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Command/Shortcut to Lock Screen with "away message prompt" in Linux Mint 17 / Cinnamon

If you want to have a shortcut with for locking the screen, but with prompt for lock message, here's what you need to do:

Go to Settings -> Keyboard, then click on Keyboard shortcuts tab

Click on Add custom shortcut button, and enter the following command:
python /usr/lib/cinnamon-screensaver-lock-dialog/

Click Add and then assign it a shortcut.
For example, the default lock screen shortcut is Ctrl+Alt+L. For the one with prompt, you can assign Ctrl+L.
You're done.
When you want to lock your screen with a custom "away" message, just press the shortcut you assigned (Ctrl + L)

Install Skype 4.3 in Arch Linux / Manjaro

Hi there,

Skype just released version 4.3 for linux. You can read this article  from OMG Ubuntu! to see what's new in 4.3

Long story short:

native notifications
UI improvements (new toolbar, better login screen, design changes)
floating widget for Call
cloud based Group Chat
support for PulseAudio 3.0 and 4.0

Currently, the AUR "multilib/skype" package is not upgraded to 4.3. If you don't wish to wait, here's what you must do:

Download Skype -> (Choose "Dynamic" from distribution dropdown)
Extract the archive
cd Downloads

tar -xjf skype-4.3.*

Move the contents of the extracted folder to /opt/skype
sudo mkdir /opt/skype

sudo mv skype-4.3.*/* /opt/skype

Edit /usr/bin/skype , and change the exec  command path to exec "/opt/skype/skype" "[email protected]"


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Sublime slack - preformatted text

Changelog in 1.4.5: Whenever you send a code selection (ctrl+alt+u), it is preformatted.