How To Automate Tasks In KDE

How To Automate Tasks In KDE

KDE provides users with the tools to run software automatically using two features: Autostart and Task Scheduler (formerly called KCron). These tasks can be initiated immediately prior to KDE startup, during KDE startup, or scheduled at anytime: daily, hourly, weekly, or even every five minutes. Both of these features were present in KDE 3. Autostart […]

How To Check Your Android For Cupcake

How To Check Your Android For Cupcake

Cupcake is the internal Google nickname for the latest version of the Android operating system¬† (There will be a Doughnut version next). Google engineers stumbled on a great marketing tool similar to Ubuntu’s Hardy Heron, Intrepid Ibex, Jaunty Jackalope scheme. Who doesn’t like dessert? Unfortunately, Cupcake is quickly becoming known as the update that didn’t […]

Ubuntu: How to Mount iso, Bin And Cue Files Directly From Nautilus

Ubuntu: How to Mount iso, Bin And Cue Files Directly From Nautilus

We have covered the easy way to mount iso images in Windows. This time round, we are going to cover the easy way to mount an iso, bin or cue file in Ubuntu without having to hit the terminal every time. With the use of fuesiso and nautilus-actions, we can easily create an option in […]

How To Default Your Search To Google.com In Firefox

How To Default Your Search To Google.com In Firefox

If you travel to foreign countries, Firefox has the annoying habit of returning search results in a language based on the nationality of the service provider. Before I did this trick, when I was at home in France I’d default to Google.fr, but at work in Switzerland it would default to Google.ch. Follow these instructions to always force Google.com in English.

How To Enable 3D Acceleration In VirtualBox

How To Enable 3D Acceleration In VirtualBox

Virtualbox is an excellent application to have if you’re looking to try out new operating systems and/or are generally interested in virtualisation for the many benefits it offers. Make Tech Easier has extensively¬†covered VirtualBox a couple of times earlier and we are great fans of this cross platform, open source application. One thing which VirtualBox […]

Mastering the Bash History

Mastering the Bash History

The Bourne Again Shell, better known as bash, is the default for most Linux distributions. It’s extremely powerful as far as command shells go, and holds all kinds of nifty tricks for those willing to learn. One of the best features is, in my opinion, the command history system. There are many options to use […]

Trapster: Alerts For Speed Traps On Your Handset

Trapster: Alerts For Speed Traps On Your Handset

Trapster is a free service and client for avoiding speed traps for iPhone, BlackBerry and java enabled phones. Another great thing about Trapster is that it’s community driven: anyone can report speed traps so the maps are updated all the time. Trapster combines technologies such as GPS and wireless location, voice transcription, geocoding, reverse geocoding, […]

How to Mount ISO Images In Windows

How to Mount ISO Images In Windows

Mounting ISO images in your OS is a great way for you to view and run the content of the disk image without having to burn it into a CD/DVD. While Mac and Linux come with native support to mount ISO images in the system, Windows, regardless which version you are using, doesn’t come with […]

How to Integrate Google Gadgets With Plasma in Kubuntu

How to Integrate Google Gadgets With Plasma in Kubuntu

When Google Gadgets were released for Linux, many people once again praised Google’s support of free and open source software, but there was just one problem. The two major desktop environments for Linux, GNOME and KDE, both already had desktop widget components that were better integrated into their overall desktops. Fortunately, the Google developers were […]

How to Restore Ctrl + Alt + BackSpace In Ubuntu Jaunty

How to Restore Ctrl + Alt + BackSpace In Ubuntu Jaunty

In most Linux distro (including Ubuntu), the keyboard combo Ctrl + Alt + Backspace is often used as a shortcut key to restart X. However, in Ubuntu Jaunty, this keyboard shortcut was disabled, “to reduce issues experienced by users who accidentally trigger the key combo”, as quoted by Ubuntu. I don’t know how many people […]