Yakuake is a drop-down terminal emulator based on KDE Konsole technology which looks like the Quake console coming down from the top of your desktop when you press F12.
CMus (C* Music Player) is an ncurses-based audio player that runs in a shell, with no need for an X server which is very configurable with Vi-like commands, multiple views and keyboard shortcuts. It supports various audio formats, including Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, MP3, WAV, AAC or WMA.
Since version 3.0, Firefox changed the way it saves your bookmarks, history, cookies, passwords and so on - it now uses SQLite databases. This has some advantages but also disadvantages because over time, the databases are growing in size and become fragmented and this affects the time Firefox needs to start.
Several months ago I created an article with 5 APT (Advanced Packaging Tool) tips for both Debian and Ubuntu available here. APT is the package manager in Debian and Debian-based distributions, like Ubuntu. Here's part two of that article, with 5 more tips and tricks for APT.
Why use Gnome-Do to Control your music player? GNOME Do allows you to quickly search for many items present on your desktop or the web, and perform useful actions on those items. Gnome Do also comes with numerous plugins which includes a plugin to control Rhythmbox, Banshee, one for Exaile and one for XMMS2.
This article is a continuation to my other Bash-related post, 6 Bash Productivity Tips. Since that article gathered many useful comments and I bumped into several more over the net, here are 5 more tips and tricks.
Final as in 'non release candidate', obviously there will be versions like 1.0.1 and so on.
What's new: Support for HD and other new formats, finer speed controls, customizable toolbars, AirTunes streaming, and much more.
I was telling you about my problems with Pulseaudio in Ubuntu Linux and how I managed to fix them. Fixing the sound muted after restart issue was an easy one, my biggest problem was that after a system restart, Pulseaudio stopped working and I had to keep reinstalling it.
By default, Firefox (or Swiftfox) crashes when trying to view a full-screen video on say... YouTube. At least for me it used to crash until I found a fix and from what I've understand it's got something to do with the graphic card drivers and it's affecting both nVidia and ATI. If that is the case for you also, you may want to read on.
Many network problems in Ubuntu or Kubuntu seem to be related to the network manager not working correctly so here is how to configure your wired network manually:
I've been having some problems recently with the sound in Ubuntu Linux (Jaunty).
The first release candidate of KDE 4.3, the next major version of KDE4, was put out on July 1st and comes with new features and a lot of Plasma improvements and bug fixes.
When you want to launch a virtual machine in VirtualBox, you must first run VirtualBox and then start the VM. Here is how to create shortcuts to launch virtual machines in VirtualBox without opening the main program window:
The Firefox version which comes in Ubuntu has Pango enabled by default. Pango is a font smoothing library which decreases Firefox speed by up to 45%.
Firefox 3.5 comes with several great new features, like the private browsing mode or the support for open video integration (full review here).
digiKam is a free photo management application for KDE, and probably the best alternative to Picasa from Google. digiKam includes many photo retouching and photo manipulation functions, and it allows to organise your collection into albums.
By default, PulseAudio in Ubuntu up to Jaunty is set to work with 2 speakers (front channels). This tutorial will explain how to enable multiple sound channels (5.1, 7.1, etc) in Pulseaudio.
1. Use !!
Typing !! followed by Enter will bring back and execute the last command (same as Ctrl+P followed by Enter).
2. Use Emacs-like shortcuts
If you set your language to English (US), Gnome Calendar applet starts the week with Sunday, which is ok for USA but not for the rest of us and unfortunately there is no option in the applet to change this.
Normally, Gimp panels are de-attached from the main window, so you practically have 3 windows: