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Lightdm Settings

There is a new tool available for Sparkers: Lightdm Settings.

What is Lightdm Settings?
It is a configuration tool for the LightDM display manager.

Installation:
sudo apt update
sudo apt install lightdm-settings

Lightdm Settings

The Lightdm Settings is borrowed from the Linux Mint project:
github.com/linuxmint/lightdm-settings

The tool has been brought to Sparky by Szymon “lami07”.

 

HowTo: Install JDownloader and synchronize it with Iceweasel

 

JDownloader is an open-source download manager written in Java.
The last stable version 0.9.x has been released in 2011, but it’s possible to try a testing version of the manager 2.x.

JDownloader Installer package (deb) is in SparkyLinux repository now and can be installed via the package manager: APT, Synaptic or Sparky-APTus-Extra.

The script will download the installer from the project server and will install JDownloader in your operating system.

Installer

Settings

After the installation process is finished you can synchronize JDownloader with Iceweasel web browser via FlashGot plugin. Install the plugin via the web browser plugin manager if you haven’t installed it yet.

FlashGot

Go to the plugin settings if you have installed FlashGot already.
It’s possible that JDowloader will NOT be available to choose as the default download manager.

FlashGot

In a case like that, use “Add” button and type a name for the manager, such as:
“JDownloader-custom”

FlashGot

Now choose the executable file of JDownloader from:

/usr/bin/jdownloader

JDownloader

As the last step go to the “Media FlashGot” tab and choose download manager:
“Default (JDownloader-custom)”.

JDownloader

Now you can close the FlashGot settings window.
JDownloader has been installed and synchronized with the web browser.

 

 
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Sparky Conky Manager 0.1.6

 

Sparky Conky Manger 0.1.6 is out.
It provides a few small bugs fixing and a new feature: Color changer.

It lets you change the default Conky color via just two clicks.
Colors available: black, blue, gray, green, red, white, yellow.

To get the new conky look you have to update it up to 0.1.6 and reload the Sparky’s Conky configuration file. Then choose your color.

If Conky will not start after choosing a new color, get back to the main menu and start it.

Conky Blue  Conky Gray  Conky Green  Conky Red

 

Conky White  Conky Yellow  Conky Black

 

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