Reinvent Your Desktop With BumpTop

Reinvent Your Desktop With BumpTop

Are you already tired of your plain, ugly desktop? Have you thought of spicing it up a little bit, perhaps change it into 3D perspective and put your graphics card to full use? If that is so, then BumpTop is definitely the one for you. BumpTop is a software that transforms your desktop into a […]

Two Simples Codes to Prevent People from Hotlinking Your Images

Two Simples Codes to Prevent People from Hotlinking Your Images

It has happened to everyone. You are browsing around the internet when you see one of your images on another site. Instantly, you are miffed that the person didn’t ask your permission or doesn’t even credit you for the image. You might be wondering “What are you supposed to do to prevent this from happening again?” […]

5 Firefox Add-ons For Better KDE Integration

5 Firefox Add-ons For Better KDE Integration

KDE’s default web browser is Konqueror, and many users love it for its speed, integration with KDE, and its host of features. Nevertheless, some sites do not perform as well as they do in Mozilla Firefox, and some users prefer the large number of available Firefox add-ons. Furthermore, users who move from Windows to Linux […]

How to Customize Your iGoogle Homepage

How to Customize Your iGoogle Homepage

Google has their hands in almost every aspect of the web. They have a free web tool for pretty much everything the average person could need. In my opinion, one of the most versatile Google tools is the iGoogle homepage. I say this because it can be configured just the way you need it to […]

Seven Steps to Take Control of Your Privacy on Facebook

Seven Steps to Take Control of Your Privacy on Facebook

In December, Facebook introduced a new facet to their privacy settings. They would default them to be viewed by everyone, which means that anyone with a Facebook account can view your settings. It caused a huge uproar by some people, but I wasn’t one of them. I had come to realize awhile back that Facebook […]

Friday Mobile Game Review: OMG Pirates!

Friday Mobile Game Review: OMG Pirates!

Judging from the name, you might think that OMG Pirates! is a pirates game where you become the baddies and rob people of their treasure. Unfortunately you are only half correct. OMG Pirates! actually played off the silly and absurd Ninja vs Pirates meme and you become the lone ninja that fights off the waves […]

How to Install and Run Slackware 13

How to Install and Run Slackware 13

A former co-worker once told me “If you want to learn Debian, install Debian. If you want to learn Fedora, install Fedora. If you want to learn Linux, install Slackware.” The philosophy behind Slackware is to keep the system as UNIX-like as possible. There’s not a lot of automatic configuration and you won’t find many […]

How to Use Nautilus As a FTP Client

How to Use Nautilus As a FTP Client

This is a guest post by Abhilash Kumar If you have a website of your own, you would be fairly used to using various FTP clients to transfer files to and from your hosting space. I personally use Filezilla for this activity. What I do not like about most FTP clients is the interface and […]

Beginner’s Guide to Fluxbox Configuration

Beginner’s Guide to Fluxbox Configuration

On any list of lightweight Linux window managers, you’ll find Fluxbox. Originally a fork of Blackbox, Flux is well known as a fast, light, highly configurable desktop. Unfortunately, Fluxbox’s emphasis on text files for nearly all configuration often acts as a roadblock for those first trying it out. There is a GUI which provides some […]

How to Customize Windows 7 Start Menu For Better Efficiency

How to Customize Windows 7 Start Menu For Better Efficiency

Here at MakeTechEasier, we are in the business of making complicated things as simple as possible. Previously, we’ve already discussed how to customize the right click menu in windows 7. What you might not know is that you can customize the Windows 7 Start menu too. You can decorate the Windows 7 Start menu by […]

A Preview of KDE 4.4

A Preview of KDE 4.4

A highly anticipated release, KDE 4.4 has taken necessary steps to solidify the underlying Plasma technology of KDE 4 and add polish to the already shiny surface. This week, MakeTechEasier will take you on a preview of the upcoming KDE 4.4 release, scheduled for February 9. I recently installed Release Candidate 1 on my desktop […]

How to Perform a Country Specific Web Search

How to Perform a Country Specific Web Search

Social networking sites have really opened the doors to the average person for global communication and business over the past couple of years. You may have a service geared toward a specific need in a country other than where you live. Maybe you are looking for a new vendor. Whatever the reason, there are times when […]

How to Edit Videos With Avidemux

How to Edit Videos With Avidemux

Avidemux is one good video editing software that we used regularly to edit our videos. It is free, cross-platforms and supports simple cutting, filtering and encoding tasks. One of the most important thing is that it is easy to use. Even if you are a novice, or do not have any experience in editing videos, […]

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Create a Photo Collage for Print or Wallpaper Using Photovisi

Create a Photo Collage for Print or Wallpaper Using Photovisi

Photo collages are a great way to customize your desktop, or any site that needs a background (e.g. web site or any profile page you can customize the background). However, it is usually an extensive process that needs the use of a image-editing software, like Adobe Photoshop or Macromedia Dreamweaver. Photovisi resolves all this. It […]

How to Run Enlightenment (E17) On Ubuntu Karmic

How to Run Enlightenment (E17) On Ubuntu Karmic

Every once in a while we here at MakeTechEasier like to take a look at where things stand with the notoriously still-in-development Enlightenment window manager. I say “notorious” because version 0.17 (hereafter called E17) has been in development almost 10 years, long enough to invite a fair share of Duke Nukem Forever analogies. While some […]