Adding multiple workspaces it might be useful for many users to organize currently opened applications or windows, become handy feature specially if you have a big display with high resolution to easily switch between workspaces as many as you want. Continue reading
If you been using KDE Desktop there is a cool feature for auto change wallpapers called slideshow, you simply assign folder or many with wallpapers.
But with Wally wallpapers changer there are many features it not only using folders and files to slideshow them, it also can to search for many websites and search engines and fetch pictures to be wallpapers on your desktop such as Flickr, Yahoo!, Panoramio, Pikeo, Ipernity, Photobucket, Buzznet, Picasa, Smugmug, Bing, Google, Vladstudio and deviantART images. Continue reading
Been a long time for changing Avant window Navigator theme, found really cool collection on deviantart, you will find many themes appropriate for your desktop background and installed themes you have even it was dark theme or bright theme. Continue reading
After installing many applications, adding extra repositories you might need to remove useless packages and repositories, this will help you to save some space form system directory and keep your system performing better. Continue reading
Default Gnome Menu not Fully customizable with easily Graphical user interface that every user able to make his/her customizations.
For GnoMenu you can simply change themes, icons, main menu Applet button.Also including transparent with background for many themes.
GnoMenu working on many ways for panels, Docks, window managers. For Gnome Desktop you can simply remove main menu applet and add the new applet for GnoMenu. you can also use it on Xfce but you will need to install extra package to be able to run Gnome applets on Xfce panel called Xfapplet.
- Avant Window Navigator AWN dock
- Cairo Dock
Follow This Link and Download Last Stable release.
How To Install GnoMenu
Simply download the package then extract it, go to terminal to the directory you extracted this package to and type
After The installation you will be able to use GnoMenu on AWN Dock, Docky, Cairo Dock, by adding extra applet from the dock preferences ” For more information check the readme file on GnoMenu installation folder.
I tried it on Gnome Panel and works really good and also working on Avant Window Navigator Dock.
You won’t need to tile windows location by yourself any more, with this simple applet you can simply Tile windows in many ways to get best view for active windows. I usually use tile mode to easily compare between to windows and included content inside both, also you can use it to simply drag and drop element from window to another.
You will even like this applet more if you have a huge display with big resolution, in this case you will be able to tile windows on many way without have any problem. cause if you have a small screen you might have problem with tile some windows specially with fixed windows size.
Supporting many Tiling options for dual vertical mode, horizontal mode, quad mode for four windows. and more.
Also This applet working on many window managers and desktops ” Gnome, KDE, and Xfce ”
That Link includes download options for many distributions you can use deb package for Ubuntu, Debian, Linux Mint, and most debian based distributions.
or you can use the source code for other distributions using supported Desktop and window manager.
- For Ubuntu distributions after installing the deb package you can simply add extra applet for gnome Panel.
Also including Here How to install and using X Tile Applet on another Window manager.
That’s it for Now.
Simple way to get access to installed fonts on .fonts directory, usually when you need to install extra fonts you will have to paste it on .font directory. But with Font manager tool you can easily add extra fonts, configure fonts substitution, make a full archive backup of installed fonts, comparing fonts, even more.
Font Manager associated with fonts on appearance preferences, to easily modify fonts for the desktop, applications, documents, window titles.
Tested on many distributions Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Gentoo, Arch, Zenwalk, Fedora. and now Font Manager added to Fedora repositories to be installed as default font manager on Fedora distribution. Tested in many window managers ” KDE, Gnome, Xfce ”
Also you can assign many directories from font manager preferences to automatically search for fonts on you machine.
To Backup Fonts easily export it on .zip file from export collections.
Check the release notes for updated version Font Manager 0.5.5 Here
Download Font Manager 0.5.5 From Google Code with Deb file for ubuntu -10.04 and Linux Mint 9, includes the source code. Also check Gtk apps Here Download options For other distributions ” Fedora, Gentoo, arch ”
That’s it for Now.
Really good tool for taking control of google products using command line “terminal”, supporting many products of google like Blogger, calender, contacts, Docs, picasa, and Youtube.
check the dependencies and system requirement before installation from Here
Download GoogleCL with .Deb file for ubuntu/Debian or the source code for other distributions from Here
After the installation you will need to authorized access for each product you want to use for Google.
when you try to get access to calender for example link will showup to open on your browser to authorize GoogleCL
after you open this link on your browser you will be able to add events on you calender. so will add event on calender with this name ” Test for GoogleCL on LinuxNOV ”
using this command line
Found a lot of themes while surfing websites for the best Dark Gnome Themes, those themes will required GTK 2.x , Emeraled, compiz for extra visualization. you can make your own customization using Emeraled or basically customize theme from Appearance Preferences.
Also you will find on many of those themes coming with icons pack and fonts, make sure you read the installation instruction for each one, to get same looking themes as shown. let’s check Top 30 Dark Gnome Themes.
