Tuesday 29 June 2010

Sync Google Chromium Extensions with your Google Account

just enter: "-enable-sync-extensions" to the command. Then go to tools>synced...>Customized and checked the extension option. That's all

Add the option to the launcher in your main menu or any other launcher you may have any where else (panel, docky, etc).

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Thursday 17 June 2010

Unclutter - Hide your mouse pointer when idle

Sometimes the greates ideas are the simplest ideas!!!

sudo apt-get install unclutter

to set a different idle time:

unclutter -idle 2

or any amount of time you like.

Original post from OMG!Ubuntu

Sunday 13 June 2010

BURG - The new GRUB

super cool!!! read more OMG!Ubuntu


Cool dark theme with install script


***********2nd UPDATE*********


***********3rd UPDATE*********

ps - if you have lots of kernels, I would recomend removing them with Ubuntu tweak before using this.

Monday 7 June 2010

Nautilus-Elementary now with toolbar editor

It's been a while since I used Elementary but I like what they are doing with it. I specially like the new toolbar editor.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:am-monkeyd/nautilus-elementary-ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

Read more at OMG!Ubuntu!

Guake terminal

I recently discovered Guake. Guake is a drop-down terminal Quake style, it can be activated by just pressing F12 and then It will disapear as soon as you press somewhere else. I find Guake quite useful on my netbook.


sudo apt-get install guake

After you installed it, add to you start-up applications and you are ready to go. I changed the bacground color to the Lucid Lynx purple and it looks fantastic.

Wednesday 2 June 2010

Control more than one computer with the same keyboard and mouse, Synergy-plus

I find this one quite handy when I have my laptop beside my computer and I'm able to control both without having to move things around.

Synergy+ (synergy-plus) lets you easily share a single mouse and keyboard between multiple computers with different operating systems, without special hardware. All you need is a LAN connection. It's intended for users with multiple computers, where each system uses its own display. It's a little like having a 2nd or a 3rd desktop...

Synergy-plus PPA

Another alternative is x2x

Here is my configuration:

synergy.conf (saved in my home directory)

section: screens

section: links
right = heepie-laptop
left = carles-pc

To launch it from the server

$ synergys -f --config synergy.conf

To launch it from the client

$ synergyc --name heepie-laptop

The is the IP of the server. To set it up at the start use -f the make it verbose and stick to the terminal. Make sure the add the entry on the firewall.

Watch anything with Specto

Specto is a desktop application that will watch configurable events (such as website updates, emails, file and folder changes, system processes, etc) and then trigger notifications.

For example, Specto can watch a website for updates (or a syndication feed, or an image, etc), and notify you when there is activity (otherwise, Specto will just stay out of the way). This changes the way you work, because you can be informed of events instead of having to look out for them. Better than clicking the refresh button on Caturdays, huh?

Specto is free and open source software distributed under the GNU GPL license.

Specto is also available from the repositories

Original post from Wepupd8