More posts about “tips”

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How "Free" Is Your Install?

Want to find out what percentage of your Ubuntu system is made up of “free” software and packages? On my install, 1.0% of my total installed packages are not-free, meaning i’m 99% there! Install VRMS […]

10 September 2009
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Automount NTFS/Windows Partitions in Ubuntu In One Click

Auto-mounting NTFS / Windows Partitions in Ubuntu is actually really easy. It’s great, for example, if you have a partition you share between Windows and Linux with files on. Set NTFS/Windows Partitions To Auto-Mount 1. […]

28 August 2009
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5 Rhythmbox Plugins You Should Install

Rhythmbox ships with many popular plug-ins already installed – such as lastfm scrobble support, visualizations, DAAP music sharing and iPod support, but you can expand Rhythmbox’s features further with third party plug-ins that range from […]

25 August 2009
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OpenOffice File Thumbnails In Nautilus

Nautilus (the default file manager in Ubuntu) is able to display thumbnails for various different types of files: photos, video, audio, text documents, etc. With a simple script it can also display thumbnails for OpenOffice […]

24 August 2009
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Quickly Install Google Android Fonts

Google’s Linux based Mobile Operating System ‘Android’ (Gee, try saying all that with a mouthful of doughnut!) comes with some very sexy fonts called ‘Droid’. The fonts are crisp, clear and far nicer looking/easier to […]

18 August 2009
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Launch OpenOffice Apps Faster

If you use OpenOffice you may have noticed the rather frustrating start-up times each time you launch it. I came across this nifty tweak today which speeds up the length of time it takes for […]

18 August 2009
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Speed Up Auto-hide On Gnome Panels

Gnome Panels can be set to auto-hide, however they can be quite slow to ‘re-appear’. This is a quick fix to make them pop-up quicker! The default timing for the panel to show on auto-hide […]

16 August 2009
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Kill Processes With PKILL

To kill a process I’ve always either the kill or killall commands and manually trying to find out the process numbers, etc. However, i recently discovered the pkill command removes a lot of work — […]

22 July 2009
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Add-On To Make Firefox Use Jaunty’s Notifications

This Firefox add-on allows Firefox to display it’s notifications via Jaunty’s new notification system. Currently Firefox uses it’s own notification pop ups to tell you that something has finished downloading but you can get it […]

21 May 2009
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Laggy Mouse Fix For Ubuntu Netbook Remix on Eee PC 701/900

Ubuntu launched the first official version of Ubuntu Netbook Remix (UNR) just last week , providing a great interface for all your netbook needs. Annoyingly for many users, the debut of Jaunty Netbook Remix has […]

28 April 2009
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Automount linux NTFS Partition ubuntu

Auto-mounting NTFS / Windows Partitions in Ubuntu is actually really easy. It’s great, for example, if you have a partition you share between Windows and Linux with files on. Set NTFS/Windows Partitions To Auto-Mount 1. […]

28 April 2009
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Remove The Shutdown/Restart Coutdown

Jaunty brought with it a handy shutdown/restart delay that helps to stop erroneous shutdowns or accidental restarts by simply introducing a countdown. It’s a handy feature but if it is bugging you, here’s the simple […]

28 April 2009