More posts about “tips”

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Install the Mint Menu in Ubuntu

Hands up if you’ve ever seen Ubuntu-based Linux Mint’s rather slick menu? Keep you hands up if you’ve ever wanted to install it in Ubuntu? Wow. That’s a lot of hands! Thankfully KdotJ over on the Ubuntu […]

19 August 2010
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Python Window Organizer – organize your windows using the keyboard

PyWO allows users the ability to organize windows on the desktop using nothing but keyboard shortcuts. Features: Move window in any direction and snap it to other windows’ edges Resize (expand or shrink) window in […]

19 August 2010
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Installing Picasa 3.8 in Ubuntu via WINE: What works, what doesn’t.

Google Picasa 3.8 was released yesterday to much online fanfare. A bunch of neat new features landed including: – Edit photos in Picnik directly from Picasa 3.8 Batch upload Photo properties and the show stealing […]

18 August 2010
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Remove thumbs.db files from folders automatically

Windows thumbnail cache files (thumbs.db) are useful for speeding up file browsing on Windows-based operating systems but are largely useless in Ubuntu. Granted, they aren’t a massive space-hogger nor are they any sort of threat, […]

16 August 2010
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make breadcrumbs in Nautilus toast by switching the default back to ‘text entry’.

Love to kick your file-browsing old-school? Think that the default navigation bar in Nautilus in crumby? Want to switch back to the traditional olde ‘location entry’ mode, rendering those breadcrumbs toast? Okay, enough of the […]

15 August 2010
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Enable HQ WebGL graphics in Firefox 4 Beta

Of the many new features Mozilla are stuffing the next edition of their premier browser with is support for the 'work in progress' HTML 3D graphics API WebGL. This will provide high-quality 3D graphics in-browser without the need for plugins. OMG!'s good friend Bilal "bug crusher" Akhtar sent over some instructions for getting it up and running in Ubuntu Lucid which i've printed below.

11 August 2010
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Install Opera Mobile in Ubuntu (.deb)

A few days back we covered how to run Opera Mini – the super tiny mobile web browser from Opera – in Ubuntu. Today we’re looking at installing and using Opera Mobile – the larger, […]

8 August 2010
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Restore default Gnome settings in Ubuntu (quick tip)

Installed, hacked and tweaked Ubuntu a bit too much? Wish there was a glowing red ‘reset’ button you could press? Well there sort of it… Reset GNOME defaults in Ubuntu Restoring the default GNOME settings […]

1 August 2010
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Give the Ubuntu Forums a new look using Stylish

The Ubuntu Forum will be getting its official visual upgrade sometime later this year but in the mean time, if the happening hub of all things Ubuntu is wearing weary on your eyes, give it a […]

1 August 2010
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[How To] Play With Palm WebOS in Ubuntu

Palm’s WebOS mobile operating system has been much maligned due to the continued dominance of Android and iOS. If rumours are to be believed users will be seeing a lot more of the finger-friendly OS […]

26 July 2010
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Use Google Chrome’s Native PDF reader in Chromium

There are various odds and sods in Google Chrome which are exempt from inclusion in the fully open-source development version Chromium. Integrated Flash is one and Chrome’s new native PDF reader is another. The reasons […]

6 July 2010
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[How To] Automatically Install/Fix Missing GPG Keys in Ubuntu

If you’re a heavy user of PPAs then every now and then you will come across missing GPG key errors that will need to be fixed. Fixing missing GPG Key errors in Ubuntu is, actually, […]

5 July 2010