1. LaGaDesk 102 Suite 1.0.0
2. Cobra 0.0.4
4. Black2 GTK + emerald
5. Awesome Theme
for OpenBox and you will find link for GTK
6. Khal Blue 0.1
7. Wii Black 0.5
8. Clearlooks blackblue
9. Black and Blue gtk2x
10. BlackRain 2
11. Turquoise Nights II
12. Kuler V5
13. Lucid Night
14. Yellow Jackets Dark
15. Divinorum 0.4.0
16. Darkness gtk2 (rgba false) 1.3b
17. QDarkStudio4 Theme
18. Imperfection Alpha version
19. carbon fiber GTK
20. Glass Holes GTK
22. Kreator Theme 1.0.5
23. Silent Night II 1.2
24. Dark Star Theme
25. K9 Theme
26. Darkness Transparent GTK
27. Smart Dark GTK Theme
28. Fresh Dark Gnome Theme 2.1
29. Cole Theme
30. QDS4 Requiem Theme
And This was the last one, you can always find more “” Keep surfing around “”
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Dock applications is really cool way to get quicker access to your installed applications, directories, or files, it’s fully customized with different desktop and window managers. you will find a lot of docks available to use with different features for extra plugins, docks applets, and themes. here will list 7 of the best docks available so far for linux desktops.
1. Avant Window Navigator Dock ” AWN “
it’s my favorite dock usually using, has a lot of features for adding extra applets, launchers, plugins, themes, we already submitted a top ten themes for AWN dock here in this link
To install AWN dock check the installation guide for different distributions and different window managers Here
Also check the extra plugins, default themes and applets available for awn dock Here
2. Gnome Do Docky Dock.
Docky is really cool dock doing same functions for running application, files, directories, and even more cool functions, for searching for specific files, or folders, and cool simple launcher.
3. Cairo Dock
working in two looks for openGL fully customized with many features specially with last version release 2.1.3, and other one without openGL.
More cairo Dock screenshot Here
check Full features and Download options for Cairo Dock Here
4. Wbar Dock
Simple dock and really lightweight you will find Download options and more informations for it Here
check Here for more screenshots
Simple Dock bar don’t required compiz or 3d acceleration written on C++
more simdock screenshots
check the Download options for simdock and more information Here
KoolDock Required KDE desktop, check Here for more informations and Download Options
7. KDocker Dock
simple dock integrated to system try panel working for many desktops and window managers. supporting drag and drop.
check the full features and Download options For Kdocker
That’s it for now.
it’s really important to know what every logged in user doing on the system, that’s really help to know where are CPU and Memory usage going on usually.
1. How To show logged in user accounts for this system
Open Terminal and type
This will show current logged in users to the system, also if you switching user and you didn’t logged out from the second user it will be listed.
tty7 : terminal name that connected to the stander input with 7
and time and date for logging time.
2. Showing more informations for current logged in users for this system
open Terminal and Type
This will show more information about up running time for this user, current window manager used by this user and the load average.
USER TTY FROM LOGIN@ IDLE JCPU PCPU WHAT
mb tty7 :0 02:01 4:06m 23:08 0.40s gnome-session
3. How to show accessed applications for specific user
Open terminal and type
mb is the username change it with yours or any another active user account.
1572 ? 00:00:00 gnome-keyring-d
1590 ? 00:00:00 gnome-session
1624 ? 00:00:00 ssh-agent
1627 ? 00:00:00 dbus-launch
1628 ? 00:00:03 dbus-daemon
1631 ? 00:00:02 gconfd-2
1638 ? 00:00:09 gnome-settings-
1640 ? 00:00:00 gvfsd
1645 ? 00:00:00 gvfs-fuse-daemo
1649 ? 00:03:48 compiz
1650 ? 00:00:00 polkit-gnome-au
1653 ? 00:00:38 nautilus
1654 ? 00:00:12 gnome-panel
That’s it for now.
What is dpkg ?
it’s a package manager for Debian system, and working on other distributions built from Debian system. Used for installing and Removing packages on you system. as same as using synaptic package manager on Ubuntu, but the difference that dpkg using for individual package without installing extra dependencies for this package.
so let’s open Terminal and see what we have here
1. Listing all installed packages on your system
2. show installed packages for a specific Applications
for example will check installed packages for FatRat download manager, open terminal and type
Here is the output
ii fatrat 1.1.1-5 multi-protocol download manager, feature ric
ii fatrat-data 1.1.1-5 data files for fatrat
you can replace fatrat with any other application name.
3. show installed files for specific package.
will use fatrat in this example too. go to terminal and type
it will show a list for installed file for fatrat.
4. If you want to know which package installed any file located on your system
For example i need to know which package installed this file ” chatIncoming.wav ” which located in this directories /usr/share/skype/sounds/
This will be the output
show skype package name that installed this file before the colon.
5. Installing and uninstalling Deb packages we already showed you how to do it in this post
That’s it for Now.