It can be pretty annoying when the screensaver pop in to take over the screen while you were watching video. What solutions do you have in Ubuntu to prevent the screen from going to sleep, or dimming down?
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While there are tons of addons that you can install in Firefox to minimize its memory usage, sometime you may just want to use a simple method without installing yet another extension. Since Firefox 22 there is a native feature that allows you to quickly minimize the memory usage of Firefox.
Google doesn’t provide a Linux desktop client for Google Music. If you are a Linux and Rhythmbox user, here is how you can access Google Music in Rhythmbox.
If your phone’s mobile plan only allow you to use a limited amount of mobile data, you will want to do limit some of the apps to use only WiFi, and not mobile data.
PixelKit is a premium site where you can find tons of UI kits & design resources. And we have 3 PixelKit annual membership accounts to give away.
The Youtube app for Android doesn’t allow you to play video in the background. Here is how you can listen to YouTube without the video on Android, and run in the background.
If you want to access shared folder in Virtualbox with Ubuntu guest, here is how you can do so.
While there are lots of applications that allow you to create self-extracting archive, here is how you can do it with the native tool that come in your OS.
If you are using a SSD for your Ubuntu machine, here is a way to check the health of SSD and see whether it is time to change a new one.
MakeGIF Video Capture allows you to easily turn YouTube video into animated GIF. There is no technical knowledge required. All you need to do is to play the video, click Capture, follow by Generate and you will be able to download the animated GIF.
Google has recently released Chromecast, a $35 device that allows you to stream media from (almost) any device to your TV. Will you be getting one?
If you are keen to get your hands on the latest Android 4.3, but your phone’s manufacturer/carrier is not ready to push the update to your phone yet, you can try it out on your desktop, by running Android 4.3 in a virtual machine.
If you want your Linux system to remember your password longer for a sudo command, here is how you can change the sudo password timeout.
For those who prefer to use the mouse more than the keyboard, you can easily create mouse gestures in Ubuntu to replicate the behavior of keyboard shortcuts. Easystroke is one such tool that allows you to do so.
A malfunction extension that take up too much memory can bring the whole browser down. Here is a quick tip to view memory usage of extensions in Google Chrome.
There are times when an application goes haywire and become unresponsive. Here is a few ways you can kill unresponsive application in Ubuntu.
Instead of searching for the apps, with this trick, you can quickly launch apps from the desktop in Windows 8.
If you wish to move away from Google Calendar, you can always host your own Calendar server. Owncloud comes with this feature in its recent version.
While most people loathe the command line, it is undoubtedly the most efficient way to get things done. If you are one of those who will freak out when you are on the terminal, we have compiled a list of useful Linux commands that you can use to make your workflow more productive.