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11 Lug/10

Run Compiz with Xfce4

Run Compiz with Xfce4

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); So you’re enjoy the series on Xfce4. What’s more, you’re enjoying Xfce4 itself! It’s a fantastic desktop environment that should get far more attention than it does. And because Xfce 4 is so lightweight, you might get the idea that you could easily add more to it and hardly feel the hit. You are very correct with that though. In fact, you could add, say , Compiz (and Emerald) into the mix and hardly notice....

7 Lug/10

Installing and using Xfce 4

Installing and using Xfce 4

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); I don’t spend much time, or give much love to the other Linux desktops here on Ghacks. Well that’s going to change. In the next few weeks I am going to focus on some of the “other” window managers…not just “introductory” articles, but usability articles and more. I am going to start by showing how to install and start using Xfce 4. I have already introduced this lightweight window manager...

28 Giu/10

Creative wallpaper and images with Fotowall

Creative wallpaper and images with Fotowall

We all like wallpaper. Some people even search for days for the perfect wallpaper. But why not create your own wallpaper? You say you don’t have the talent? That’s okay when there are tools like Fotowall out there. Fotowall is a create tool that lets you work with images in a very creative way…helping you to create not only interesting wallpaper but pictures for various purposes. Fotowall won’t turn you into a brilliant artist, but it will have you creating...


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16 Giu/10

Zarafa: Fedora’s Exchange “killer”

Zarafa: Fedora’s Exchange “killer”

For any open source advocate, one of the biggest needs is an Exchange-like server. There are plenty of them available, some of them offer less-than enough features to really be viable. Some of them offer plenty of features but are insanely difficult to install. And then there’s Zarafa. Zarafa is an open source collaborative software solution meant to be an alternative to Exchange. It works like Exchange, includes a web interface that has the same look and feel as Exchange, and even...

12 Giu/10

Disable Restart After Windows Update

Disable Restart After Windows Update

Windows Update is an essential Windows service that will by default automatically download and install updates. This ensures that Windows users are always getting the latest security updates whenever they are released by Microsoft. Windows update will prompt to restart the computer so that the updates can be applied. The Internet is full of users who complain about this feature as it has interrupted work or other computer activities with some stating that they lost work because of the...

5 Giu/10

Contain Junk email in Evolution

Contain Junk email in Evolution

I’ve done a few articles about the Evolution groupware client here on Ghacks and I promise more. As Evolution is, essentially, the Outlook of Linux, it deserves plenty of attention. In this article I am going to show you how to tackle the task of handling junk email in everyone’s favorite open source groupware client. This task isn’t terribly difficult, but does require a bit of setup in order to get the system working properly. But once you have this up and running,...

3 Giu/10

Copy partitions with gparted

Copy partitions with gparted

I wanted to continue with the rescue theme, but since Partimage is limited in it’s file system support, I thought I would go another route. That route? Gparted. Gparted is an amazingly flexible tool that serves as a graphical partition editor built for the GNOME desktop environment. But Gparted can do much more than just edit partitions. One nifty trick I discovered it can do is copy partitions from one drive to another. It’s a bit time consuming but when you want a copy of...

2 Giu/10

Get a FREE guide to Windows 7 Search

Get a FREE guide to Windows 7 Search

Microsoft have made great strides in making the search and organise features in Windows 7 easier to use than ever before but despite the best efforts of Microsoft to make search in Windows 7 as easy and as intuitive as possible the use, a great many people still find some aspects of using search, especially some of the more advanced search options, frustrating. Last year I published “The Windows 7 Power Users Guide”, a complete and comprehensive guide for everyone on how to...

26 Mag/10

Configure Firefox To Stay Always On Top

Configure Firefox To Stay Always On Top

Window management applications like Power Menu often include options to set a program window to stay always on top on the Windows desktop. This can be useful if the program or window is accessed regularly or if it displays information that need to be visible all the time. Firefox might be such a program that users want to keep on top all the time. Up until now this could only be done with third party programs like Power Menu. The Firefox add-on Always On Top changes this. It adds a new...

