If you like the minimap which shows you an an overview of your files that comes with Sublime Text 2, you'll be glad to know that such a plugin was released for Gedit.
The plugin is called Text Map and displays a navigable thumbnail of the entire file in the side pane
Compiz 0.8.x has some very cool plugins which are marked as "experimental" and thus are not available in the Ubuntu repositories. Johnnyg posted instructions about installing these plugins @ Gnome Look - I gave it a try and everything seems to be working (though I've only tested 3-4 plugins so far).
Simple Rhythmbox Plugins is a collection of 5 Rhythmbox plugins which can: search for album cover on Google Images, save the existing cover in the mp3 folder, save the cover in the mp3 metadata, search the artist on Wikipedia and open the albumart cover.
Advanced Find / Replace is a plugin for Gedit for easily search and replace in multiple documents. It currently works with all opened documents and all the files in a directory you select.
Zedtux, who also maintains a PPA for the Rhythmbox FolderView plugin we wrote about last week, sent us a tip about a new PPA he maintains for the Rhythmbox Album Art Search plugin.
GIMP Plugin Registry is a package with a lot of useful extensions for GIMP Image Editor.
Pidgin is a multi-protocol instant messaging client that allows you to connect to several IM networks at one time. Most Linux users will be familiar with Pidgin, as it is the default IM client in most distribution.
I recently blogged about installing the Adobe Acrobat Reader on Ubuntu 8.04. For those that followed that tutorial you may also be interested in adding the Firefox plugins for Adobe Reader as well. These will also require the Medibuntu repository, which I’ll review quickly here.
If you drift between distributions, one of the first things you might notice is that Gedit, GNOME's text editor, is not always the same on each system. For instance, in Debian, Gedit is a relatively simple text edit, while in Ubuntu, it sprouts features that Debian users may never have seen. The difference is the plugins that each distribution packages with Gedit and enables by default. Many of these plugins make only small alterations by themselves, but enable a dozen or more and you'll find Gedit transformed almost out of recognition, regardless of whether you are using it to write code or plain text.
Pidgin is an instant messaging program for Windows, Linux, BSD, and other Unixes. By default in Ubuntu 8.04 pidgin instant messenger will come as built-in.If you want to enable Pidgin Plug-ins it is very easy now.
In my last article, I talked about using the powerful gedit text editor. But no program is perfect, mainly because too many features imply too much bloat. That’s where gedit’s plugins come into play. In this article, I’m will explain how to install and use some of my favorite gedit plugins.
Yesterday we took a look at Desktop Effects with Compiz. Today we turn to all the improvements for Firefox including the a better way to install plugins and the arrival of Gnash, a Free flash player.