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Do a Quick Search In Firefox With A Keystrokoe

Do a Quick Search In Firefox With A Keystrokoe

In Firefox, you can press the “/” key in your keyboard (when your cursor is not in any input field) to quickly activate the Quick Search bar. Alternatively, you can go to “Preferences -> Advanced -> General and tick the box “Search for text when I start typing”. This will allow you to search for […]

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.

Hot Deal: Get 1 Free Month Of Hulu Plus Access

Hot Deal: Get 1 Free Month Of Hulu Plus Access

If you are a fan of online TV, then you definitely don’t want to miss out on this deal. The latest deal from StackSocial gives you a free month of Hulu Plus access, completely free of charge.

How to Audit Your Linux Security With Lynis

How to Audit Your Linux Security With Lynis

For those who are running a server on their Linux machine, it is important to beef up its security. Lynis is an auditing tool which tests and gathers security information from Unix based systems.

Use TV-maxe As Sopcast Alternative in Linux

Use TV-maxe As Sopcast Alternative in Linux

Sopcast is a popular way to watch P2P TV on the Internet, but sometime it can be slow or doesn’t work at all. If you are looking for an alternative in Linux, then TV-maxe is the one for you.