Grub Customizer is a new graphical GRUB2 settings manager. For now, it only allows you to edit the GRUB2 menu entries: reorder, rename or add/remove entries. Since these are actually scripts which generate the boot.cfg file, Grub Customizer changes the actual script order and then generates a new boot.cfg so if you then run "sudo update-grub", your customization won't be overwritten.
Sometimes Firefox can become a real memory hog, especially if you keep it running for hours and have many tabs opened. In order to make Firefox a little more responsive and save some RAM memory, here are three tweaks I bumped into over time. Notice that most of these tips only free up some memory at the expense of (usually) loading speed for web pages.
It’s over a month since the last release. This month I did few with Ubuntu Tweak, but still have some updates. So the Ubuntu Tweak 0.3.2 comes. Bug fixed and new tweak items added. Hope you’ll like it.
Compared to powerful and feature-rich photo applications like F-Spot and digiKam, Fotox looks decidedly underpowered. But while Fotox is no match to those powerhouses featurewise, this lightweight tool can come in handy when you have to perform basic photo editing fast and with minimum fuss.
There’s a long time since the 0.2.10’s release. Now I’m proud to announce the first release of Ubuntu Tweak 0.3 series: Ubuntu Tweak 0.3.0 is coming!
One of the first things I noticed after using Ubuntu for a while was how snappy the OS is, especially compared to Windows Vista (which in my experience can't even keep up with its predecessor XP). Then I poked around the Linux forums a little bit and found out that I could work even faster in Ubuntu by changing some default settings, and using a few of the OS's unique keyboard shortcuts.
Ubuntu Tweak is a tool that lets you change hidden Ubuntu settings, for example: hide or change the splash screen, show or hide the Computer, Home, Trash, and Network icons, change Metacity, Nautilus, power management, and security settings, etc. Currently Ubuntu Tweak is available only for the Ubuntu GNOME desktop, i.e., it will not work on Kubuntu or Xubuntu. This short guide shows how to install and use Ubuntu Tweak.
A good news about Ubuntu Tweak: it finally has been added to the Launchpad PPA repository! From now on, you can always follow the newest version of Ubuntu Tweak if you added the source. And another good news is: I’m now in holiday, the development is start again! Here comes the Ubuntu Tweak 0.2.5, just a bug fixed release.
For years, discerning Windows users have relied on Tweak UI, a semi-official Microsoft program for system settings not available on the default desktop. Now, in the same tradition and with something of the same name, Ubuntu Tweak (UT) offers the same advantage to Ubuntu users.
Don’t like editing configuration files and changing values in gconf-editor? Ubuntu Tweak provides a simple interface for tweaking hidden settings in Ubuntu.
Whilst I have been using the beta there was no Compiz Manager GUI to configure any desktop effects. If the Compiz Manager isn’t installed by default simply open a terminal and install it:
Here is some good information on learning how to modify/configure and tweak Boot Processes with a variety of tools...
Damn I installed Ubuntu and the only complaint I had was no alt-ctrl-del for a task manager in Ubuntu.
To bind your system monitor to pop up when you use ctrl+al+del use the following commands in xterm/gnome-terminal:
If you already dont know about getdeb.net, it is a great site to download the latest software, not many people know this but you can use getdeb's mirrors as repositories to sync your GetDeb packages with the update manager and
My Ubuntu Box was running slower than I thought I could tweak it, so what I did was look for some good patchsets and I seen some conflicting results with cfs and ck and decided to test a few benchmarks and the ck patchset is a little more responsive than cfs on my system. I have supplied a link @ the end of this post with statistics and discussions about cK vs cfs...
This is about messing with the kernel and that can be tricky business. Has never messed up for me, but it is a little nerdy. Look here if you want to learn and maybe get a speed boast (or if you have a dual core/dual processor/hyperthreading machine because you WILL get a performance boost). Use at you own risk, I am not a kernel developer or anything. - Mark Shuttleworth
Does your menus pop up slowly? Speen 'em up with this quick teak.