Sunday 19 December 2010

Mono theme icon for ktorrent

Yesterday I talk about associating magnet links in Ubuntu and I mention that my favorite torrent downloaded is ktorrent, but one thing that ktorrent is missing is the mono icon for the appindicator in ubuntu.

I'm not a designer of even close but yesterday I spend a few minutes fixing this annoyance of mine for a while. Now, all my icons in the appindicator are looking nice...

To install it, just download the image below and save it as "ktorrent.png". Now open the terminal and enter:
$ sudo mv /usr/share/icons/hicolor/22x22/apps/ktorrent.png ktorrent_backup.png
$ sudo mv ~/Downloads/ktorrent.png /usr/share/icons/hicolor/22x22/apps
Next time you start ktorrent the appindicator icon will be changed.

Make Gmail the default mail application

It always annoys me went I press a link and I get evolution mail client opening up. If you are like me and only uses web base mail clients and particularly you use Gmail this may be of help

Gnome Gmail does just that for you. It add support for making Gmail the default mail application for the Gnome desktop.

Once you install it make sure you go to:

System > Preferences > Preferred Applications

And choose Gmail as you default "Mail Reader"

Associate magnet links to any application on Ubuntu

This is one of those things that I've meaning to do for a while. This will work with any torrent client that supports magnet links. I use ktorrent which for me is the best out there.

Enter this into the terminal:
$ gconftool-2 -t string -s /desktop/gnome/url-handlers/magnet/command "ktorrent %i -caption "%c" %u"
Change what is comas with your preferred torrent client.
$ gconftool-2 -s /desktop/gnome/url-handlers/magnet/needs_terminal false -t bool
$ gconftool-2 -t bool -s /desktop/gnome/url-handlers/magnet/enabled true

If you entered the above correcly you will end up with a new entry in gconf-editor like so:

Remember that mangnet links take a little longer to start downloading, just be patient.

Dropbox Icons for Ubuntu

A couple of days ago dropbox released their new version 1.0.10 to the public with lots of improvements and changes. Read more about it here.

One of the changes is the integration with appindicator with Ubuntu Maverick but they forgot to include the mono icon them for it. So here is the link for it.