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26 Set/10

A walk around the GNOME desktop

A walk around the GNOME desktop

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Recently I had a reader request a bit of a “how to” on the GNOME desktop. After giving it some thought, and at first wondering why anyone would need a walk around for the GNOME desktop, I realized that some users simply don’t have the ability to look at the computer desktop from the same vantage point as those of us who “get it”. With that thought in mind, I thought it would be a good idea to give...

12 Set/10

Get organized with Getting Things GNOME

Get organized with Getting Things GNOME

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Getting organized is, for some, a constant struggle. The PC is supposed to help us…does it? For some it does. For some it does not. For those that have trouble getting organized on the PC, a special tool is some times necessary. Getting Things GNOME is a GNOME tool that takes the task list to the next level. GTG allows for tag-able task, add sub tasks, includes a plugin systems (with plenty of included plugins),  and...

5 Set/10

Add desktop icons to KDE and GNOME

Add desktop icons to KDE and GNOME

Although I am one to prefer a clutter-free, minimalist desktop, I know the majority of users prefer a much more standard, fast-access type of desktop. This means icons. Not the kind of icons you see on many users desktops (you know the ones, where there are so many icons it’s impossible to make sense of what is there), but icons that allow you to launch the applications you use most often. With KDE and GNOME there are different ways to add icons. With one desktop, the process is...


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10 Ago/10

Even more GNOME keyboard shortcuts

Even more GNOME keyboard shortcuts

Well all strive to make our desktop as efficient as possible. Whether you’re a coder who wants nothing more than to never remove your fingers from the keyboard, or if you’re a writer who wants to use the mouse only when necessary, there are so many ways to make this happen. One of the easiest ways is to use keyboard shortcuts. I’ve already touched on this subject in my article “Handy GNOME keyboard shortcuts” and I’ve demonstrated how to create custom...

8 Ago/10

Use Top Shelf to keep track of what you are working on

Use Top Shelf to keep track of what you are working on

As a writer one of the most important things for me is to keep organized. This may seem like a fairly simple task, but when you are doing everything from researching a topic to piecing together a much larger work, having fast access to all of the particular documents you are working on can make the difference between efficient work and a catastrophe. There are many ways to keep yourself organized. I’ve seen writers keep spreadsheets, use tools like Basket or OneNote, scratch...

1 Lug/10

Epiphany: An efficient, but different, web browser

Epiphany: An efficient, but different, web browser

After I set up RGBA support in Ubuntu (see my article “Enable RGBA support in Ubuntu“), I sat about to find applications that could replace non-GTK+ applications currently in use. Replacing the web browser proved to be a challenge. And although it’s not able to stand alone as a full blown replacement for my favorite, Chrome, the Epiphany web browser is a nice, serviceable replacement that supports RGBA. There are a few things Epiphany handles differently than most...

21 Giu/10

Guake: Hide-able terminal goodness

Guake: Hide-able terminal goodness

As you well know, I am a big fan of the Linux command line. Because of this I use the terminal a lot. I am also a fan of Linux eye candy and making my desktop as clean and sleek as possible. I don’t like to have things in the way and I like easy access to the tools I use. That is why I want my terminal to be easily accessed, always ready, and quick to disappear. Guake is a drop-down terminal that fits all of these needs perfectly. It’s for the GNOME environment and is easy...

18 Giu/10

Gnote: Fedora 13 note tool

Gnote: Fedora 13 note tool

I take notes. I take a LOT of notes. When I’m not at a PC I use pen and paper. When I am at a PC I use whatever tool is the most accessible and the most usable. For the longest time that tool was my text editor (most likely Nano). The only problem with Nano is it take some serious work to have any organization…and it’s accessibility wasn’t the best. To take notes I had to open up a console, enter the command to start nano, type my notes, and save/title/close my...

24 Mag/10

GNOME desktop navigation guide – Orca

GNOME desktop navigation guide – Orca

For those who are less than fortunate and have severe vision problems, using a computer can be a task that is nearly impossible without either the help of others or some form of assisted technology. There aren’t tons of options available, but at least the options that are there work well and allow those who have challenging vision issues to use their PCs. One of those technologies is Orca. Orcais a screen reader for the GNOME desktop. It’s fairly easy to set up and works...

23 Mag/10

Get rid of GNOME keyring password reminder

Get rid of GNOME keyring password reminder

Are you tired of that pesky GNOME keyring reminder popping up everywhere you go? You know what it does right? The GNOME keyring manager manages passwords for things like ftp connections, email password logins, wireless network authentication, and much more. Typically this is set up encrypted – by default this is the case with the keyring. But there is no way to enter that password and make it stick from session to session. Well, there is a way to do this, but I will warn you that...

