Shotwell: New Open Source Photo Organizer for Gnome

Shotwell is a relatively new open source photo organizer designed for the GNOME desktop environment. It's purpose is to allow you to easily organize your digital camera photos (basic editing included).

Bisigi Gnome Themes Updated For Ubuntu Karmic Koala

You do remember the 9 (then 10 - one was created later) Gnome themes for Ubuntu which are part of the Bisigi Project, right?

Encrypt Files And Folders In Ubuntu Using Seahorse

Seahorse is a Gnome front end for GnuPG - the Gnu Privacy Guard program. It is a tool for secure communications and data storage. Data encryption and digital signature creation can easily be performed through a GUI and Key Management operations can easily be carried out through an intuitive interface.

Caffeine 1.0 For Linux Released

Caffeine is a Gnome applet which basically prevents your computer's screensaver and power saving to activate. The applet works simple but effective: a coffee-cup will be displayed and when you click it, the coffee-cup fills up and keeps your computer from going to sleep.


Searching For Text? `egrep -r foo $*` Too Slow?

Mac OSX has Spotlight, MS Windows has Desktop Search or even Google Desktop and Linux/Gnome has Beagle. Like so many things in Unix, Beagle is faster, more powerful via the command line, and hostilely requires user configuration.

Right Click Movies To Download Subtitles In Ubuntu

Tired of searching Google for movie subtitles and just wanted to find them in the folder where you keep your movies? Now you can, by using Periscope, which is a Python script that integrates into Nautilus and all you have to do is right click a video file and select "Find subtitles for this video", then the exact subtitle will be downloaded in the folder where the video was.

Enable Menu And Buttons Icons In Gnome 2.28

The menu and button icons are disabled by default in Gnome 2.28, like I was telling you some time ago. Basically, this is how the menus and buttons look like in Gnome 2.28:

Linux: Download Hundreds Of Wallpapers In Less Than A Minute has a LOT of wallpapers but to download all of them them, you need to do a lot of clicking. Here is how to download them all with a single command

Feature Rich Cross-Platform Calendar Application: Rainlendar2

Rainlendar2 is a calendar application with lots of features which works on Windows, Linux and Mac OSX.

What I like about it, other than being cross-platform, is that you can import an holidays ICAL to it, the way it integrates into the Gnome desktop (screenshot above) and the Google Calendar like reminders. Rainlendar2 comes also with skins and lots of options.

Images As Folder Icons In Gnome

Windows XP sets an image called folder.jpg as the icon of that folder. We can achieve this in Gnome / Nautilus too, with the use of a Python script, thanks to fifo @ubuntuforums (via Stephen O'Sullivan).

The script basically automates the process of converting a folder icon to, by default, an image in that folder by the name of either folder.jpg or Folder.jpg.

Another Way Of Disabling Your Recent Documents In Gnome

We wrote about disabling your Recent Documents in Gnome using a little trick but that doesn't work if using BleachBit for instance, because it deletes the .recently-used.xbel folder so the

Gnome 2.28 Released - See What's New

The new version of GNOME 2.28 has been released (complete release notes).

12 Gnome / Ubuntu Themes [Recently Updated]

An Easy Way To Install Gnome Shell

Gnome Shell consists of two big parts: the panel and overlay.

How To Install A Dual-Panel Modified Nautilus For Gnome

Not so long ago we discovered a simplified version of Nautilus which seems to miss Ubuntu Karmic after all so the only way to get it is through it's PPA.

Quick Linux Tip: Force New Windows To Start Centered

This quick tip is for Gnome users. I always wanted new windows to start centered on the desktop but never searched for something to modify this behavior. But yesterday I stumbled onto something which fixes this by changing 2 parameters in Gnome's almighty gconf editor:

'Gnome Gmail' Allows Gmail To Be Selected As The Default Mail Application for Gnome

There is now a script called Gnome Gmail that comes as .deb for Ubuntu and .rpm for Fedora and Red Hat which adds support for Gmail to the Linux Gnome Desktop. Unlike the solution above, Gnome Gmail supports "To:", "Subject:", "body", "CC:", and "BCC: fields.

Remove The Clutter On Your Gnome Panels With Drop-Down Launchers

This isn't something new, but I for one didn't know what the "Drawer" Gnome panel applet does so I thought I'd write about it.


10 New Gnome (GTK 2.x) Themes

Moon Buggy

Moon Buggy gtk 2.x theme

Moon Buggy Alpha runs on Jaunty using the murrine engine 0.90.3. Optionally for increased contrast and definition use the included "gnome color chooser" theme file .gnomecc.

Comes with:

GTK 2.x theme

Font Manager - Easily Manage Fonts in Linux [Gnome, KDE, XFCE and Enlightenment]

Although designed with the GNOME desktop environment in mind, Font Manager (for Linux) should work well with most major desktop environments such as XFCE, Enlightenment, and even KDE, as long as PyGTK is available.

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