Linux Tips

Delete Unnecessary Fonts and Install MS Core Fonts In Ubuntu

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When you first install Linux, you might be surprised at the fonts you have availble to you. Especially for users who haven’t used Linux, and are coming to it from Windows or Mac OS X, the font names might be a tad unfamiliar. As an example, open up a word processor and look at the […]

Get Clipboard History In a Unity Lens In Ubuntu With Diodon

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As we’ve previously mentioned, Ubuntu doesn’t come with a built-in clipboard manager (although KDE does, and enables it by default as well). This is easily rectified by installing one of a number of clipboard managers, such as ClipIt or Pastie. Both those programs place an icon in the GNOME Panel, and let you access your […]

Two Clipboard Managers That That Work With The Ubuntu Panel

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By default, most operating systems run a fairly simple clipboard. When you copy text, it is added to the clipboard. When you paste, it is copied from the clipboard to your current document. If you later copy something else, it is copied to the clipboard and whatever had been there is now unavailable. For people […]

Use A Standard Desktop (Not A Folder View Widget), In KDE

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Every operating system presents its users with a slightly different desktop environment from the others. In Mac OS X, the user sees a Dock at the bottom of the screen, icons that run from top to bottom, left to right, and a universal menu bar across the top of the screen. Windows has the task […]

View Your Google Calendar Events In The Ubuntu Unity Panel

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As the computing experience becomes more and more focused on the Web, it’s nice to be able to access the information while still on the Desktop. For instance, having weather information shown on your taskbar or panel, email reminders with pop-up notifications when new messages arrive, and instant access to Twitter feeds and Facebook posts. […]

Use KNemo To Monitor Your Network Traffic Stats In KDE Linux

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If you get your Internet service through Comcast, or any of the number of Internet providers who have a hard cap on bandwidth use, you may find some months in which you download and upload a great deal. This could cause you to wonder if you may be close to the monthly limit. Some service […]

Configure The Window Decoration Buttons In KDE Linux

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When Ubuntu made the decision to move the window controls from the right side of the windows to the left side, it was a bit controversial, to say the least. A lot of people didn’t understand the change (one of the reasons given – windicators – have yet to see the light of day), although […]

Install Linux Mint’s Cinnamon Desktop In Ubuntu

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As anyone who has used Linux for any amount of time can tell you, one of its greatest strengths is in its customizability. You aren’t stuck with a preset icon theme, or window theme, or overall look and feel. If you want something else you can find thousands of options, download one of them, and […]