14 Mag/10

Some cool Linux tips/tricks

Some cool Linux tips/tricks

It’s Friday and that means we’re all ready for the weekend. But that also means we’re ready for some fun. Because of that I thought it would be fitting to do an article on some of the cooler Linux tips and tricks that I have come across over the years. This article will be a bit of mish-mash of topics…but well worth the read. So, without further adieu, let’s cry havoc and let loose the dogs of war! Collaborate with the screen command Let’s say you and...

29 Apr/10

Gedit: No more text-based editor for you!

Gedit: No more text-based editor for you!

If you have been reading Ghacks long enough you know I am partial to the Nano text based editor. For many users that editor (or one like it) is all they need. Because of the simplicity of the tools, why slow down your work with a GUI right? But for some, those GUI-less editors are a big turn off. It’s like they are the command line equivalent for text editing. Fortunately, for those, there are alternatives to the text-based editor. In the next few articles I will address this by...

14 Mar/10

Docky: Another OS X-like Doc

Docky: Another OS X-like Doc

OS X users love their Dock..and with good reason. Not only is it a handy way to launch applications, it’s also rather stylish. I have covered a tool that had a similar look and feel before (see my article “Avant Window Navigator: OS-X like dock on Linux desktop“) and although that tool served it’s purpose well, at times it could be a bit buggy. Docky is a little bit different. Docky is really nothing more than a front-end for Gnome Do (for more information on GNOME...

15 Gen/10

Multiple wallpapers in Compiz

Multiple wallpapers in Compiz

Used to be, with GNOME it was simple to have multiple wallpapers configured so that each desktop would have its own wallpaper. But then Compiz came along and monkeyed with that option. But that option isn’t completely gone. You can still set it up, at the cost of desktop icons, with a little bit of configuration. But why would you want multiple desktop wallpaper? It seems like nothing more than aesthetics? To many that is true – but for some power users it can make it quite...

30 Dic/09

Add actions to extend Nautilus functionality

Add actions to extend Nautilus functionality

GNOME’s file manager, Nautilus, (as you would expect) is much more than just a plain file manager. There are so many configuration options and ways to extend the default GNOME file manager. One way to extend Nautilus is by adding actions. A Nautilus action is a way to add new features that can do pretty much whatever you need it to do. These actions tend to act upon files (either single files or batch files). Actions can call user-created scripts or work with built in utilities. In...

22 Dic/09

Maintain your GNOME registry with gconf-editor

Maintain your GNOME registry with gconf-editor

The Windows operating system is not the only operating system with a registry. And I do realize that many of you cringed when you read the words “Windows” and “registry” in the same sentence. But don’t worry – the GNOME registry isn’t such a beast that can take your machine down with a single, poorly executed change. The GNOME registry is an XML-based configuration file (or registry) that stores all settings for the GNOME desktop. So instead of...

11 Nov/09

GNOME Office: Is it a viable office suite?

GNOME Office: Is it a viable office suite?

When you think about office suites, two names come to mind: Microsoft Office and OpenOffice. There is a good reason for that – they are the two powerhouses in the field. Of course there are alternatives. For Windows there is Softmaker Office and Lotus Symphony. For the Mac there is iWork. For Linux there is Softmaker Office, Lotus Symphony, KOffice and GNOME Office. Although the vast majority of Linux users depend upon OpenOffice for their office needs, the alternatives should...

29 Set/09

Feed your inner chef with Gourmet Recipe Manager

Feed your inner chef with Gourmet Recipe Manager

My wife is a really good cook and baker. So much so that I have been trying to find the perfect recipe manager to fit her needs. This software needs to be able to import files from web sites, create personal recipes, automatically adjust a recipe ingrediants to match serving size, and have an easy to use interface. The Gormet Recipe Manager is one such tool that comes very, very close to hitting this nail on the  head. And although this tool has features my wife will never use (such...

24 Ago/09

Change default and preferred applications in KDE

Change default and preferred applications in KDE

In my last article, “Change default and preferred applications in GNOME“, I illustrated how to change the default applications that will launch in association with certain file types. Now it is time to reciprocate for the KDE desktop environment. Many people assume the KDE desktop environment is just as flexible as the GNOME desktop. In most ways it is. But there are some instances where you might find KDE not quite as intuitive as GNOME. Does that mean it’s less flexible?...

22 Ago/09

Get some serious transparency in GNOME and Compiz

Get some serious transparency in GNOME and Compiz

As I have said repeated, I like eye candy. One of the aspects of eye candy I like more than any other is transparency. With the right Linux desktop there is almost no limit on how you can configure the look and feel of your desktop. And that means you can  have as transparent a desktop as you like. To really push the limits of transparency you will need to have Compiz working. For more information on Compiz check out my articles: “Enabling the Cube in Compiz” and “Configuring...