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Gnome Shell Screenshot + Imgur

The old gnome-screenshot was a very useful app. Unfortunately it seems to have been dropped in the latest gnome shell. I found this extension that does a similar job though. It’s called  Area Screenshot and you can find the code via github

Looking at the Advanced Usage note it seems that the developer added a hook that allows users to run a program after the screenshot has been taken. I used that to upload screenshots automatically to You will need to download the Bash Script Uploader and save it somewhere accessible as an executable. Then create the following script in ~/bin/area-screenshot-post

url=`imgur "$1"`
notify-send --hint=int:transient:1 "Screenshot Uploaded" "Copied URL to clipboard:\n$url"

You will get the url in the notification area.

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NatGeo Wallpaper Downloader & Desktop Changer for Gnome Shell

I saw a couple of National Geographic wallpapers and those are pretty nice. I did not find an API on their site to download those on a regular basis, but it seemd pretty simple to just download them.

I just uploaded my code as a gist per (the gist code should be more up to date than the following code)
And I added the script in my crontab:

@daily	/home/abdallah/Code/scripts/

Let me know if you have any notes/comments/changes
Here’s the code

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Customize the Ubuntu/Gnome Launchers

Google Chrome has a special “New Incognito Window” in the Gnome launcher. So how hard would it be to edit the launcher buttons to add some customized commands? Apparently not so hard. Here’s what I got:

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