Adjusting Chrome's Scaling Factor on Ubuntu

If you are a using 4K monitor with your Full HD laptop, it is highly possible that you will end up having scaling problems at some point. Because Fractional Scaling is not a complete solution. Scaling to fractional values causes blurry renderings most of the time. So you have three options: 1 - Setting the external monitor resolution to 1920x1080 which is something I wouldn’t want to look at. Things got blurry most of the time....

January 28, 2021 · 3 min · Ali Oguzhan Yildiz
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A Modern Space Cadet but for Linux

Motivation When I was using a Macbook, after reading Modern Space Cadet by Steve Losh in 2014, I decided to apply some of the suggestions from that article. I first tried the Caps Lock mapping. Which is basically caps lock is acting as a Control key when pressed with another key and Escape when pressed alone. I liked that. After one week or so, I tried another suggestion from the same article: Better Shifting which is way more fun and efficient than my previous attempt....

December 31, 2020 · 5 min · Ali Oguzhan Yildiz

Disabling tap-and-drag gesture in Gnome

There is a very annoying gesture which is enabled by default in Gnome: Tap and Drag It is being activated when you tap somewhere and move your finger a little on the touchpad. If the tapped unit is draggable, even if you move your finger a few millimeters, you start dragging that unit. This happens very frequently when it comes to browser tabs. Fortunately, it is easy to disable this gesture....

December 6, 2020 · 2 min · Ali Oguzhan Yildiz
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The Ultimate Migration: I finally sold my Macbook

Preliminary I am a software developer and I have been using Apple computers since 2012. 2012 is also when my professional career had started. It was always Macbook Pro but with different generations (2012, 2014, and 2015). I also have an iPhone, an Apple Watch, and an AirPods. I am saying this in advance so you can have an idea about how deeply coupled I’m into the Apple ecosystem. Once you go deep down that much, It is becoming much harder to break your chains....

November 28, 2020 · 7 min · Ali Oguzhan Yildiz
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A Glossary for Javascript World

Javascript is growing (also evolving) fast. I mean very fast. There are tons of libraries, frameworks, compilers, bundlers or even several standards. Even if you are developing in Javascript since the beginning, it still might be difficult to catch up with this evolution’s speed. Here i tried to gather most of those technologies and technical terms together with their definitions, missions and relations to each other. If you are new to either programming or web development, this post is supposed to give you some idea about Javascript and its ecosystem....

September 20, 2018 · 9 min · Ali Oguzhan Yildiz