Install Latest Stable Darktable in Ubuntu 14.04

install darktable Ubuntu 14.04

This quick tutorial is going to show you how to install the latest release of virtual light-table and darkroom application Darktable in Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr. Darktable is an open source photography workflow application and RAW developer. A virtual lighttable and darkroom for photographers. It manages your digital negatives in a database, lets you view them through a zoomable lighttable ...

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Show User Name In Ubuntu 14.04 Unity Panel

show username on ubuntu panel

This quick tutorial is going to show you how to tweak Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty LTS so that it shows your username on Unity panel. First install the graphical tool gconf-editor from Ubuntu Software Center. Second, open the editor and navigate to apps/indicator-session. Check the box where is says show-real-name-on-panel and you’re done.

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Restore to Normal Scrollbars in Ubuntu 14.04

restore normal scrollbars in Ubuntu 14.04

By default, Ubuntu uses overlay scrollbars in the default Unity desktop. You can do a little tweak to get back the old fat normal scrollbars like the top picture shows. First open Ubuntu Software Center and install dconf-editor, a graphical tool to edit your desktop environment settings. Second, open the editor and navigate to com/canonical/desktop/interface. Change the value of scrollbar-mode ...

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Optimize Swap Usage in Ubuntu 14.04

Swap space is the area on a hard disk which is part of the Virtual Memory of your machine. It temporarily holds memory pages that are inactive. Swap space is used when your system decides that it needs physical memory for active processes and there is insufficient unused physical memory available. If the system happens to need more memory resources ...

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Install Touchpad Indicator in Ubuntu 14.04

touchpad indicator ubuntu

Touchpad indicator is an applet icon on Unity panel that allows you to enable/disable touchpad via its drop-down menu or a shortcut key. Besides that basic function, the simple app supports: Disable touchpad when mouse plugged. Disable touchpad on typing. Natural scrolling. Circular scrolling. Two fingers vertical/horizontal scrolling. Install: Touchpad indicator is developed by atareao team, available in the PPA ...

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How to Play Encrypted DVD in Ubuntu 14.04

Due to legal reasons, Ubuntu does not play DVDs out of the box. So this quick is going to show you how to play a DVD in Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty LTS. Thanks to the open-source software libdvdread, it provides a library to read DVDs. Search for and install libdvdread4 in Ubuntu Software Center. Also install libdvdnav4 which provides an interface ...

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Install Caps Lock Indicator in Ubuntu 14.04

Lock Keys indicator

This quick tip is going to show you how to install indicator-keylock, an indicator app that shows Caps Lock, Num Lock, and Scroll Lock status on panel. For a laptop without LED indicators, it’s good to have an indicator applet on system tray area that displays your lock keys status. indicator-keylock is the simple tool to do that. indicator-keylock indicates ...

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Install Minecraft Similar Game ‘Minetest’ in Ubuntu 14.04

minetest ubuntu 14.04

Minetest is a free, open-source infinite-world block sandbox game and game engine inspired by Minecraft. It is designed to be simple, stable, portable, and lightweight enough to run on fairly old hardware. Minetest Features: Walk around, dig and build in an infinite voxel world, and craft stuff from raw materials to help you along the way. Simplistic Modding API that ...

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Display All Startup Applications in Ubuntu 14.04

Ubuntu doesn’t show all the start-up applications by default in its ‘Startup Applications’ manager. But you can easily display them by running a single command in terminal. Press on keyboard to open the terminal. When it opens, paste the code below and hit enter to run: sudo sed -i 's/NoDisplay=true/NoDisplay=false/g' /etc/xdg/autostart/*.desktop Enter your user password and press ‘enter’ again if ...

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Install Handbrake Video Transcoder in Ubuntu 14.04

handbrake ubuntu 14.04

Handbrake is a free and open-source tool that converts video from nearly any format to a selection of modern, widely supported codecs. It features: Built-in device presets Support DVD and Blu-Ray sources that do not contain any kind of copy protection. Title / Chapter selection Queue up multiple encodes Chapter Markers Subtitles (VobSub, Closed Captions CEA-608, SSA, SRT) Constant Quality ...

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