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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Join MakeTechEasier on Facebook and Twitter

If you have discovered MakeTechEasier just recently and love what you read here, please consider following us on Facebook and Twitter as well. We provide the most detailed tutorials and web app review around and you’ll be notified everytime there is a new post on the MakeTechEasier Blog. Become a MakeTechEasier Facebook fan now. Follow […]

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 […]

Download MP3 For Free, Right From Your Desktop

Download MP3 For Free, Right From Your Desktop

Downloading MP3 from the Web is never an easy task. You have to search Google for your favorite song, find the correct site that comes with a proper download link and also constantly in fear that RIAA will come knocking your door. While we have covered 5 useful sites to download free and legal MP3, […]

15 Fantastic Looking Dark GDM Themes

15 Fantastic Looking Dark GDM Themes

One of the coolest things about being a Linux user can be showing off your slick custom interface to your friends. With the maturing of Grub 2 and kernel mode setting, we’ll soon all have a beautiful boot from start to finish. The step we’re covering today is customizing GDM, the login manager you likely […]

How to Change the Icon Size and Display Settings in Windows 7

How to Change the Icon Size and Display Settings in Windows 7

If you are using a large 27′ monitor like me, you will know how small your icons look like in the screen. Unless you enjoy looking small icons (and save up a lot of deskspace), you might be better off changing the icons (and text) to a bigger size instead of making the extra effort […]

How to Install Android SDK (and Take Screenshots) in Ubuntu 9.10

How to Install Android SDK (and Take Screenshots) in Ubuntu 9.10

If you are an Android developer, looking to root your Android phone, or just a blogger who wants to take screenshots of your latest Nexus One phone, you will need to install Android SDK in your computer. I know that it is kind of troublesome to download/install the SDK just to take screenshots in your […]

How to create email filters with KMail

How to create email filters with KMail

KMail is a feature-rich desktop email client for KDE that is part of the Kontact suite of PIM (Personal Information Management) applications. Last week, we covered email template creation in KMail, and this week, we will continue the series with a look at KMail’s sophisticated filtering system.

imo.im – A Multi-Client Web Based IM Service

imo.im – A Multi-Client Web Based IM Service

I am what you could call an instant message junkie. Between Facebook, Yahoo, Google and Blackberry messengers, I am always chatting with someone. In some cases Instant messaging from a mobile device just won’t cut it. What would happen if you were at a friend’s house and you need to get a hold of someone […]

5 Ways to Protect Your Twitter Account from Cyber Attacks

5 Ways to Protect Your Twitter Account from Cyber Attacks

In 2009, we saw the Twitter fail whale way too many times. There were several attacks that crippled Twitter and had many of its users (me included) wondering if they would ever be able to access their accounts again. In its 2010 Threat Predictions report, McAfee has predicted that social networking sites, like Twitter, and […]

How to Add Custom Alarm Ringtones in Android

How to Add Custom Alarm Ringtones in Android

If you are a proud owner of an Android phone and also a heavy alarm clock user, you will know that the default alarm clock app in Android phone does not provides you with lot of options, especially the ringtone. If you are looking to choose from a wide range of songs/ringtones that you are […]