Increase number of visible lines in cmd

Windows' command line tool only remembers 300 lines by default - this can be a nuisance especially if you are working with long list outputs. However you can easily increase the number of lines that are shown.

Open a cmd window, right-click the title-bar and select Properties. Go to theĀ Layout tab and under Screen Buffer Size set theĀ Height attribute to the desired value of lines:


Remember screen brightness settings in Ubuntu and Linux Mint

Screen brightness is an attribute that is reset automatically upon rebooting your machine on Ubuntu and all its fellow distributions. Lucky you if you find the settings okay, but on notebooks and similar machines, you might want to lower the brightness, you it doesn't suck your batteries dry.

To do that, open the following file as root via terminal:

sudo gedit /etc/rc.local

In there, enter the following line somewhere before the very last one that says "exit 0":

echo 0 > /sys/class/backlight/acpi_video0/brightness

0 is the lowest brightness setting. You can adjust it to your likings!