Taking a look at Modern alternatives for Microsoft Notepad

Notepad has been an excellent lightweight tool since the beginning of Windows. But lately, it isn’t changing much with the new fluent design language of Windows 10. However, there are some excellent third-party alternatives to Notepad. Since the version 2004 (May 2020 Update) of Windows 10, now we can uninstall Notepad easily. So you can get rid of Notepad altogether if you are satisfied with following 3rd party alternatives. :- ...

June 29, 2020 · 2 min · Vikas Kumar

WSL and Visual Studio Code is making Windows better

Many developers would agree that Windows is not known to be developer-friendly until you aren’t developing for the Windows ecosystem. Linux distros, on the other hand, are very good for development especially adding the fact that most of your build is going to run on Linux based servers. ...

February 17, 2020 · 2 min · Vikas Kumar
Linux Subsystem

Windows subsystem for Linux is of any use?

I was a long term user of Arch Linux. But recently I decided to switch to Windows. Why? Because I needed to do some media editing and I heard about WSL which promises a more comfortable life for developers on Windows. Installation So I installed a new SSD and started my Windows 10 installation process. Installation went smooth. Then I opened PowerShell to activate the feature and downloaded Ubuntu from the Windows Store. Finally, I launched bash and installed git, nodejs, npm, yarn, python, pip. I was excited to try it all out on Microsoft own Visual Studio Code as it is the only editor which officially supports WSL. ...

March 21, 2019 · 2 min · Vikas Kumar
Android Unlock

Prevent roommates/family members from unlocking your android phone with your fingerprint while you are asleep

Today fingerprint scanners are on almost every phone. It is very handy to have a fingerprint sensor to unlock your device. By the time you pull out a phone from your pocket to your eyes it is already unlocked. It also prevents snooping of your password or pattern from behind your shoulders or through a security camera. But one place where it fails to hide your sensitive chats and photos from your sneaky roommates or a nosy family member. They can easily use your finger to unlock your phone while you are asleep or too high. So how to prevent this?...

June 13, 2018 · 1 min · Vikas Kumar

How to use 'xclip in Gnome Wayland'

Since mainstream launch of Wayland with Gnome, people are facing problem in using xclip. Mainly because xclip is supposed to work with X11 Clipboard. But fortunately there is an option in xclip to overcome this propblem. Just use xclip -selection c instead of xclip. This option will just emulate the ctrl + shift + c action. For easier use you can setup the alias by adding following line in .bashrc or ....

February 3, 2018 · 1 min · Vikas Kumar