Watermark Images With Nautilus Actions

March 21, 2010 by · 1 Comment
Filed under: bash, gnome, HowTo, image editing, linux, Ubuntu, web development 

In my last post I showed how you can add your own custom functions to the GNOME file manager with Nautilus Actions. I've also shown previously how to batch watermark images with ImageMagick. I've made some adjustments to my previous script so that it will automatically scale the watermark to fit the target image. Read more

Expand The GNOME File Manager With Nautilus Actions

March 14, 2010 by · 3 Comments
Filed under: gnome, HowTo, linux, Ubuntu 

The default file manager in the GNOME desktop environment is Nautilus. If you've been using GNOME for a while, then you're probably familiar with Nautilus' built in Nautilus Scripts function. The Scripts function is great, but there's an even better way to add functions to Nautilus; with Nautilus Actions. Read more

Nautilus Script to Launch a Terminal

August 12, 2009 by · 5 Comments
Filed under: bash, gnome, HowTo, linux, Ubuntu 

I often find myself browsing my filesystem with Nautilus (the GNOME file manager) and wanting a terminal window to manipulate files in the current directory.  I decided to take a shot at writing my own Nautilus script to solve the problem. So here's my first Nautilus script. Save it in $HOME/.gnome2/nautilus-scripts. I named it terminal-here on my system. Read more

Edit Your GNOME Configuration

August 6, 2009 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: gnome, HowTo, linux, Ubuntu 

There are hundreds of settings you can configure in the GNOME Desktop Environment. For example, Nautilus is the default file manager in GNOME. Beside it's obvious use as a file manager, Nautilus also controls user interaction with desktop icons. Many of Nautilus' settings can be controlled through the Preferences menu. You can access this by opening a file manager and selecting Edit→Preferences. Read more

How To Add an Item To The GNOME Menu For All Users

July 30, 2009 by · 4 Comments
Filed under: gnome, HowTo, linux, Ubuntu 

I've shown previously how to add an item to Ubuntu's (or any Gnome desktop) menu, but that post only showed how to edit the menu for a single user. In this post I'll show how to add an item to the menu so it shows up for every user on the system. I'm going to add a special icon to launch a terminal window from the Applications->Accessories menu in Ubuntu. You can find more info at the GNOME Documentation Library. Read more

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