Keep Your Screen Awake With Caffeine

July 4, 2010 by · 1 Comment
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Many Linux media players do a great job of keeping your screen saver from activating when you're watching a video. But what about when you're watching videos online? Firefox and other major browsers have no such feature to keep your screen active while watching videos. Read more

How To Rotate The Screen in Ubuntu With The Nvidia Driver

May 30, 2010 by · 23 Comments
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If you're using the proprietary Nvidia graphics driver in Ubuntu Linux, your system has the ability to rotate the video display. Why would you want to do this? Well, I have an HP w2207 wide screen monitor that can rotate into portrait mode. This can be handy for editing long documents or working with portrait images in the GIMP. Read more

Add an Open Terminal Button to Nautilus

May 6, 2010 by · 1 Comment
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If you're a terminal junkie, then you may find yourself wanting to open a terminal window sometimes when you're browsing the file system in your file manager.  If you use the Nautilus file manager, it's easy to add a button to the context menu to open a terminal window in the current directory.  Read more

Use Nautilus Location Entry in Ubuntu Lucid

April 25, 2010 by · 15 Comments
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Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) uses the latest version of the Nautilus file manager (version 2.30.0). If you've been using Ubuntu for a while then you might be accustomed to using location entry in Nautilus.  By default, Nautilus came up with the Button Bar to represent the current location in the file system.  Read more

How To Select Your Log-in Manager in Ubuntu

April 14, 2010 by · 1 Comment
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If you've added the Kubuntu packages to Ubuntu, or vice versa, then you can choose whether you want to use KDM or GDM to act as your log-in manager.

To choose your log-in manager, open a terminal and enter Read more

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