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.
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.
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.
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.
Reader Christian S. sends word of an automated wallpaper script he's written that helps alleviate boring background blues (with some help from NASA).
Want to easily upgrade to the latest version of virtual machine application 'Virtualbox'? You now can using the following small script.
Over on DevinatArt, designer Izobalax has been musing on a minor flaw in Zeitgeists armour: the ability to easily 'take' your logswith you.
Elephants and readers with a good memory may remember an 'ambient boot splash' proposal we featured at the end of October.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]