Neither one nor Many
Software engineering blog about my projects, geometry, visualization and music.
This is probably going to be a slightly weird post, but this is about something what works really well for me, and I actually believe other people could like it
I like to get notifications when..
But notification popups suck! You have to confirm them..., you cannot let them auto-hide (as you might miss an important one), they appear on the monitor/workspace you're not actively looking at, etc., you may even be forced to use a mouse (Yuck!).
MyThe solution is to temporarily colorize the screen for getting your attention using a modified
Different shades of red are nice, but I am now using all colors of the rainbow with an extra parameter I've added
The color itself can thus tell you what's up.
trigen@zenbook:~> redshift -h ... -f TYPE R:G:B Additional filter TYPE (multiply|inverse).. ..to apply with R:G:B parameters. ...
The color shift is not captured with a screenshot, so I had to take photos with my Phone. For each photo the caption shows the corresponding redshift parameters used.
My background scripts currently change colors automatically to..
So the workflow is basically the color change tells me what's up, and I confirm it with
With this I mean, I restore my screen color to the original state.
For example I got a green overlay, which means I can switch back to some other workspace and continue testing what just finished compiling there.
Battery remaining <= 5% AND Charger disconnected. This saved me quite a few times. I'm using the i3 window manager and it's easy to miss the battery indicator if you have some tile toggled to fullscreen (an i3 feature, which also hides the i3 status bar).
I'm using this modified redshift (it's only one extra commit) and some other productivity hacks for a while now. You can install my fork with the following steps:
git clone https://github.com/rayburgemeestre/redshift
cd redshift; ./bootstrap(in my case
apt install autopoint libtoolwas needed)
./configure(one of the Adjustment methods should say "yes")
make; sudo make install
Test drive it with:
redshift -O 6500 -f "inverse 1.0" (restore with
redshift -O 6500)
For your Window Manager it may be different, in my case the
SPACEBAR keyboard shortcut has to be defined in
bindsym $mod+Mod4+space exec redshift -O 6500 -f "multiply 0.5" (My modifier key is alt)
-f multiply 0.5 makes the screen 50% darker, which is just a personal preference.
With some small effort you could control the 0.5 value with other shortcuts, but that was not the point of this blog post.
More hacks will be described in follow-up posts. Cheers!