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
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
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.
On Ubuntu 10.10 you can’t have all the administrative or root power with the default user,created during the installation.If you want to login as root in GUI mode then use passwd command(Explained Below).If you think that why can’t I get all the root power with the default user,then the reason is obvious – the security policy of GNU/Linux or Ubuntu.It means that Ubuntu treats every user like a beginner if you are a advanced one then enable/hack and customize everything in the way you want.But this policy might be irritating some times specially while performing administrative task,but you can do that from Command Line by gaining temporary root power by using sudo commands.
On the other hand but if you don’t want to mess with commands,then other simple solution is to enable root login in gui mode,which can be done in few simple steps –
step #1 : Create Root user
To create ROOT user enter the following command at terminal(hit CTRL+ALT+T to open Terminal).Then enter a new password twice for root user.
ubuntuuser@ubuntuuser-desktop:~$ sudo passwd root
[sudo] password for ubuntuuser:
Enter new UNIX password:
Retype new UNIX password:
passwd: password updated successfully…..
step #2 : Login as Root in GUI mode
To use root power in gui mode ,logout from the current session and in login window select other user;enter root as username and in place of password enter the one as defined in step1.That’s all ..enjoy the real power of Ubuntu 10.10.
Caution : Always Remember that in gui mode ROOT power is very dangerous if you aren’t sure what you are doing..so use the root power carefully because one mistake can damage/corrupt you whole system & …..that’s why it’s recommended to come back in normal mode(non root) after completing the critical tasks.You can also use some tools like ubuntu tweak or ubuntu control center to gain root power.
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.
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
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.