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Install Hundreds of Fonts with One Command

Install Hundreds of Fonts with One Command

Open a terminal and type the following command: sudo apt-get install fonts-cantarell lmodern ttf-aenigma ttf-georgewilliams ttf-bitstream-vera ttf-sjfonts ttf-tuffy tv-fonts ubuntustudio-font-meta This will install hundreds of different fonts in Ubuntu (or any other Linux distro). Full article

Compose an Email From The Browser’s URL Bar

Compose an Email From The Browser’s URL Bar

In your browser’s URL bar, simply type in the following mailto:recipient@emailaddress.com and it will open a Compose Email window (from your default email client) with the recipent field filled in. Refer to the full article for more configuration options.

Open a Bigger Compose Window in Gmail

Open a Bigger Compose Window in Gmail

By default, when you are composing an email in Gmail, it will popup a compose window at the right bottom corner of the window. A quick trick is to press “Shift” while clicking the Compose button. This will open a bigger Compose area in its own window.

Scan Barcode Using Google Search App in Android

Scan Barcode Using Google Search App in Android

Open the Google Search app in Android and tap the “Mic” icon. Next, tap the Menu button and select “Search with camera”. Take an image of the barcode/qr code and it will take you to the URL embedded in the barcode/qr code.

Improve Power Usage in Linux With TLP

Improve Power Usage in Linux With TLP

Be it a laptop or a mobile device, you always want the battery to last as long as possible without it dying on you. If you are running Linux on your laptop, you can make use of the TLP module to manage your computer’s power usage in the background.