Category Archives: Linux


I saw a tweet from Jeremy stretch (@packetlife) the other day about showing the ping statistics in linux without stopping the ping command which I had never seen used before (I obviously should have RTFM :P).  After which @jmhuwe and @synteki chimed in with the windows and OSX equivalents as per the below, thanks!

Linux – CTRL + \

Windows – CTRL + Break

OSX – Control + t


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Linux mint mate – adding task bar to secondary monitor

I was scratching my head trying to extend the task bar to my secondary monitor.  I needed to create another panel (right click -> new panel), drag it to the required monitor and then position it as I wanted (right click -> properties -> orientation).

Getting the open windows to show up in the task bar needed to be enabled also (on both the main and new task bar panels).  To enable this: right click -> Add to panel -> Search for “window list” and click add.

Now the panel on each monitor will display the applications/windows you have open on each monitor, they will even move between the task bars if you drag the windows between each screen.

I got my window list info from this blog:

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