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installing adobe flash player on ubuntu 11.04

how to install adobe flash player in ubuntu 11.04

Ubuntu 11.04 (alias : Natty Narwhal ) has got new Desktop – Unity ; Although you can switch to classic GNOME Desktop from the login menu, if you want (for any reason – may be you don’t like the Unity desktop or your computer doesn’t support the 3D effects in unity), but it’s not recommended, give it a try you might like it.

All other features are almost same, so as usual – Ubuntu 11.04 doesn’t include some basics softwares and libraries by default, due to licensing problem (just relax you don’t have to worry about that). Ubuntu Software Center has ratings/reviews and comments, so it will be very helpful in choosing/installing applications. Banshee is the default media player and Firefox 4, the default Web Browser. The left icon bar , is pretty good for launching favorite apps quickly.

installing adobe flash player on ubuntu 11.04

That’s enough about Ubuntu 11.04! Let’s come to our point – how to install adobe flash player on Ubuntu 11.04, because you want to surf Internet (having more than 60% websites, with Flash content), and of-course a flash player is required. That’s where the adobe flash player comes in the mind , The best flash player available free of cost for all web browsers. it can play videos in youtube and flash games or any other flash content on the web. In upcoming few years, we may not need any flash player because of the new features of HTML 5.0 , but currently all browsers do not support it well, specially Firefox and Internet Explorer.

Installing Adobe Flash Player on Ubuntu 11.04

#1 : Download the *.deb (short for Debian) package for your system.

Download Adobe Flash for Ubuntu 11.04

#2 : Open the saved file with Ubuntu Software Center or use dpkg to install it from command line (Enter login password when prompted).

  sudo dpkg -i file_name.deb

#3 : That’s All ..Now restart the Firefox browser and enjoy videos and flash content over the web.

Alternative Way

Go to menu located in Top Left corner and search for ‘Ubuntu Software Center’. Now open Ubuntu Software Center and search for “adobe flash” and install it in a single click But above method is better if you want to install latest version or install it from synaptic package manager (don’t forget to click on reload button in the beginning itself, for latest information regarding the packages). The process is quite simple – search for ‘adobe flash’ and mark the box for installation which says – ‘Adobe Flash Plugin’ ; Now click on Apply button to install the selected package(s).

firefox4-home-button

how to move Firefox 4 – home button back to left in Ubuntu

In Ubuntu 10.10/10.04(or may be in 11.04) , the Firefox 4 has placed the home button in upper right corner, but most of us have the habit of clicking Home Button from upper left corner. So the default position of Home button in Firefox 4.0 is creating some sort of problems/difficulties in our browsing experience. That’s why this post will show you how to restore the the position of home button to top left corner, below the address bar.

Firefox 4.0 is simply great! I enjoy browsing a lot with Firefox, after its new release. On Ubuntu or any other Linux distros like Linux Mint 10(or LMDE),Fedora(14/13) the Firefox looks little different(actually bad as compared to the look/layout of Firefox on windows 7). By the way, it is far better than Firefox 3.x(it has a bad record on Linux Distros).

Move Home Button To Left

firefox4-home-button

#1 : Right click on the home button and select customize,a new window will appear with a lot of buttons(see the 2th snapshot). Now select any buttons you want to move/add/remove.

firefox-4-buttons

#2 : Now,the navigation bar buttons becomes adjustable i.e you can drag and drop buttons along the bar. IF you want to add any button then just drag and drop it to the desired location. Drag the Home button from right corner, and drop it to left upper corner. Finally click on ‘Done’ button in the customize toolbar window to save the changes. That’s all..the home button on the left navigation bar(below the tab) will look something like this –

firefox4-home-button-left

page speed online

Page Speed Online (Online version of Google Page Speed) has launched!

Initially, Google Page Speed plugin was available for Firefox only, now it is available as a web apps(as well as an extension for Google Chrome) . Therefore one can test and analyze the speed of a website without installing any application – just from the browser.

Page Speed Online Launched! – by Google Labs

Google page Speed is a very helpful tool for web developers. The faster sites results in better user experience,less bounce rate and better conversion rates – That’s why page speed has been developed. it calculates a score out of 100 ; analyze the different aspects of speed and then proper suggestion is generated for the website developers, so that they can easily fix the speed issues of the page to make it faster and responsive. So if you want to try page speed, enter the URL of the website and hit Enter. You can also select the option for suggestions- either for Desktop or mobile.

What is Page Speed Online ?

it is nothing but the web application equivalent to the popular Firefox Plugin Page Speed(That you might have used with Firebug), developed by Google Labs. The main advantage over the older version is that – it is web based, so no installation is required.

Try Page Speed Online

page speed online

google body browser

Google Body for browsing Human Body with 3D Models

Google has just released a new web application- ‘Google Body(body browser)’ that allow you to browse human body like Google Maps using 3D models. So you can select different biological views of the human body and zoom in/out to the parts you want to explore. it can be viewed in any web browser with the support of WebGL e.g Google Chrome.

Currently only one Model i.e Female Model is available but on their official website it is indicated that Male Model is also coming soon! I am very enthusiastic about such innovative or amazing web applications ; so I think it will be a big hit, not only due to its amazing features but its use for learning/exploring human body.

Try Google Body Browser Now

Important Features of the Body Browser

  • Identify Anatomy
  • Zoom In/Out for the selected part/region
  • search for muscles,bones,organs and others
  • Easy navigation to the parts,you are interested in
  • smooth rotation of the body

google body browser

google-chrome-preferences

how to install Chrome on Linux Mint

Google has just released the next version of chrome – 10.0 (Although 11.0 beta has also released,so you can try that if you want)  and it is available for download, of course for all platforms – Linux based OS like Linux Mint 10/9(LMDE),Ubuntu,Debian,Open Suse etc,Windows and Mac.

Google has released the chrome 10,on the other hand its competitor I.E(Internet Explorer) has also released its next version 9.0 and Firefox has also released version 4.0, few days back. In other words, a battle between the browsers has begun. Firefox has the most share but Chrome’s share is increasing exponentially(what about I.E dude ? sorry! I just don’t like it; I use Firefox for web development/experiment, while chrome(which I consider the next generation web browser) for surfing the internet).

Google has developed chrome based on the open source project- Chromium, but some advanced features has been added in Chrome like – Pre DNS Fetching (to improve page load performance), Prediction service etc. The preferences/options window is now integrated to the tab itself (instead of opening a new separate window). The web-surfing experience with chrome, is very pleasant because it’s incredibly fast. Linux Mint has Firefox installed by default so in this post you will learn how to install Google Chrome on Linux Mint 10/9.

google-chrome-preferences

Linux Mint 10 has also released few weeks ago and it’s the latest version on Mint. Since Linux Mint is based on Debian so You can install the same package as you do for Ubuntu.

Installing Google Chrome in Linux Mint

#1 : Download the Chrome’s Debian Package (*.deb) from its official website. Select the correct architecture(or leave it default if you don’t know, because it might be detected automatically; if so then just relax) from the menu.

download chrome for mint

#2 : Move (use CD command if you are using terminal/shell)  to the location/directory where you have saved the file, and install it either by opening with gdebi package installer or software center or from command line by typing these commands  (I assume your current working directory is the one, where you have saved the debian file, and architecture is 386(most common) so it may change if you are having different architecture; you may have to enter the current user login password to proceed for installation) –

$ sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_i386.deb