More posts about “tips”

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The One Stop Shop for Ubuntu Customization

There are a lot of things that make people switch to Ubuntu. Perhaps it’s older hardware that needs a refresh, or a complete loathing of all things Apple and Microsoft, or maybe a desire to run all […]

2 July 2010
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Get native Ubuntu notifications working again in Firefox 3.6.6

Popular Firefox extension ‘Firefox-Notify’ – which uses native Ubuntu notifications in place of the default Firefox ones – no longer works with Firefox 3.6.6 in Ubuntu. Thankfully users  needn’t forgo native notifications for long… It’s […]

1 July 2010
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How to Use Cardapio Menu Applet With Docky

Cardapio – the awesome alternative main menu applet we’ve championed here on OMG! for some time – has a hidden secret: you can use it via Docky! How so? First check you’ve actually installed Cardapio […]

27 June 2010
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make your own Custom LiveCD/distro easily Using Novo Builder

Making your own fully customised Debian/Ubuntu based operating system has never been easier using Novo Builder – an easy-to-use GUI ‘Linux Operating System building tool’. Novo was was built to “…allow anyone with the time […]

27 June 2010
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Quickly install PPA’s mentioned on OMG! Ubuntu! with this neat installer

Installing applications and PPA’s mentioned on OMG! Ubuntu! is just about to get super-easy. We feature a boat load and then some of PPA’s on OMG! Ubuntu! and our preferred way of you installing those […]

27 June 2010
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Online Mencoder Command Generator makes command line DVD conversion a cinch

Rip DVD’s the easy way in Ubuntu – without the need to install any extra applications – using web-based SimpleRip. SimpleRip is an online JavaScript-based command generator for Mencoder.  It allows you to generate the […]

21 June 2010
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Use Bootchart to find out how long Ubuntu takes to start on your computer

Stat hounds looking to find out exactly how long Ubuntu takes to start-up should lay down their stopwatches and start using Bootchart. Bootchart will not only provide you an exact time (in seconds) of how […]

17 June 2010
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Auto-Hide Mouse Pointer in Ubuntu When Idle

Simple things are no-less crazily awesome just take Unclutter which auto-hides your cursor from the screen after a timed period of inactivity. So popular is Unclutter that it’s being reviewed for inclusion in Ubuntu 10.10! […]

17 June 2010
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How to Import iTunes Podcasts in Rhythmbox

For better or worse iTunes has near-total domination of the podcast sector; it’s how most people I know – that don’t use Linux – get their podcast fix. You subscribe in iTunes, it downloads, it’s […]

15 June 2010
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Fixing Fullscreen flash in Ubuntu 10.04

If you’re one of the many people who experience issues when watching Flash videos in fullscreen then the following tip by dodo3773 may help you out. “What I did was right click on any flash […]

11 June 2010
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Save space by automatically deleting downloaded update packages

Here’s a great tip for netbook users and those with limited disc space: automatically delete downloaded update packages after they’ve been installed. Default hoarding By default Synaptic keeps every downloaded update packages in a cache. This is especially useful […]

8 June 2010

How to Disable the Opera Tray Icon in Ubuntu 10.04

Whenever we write about the popular, if much ignored, Opera web browser one question will  inevitably crop up in the comments: ‘How do you disable the Opera tray icon?’ It’s actually really simple to do. […]

31 May 2010