Case sensitive search in MySQL/MariaDB

Table of contents 1. MySQL/MariaDB search for strings not case sensitive 2. How to make search case sensitive in MySQL/MariaDB 3. Why do MySQL/MariaDB look for strings that are not case sensitive? 4. Why does adding “BINARY” make string searches case sensitive? 5. It is correct to put “BINARY” before the search string or before […]

Menu buttons (toolbar) and status bar are missing in SMPlayer (SOLVED)

SMPlayer is a popular cross-platform video player. SMPlayer has many useful functions (crop video to fit the screen, fine-tune the appearance and location of subtitles, select the number of audio output channels) and many other settings, including those related to performance optimization and hardware acceleration of video decoding. Separately, I would like to note such […]

How to install and configure best video player on Linux (SMPlayer)

What is SMPlayer. Why SMPlayer is better than other video players SMPlayer is one of the most convenient video players I've ever used. In terms of its ability to play various formats, SMPlayer is no worse than another great cross-platform video player – VLC. But when it comes to ease of use, SMPlayer is ahead […]

How to check if Wayland or X11 is used?

Table of contents 1. What is Wayland and X11 2. How to find out if you are using Wayland or X11 on the command line 2.1 Using the session ID 2.2 Checking the $XDG_SESSION_TYPE variable 2.3 Checking the WAYLAND_DISPLAY and DISPLAY variables 2.4 Finding Display Server environment variables 3. How to detect whether X11 or Wayland is being used in a GUI 3.1 How […]

Alternatives for Google Domains

For the second year now, I have been using Google Domains to register domains – I really like their service: low prices, free Domain Privacy, convenient management, no restrictions, automatic verification of sites in Google Search Console. Overall, I could definitely recommend this domain registrar if it still worked… Note: Domain Privacy is the hiding […]

Keyboard shortcuts for Google Maps

Keyboard shortcuts in Google Maps This article is devoted to the hotkeys that work in Google Maps for computers in web browsers. The article does not address keyboard shortcuts in Google Earth, nor does it address the Google Maps mobile application. Why Google Maps keyboard shortcuts don't work While preparing this article, I came across […]

OpenStreetMap – Great detailed maps and GPS navigation app

Table of contents 1. What is OpenStreetMap 2. OpenStreetMap application. How to install OpenStreetMap on Android 3. How to use OpenStreetMap 4. How to view your location in OpenStreetMap. Compass in OpenStreetMap 5. How to find a place in OpenStreetMap 6. How to build a route in OpenStreetMap. How to use OpenStreetMap as a GPS […]

Error “ModuleNotFoundError: No module named ‘manimpango’” (SOLVED)

When starting one of the programs the following error occurred: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/emote", line 33, in <module> sys.exit(load_entry_point('Emote==0.0.0', 'gui_scripts', 'emote')()) ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ File "/usr/bin/emote", line 25, in importlib_load_entry_point return next(matches).load() ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ File "/usr/lib/python3.11/importlib/metadata/", line 202, in load module = import_module('module')) ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ File "/usr/lib/python3.11/importlib/", line 126, in import_module return _bootstrap._gcd_import(name[level:], package, level) ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ […]