For Mac OS X user, you can quickly access the desktop by pressing the “F11” key on your keyboard. Similarly, press “F11” again to return to the previous state.
Use the patched NotifyOSD to customize the notification bubble for Ubuntu 13.04
if you are still using an old laptop, you might be better off disabling all the windows effects and animations in Ubuntu 13.04 so as to improve the performance of the system.
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 […]
You may also have seen PDF files that come with form that you can fill in. In case you are wondering how you can create a PDF file with fillable form, here is one easy way you can do so, and it is free of charge.
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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
In your browser’s URL bar, simply type in the following mailto:email@example.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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
For additional security, you can add a two-factor authentication to your SSH connection so it can prevent hackers from doing brute force attack on your server.
When you boot up your Ubuntu laptop, the bluetooth adaptor is always enabled by default. This is show you can disable the bluetooth module during boot up.
Do you find the scrolling speed in Firefox to be terribly slow? Here is a neat way to fix it.
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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.