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Jiglu Discontinues Service

A wonderful autotagging addon to any website was Jiglu. They would automatically tag popular keywords and other relevant content that is on your site, and other sites in the Jiglu network. Jiglu has discontinued this service to pursue, what appears to be, a paid service. For a long time now Jigu has gone through some service changes; they first has a popup that would come from the side of the screen, recently they had a popup that would come from the center of the screen. They also had statistics that were rather informative. The most recent version linked in other websites with similar content, that would also bring in visitors from other sites to yours. We will miss your free service Jiglu, as your website matures and a pricing structure emerges you will definitely have customers.

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Wmctrl Recap – Placing Windows Automatically on Boot – Compiz Viewports

Wmctrl allows you to move windows around the screen, resize windows and other options. For a full list of options use: wmctrl --help For compiz, the desktop is extended in either/and the x y directions. For example if you have 4 sides to the cube your x direction is extended 4 times. If you desktop is 1920 wide, then the second viewport, or the second side of the cube starts at x position 1921. To move a windows to the second cube face you want to relocate it to x position 1921. The -e option of wmctrl does exactly this. Use -r to select the window that you want to automatically relocate. An example of the code to use in a startup script is as follows. This code snippet replaces mythtv to the second face of my desktop cube. wmctrl -r "mythfrontend.real" -e 0,1921,0,1920,1080

You can see mythtv on the second face of the cube.

You can see mythtv on the second face of the cube.

Heres a previous post for additional reference.

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Compiz Auto Move a Window to Another Desktop – Viewport

When you boot your machine you want to open a variety of windows or applications on different desktops, but they only seem to open on the main desktop even with use of the place plugin. The place plugin in compiz works for a variety of applications but does not work for VirtualBox graphical windows. Wmctrl is another plugin that allows you to move windows to different locations on the desktop. For example, if your desktop is 1920 x 1080 you can move a window to the second desktop, in the x direction, by placing it to 1921. For example if you launch MythTV automatically on boot, and you want it on the second desktop use the following in a startup session script. Wmctrl is a package in the default Ubuntu repositories give it an apt-get to install. wmctrl -r "mythfrontend.real" -e 0,1921,0,1920,1080 There are a variety of option to wmctrl, use wmctrl --help for more info. This is how I move my Windows XP to another viewport: wmctrl -r "WindowsXP [Running] - Sun VirtualBox" -e 0,3841,0,1920,1080 In this case I move it to viewport 3.

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Dual VirtualBox Guest OS Autoboot Difficulties

Given that I am using Debian with a Gnome desktop, the default sessions manager does not allow for selective startup program priorities. In other words, there is no way to say which program is launched first. This is important with virtual servers using host networking; the bridge and tap must be fully setup before the virtual server is launched, otherwise the guest os will not recognize the tap and fails with an error. I have posted previously about virtual server auto launch. To recap use the VBoxManage command: VBoxmanage startvm servername You can run this command automatically on boot by adding it to the sessions startup programs manager. This is also how to automatically run your host networking setup script. Does anyone know how to autostart more than one guest os? I have both startup commands in the sessions manager, and the appropriate configuration in the host networking script. Overall two taps are available, with IP addresses at startup, but the second guest os never auto launches. I can only rationalize that the second guest os is being launched before the tap is fully configured, hence the issue with startup manager lacking a priority feature…