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  • bbconf
    bbconf is an all-in-one blackbox configuration tool.
  • bbkeys
    bbkeys is a utility for X which lets you define keystrokes and modifiers and allows you to attach corresponding window-manager commands to them.
  • cfgsh
    cfgsh is a configuration shell utility that is intended to be used for configuring embedded systems. It is meant to replace the normal combination of utilities including ifconfig, route, startup scripts, and configuration files with a single program that implements the same functionality in a manner more consistent with the embedded system world.
  • Color
    Color is a convenience tool to ease the use of ANSI coloring in your shell scripts by hiding the escape sequences through command substitution.
  • Enscriptconfig
    Enscriptconfig is a standalone version of the Enscript configuration plugin distributed with tkchooser2.
  • Envy
    Envy is a tool for shell-independent environment variable management.
  • FluxConf
    FluxConf is a set of 3 programs for configuring fluxbox. It's simple but you can configure almost everything.
  • GNOME Configurator
    GNOME Configurator is a program for editing advanced GNOME settings in an easy way.
  • GNOME QuickRes Applet
    GNOME QuickRes Applet is a small program that sits on any GNOME panel, allowing you to change the X11 video mode by selecting it from a list of video modes, just like that icon in Windoze 9X.
  • GnomeRes
    GnomeRes is a GNOME applet for changing display modes.
  • grep-dctrl
    grep-dctrl can answer many questions regarding Debian packages, given a useful input file.
  • IceMC
    IceMC is a program for graphical configuration of your IceWM Menu Entries. It has been designed to be simple and stable.
  • KameVoice
    KameVoice uses the Microsoft GameVoice USB device as general control device in KDE. It is able to map all sort of standard shell commands to buttons of the GameVoice.
  • Kolorizer
    Kolorizer is a KDE application which makes it easy to adjust colors in certain files. The files that are supported are all text-files with hex-colors: #a2f3c1.
  • kX Generator
    kX Generator is a KDE utility to modify an xorg.conf file using a user-friendly GUI. The application is integrated with KDE, so its look and feel will fit into your KDE desktop.
  • nvclock
    NVClock is a small utility that allows users to overclock NVIDIA based video cards running on the Linux platform. The original code used in building this application was borrowed from the nvcs application. That code has been extensively reworked in order to make the utility much more user friendly and to make it play nice with current distros and drivers.
    NVOPTION is a graphical front-end to change NVIDIA options under linux in X mode. Twinview ,TV out and standard options can be configured.
  • Preferences Hide and Seek
    Preferences Hide and Seek makes it possible to create a simple data file to expose gconf based options to the user. It was originally created to allow usable access to the hidden application options buried within gconf.
  • prizm
    prizm is a simple bash script that randomly - but sanely - colourizes xterms.
  • qt5ct
    This program allows users to configure Qt5 settings (theme, font, icons, etc.) under DE/WM without Qt integration.
  • waimeaconfig
    waimeaconfig is a Waimea configuration program that configures Waimea menus and the waimearc, based on fluxconf.
  • xconfig
    xconfig is a tool to configure XF86Config and xorg.conf from the command line.
  • xtermcontrol
    xtermcontrol enables dynamic control of xterm properties. It makes it easy to change colors, title, font and geometry of a running xterm, as well as to report the current settings of the aforementioned properties.
  • Xtoolwait
    Xtoolwait decreases the startup time of your X sessions, provided that you start a number of X clients automatically during the X session startup.
  • xttitle
    xttitle is a simple utility for changing the title of xterm windows.
  • Yet another nV Configurator
    YanC (Yet another nV Configurator) is a small tool which you can use to change the nVidia and ATI-specific settings (almost) as easily as with the Windows drivers. You can edit the settings for AGP support, the Cursor Shadow, the nVidia logo, Digital Vibrance Control, and, of course, TwinView for the nVidia drivers. For the ATI drivers, it offers support for the overlay settings, anti-aliasing, and dual monitor configuration.

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