These are settings that all can be made permanent by adding them to the
.xsession file in your home directory.
disable CAPS, enable Compose
setxkbmap -option compose:caps
Now you can use the Caps Lock key to compose special characters. E.g.
- <Caps> 'e gives é
- <Caps> e= gives €
... and as a bonus you can't accidentally press the Caps Lock key any more!
disable beep globally
xset b off
start gpg-agent on startup
eval `gpg-agent --daemon`
start ssh-agent on startup
eval `ssh-agent --daemon`
Install the suckless-tools package for dmenu among things.
Just use <alt>-p to quicklanch apps with dmenu.
I want to use plain xterm as terminal emulator as the tabbing of gnome-terminal and konsole is rather pointless in combination with the tiling.
The default font size was to small. To solve this I did a dirty hack like this:
- update-alternatives -config xterm and change it to uxterm to have an UTF-8 terminal by default
- edit /usr/bin/uxterm and change the last line by adding -fn 10x20 to it.
At the moment I'm still using kmail as email client (and accidentally akregator as RSS feed agregator). I'm still thinking about switching that as well.
... to be continued ...