On Repeat Today: Des Visages Des Figures, Noir Désir

Noir Désir. In France, it’s the band of a generation. Thinking back on my teenage years, 4 French rock bands immediately come to mind: Indochine, Mano Negra, Louise Attaque, and Noir Désir.

It’s hard to pick a specific song. They had so many hits. If I had to pick a few, Un Jour En France would definitely be one of the first. There was also L’Homme Pressé; Tostaky; Aux sombres héros de l’amer. But their last album, Des visages des figures, was my favourite. It was calmer, and I listened to it over and over again. Like I will today. :)

Here are my 3 recommendations for you today.

Ubuntu: adjust your mouse settings

One of the things that bothered me when I switched to Ubuntu was the mouse: while the Mouse settings panel offered options to change the cursor speed, I couldn’t change the scroll wheel settings: I wanted it to be faster, and I wanted it to use Mac OS’ natural scrolling direction.

After a bit of googling, this specific answer helped me get this fixed.

First, you get a list of the different devices linked to your machine, then you check the settings for one of the devices (number 10 in my case), and use set-prop to customize a specific setting.

Changing from 1 to -1 got me the natural scrolling back. Victory!

xinput list
xinput list-props 10
xinput set-prop 10 'Evdev Scrolling Distance' -1 5 5

Now if only I could do something to get all my additional buttons back, that’d be great! :)

Jetpack: move Jetpack Ads further down in a post

You’ve probably heard about Jetpack’s new Ads module: it allows you to insert ads in your posts, in your sidebar, and in the header of your WordPress site without having to worry about finding the right ad network, managing ad inventory, or worrying about the quality of the ads. It’s available to Jetpack Premium and Professional users.

To use the feature, all you have to do is to click on the toggle under the Jetpack menu in your dashboard. Jetpack takes care of the rest.

However, sometimes you may not be happy with the default placement of the in-post ads: they appear right below the post content. That’s great, but sometimes you may be using other plugins to insert elements in there, like sharing buttons, related posts, subscription forms, …

The code snippet below will allow you to move the ad box exactly where you want it to appear.

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