Keep Your Desktop Clean With Directory Cleaner And Files Organizer

In my search for a clean Desktop (because I got tired of cleaning it manually), I came across "Directory cleaner and files organizer", a script (with Zenity for a GUI) that automatically cleans any directory (and thus the Desktop folder) by moving the files to various folders such as all the pictures into ~/Pictures, the archives into ~/Archives, documents into ~/Documents and so on.

Install Compiz 0.8.x Experimental Plugins In Ubuntu

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).


Download The Microsoft Windows Vista Fonts In Linux Using A Script

I've came across many blog or forum posts where people say they like the Microsoft Windows Vista fonts and use them in Linux. I don't find anything special with any of those fonts but maybe you do. If so, read on!


Ubuntu 10.04 Start 0.48 Released; Now Supports Multiple Languages Thanks To You!

That's right, in less than 24 hours since we asked for your help to translate Ubuntu Start, version 0.4.8 has been released and it now supports multiple languages.

Script To Automatically Download And Compile FFmpeg And x264 In Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic And 10.04 Lucid

FFmpeg is a complete solution to record, convert and stream audio and video from the command line. As you probably know, the FFmpeg version from the official Ubuntu repositories is compiled without support for some codecs so if you want to use them, you must compile FFmpeg for yourself.

Java Update Script For Ubuntu - Version 0.2b

Bruce Ingalls sent us a new and much improved version of his Java Update script for Ubuntu. The script uses Zenity for a GUI so it's very easy to use.

What To Do After A Fresh Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx Install Script - New Version Released

A new version of "What to do after installing Ubuntu? Run this script!" has been released. The script now has an actual name: "Ubuntu 10.04 Start".

The main purpose of this script is to speed up configuring Ubuntu 10.04 immediately after you've just installed it. This includes both installing popular applications and codecs as well as fixing some annoyances in Ubuntu 10.04.

Ubuntu Script To Automatically Mount NTFS Drives On Startup

A script which automatically determines all the NTFS drives on your computer and sets them to mount on each startup.

Ubuntu 10.04 First Time Use Script 0.2 Released: It Now Comes With A GUI

If you liked the script in our "What To Do After Installing Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx? Run This Script!" post, you'll be glad to know that version 0.2 is out.

What To Do After Installing Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx? Run This Script!

Back when Ubuntu Karmic was released, I translated a script which helps new user set up a few things most people do when they first install Ubuntu. Today I updated the script for Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx and also added a few more tweaks.

Here's what the script does:

Zenity + FFmpeg Bash Script To Convert flac, mp3, wav and ogg Audio Files

WebUpd8 reader Remy sent us a tip with a bash script which uses Zenity and ffmpeg for easily converting various audio files. It can convert from / to flac, mp3, wav and ogg.

Script To Focus The Pidgin / Empathy Conversation Window Using A Shortcut Key

I was reading an article on about xdotool when I realized I can use this to create a script to focus (activate) the Pidgin conversation window using a shortcut key - something I have been searching for a long time.

Automatic Changing Ambiance and Radiance Script

I really like the two new Ubuntu themes (Ambiance and Radiance) and I for once can't decide which one to use. So to use them both, I've modified the script created for New Wave Chronos to use the Radiance theme from 6 A.M. to 5 P.M. and Ambiance from 5 P.M. to 6 A.M.

Earth On Carbon Fiber Automatically Updating Wallpaper [Script For Linux]

carbon earth wallpaper

NatGeoWalls Creates A XML Wallpaper Set From 2009 National Geographic Wallpapers

wallpaper set


System-Wide PulseAudio Equalizer

Ubuntu or PulseAudio actually really needs a good system wide equalizer. A project which initially begun as a simple script (actually it still is a script) now has become a fully working system wide PulseAudio equalizer. In the recent version, thanks to psyke83 the script comes with:

  • a GUI
  • .deb installer and presets
  • ...

3 Lines Script To Automatically Change Your Wallpaper In Linux

There are maybe hundreds of applications which you can use to automatically change your desktop wallpaper, but is it worth using an application for such an easy task? You can do this with a 3 lines bash script. Let's get started!

What To Do After Installing Ubuntu Karmic Koala? Just Run This Script!

Well, it seems I'm starting to learn lots of languages (actually using Google Translate). Yesterday, I translated a script to install Hamachi in Ubuntu, and today, here is yet another script (translated from Polish), which should help a lot of new Ubuntu users.

Install Hamachi + GUI In Linux, Using A Script

Hamachi is a zero-configuration virtual private network (VPN) application capable of establishing direct links between computers that are behind NAT firewalls without requiring reconfiguration (in most cases); in other words, it establishes a connection over the Internet that very closely emulates the connection that would exist if the computers were connected over a local area network.

Automatic NASA Astronomy Wallpaper

If you enjoyed the real-time Earth wallpaper, you're going to like this one too: this is also a script (but a more advanced one) which changes automatically changes your wallpaper with a random picture from NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day Archive

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