More posts about “tips”

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How to restore default GNOME Panels in Ubuntu

So you've removed a desktop panel you wished you hadn't, ditched an applet you now realised you were quite fond of or you just long for the halcyon days when your desktop panels were all neat and tidy like a fresh install, right? This script is there to help.

12 September 2010
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How to use Ubuntu mono panel icons with other icon sets

Ever found a really beautiful icon set with some awful panel icons that shamed you into reverting to the default Ubuntu Humanity set? A reader by the name of bung was in the same fix: – So […]

8 September 2010
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A neat collection of Linux-friendly add-ons that work with Firefox 4 beta

With the latest development versions of Firefox rocking out on more and more users desktops as it progressed the age old error of ‘add-on not compatible with your version of firefox’ is once again frustrating Joe and Janes around the world. Well, it needn’t. Read on to find out more.

8 September 2010
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Use command aliases for lazy terminal installing, purging & searching

This neat little tip was dropped off in our inbox by a reader called Darren – so thanks goes to him. Become a lazy geek “Fed up with typing ‘sudo apt-get install blahblah’, ‘apt-cache search […]

8 September 2010
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Improved Emesene & Pidgin Docky helpers

Fed up with your Emesene docky helper not working as you'd like? Download these slick improved helpers for Pidgin & Emesene by Argentine reader Nicolas. They really are ace.

6 September 2010
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How to install Adobe Air in Ubuntu 10.10 64bit

A reader called Joshua stopped by the OMG! Inbox and asked whether I could post a quick guide to installing Adobe Air on Ubuntu 10.10 64bit. So Joshua - and other early adopters missing their Air fix - here is a quick tutorial.

5 September 2010
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SAMSUNG & UBUNTU PLAY VERY NICELY THANKS TO USER EFFORT

Seeking out a new laptop or notebook but dreading the all-too-frequent compatibility issue with function keys, blue tooth, wifi, webcam etc? Don't.

2 September 2010
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OMG! 5! – Five ways to make Wine apps feel native in Ubuntu

Applications running in Wine more often than not look like second-class citizens. That's no way to experience your OS - we're put together five tips for getting Wine applications looking, feeling & behaving like everything else on your desktop. In this OMG! 5! we take a look at five ways to improve the look and feel of Wine in Ubuntu.

1 September 2010
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Ubuntu 10.04 Unity users with slow Nautilus/apps may wish to install this…

Users on Ubuntu 10.04 who have Unity installed abut have since found Nautilus and other apps are a bitslow to open may be grateful for this: Omer Akram has uploaded a new version of the […]

30 August 2010
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Quickly update your .iso’s to the latest Ubuntu Daily Build

If you have an Ubuntu 10.10 Daily build .iso knocking around you can quickly update it to the latest daily imprint using this nifty script by Jeff Stone. Talking about it he says: – “I’ve […]

27 August 2010
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Add a neat little Wine app menu to your panel

Joe Lawrence sent us over this incredibly simple yet worthwhile tip for avid Wine users. Sourced specifically because ‘cool menus’ such as Cardapio don’t let you run easily launch Wine applications. He’s already written it […]

26 August 2010
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Kill non-responsive apps in Ubuntu using a keyboard shortcut

“When you’re using Linux with the GNOME UI, don’t you hate it when you have to go into the terminal or add the force quit button to the panel just so you can exit an […]

20 August 2010