LXDE is one of the lightest graphical environments you can use for your Linux desktop. This is how to add an app launcher panel in LXDE so it doesn’t consume many resources.
If you’re a Gnome 3 user with dual monitors, you only get one screen with a taskbar and workspace switcher. Here’s how to make it appear on both monitors.
XFCE is a great desktop manager that is both lightweight and customizable. If you are tired of Gnome or KDE and are planning to switch to XFCE, this tutorial will show you how to customize the XFCE desktop.
Gnome 2 has been a favorite of many Linux users. The simple, yet fully customizable interface is what won the hearts of many users, and it is not surprising that when the Gnome team releases Gnome 3 which is more resource intensive and radically different from Gnome 2, many users protested. Many developers started to […]
When KDE 4 was first released, it was met with both hope and dismay, depending on the person you asked. Some loved everything from the new interface to the improved functionality. Others called it a significant step, but one in the wrong direction. Those purists still love KDE 3.5, and many of them continue to […]
While it may not have the world’s catchiest name, Googsystray is a heck of a useful app. That is, if you use a lot of Google apps like GMail, Reader, and especially Voice. It doesn’t just show you unread counts like so many other utilities, Googsystray integrates tightly with the Google services to give you […]
Appindicator was first introduced in Ubuntu karmic as a replacement for the Gnome panel applet. It is a small applet to display information from various applications consistently in the panel. It can also be used as a access point to access (and control) the application without having to open the application. if you are running […]
For those who are tired of the top Gnome panel taking up the full length of the screen, you can now try out Wing Panel to free out the extra space. Wing Panel is a panel (created by the Elementary team) designed to show only the indicator-applets and session applet. It is a small panel […]
If you are using Ubuntu Karmic, Lucid, or even the newly released Maverick, you should already have Ubuntu One installed in your computer. While Ubuntu One has become an useful tool in syncing your files/folders/music, most of the time, we are left guessing whether the sync is working or not. Wouldn’t it be great if […]
More than a year ago, we reviewed Cairo Dock for Linux and how you can install and configure it in Ubuntu Intrepid. Fast forward to the present moment, Cairo Dock (now known as Glx-Dock) is still very much alive and has become one of the best dock application for Linux. The release of the latest […]
Even though Ubuntu Lucid has not been officially released, I believe some of you have already upgraded your system to the beta or release candidate version. Now, if you have upgraded your Ubuntu Netbook Edition to the latest version (10.04), you will notice one thing: the top Gnome panel is locked and you can’t perform […]