some privacy circles I've seen cryptpad recommended (https://cryptpad.fr). Never used it in depth but it seems to support at least some of the things you want. I know you can export rich text as .doc but I'm not sure if you can do it in pdf.
    Maybe take a look if you want :)

    1 vote
  3. Comment on Nitter, JS free interface for Twitter in ~tech

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    You can also use HTTPS Everywhere to achieve redirection for any sites, instead of using one extension for each site. Go to twitter.com. Click the extension > see more > Add a rule for this site >...

    You can also use HTTPS Everywhere to achieve redirection for any sites, instead of using one extension for each site.
    Go to twitter.com. Click the extension > see more > Add a rule for this site > Show advanced. Under "Matching Regex" add an 's' to https so that the redirection work properly. The under "redirect to" add https://nitter.net or other instance you want. Nothing against your extension, just that HTTPS Everywhere comes from the EFF and is a bit more reputable :). You can do that for invidious and bibliogram as well.

    1 vote
  4. Comment on Tildes' "Shop-from-Home" Game Giveaway Event in ~games

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    I enjoyed the batman games. I can take it out of your hands :)

    I enjoyed the batman games. I can take it out of your hands :)

    2 votes
  5. Comment on Tildes' "Shop-from-Home" Game Giveaway Event in ~games

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    Hello, can I get Tropic 5 please? :)

    Hello, can I get Tropic 5 please? :)

    1 vote
  6. Comment on Tildes' "Shop-from-Home" Game Giveaway Event in ~games

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    Hello and thank you for doing this. I would like to pick Middle Earth: Shadow of War. Looks fun :)

    Hello and thank you for doing this. I would like to pick Middle Earth: Shadow of War. Looks fun :)

    2 votes
  7. Comment on Have you tried degoogling your Android? in ~tech

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    Yes but one of the requirements of official lineage support is an enforcing SELinux which is important to sandbox the applications. Many of the roms on xda don't enforce SELinux and because OP...

    Yes but one of the requirements of official lineage support is an enforcing SELinux which is important to sandbox the applications. Many of the roms on xda don't enforce SELinux and because OP said he was using a banking app I recommend researching this topic to anyone that wants to install those roms.

    3 votes
  8. Comment on Have you tried degoogling your Android? in ~tech

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    I have been there a while ago, and I can give you some tips. I used a version of lineage with microg preinstalled that solved most problems with apps not working because of libraries. Maybe the...

    I have been there a while ago, and I can give you some tips.
    I used a version of lineage with microg preinstalled that solved most problems with apps not working because of libraries. Maybe the banking app can run with that. If it doesn't you can try magisk. I used to be able to hide root and unlocked bootloader status, but I don't know if it still can. Push notifications work normally through google servers but identifying information is removed.
    Now about the apps.
    You can get the signal apk from their site directly.
    FairEmail is a more visually pleasing email app available on f-droid that works as good as k-9.
    For reddit you can get Slide on f-droid.
    Librera Reader is the best reader I have used. Very customization, has dark mode you can apply on the pdfs and is available on f-droid.
    I had OsmAnd installed but also google maps because sometimes is better. It worked fine even without play services. I limited the usage to the minimum so I was less concerned about analytics.
    Regarding analytics you can used system wide adblocks like adaway (needs root), dns66/blokada (use vpns so consume more battery) or use the Nextdns service which you can add as a private dns in more recent versions of android.
    I don't use lineage anymore because the phone that I had that was supported broke. I now have a phone with stock software and play services. I don't like it but I tolerate it for now. Unfortunately lineage support isn't guaranteed and the dev can at any time stop supporting the phone and official support is removed (which happened once or twice with my last phone). So it's mostly inertia and lack of time that keep me like this. Still I support your efforts to degoogle so if you have any more question let me know.

    7 votes
  9. Comment on Let's talk gaming on Linux in ~games

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    I have been a linux user for a long time but never gamed a lot. Last december I built a desktop for gaming and officially became a linux gamer. I use pop_os because I wanted an easy experience out...

    I have been a linux user for a long time but never gamed a lot. Last december I built a desktop for gaming and officially became a linux gamer.
    I use pop_os because I wanted an easy experience out of the box and was not disappointed.
    Using only linux thanks to proton. Haven't came across any frustrations that I can remember.
    I play mostly strategy games like rimworld, prison architect, surviving mars, stardew valley, bloons td6, into the breach, polybridge, etc. Also enjoyed the witcher 3 and gta V. Don't know for sure which ones are native because proton makes it that easy.
    I prefer to keep only foss applications on my main pc that's why I have built a separate desktop.
    I think proton has been very helpful for linux gaming because most of the complaints I see about linux is the lack of microsoft office and games support. Most people don't care about foss, but care about a hassle free experience. Many people don't like windows 10 and proton made the switch to linux easy.

    6 votes
  10. Comment on Humble Conquer COVID-19 Bundle in ~games

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    I'm giving away the Music Maker EDM Edition and the voucher. Anyone interested?

    I'm giving away the Music Maker EDM Edition and the voucher. Anyone interested?

    3 votes
  11. Comment on Add-on support was just merged into Firefox Preview in ~tech

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    I think the rust thing is only planed for desktop. Github says is 95% kotlin but I could be wrong. Still its a new browser and not based on the old one, so its still a big milestone :)

    I think the rust thing is only planed for desktop. Github says is 95% kotlin but I could be wrong. Still its a new browser and not based on the old one, so its still a big milestone :)

    8 votes
  12. Comment on Add-on support was just merged into Firefox Preview in ~tech

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    Firefox for android is being rewritten from scratch but is still a work in progress so is named firefox preview. Addon support is being added and to test things ublock origin is enabled if you try...

    Firefox for android is being rewritten from scratch but is still a work in progress so is named firefox preview. Addon support is being added and to test things ublock origin is enabled if you try the nightly version.

    13 votes
  13. Comment on What online services do you use to host and share photos? in ~creative

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    If OP is capable of making the setup and installation, this is one of the best options available. A raspberry pi 3 and a 1TB hard drive and you wont have to worry about space for a long time and...

    If OP is capable of making the setup and installation, this is one of the best options available. A raspberry pi 3 and a 1TB hard drive and you wont have to worry about space for a long time and constant cross post. It may be more expensive upfront than most services but at least you own everything that you upload there. As far as I know there is no compression and you have fine control to whom you share the photos. Energy consumption should be very low. The only problem might be if you don't use any redundancy there is the possibility of losing the data. If the setup is a problem I remember a while ago, nextcloud used to sell a pre-built kit.

    2 votes
  14. Comment on What email provider do you use? in ~tech

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    You could take a look at tutanota. Its usually recommended along protonmail for the more privacy oriented crowd.

    You could take a look at tutanota. Its usually recommended along protonmail for the more privacy oriented crowd.

    7 votes
  15. Comment on Steam Key Giveaway Thread, September 2019 Edition in ~games

  16. Comment on Steam Key Giveaway Thread, September 2019 Edition in ~games

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    Hey, super meat boy looks fun. mind sharing? :)

    Hey, super meat boy looks fun. mind sharing? :)

    1 vote