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how to install xfce in ubuntu

how to install xfce on Ubuntu 10.10

This post will explain you how to install XFCE,a light weight Desktop Environment,on Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat,by using Synaptic Package Manager and Commands.Ubuntu 10.10 has GNOME Desktop by Default which pretty good for most of the desktop users but if you are running an old computer with low graphics capability and RAM,then XFCE is the best choice.

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how to change windows buttons layout in ubuntu 10.10

After installing Ubuntu 10.10 or it’s previous version 10.04 LTS, did you notice the windows button layout? It’s there in upper left corner(not in right,as expected) but most of the people who have any experience with windows based operating would like to have in upper right corner.Some users use windows and ubuntu in dual boot so if they are using both windows and ubuntu,then also they need to have windows buttons in right corner.So this post will explain you how to move the windows buttons to right in Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat /10.04 Lucid Lynx.This can be easily done by editing the preferences in GNOME configuration Editor(gconf-editor).

How to Move Windows buttons to Right

#1 : Hit ALT+F2 to open the Run Apps Dialog then enter ‘gconf-editor’ in text entry box and click on run button.

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#2 : Click on Apps –> Metacity –> General and select Button_Layout Field.

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#3 : Then double click on value field to edit.The Default setting has the value

        maximize,minimize,close:

 button-layout    

Then change it to something like this(and hit Enter to save)

    menu:maximize,minimize,close

you can alter the arrangement of maximize,minimize or close according to your need.So after changing the value field it will look something like this,

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The buttons position will change immediately,when you will hit enter.That’s all …I hope you got your windows buttons back in Right.

What is your Opinion about the look and feel of Ubuntu 10.10 ?? I would appreciate if you will express your opinion through comments.

Ubuntu 10.10 Desktop Wallpapers

In the new version of Ubuntu i.e Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat(released few weeks ago),some new and charming wallpapers has been added by default.If you haven’t installed Ubuntu 10.10 yet,then here is some natural wallpaper snapshots and download link for you;that I like.

Wallpaper 1 : Feather

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Wallpaper 2 : Comet

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Wallpaper 3 : Crocosmia

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Download above three wallpapers for your Desktop.

how to install google gadgets in ubuntu 10.10

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Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick is out! and if you want a charming and fancy GNOME desktop then Google gadgets will surely help you.Before going to our point first I am going to introduce you with Google Gadgets.In simple words Google Gadgets are mini objects developed in collaborative manner,and can be used to provide dynamic content to any web pages or to your desktop. It’s free to use and available for all platforms.

Installing Google gadgets on Ubuntu 10.10 Desktop

To install Google Desktop Gadgets in Ubuntu 10.10 just search for ‘gadgets’ or ‘google gadgets’ in Ubuntu Software Center and select the package you want to install.By default you should choose GTK based unless you want to use Google gadgets on KDE desktop.Then click on the install button and wait for the installation to complete.It will hardly take a minute to complete.

Where to find more cool Desktop Gadgets ?

Download more cool gadgets from it’s official website.

how to install gyachi in ubuntu 10.10

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Gyachi(GyachE Improved) is nothing but a yahoo(messenger) client for Linux based operating system e.g Ubuntu 10.10(Maverick Meerkat).It’s free and open source equivalent of yahoo messenger.It has all the features that you expect,like voice chat,avatars,nicknames,webcams.Gyachi’s GUI is developed using GTK(GNU Tool Kit),so gtk 2.0.6 or better is required.

Installing GyachI on Ubuntu 10.10

Installation of Gyachi on Ubuntu 10.10,can be divided in two parts one installation of dependencies/libraries and second the gyachi data && application.The detail explanation is given below –

step #1 :  Install libgtkhtml 2-0

gtkHTML is a lightweight engine to render,print and edit HTML; Gyachi need this libraries to be installed so first download *.deb packages from here http://packages.debian.org/lenny/i386/libgtkhtml2-0/download  and open with software center to install.

step #2 : Install GyachI

Now,you can download gyachi packages(first two packages is necessary) from this link https://launchpad.net/~loell/+archive/ppa/+build/1806226 and open with software center;click on install button..and wait for the installation to complete.

To access Gyachi go to Applications –> Internet –> GyachE Improved and enter your yahoo account details to begin.

That’s All…I hope you are enjoying Gyachi on Ubuntu 10.10,let me now through comment in case of any problem.