Pix Image Viewer, simple and useful image editor on Manjaro

Pix is a nice, simple Image Viewer and Editor that comes with Linux Mint 18.1. It comes with pretty simple user interface but its very easy to use. Pix 1.2.1 can be installed through Manjaro Pamac software manager.

Pix Image Viewer was developed based on gThumb Image Viewer. The browser mode will display image thumbnails of any images found on the selected folder. The detailed metadata of the selected image will be displayed on the left panel. We can also configure the layout of the main window as well.

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We can easily add comment, title, date and some other information to our images. This is a useful tool to better manage and tag your picture collections.

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The basic tool such as rotate, resize, convert to other format can be reached from the Tools menu on Pix main window. It can instantly export your current image to other format such as PNG, JPG, Tiff, TGA and WebP image.

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The resize menu offers a basic resize mode.

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Double click an image to enter the full screen mode where we can use Page Up and Page Down button for navigation.

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Edit Image with Pix Image Viewer

Now lets try the image editing feature on this application. Click the Edit button on the top right to open the edit menu where you can find some adjustment tools. Unfortunately there is no slider for the contrast menu, so we cannot change it manually.

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Install Pix on Manjaro

sudo pacman -S pix

In my case, I also install clutter-gtk to run Pix properly.

sudo pacman -S clutter-gtk


How to connect to MariaDB Server on Manjaro

Hello Manjaro users, now we will learn how to connect to our MariaDB server from command line. This simple tutorial will show you how to connect to local MariaDB Server via Terminal command line. After we log in, we can do many things but at this time I will show you how to connect. In the future, I will show you more. 

Log in to MariaDb server via Terminal

mysql -u root -p
The command will log in as root user. 

Install OwnCloud Client on Manjaro 16.10

Install OwnCloud Client on Manjaro 16.10-Owncloud Client is the Desktop sync application that is needed to synchronize the Owncloud server with local computer. This tutorial is going to show you how to install Owncloud Cleint on Manjaro 16.10. Owncloud Desktop Sync Client is available on Manjaro repository.

Step to install Owncloud Client on Manjaro

Step 1. Open Add/Remove Software
Step 2. Type owncloud on the search box
Step 3. Select owncloud-client from the list
Step 4. Press Apply to confirm the installation

Once the installation completed, run Owncloud client to configure the remote Owncloud server. 

Enable remote access to MySQL Server/MariaDB

Hello Manjaro users !
Manjaro is a great Operating System for desktop but that does not means that Manjaro is not good for server use. I was successfully installed MySQL Server (MariaDB Server) on my Manjaro 16.10. You may want to read how to install MariaDB Server on Manjaro before jumping into this tutorial.

Here I want to share how to enable remote access to MySQL server installed on Manjaro Linux. By default, MySQL server only accessible from local computer where the MySQL/MariaDB is installed. Now how to connect and manage the server from other computer on the same network or even from the internet globally?

How to enable remote access to MySQL Server on Manjaro

To enable remote access, open Terminal and edit the file /etc/mysql/my.cnf
sudo nano /etc/mysql/my.cnf
Now add the following line to your my.cnf file
Change with your Manjaro IP address where MySQL is installed. Restart the mysqld service afterward
sudo systemctl restart mysqld

Dragon Disk, free Amazon S3 Management and Sync tool

If you are managing Amazon S3 Storage from Manjaro, you will love this tool. Dragon Disk, client for S3 compatible storage service. It has a familiar GUI like you found in Windows explorer where we can easily drag and drop files from local device to Amazon S3 storage. Dragon Disk is a cross platform software and its available for Windows, Mac and Linux.

How to install Dragon Disk on Manjaro 16.10

We can easily install Dragon Disk via Add/Remove Software with AUR repository enabled. Please enable AUR repository first before attempting to install this software. Type "dragondisk" on the search box and install it from there. 
Or, you can also install it via Terminal
yaourt -S dragondisk

How to use Dragon Disk on Manjaro

Once installed, open Dragon disk from application menu. First, we need to add new account to Dragon disk. Make sure you have Access Key and Secret Key for the Amazon S3 account. Go to File | Accounts

Select Amazon S3 from the provider list. Now you can open the Amazon S3 content from the main window. 

We can easily drag and drop between local and remove device on this Dragon disk.