tips n tricks

Restore DELETE Key For Moving Files To Trash In Ubuntu 11.10 / Fedora 15 [Quick Tip]

In GNOME 3 (be it Fedora 15, Ubuntu 11.10 with Unity or GNOME Shell, etc.), you can't move files or folders to trash by pressing the DELETE key anymore and you must use CTRL + DELETE instead. But you can restore the Gnome 2 behavior - just follow the steps below.

Firefox 4: Get Tabs In The Title Bar (Like Chrome)

If you like how Chrome displays the window controls (close, minimize and maximize buttons) next to the tabs and want this in Firefox, you'll be glad to know it's quite easy to achieve.

Get Notifications With A Close Button In Ubuntu

A lot of people want a close button for the Ubuntu notifications but unfortunately this won't happen - they don't want NotifyOSD to be customizable. But you can get notifications that have a close button by using the AWN Notifications Daemon.

Set DockBarX To Use Compiz Scale Plugin (Unity-Like)

I don't know how many of you know this, but DockBarX has a cool feature that allows you to trigger the Compiz Scale plugin when clicking on a window group. This is the effect used in Unity that you've seen in many videos - well, it this was available in DockBarX for a long time.

Copy / Paste Files From The Command Line [Bash Alias]

Here is a cool bash alias which you can place you your ~/.bashrc file to be able to copy and paste from the command line:

How To Permanently Change The Selected Boot Entry In GRUB2

A few days ago I was telling you about rebooting in Windows from Linux with GRUB 2 (or any other OS for that matter) by running a command which simply selects (highlights) a different entry in the GRUB menu for your next restart only.


How To Reboot In Windows From Ubuntu (GRUB 2)

If you're dual-boot Ubuntu and Windows, you can use a simple command (or create a menu shortcut for it) to easily restart in Windows from Ubuntu. This should actually work with any Grub entry, not just Windows (so if you using multiple Linux distributions, it will work with that too).

How To Reset The Gnome Panels, Compiz Settings And More

Sometime things break. It can be Compiz, the Gnome panels and so on. And if you cannot access their options, you cannot remove the faulty settings so one way to solve this would be to completely reset their settings.


Ubuntu Netbook Edition Optimization Tips

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Get The New Spotify 0.4.3 To Work With Ubuntu w/ Wine (Facebook And Local Files Not Playing Fixes)


How To Disable IPv6 In Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

I'm not sure if IPv6 in Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx is still causing issues with the Internet connection being slow and so on, but in case it does here's how to disable it.

How To Add / Remove Applets From The Gnome Panel In Ubuntu Netbook Edition 10.04 [UNE Panel Locked - Fix]

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu Netbook Edition 10.04 Lucid Lynx (previously Ubuntu Netbook Remix) on my netbook and noticed the Gnome Panel was locked.

PPA Purge Now Available Via GetDeb

So what is PPA Purge? Well, imagine you add a PPA repository which messes up a lot of stuff on your computer. PPA Purge can be used (with a single command) to remove that PPA, remove everything installed from that PPA and reinstall the original packages from the official Ubuntu repositories.

Nautilus "Enqueue In Rhythmbox" Plugin Updated, Can Now Add Folders Recursively

nautilus enqueue in rhythmbox

Nautilus Elementary Breadcrumbs For Any Theme

WebUpd8 reader gnaag (amazing hack, thank you very much!) created a hack to use breadcrumbs in Nautilus Elementary 2.30 with any theme:

UNP Extracts Any Archive Via Command Line [Quick Linux Tip]

Here's a quick tip which many will find very handy. UNP is a small script which makes it very easy to extract almost any archive via command line. If you can't remember the command to extract tar.gz, rar and so on, you will love unp.

Ubuntu Sources List Generator Available For Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx

What is Ubuntu Sources List Generator? It is a website where you can generate a sources.list file with a lot of useful repositories.

How To Change The SUDO Password Time-out In Ubuntu [Quick Tip]

The first time you run a command with "sudo" in Ubuntu, you are asked for a password but after running one more command with "sudo" (after a short while), you are not prompted for a password again. That's because "sudo" has a default password time-out (I'm not sure how long it takes to expire though).

Fix Google Chrome Repository Making apt-get update Very Slow After 99% [Ubuntu]

When you install Google Chrome in Ubuntu, it automatically adds a repository which keeps you updated with the latest versions of Google Chrome.

But this Google Chrome repository makes "apt-get update" very very slow and it takes up to 2 minutes to finish.

Switch Between The Same Windows Of The Focused Application Using A Keyboard Shortcut [Quick Linux w/ Compiz Tip]

Ever since we wrote about the very simple Pidgin/Empathy script to focus the conversation window using a keyboard shortcut, I've been trying (together with WebUpd8 reader RKV) to create a similar script using xdotool for switching between the same windows of the currently focused (active) application: kind of l

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