Collection of 18 Popular APT & DPKG Tips for Debian and Ubuntu

This is a guide containing the most popular and useful ways of using the APT and DPKG commands, and it applies to both Ubuntu and Debian (and their derivatives). I mentioned where super user privileges are required, the ones without a mention can be executed as normal user.

KDocker: Dock Any Application in the System Tray in KDE, GNOME & Xfce

I bet at one point or another you felt you missed the system tray integration feature in some application, be it xterm, an audio player, a file manager or any other program.

A Guide to Using Finch - Terminal-Based Chat Client

Finch is a TUI (text user interface) IM client for Linux which uses libpurple, the same library on which the GNOME IM client Pidgin is based on.

How-To: Set Up KMail With GMail and IMAP

According to Wikipedia, IMAP (Internet Message Access Protocol), together with POP is one of the most popular protocols for email retrieval.

How To Set Up A Nautilus "Open In Terminal" Keyboard Shortcut [w/ Video]

Wouldn't it be nice to be able to set a keyboard shortcut in Nautilus for the "Open in terminal" action so that when you're in a certain folder, press

Twitter's OAuthpocalypse Today - Upgrade Your Gwibber!

Today is Twitter's OAuthpocalypse: Twitter is shutting down basic authentification so all clients not using OAuth will stop working and one of these Twitter clients is Ubuntu's default microblogging clien

How To Make An Application Always Open On A Certain Virtual Desktop (Using Compiz)

Because WebUpd8 reader soee asked in a comment about making an application always open on a certain virtual desktop, I decided to make a full post and a screencast for this - especially

How To Add / Delete Workspaces In Compiz Using Keyboard Shortcuts

If you tried Gnome Shell, you probably noticed how cool it is to quickly add / delete workspaces using the + / - buttons.

Elegant Gnome (Theme) Pack PPA For Ubuntu And Linux Mint Users


Elegant gnome
(The dock icons come with Elegant Gnome)

Fix Compiz Slowness For Proprietary ATI Drivers In Ubuntu

If you're using the proprietary ATI graphics drivers and you're experiencing really slow maximizing / unmaximization of windows or slow Alt + Tab with desktop effects (Compiz) enabled, here is a PPA which is supposed to fix this for you. The package in the PPA should solve this for both GNOME and KDE users.

Application Menu (Global Menu) For Ubuntu Netbook Edition 10.10 Is Available For Testing

How To Upgrade To Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat

When Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat will be out, you will be able to upgrade as usual, by pressing Alt + F2 and entering "update-manager -d".

Use Smart (Frecency) Directory Completition In Linux With Z

Z is a simple bash script which attempts to make the "cd" command smart, by creating a database of the most used as well as recently used directories (think of it as a simplified Zeitgeist written in BASH, for the "cd" command only) - it basically combines frequency and recency

Fix USB Devices Automount Not Working In Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

Finally An Easy Way To Customize Notify OSD Notification Bubbles [Ubuntu PPA]


Enable RGBA Transparency In Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala and Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx


Fix Banshee iPod Sync (Podsleuth) In Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

iPod sync with Banshee is broken in Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx since HAL is now D-Bus activated and does not have an init script. This bug was fixed by Banshee developers last night but isn't yet available anywhere - except GIT.

So here is a short guide to compile the latest podsleuth from Git in Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx.

Install WINE With Built-In Pulseaudio Support In Ubuntu

If you're experience bad sound with the default WINE package in Ubuntu and have Pulseaudio working, you should try the following WINE package (available in an Ubuntu PPA) which comes with built-in Pulseaudio support.

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.

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