Setting up portrait orientation on Wacom One / Intuos / Bamboo

This post is about modifying configuration files for Wacom drivers to have a Wacom One tablet function in portrait orientation despite the option not being exposed in configuration UI.

Update: apparently the same applies to Intuos and Bamboo product lines, likely for the entire "generation" of tablets using the same drivers.

Update 2: for One/Intuous, the newer version of driver (6.x) has these options exposed in UI.

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Introducing: Nuclear Throne Together

Perhaps you've already heard that I've been recently developing a mod for the current version of Nuclear Throne. And not "just" a mod, but quite an impressing one:

  • Adds Steam-based online multiplayer support to the game.
    That means invitations, public game list, and no port forwarding.
  • Replays
    Easily record and review your runs to learn from mistakes.
    Or even attempt to correct them by dropping into the game at any point of a replay.
  • Better coop
    Nuclear Throne never was a coop-centric game, and thus coop mode didn't receive enough attention, remaining ridden with various small bugs. This mod changes that, fixing pretty much every known issue, and giving coop some much-needed polish.
  • Bugfixes
    While fixing coop-related bugs is an obvious choice given the scope of the mod, I didn't stick to just that, and also fixed a handful of other issues with the game. Bugged "crown vaults"? Fixed. Game hanging in certain areas? Fixed. Occasional crashes during an intro to an important boss fight? Also fixed. The full list is long (200+ items) and available in the "readme" document.

So it works, it's nice, and you can download it right now.

Or continue reading on process and potential questions.

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Changing scroll speed in Firefox using CSS

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(live demo - compare scrolling speeds in Firefox)

For quite a while now, a thing that bugged me in Firefox was the inconsistent scrolling speeds across the pages. On some it would seem just fine, while on others you could have a list that scrolls at a ridiculously slow pace. My searches on the subject were inconclusive - while, of course, you can regulate the scroll speed via scripting, that definitely wasn't the case on all these pages.

The culprit, as it turns out, was pretty simple - while most of the browsers scroll the elements for an amount of (screen) pixels per key press or mouse wheel change, Firefox scrolls the elements based on the their font size. Which, on one hand, makes sense, but there's a catch - it's based only on the scrolling element's font size. Content' font sizes are ignored.

So that is why you get odd scrolling speeds - people most often set up styles for the actual content (paragraphs\labels\etc.) and not the scroller\container element.

Luckily, this also means that scrolling speeds can be adjusted easily - you change the container font-size to (100*X)%, and then add a rule to change it's child element sizes to (100/X)%:

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C#: Get current keyboard layout\input language

Get current input language on Windows with C#

On some occasions, you may want to get a "global" input language - that is, the keyboard layout used by the current foreground window\application\whatever. Basically, simulating the behaviour of the language panel on Windows.

The common use cases are on-screen keyboards, fullscreen applications, and widgets.

While I wasn't able to find a premade function that get this particular thing during my searches, it turned out not to be too hard to assemble:

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