swapping cmd/super and ctrl keys on linux

This post is for people switching from mac to linux. The most frustrating part of the transition which i face was getting accustomed to keyboard shortcuts. In mac world most things are cmd + X but with linux/windows it’s ctrl + X. So just swapping super/cmd with ctrl seems to be the easiest way to make things better. Here are steps to do the same

  1. fire up terminal and modify the file /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/pc using your favorite editor
    sudo xed /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/pc
  2. file looks something like this swapkeys
  3. notice the lines key <LCTL> and key <LWIN> modify them to looks as in image above do the same for RCTL and RWIN.
  4. logout and you’re done.

 

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life in xii dimension … the beginning

Thinking of the times when dreams were reality...
 Now my life's a dream and falling is humanity...  


 I followed the curves , followed curiosity...
 Waited for light but it was gravity... 


Fade into darkness the mind still dreams...
 So breaking in pieces, makes us free...




This is my love, there's my fate...
 Reaching singularity, it is my grave...




The door is open, dimensions separate ...
 There was the god, making our ways ...




Make no mistakes, man's strange ...
 Even the traitor's hiding so safe ...

surrender to calmness ….

it has always been about you, not me …
its O.K. coz everything seems perfect around you, not me …

you were the hope, you were the cause …
now everything’s a mess coz you are gone …

they need a reason, im the one to blame …
surprised and startled, i lit the flame …

i wanted the answers, adsorbed by emotions …
i know they are rare, but for now …
i know the exceptions …

Don’t ever …
i hear the warning sounds …
hunched for a moment …
Don’t worry …
i had a habit to make them calm …

the present…

wrote this for a gujju friend on her birthday.. she is one of the craziest person I was fortunate enough to meet..

i was blinded- no,
we were blinded
i was deaf- no,
we were deaf…

then came the hope..
make no mistake she’s a dude with a shining grace..
tough & violent, her ways are strange..
and when she holds ur hand u’ll feel that courage..

but as they say…
“Details make perfection, and perfection is not a detail”
bits and bytes of meal and a day ending with webmail.. :p

building packages apk and ipa..
dil sabka bole how can u do this way..
theepla and khakrey se ban jaye iska day..
straightening karvake bole yeh hurray..!!! 😀

entrepreneur by heart..
we wish she get so far..

where the sun gets brighter..
and chintu is her star..

unsay the dream..

It was rainy, and as usual traffic was unrealistically high in Pune.. All a mind wants is a reason to wander.. Thinking about the differences in life and the senseless chase..

 

we wish for a change to come but wishing is all we have done..  watching the rain.. watching the cold.. spring summers..  the autumn has come..  
but it’s with you my dear i see my sun.. 
beginning my day the world has been set free.. turning sensitive to insensitive, sense to no sense is all they plea..  waiting for these monotonous voices to fall into silence.. 
using chemicals to calm down the violence.. 
It wasn’t so easy to fell a prey.. 
21st century religion and faith to betray..

hope…



A star so far yet the smile so bright..

It crosses horizons of space and time..



You wish for time to slow down..

Give thoughts sometime to wander around..

Even in those regions of singularity..

Her silence defeated my gravity..



For us the tides will never be too high.. 

These storms will pass and believe me there will be light..

changing icon and menu fonts in windows 8

We all loved the level of customization provided in windows 7, with windows 8 it has gone one step further with cool start screen backgrounds and the lock screen. But in all this hassle Microsoft crippled the desktop user with some backwardness when it comes to customizing the interface, the icon fonts, the scroll bar size etc. Setting an eye candy icon font is every users first preference when it comes to desktop customization, but all now you can do is adjust the font size. A view of new customization tool in display section in control panel in windows 8.

resize active title bar

change size of icon fonts

well that kind of sucks…

So folks here’s the solution all you need to have is binary code for the desired font and few registry changes. First download a simple tool IconFont.. run and enter a value for icon fonts . . .

enter font value

enter the name of desired font here “Nyala” is already the been set as default font here

once done goto registry editor simply by win + r and enter regedit . Now goto HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\WindowMetrics

from the IconFont key copy the binary value for the font (you may have to signout and login before you see changes in registry)

getting the font binary values . . .

that was the tricky part now simply copy this value into the item key for which you would like to change the font for ex. MessageFont or MenuFont. Signout again and you are done..!!!