Lenovo ThinkPad T460s laptop has a built-in fingerprint reader, but unfortunately until recently there was no way to make it work. You know the story: the manufacturer (Validity, later bought by Synaptic) refuses to release the documentation and says they may release proprietary Linux driver someday. Thankfully, Nikita Mikhailov started reverse engineering these sensors and that work has been adapted by Marco Trevisan to create a functional fprint driver for 2016 ThinkPads (including T460s).

The procedure to make it work is not very straightforward, so I’ve decided to document it here for posterity.

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Recently I was struggling to make tab close icons look closer to Breeze theme. Now I managed to make tabs look Breeze-ish too! The icon rules are also better now, opacity works without superposition problems:

Firefox tabs a-la Breeze

Firefox tabs a-la Breeze - circular icon

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UPD: See this post for better icons and Breeze tab style.

I was upset that close tab (×) and new tab (+) buttons in Firefox didn’t match my current icon theme (Breeze). Thankfully, a workaround is still possible in v.48.

Breeze tab icons in Firefox

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Захотелось тут, чтобы на рабочем столе висел гугловский список задач (Google Tasks). Готового не нашел, поэтому быстренько поменял URL в коде плазмоида Google Calender и получил вот такое:

Немного глючит перемещение пунктов мышкой, но юзать можно вполне. Качать здесь: gtasks.plasmoid (для KDE 4.какого-то-там).