Category Archives: Tips and Tricks

best browser for ubuntu 10.10

best browser for ubuntu 10.10

best browser for ubuntu 10.10

Ubuntu 10.10(Maverick Meerkat) has Mozilla Firefox installed on it as Default web browser.Firefox is the most popular browser on this planet but it has been loosing its share from the past few months(It may restore the market share after the release of Firefox 4.0) may be due to some reasons like major security bugs,instability,speed etc. Continue reading

how to tweak Ubuntu 10.10 using Ubuntu Tweak


This post will explain about a best application to tweak ubuntu 10.10(Maverick Meerkat) settings without any hassle.The application name is Ubuntu – Tweak ,it’s version 0.5.7 has arrived along with the arrival with Ubuntu 10.10.It’s designed to be very easy to use and intended to make the administration and application management easier.Ubuntu Tweak has good gui design and it’s available free as an open source software. Continue reading

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.



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


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



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


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,


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.

download youtube video in ubuntu

how to download YouTube videos in Ubuntu 10.04

download youtube video in ubuntu

This post will explain about some simple methods to Download YouTube videos on Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx.You can do it either from command line or Terminal or in graphical interface by using some plugins in Firefox.Two common methods are explained here,which surely works in Ubuntu 10.04.

Method #1 : From Command Line

It’s very simple and fast.There is a simple utility called youtube-dl for downloading videos from terminal.So install the youtube-dl package.

First open the terminal(CTRL+ALT+T) and install youtube-dl package by typing the command(=>Password)-

$ sudo apt-get install youtube-dl

Then you can open youtube and copy the url of the video you want to download.Enter the url with the command to download the video.

youtube-dl "URL"


youtube-dl ""

Method #2 : Firefox Plugin

If you don’t want to mess with command line then surely you will go with this method.What you have to do is to install a plugin which will automatically indicate a link when any videos are available to download in youtube or any other sites.

Plugin Name : Flash and Video Download

Download Youtube videos

Install it from Firefox Plugin Directory or from Firefox Add on Manager.

After installing the plugin,open youtube and play the video you want to download.Then you will notice an arrow link in Bottom Right Corner of the Browser.Just click on that,it will allow you you to download any flash files available on youtube or any other website,simple by clicking on the selected video files.