Articles Tagged scripts

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‘Chameleonic Ambiance’ Script Matches GTK Theme to Your Wallpaper

Unity's 'chameleonic' colour matching feature is great at giving the Ubuntu desktop to give your desktop a subtle but consistent feel. It takes the 'average' colour of your desktop wallpaper and uses this to 'tint' the Unity dash, launcher and notification bubbles. But what if it went a bit further and used this colour in the default GTK theme? That 'What if' has now been answered by developer David Callé.

24 May 2012
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[How To] Quickly Convert ogv to avi Video Files in Ubuntu

YouTube hates Ogv. Seriously. If you've ever taken the trouble to record a screencast of your desktop for a video tutorial; spent hours in PiTiVi editing a video of your hamster doing the macarena; or otherwise ended up with a video in the .ogv file format you'll know that this is true. Here's a quick script that makes conversion of ogv to avi a snap.

23 September 2011
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‘Bleedingedge’ script lets you quickly add beta software to Ubuntu

Sometimes it seems like there just aren't enough ways to endanger your stable Ubuntu set-up. 'BleedingEdge' is a script that offers up a selection of unstable software to put paid to that.

23 May 2011
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‘YeoWorks Ubuntu Solutions’ provides one-click fixes for common Ubuntu issues

Solving minor issues in Ubuntu just got easier with the launch of '?YeoWorks Ubuntu Solutions' - a small application that provides one-click 'solutions' for a raft of Ubuntu bugs, flaws and annoyances.

18 May 2011
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Script to set the ‘NASA wallpaper of the day’ as your wallpaper daily

Reader Christian S. sends word of an automated wallpaper script he's written that helps alleviate boring background blues (with some help from NASA).

27 February 2011
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How to quickly install Virtualbox 4.0 in Ubuntu

Want to easily upgrade to the latest version of virtual machine application 'Virtualbox'? You now can using the following small script.

4 January 2011
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Zeitgeist Time freeze (or how not to lose your logs every 6 months) [Updated with download]

Over on DevinatArt, designer Izobalax has been musing on a minor flaw in Zeitgeists armour: the ability to easily 'take' your logswith you.

27 December 2010
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Intelligent boot splash greeter

Elephants and readers with a good memory may remember an 'ambient boot splash' proposal we featured at the end of October.

21 December 2010
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Easily Upload photos to Facebook using Nautilus

So you have one photo you want to upload to Facebook but Shotwell seems over-kill and opening a browser seems too much effort. Well, take the hassle out of posting images to your Facebook profile with this nifty Nautilus Facebook uploader script.

21 December 2010
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Share any folder on the web in 10 seconds using Nautilus and one script

So you don't want a DropBox and you're not one for Ubuntu One - but you do want to make a folder full of pictures, music or other oddities available to friends on the other side of the world. Using the following python script, created by gnome-look user hardball, you can do just that: share any folder via 'http on port 8000'. You can even share folders 'mounted by gvfs' - such as remote windows folders.

20 December 2010
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“Where is this icon?” Nautilus script is incredibly nifty

Many of us keep hold of things we don't need all the time but that tend to come in handy every now and again: Sewing thread, spare fuses, half-full batteries, Benjamin Humphrey... The "Where is this icon?" Nautilus script below is just such an item. Once added to your Nautilus scripts folder you need only right click on an application and run the script it to find out the location of the icon in use.

2 December 2010
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Nautilus Imgur uploading Script updated with login feature

Last week I posted about Tommy Brunn’s ace Imgur nautilus script that makes image uploading a right-click breeze. On that post many readers wished for ‘login’ support so that images could be uploaded to their […]

21 November 2010