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Quick Tips to Type Faster in Android

Quick Tips to Type Faster in Android

If you are using the default Google keyboard in Android, here are a few tricks that you can use to improve your typing speed. 1. Press “space” twice to insert a period – Instead of physically typing a period at the end of each sentence, you can now hit the “Space” key twice and it […]

Schedule Ubuntu Shutdown With This Simple Command

Schedule Ubuntu Shutdown With This Simple Command

While there are plenty of tools that allow you to schedule your Ubuntu to shutdown at a specified time, here is an inbuilt command that you can use to automate the shutdown of your computer. It will save you the effort of installing third party software too. Open a terminal and type: sudo shutdown -h […]

Quickly Shut Down Mac With This Shortcut

Quickly Shut Down Mac With This Shortcut

The usual way to shut down your Mac OS X is to move your mouse to the Apple icon (at the top left corner), click on it and select the Shutdown option. You will be shown a confirmation dialog and only when you click the “Shut Down” button, then will the machine shut down. What […]

Add Google Keep to the Unity Launcher in Ubuntu

Add Google Keep to the Unity Launcher in Ubuntu

If you are a Ubuntu as well as Google Keep user, here is a quick and easy way to add Google Keep to the Unity Launcher. This trick only works in Google Chrome. 1. Open Google Chrome and install the Google Keep app. 2. Launch the Google Keep app. It should show up in a […]

Use Keyboard Shortcuts to Navigate the Start Screen [Windows 8]

Use Keyboard Shortcuts to Navigate the Start Screen [Windows 8]

The good thing about the Windows 8’s Modern interface is that you can pin your favorite apps to the Start screen. However, if you pinned too many apps to the screen, navigating them can be a chore. On a tablet, you can move around in the Start screen by swiping left/right. On the desktop, you […]

How to Set Up Motion Detection Webcam in Ubuntu

How to Set Up Motion Detection Webcam in Ubuntu

Don’t you hate it when people use your computer without your permission? f your laptop comes with a webcam, you can easily set up motion detection software to find out who is using your computer when you are not around. This article will show you how to set up a motion detection webcam in Ubuntu.

Add Keyboard Shortcut to Unity Lenses [Ubuntu]

Add Keyboard Shortcut to Unity Lenses [Ubuntu]

Do you know that all the default Unity lenses come with a keyboard shortcut that you can use to quickly access it? For example, you can use “Super + a” to open the Application lens and “Super + f” to open the Files lens. What if you have installed a custom lens and want to […]

Quickly Clear the Terminal Command With a Keyboard Shortcut

Quickly Clear the Terminal Command With a Keyboard Shortcut

[OS X / Linux] The good thing about the command line is that it allows us to get things done quickly. The bad thing? You have to memorize the commands by heart and one wrong character can cause the whole command to fail. Luckily, you can quickly wipe out everything you typed with the shortcut […]

Add Additional Clocks to the Notification Area in Windows

Add Additional Clocks to the Notification Area in Windows

In Windows Vista, 7 and 8, you can easily add up to 2 additional clocks to the notification area. This is useful if you are working with people in other time zones. On the desktop, click the clock in the notification area, followed by “Change date and time settings”. Click the “Additional Clocks” tab. You […]

How to Enable Appindicator in Gnome Shell

How to Enable Appindicator in Gnome Shell

One of the good things about the Unity desktop is the appindicator feature that provides quick access to key parts of your application. For those who are using Ubuntu, but have replaced the Unity desktop with Gnome Shell, one of the frustration is that the appindicator does not work in Gnome Shell. Luckily, with a simple extension, you can now get those appindicator icons to work in Gnome Shell.

How to Change System Language in Ubuntu

How to Change System Language in Ubuntu

When you first install Ubuntu on your computer, you have the option to change the system language to your preferred language. However if you have set English as the default language and later wish to change to another system language, there is an easy way to do so in the System Settings. Here is how you can change the system language in Ubuntu.

How to Install Unity Smart Scopes in Ubuntu 13.04

How to Install Unity Smart Scopes in Ubuntu 13.04

The Unity Smart Scopes is a powerful search tool for the Unity Dash in Ubuntu. It was left out of Ubuntu 13.04 because of stability issue. If you are one of those who love to try bleeding edge stuff, here is how you can install Unity Smart Scopes in Ubuntu 13.04.

How to Configure The Tabbed Inbox In Gmail

How to Configure The Tabbed Inbox In Gmail

Google has recently introduced the new tabbed inbox in Gmail which will auto-sort your emails into various tabs and help you to be more productive. This new tabbed inbox interface is not activated by default. This article will show you how you can activate and configure the tabbed inbox in Gmail.

Use Keyboard Shortcuts to Access Taskbar Items in Windows

Use Keyboard Shortcuts to Access Taskbar Items in Windows

In Windows 7 and 8, each of the item that you pin on the taskbar is associated with a shortcut. This allows you to quickly access the icon. The keyboard shortcut associated with the taskbar icon is “Windows key + number from the left”. For example, if Windows Explorer is pinned as the first icon […]

How to Record Terminal Session in Ubuntu

How to Record Terminal Session in Ubuntu

If you are a frequent terminal user, you may come across situations where you need to debug the code or copy the output of a script for future reference. Here is one way that you can use to record terminal session in Ubuntu to obtain the log file of all the input commands you have entered and their outputs .