Marcel Kapfer


There are always some ideas floating around in my head of things that I want to write. Some fade away, and others I capture in my GTD system. And on some rare occasions, I invest the time to move my thoughts from my brain into a nice blog post.

If you’re asking about what I write: I really can’t tell. Most things you can find here at the moment are about Linux, coding, and similar stuff. But I won’t promise that this won’t change. We’ll see.

A little change of wallpaper


Note: This was initially published on Scribbles, my previous "micro blog". I discontinued it and moved the contents into this blog on 2023-12-05. Well, actually the wallpaper stayed the same. But about two hours ago I had an urge to play around with KDE Plasma on my private laptop after installing …

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Updated: Linux Programs I Use


In early 2016 I wrote a post about some software that I use. Since the last update in March 2016 quite some things changed and I just updated the list. If you are interested, click on the link below.

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Firefox tab bar on mouse over


Since Firefox 57 I'm using wiki of Tab Center Redux: #tabbrowser-tabs { visibility: collapse !important; } I found this solution quite useful over the last months, but recently I got some web design to do and split my screen horizontally in half. In this mode the width of the sidebar used to much …

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Scrolling doesn't work in GTK+ 3 apps in StumpWM


Since some time ago I could not scroll in any GTK+ 3 window in StumpWM with an external mouse. Today I found a workaround for this problem: executing export GDK_CORE_DEVICE_EVENTS=1 in a shell fixes the problem. To set this automatically when starting StumpWM insert the following in your …

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Programs I use


Note: I decided to dedicate this topic its own permanent What I Use page instead of this blog post. Intro A few people asked me in the last time which tools and programs I use so I decided to put them in a short list. I often look at lists like "The best ...", "Software you need" or similar posts. …

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Installation of Debian 8 (jessie) testing


1 Preparation 1.1 Download image To download a image go to and copy the download link of the netinstall iso for your architecture from the netinst section (Right Click > Copy Link Location (Firefox) / Copy Link Address (Chrome)) and download it …

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