More posts about “tips”

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Make Google Earth Use GTK

Google Earth doesn’t use your GTK theme by default and as such tends to look like a Windows 95 reject! The command below will make Google Earth use GTK – matching the rest of your […]

24 April 2009
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Auto Log In To Ubuntu

If you get annoyed at having to constantly type in your password every time you boot into Ubuntu, why not “do without”? Setting up auto-login is as easy as saying your name! 1. Go to […]

6 April 2009
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Make SUDO Windows Match The Rest Of Your Theme

Have you ever noticed that when using Synaptic package manager or Sudo-ing to root to browse for a file that your root windows don’t match the rest of your theme? Here’s how to make sudo […]

27 March 2009
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Make Gnome Panels Hide Fully & Pop Up Quicker

Here’s a quick solution to enable your gnome panels to FULLY auto-hide (with no silly and annoying little bit sticking out!) and pop up quicker when you hover over them. First of all make sure […]

25 March 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 […]

25 March 2009
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Add A Trash Can To The Ubuntu Desktop

Users coming from Windows may be used to a “recycle can” on their desktop. Ubuntu doesn’t have one by default, but you can easily add one. Add a trash can to your desktop in 3 […]

10 March 2009
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Tip: Make The Main Menu Button Pop Up Quicker

If you have replaced the standard Gnome menu bar (Applications|Places|System) with the ‘Main menu button’, you may be griping at how slow it is on displaying after a reboot. This is because the data it […]

4 March 2009
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Speed Up Auto-hide Panels

If you auto-hide any of your panels you may get annoyed at how slow they are to pop back up when your ‘mouse over’ them. This is because the default timing for the panel is […]

2 March 2009
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Get The New Jaunty Notifications In Intrepid!

The new Ubuntu notification system will be in place from Jaunty onwards and it’s a very sexy affair! Look above!!!1 If you’re currently using Intrepid but want to use the notification system you can do! […]

2 March 2009
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Icons In ‘Places’ Don’t Match Icon Theme? Fix It!

If you’ve installed an icon theme in Ubuntu you might find that your ‘Places’ menu still shows your old icons. This is a known ‘bug’ in Gnome and will hopefully be fixed in the next […]

2 March 2009
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Get Rid of Panel Shadow

If you’ve installed a theme in Ubuntu that gives you a big ruddy shadow under your panel, removing it is a copy ‘n’ paste away! Remove Panel Shadow Open up your Compiz Config Settings Manager […]

1 March 2009