PlayOnLinux – Install Windows Games And Software In Ubuntu Linux

You might not want to switch to Ubuntu from Windows because you think that you will not be able to play many of your favorite games on Ubuntu or that your favorite windows program might not work there. Guess what? This is no longer an issue as Linux has done a lot to facilitate and provide windows programs. Read More

Prevent The Display From Turning Blank In Ubuntu

If you are watching a movie on your laptop or are reading any PDF material, etc then you might have noticed that the system’s display turns off if no action is taken in a particular period of time. Let me show you an easy way to disable this system setting in Ubuntu. Read More

Hulu Desktop – Now Watch Hulu In Linux

Hulu needs no introduction. Till yesterday, it had a desktop application for both Windows and Macs and no official application was available for Linux. We covered a post regarding how you can watch Hulu using Boxee in Linux. But today, Hulu has released a desktop player for Linux. They are emailing all it's users talking about how Linux support has been the most requested feature. Read More

Remote Access Your System With TsClient VNCViewer In Ubuntu Linux

VNC(Virtual Network Computing) is a way to connect to remote computers. It works perfectly on Windows and Linux based systems. All you have to do is install the Vnc Server on the remote machine to which you are going to connect, then use any Vncviewer tool on your local machine and connect to the remote machine with it. You can find many vncviewer tools, Tsclient is one of them, which works perfectly fine in Ubuntu. Read More

Launch Application Menu In Ubuntu With Windows Key

If you have migrated from Windows to Ubuntu then you might be missing the Windows key. In Windows OS if you hit the Windows Key, the Start Menu shows up instantly but this is not the case in Ubuntu. Ubuntu keeps the launcher shortcuts for applications in the Application menu which is located in the left side of the Panel. Let me share an easy way to configure the Windows Key to launch the Application Menu. Read More

Switch The Close/Maximize/Minimize Buttons To Left Side In Ubuntu

As you know whenever any window is displayed in Ubuntu, the three universal buttons Close, Maximize and Minimize are displayed on the right side by default. Ofcourse this is standard, but if you are left handed person or just want to change the buttons placement to the left side then this guide is for you. Read More

Clear And Disable The Recent Documents List In Ubuntu Linux

Ubuntu lists the recently accessed documents in the Places > Recent Documents option. You should make sure this option is cleared and disabled if  you don't want others to see your activities. We will address the following two points in this post:
  • How To Clear the Recent Documents List in Ubuntu
  • How To Disable The Recent Documents List in Ubuntu

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Completely Delete A User Along With The Associated Home Directory In Ubuntu Linux

Whenever you create a user in Ubuntu it's respective directory is created in the /home partition of the system. Whenever you remove a user the system deletes it's entries from each and every location, except it's relevant directory in /home. Linux Distributions do not remove the home directory of a user when the user is deleted. Let me guide you how to remove a user along with its home directory. Read More

How To Find Commands To Run Applications In Ubuntu Linux

Whenever you install any particular application in Ubuntu it's launcher is placed in the appropriate category like Applications, Accessories, Places, or System. But if you are unable to locate any installed application there, then the best way to launch it is through the Run Application Dialogue box. You may open the Run Application dialogue box by pressing Alt + F2. Read More

Make Your Gnome Desktop More Useful With Screenlets

If you are one of those users who spends a lot of time on his/her Ubuntu desktop, then you should add some small applets on your desktop which will take care of the common daily routine tasks in order to provide you convenience. If you use KDE then you may use widgets to add some commonly used applications/applets to your desktop. For GNOME users, Screenlets serve the same purpose and allow you to add some common apps like the calculator, clock, calendar, Rss feed, Appmenu, etc to your desktop. Scereenlets are very easy to install in the latest versions of Ubuntu Linux, simply go though the following steps to achieve it. Read More

How To Completely Uninstall Packages In Ubuntu Linux

We usually install lots of different packages in our Ubuntu system, the most common way to install packages is either the apt-get command or the  synaptic package manager. Whenever a package is installed, Ubuntu copies its executable and other configuration files to the proper directories. But when you remove any unneeded package, then usually the system only removes the executable but does not remove the configuration files associated with the package being removed. With the passage of time, these files can become one big mess and causes the wastage of disk space as well. Let me share an easy way to get rid of such files.

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How To Create A Drop-Down Launcher For Commonly Used Applications In Ubuntu

If you want to place all your favorite applications on the desktop then I am sure that your desktop will soon become cluttered. Drawer is a free application for Ubuntu that store files and applications in a drop-down menu. Its very easy to add Drawer to your Ubuntu's Panel, once it has been added then you may easily add any items to it. All of these added items can be later launched quickly from the drop-down menu. Read More

Disable Auto Sleep To Prevent Laptop From Sleeping In Ubuntu

Let me first introduce to you the role of  Applets in Ubuntu. Applets are small, single-purpose programs which reside in the panel. They can be used to perform any task like monitoring particular aspects of your computer, or to provide useful information about other computers on the networks, etc. Read More

Using GSmartControl In Ubuntu Linux

You might have heard about SMART, it is a technology which most modern hard drives adopt as it predicts certain disk failures which may occur anytime. GSmartControl is a free tool which offers an awesome graphical user interface for querying and controlling the SMART technology (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology) data on modern hard disks. It lets you determine the drive's health with the help of the various tests which it performs. Read More

Clean Up Ubuntu & Remove Duplicates With FSlint (FileSystem Lint)

FSlint (FileSystem Lint) is a cool application which lets you identify and remove duplicates from your Ubuntu system. It is a very powerful and rich tool that has the capacity to find duplicate files, installed packages, bad name clashes, temp files, bad links, empty directories, and redundant whitespace.  Go through the following simple steps to install and use it. Read More

How To Enable RAR Support In Ubuntu Linux

We often come across lots of RAR archive files over the Internet and download them to our Ubuntu systems. By defualt the archive manager for ubuntu does not support RAR files and it is unable to work with them. You will need to enable RAR support, if you want to use RAR files in Ubuntu. Its pretty simply, just go though the following simple steps to achieve it. Read More

How To Enable Control Center In Ubuntu Linux

As a computer user you will be definitely familiar with the Window's Control Panel, its a central point to manage many system utilities and system settings. Ubuntu also includes a similar central control point, but its named the control center. Strangely, it is not enabled by default, you will need to make some changes to enable it. Go through the following simple steps to enable it. Read More