Upgrade Lenovo X240 display to IPS Full HD

DIY upgrade on a personal laptop.

Lenovo X240 is a great laptop. Minus the bad display and the badly design touchpad. X230 and X250 touchpad is much better. The button was on a separate panel. Other than that, all is good for this 12 inch small companion of mine.

This is my secondary machine and this laptop always connected to my full hd external monitor. Because I can’t stand working on the horrendous display. Default display panel is a TN display with 1368×768 resolution, bad viewing angle and definitely a small resolution for a programmer. It may be cheap solution for the manufacturer but very bad experience for the consumer I must say.

If you were planning to buy a new laptop, please buy at least a full hd display. Great for your eyes and big screen estate. Much stuff you can fit on your display at a time. You won’t regret it. 1368×768 should be ban on a new laptop!

Lets get started!

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Launch task bar pinned app with Windows Key + Number keys

I just found out this cool tip from, https://www.reddit.com/r/pcmasterrace/

Say you have bunch of pinned task bar app, little did I know you can launch it using your windows key + 1, 2, 3 (any numbers based on your app placing sequence). It doesn’t work with numpad though.

So let’s get started. Reorganized and prioritized the app on your pinned list. Save that few milliseconds to procrastinate.

How to install bpython in Windows

If you would like to test the prowess of bpython and you happen to use a Windows machine, tough luck. By right there is no official support for Windows. bpython officially built and supported in Linux environment only.

If you proceed to pip install bpython you might installed the lib just fine. But when you try to launch it from your terminal you may ask to install additional missing libs which is ftcl and _curses lib.

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How to setup Selenium Chrome Webdriver in Windows

Getting started. Setting up chrome webdriver environment. This is a just basic tutorial on how to setup the environment. Will not touch a specific selenium testing. Maybe I’ll create a separate tutorial for that.

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How to block ads in Spotify

Spotify is a free music streaming. A programmer’s best friend besides coffee.

I used Spotify a lot, not to the extent I would subscribe to a paid version. Well if you really need the offline music features by all means go ahead and buy it. If not you can try use this ad blocker, named EZBlocker.

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Watch English Premier League Live Streaming using Ace Stream Player

Ace Stream is a P2P base streaming application. Imagine torrent? But this time instead of uploading files, it will share the bandwidth for streaming live match.

The more user on your local network (connected peers) the better your streaming quality would be.

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Portable console emulator Cmder, a replacement for windows CMD

 

 

Screenshot of CMDer in action. Sorry had to blur my proxy :p

Need an alternative to work on other than the normal boring windows CMD? You can try CMDer. It is a console emulator. With hefty features UNIX like commands, portability and built in GIT init.

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How to unlock and bypass WEBE tethering limit

WEBE is the new telco player in town. First telco ever in Malaysia to offer UNLIMITED quota. But their offer come with limitation. You can’t tether from your mobile. Means no hotspot and you can’t share your internet on other gadgets.

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