25 Mag/10

Browse your Samba shares with pyNeighborhood

Browse your Samba shares with pyNeighborhood

A long time ago, in order to scan your Samba shares, you used a tool called LinNeighborhood. That tool was essential if you wanted your Linux box to be able to see any Windows shares (unless you were brave enough to know the command line equivalents. Well years have passed and LinNeighborhood is now pyNeighborhood. pyNeighborhood is the GTK2 version of LinNeighborhood (which was GTK1). It still serves (basically) the same purpose, but it’s more reliable and easier to use. In this...

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...

15 Mag/10

Add a Pandora Screenlet to your Linux desktop

Add a Pandora Screenlet to your Linux desktop

If you haven’t experienced Pandora radio you don’t know what you’re missing. Pandora can stream music to your web browser specifically tuned to your tastes. Imagine having that ability right on your desktop – always at your fingertips? Pretty cool eh? Well as of now there is no stand alone Pandora client for Linux nor is there a plugin for either Rhythmbox or Banshee. You can listen to Pandora through a Songbird plugin. But with the issues surrounding Songbird and...

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...

6 Mag/10

How To Restore The Recycle Bin Icon

How To Restore The Recycle Bin Icon

Windows users are used to seeing two icons on the Windows desktop. The My Computer icon and the Recycle Bin icon. We told you yesterday how you can restore the my computer icon in all Windows operating systems. If you have read the article you already know how you can restore the recycle bin icon as well on the desktop. This guide is mainly for those users who want a separate article on the subject. The recycle bin icon is not a normal icon that can be deleted easily. It can be removed...

6 Mag/10

The Scribes experience: It’s all about productivity!

The Scribes experience: It’s all about productivity!

When a text editor’s catch phrase is “Scribes: It’s about the experience, not features.” you have to wonder what you are in for. However, Scribes is a very different editor. Scribes is all about making you productive. In fact, the developers of Scribes declare you will become exponentially more productive when using their tool. Why? Because they have implemented only features that focus on productivity. That is why you won’t find a collection of features...

6 Mag/10

My Computer Icon Tips

My Computer Icon Tips

If you are the guy that is getting all the tech calls from friends and family members whenever they encounter a computer problem you probably have heard about my computer icon related problems. Problems like “my computer icon is gone”, “my computer icon missing” or “my computer icon changed” are common and fixed easily with the right information. The My Computer Icon is a special icon that is placed on the computer desktop of some Windows operating systems....

2 Mag/10

Kobby: KDE collaborative text editor

Kobby: KDE collaborative text editor

My series of articles covering text editors wouldn’t be complete without a collaborative tool. I have already covered (some time ago) Gobby (see my article “Collaborate in real time with Gobby“) and now it’s time to re-visit this topic from the KDE perspective. The KDE equivalent of Gobby is, to no surprise, Kobby. Kobby is a tool that allows users to to collaborate on text files either with another Kobby instance or even an instance of Gobby. In this article I...

2 Mag/10

Import A Thunderbird Address Book Into Gmail Contacts

Import A Thunderbird Address Book Into Gmail Contacts

We have just shown you how to import Gmail contacts into Thunderbird and would like to continue this little article series with instructions on how to import a Thunderbird address book into Gmail Contacts. The restrictions and benefits of this approach remain the same as in the last article. The main benefit is that no third party software is involved in the process, the disadvantage that it will only import the current address book information meaning that the process might have to be...

2 Mag/10

How To Import Gmail Contacts Into Thunderbird

How To Import Gmail Contacts Into Thunderbird

One of the problems that users encounter when they work with different email clients is that the information between the clients is not synced automatically. But automatic syncing might not always be ideal as it usually requires to run a software program or add-on to sync the data regularly. The alternative is to manual import the data. This article will describe a way to manually import Gmail Contacts information into the Mozilla Thunderbird email client. Thunderbird users who want to...