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Try Terminator. It allows you to split the terminal window (You can also have tabs and separate windows). You can install terminator from your current terminal with this command: sudo apt-get install terminator Or you can search 'terminator' in Ubuntu Software Centre (or Synaptic).
It can be a great learning experience - you can go into it as deeply as you want. If you just want to use Ubuntu for web browsing, writing emails and documents, or any other usual thing, then it is as easy to use as windows. But if you want to you can discover all sorts of things that are simply not available in windows - including the source code that ...
The Canonical design team regularly conducts GUI researches and usability tests on different types of people. Check out their blog for more on what they're up to!
I am not familiar with gui tool but cryptsetup is the tool to interact with luks. Basically AFAIK luks lets you add 8 passphrase slots and you can do that with: sudo cryptsetup -y luksAddKey ENCRYPTED_PARTITION sudo cryptsetup luksRemoveKey ENCRYPTED_PARTITION where 0 is the slot number. I guess luks stores slots as 0,1,2 etc. But I recommend you to be ...
There are at least two issues here: reading the .gz files painlessly permissions on the directories (optional for tex files) For #1, there are a number of applications that will cope with the gzipped files seamlessly. A couple that you could use are less and vim . less README.gz vim -R README.Debian.gz view Important.bits.gz view is an alias ...
Both screen and byobu (which is just screen with some neat extras) allow you to use multiple windows within one session. For me they're must-have applications when I'm connecting via SSH. See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Screen for more information on how to use screen.
If you Middle-click drag and drop (or press Alt after you've started moving the icon so that it doesn't trigger the window move) and then let go of the file a context menu shows up giving you the choice of Copy, Move, link, etc. Example dragging a file onto my desktop: The cursor will have a little question mark by it, then when you let go this pops up: ...
The EASIEST way for you to do this would be to install the program Ubuntu Tweak, this can be downloaded from here: Ubuntu Tweak Download Instructions Once you have it downloaded you simply open it up, change to Admins tab and then under System choose File Type Manager. Once in here select the file category Text and using shift-click and/or control-click ...
Usually, free software end up in software-center through Debian repository import but there are special channels to get software directly into Ubuntu repository. The reason why some products end up with a price tag of $0.00 but have to be installed through a purchasing process is because they were added directly to the Ubuntu repository through the ...
You can copy a screenshot to clipboard by pressing ctrl + prt sc. You can change this binding by going to System Settings > Keyboard > Shortcuts > Screenshots.
To answer you directly - no its not "easy" for gnome-shell to have unity's global menu. However, there is an alpha quality gnome-shell global unity patch available (patch below). As to redisplaying the minimize-maximize and close decoration back-into gnome-shell - just use gconf-editor and change the key shown - note the position of the close - minimize - ...
Maybe that's too late to answer, but I've found the best solution (both ease of use and completeness) Install dwww A typical Linux system has documentation in many formats (manual pages, Info files, READMEs, and so on). dwww makes it possible to access all of these via the same interface, a WWW browser. This makes it easier ...
11.10 and above The fully fledged Aero-snap is a compiz feature. If compiz is too heavy/problematic for your PC, then you could use a modified window manager such as xfwm4 By dragging the windows to the top/bottom/left or right, the window will snap to that part of the screen. Dragging via the titlebar will revert its original size. The nice-side ...
Basically, The system tray is an application running on a given X screen that can display small icons provided by running applications. Windows XP calls this feature the notification area. The concept of System Tray is very well documented by freedesktop.org. Here is the documention for indicators: ...
See the work of the Ayatana project, https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Ayatana Every person may have a personal view on how the UI should look like. It is important to be receptive to change and open-minded.
You have somewhat answered your question, most professional work depends on professional software that is not available for Ubuntu. Using workarounds like wine or a VM that will give you worse performance or lot's of problems don't make sense for a pure business view (they are more expensive/less productive than windows) That said, I use Ubuntu for work, ...
If you enable the MIME Type column then you should be able to distinguish between the different file types. Go to Edit -> Preferences then select the Columns List tab to add the MIME Type column.
speaking about how things works globally, for the entire system, the most important thing is /usr/share/gnome/applications/defaults.list which is the file that holds the associations between a given mime type and the application that is supposed to handle that kind of file. If you don't know the mime type of a file simply use the command mimetype like ...
Most has been said and very nicely explained by jgbelacqua for use in terminal. Just adding this for people that are on a desktop manager: From a graphical desktop (here GNOME) the easiest way to read docs from /usr/share/doc is to (double-)click open the zipped files with your standard archive manager (here File Roller) from where you can (double-)click ...
The best way to refresh the list is to go to the command line and type: sudo iwlist wlan0 scan Assuming your wifi is called wlan0 (it might be wlan0 or something else) see ifconfig for details. This command will refresh the list by asking the wifi to rescan. You can only do this as root and if you do it as non-root it will simply print the list of known ...
You can drag using middle mouse button in evince to scroll the document.
The paper cuts targeted to the 13.04 cycle can be found here. The main page is here https://launchpad.net/hundredpapercuts and each release is listed under https://launchpad.net/hundredpapercuts/. For example: https://launchpad.net/hundredpapercuts/natty https://launchpad.net/hundredpapercuts/oneric https://launchpad.net/hundredpapercuts/precise
cryptsetup luksChangeKey <target device> -S <target key slot number> This will ask you first for a valid pass-phrase (in any enabled keyslot) then will prompt you fro the new passphrase in the target keyslot I'm sure this can be wrapped up in an applet got windows oriented lovers.
Alt+the button above Tab and below esc, normally, will switch between the windows of a single application. So, if you have one terminal active, pressing that keyboard combination will switch between your terminals like Alt+tab.
You can also consider using terminator. Terminator is a GPL terminal emulator and allows multiple Gnome terminals in one window. If you are using terminator you can switch terminals with Alt + Arrow To install terminator you can use PPA or use ubuntu tweak. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome-terminator/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get ...
select calculator>look at the Top bar, check advance Then top bar again calculator>preference> Number format >scientific.
The way I found it working: Start dragging, Keeping your mouse button pressed, press Super + (0-9) to switch the application, Continue dragging and drop. Note: In step 2 you can hold the Super key for a moment, the launcher will appear and will display you which number (0-9) is assigned to which application.
I haven't found a reliable way to drop file-manager files onto (for example) Totem whilst the receiving application is full-screen - however if you dont make the receiving application full-screen, the following works for me. Run CCSM and edit the Scale Addon. Click "Initiate Window Picker" (initiate edge i.e. the one with the monitor icon) and assign ...
I know this question has been answered a lot of time, but here my own answer :) The main difference between the "system tray" and the Indicator applets is that "tray icons" are application-wise ( so one icon per application ), while Indicators applets are task-wise ( so one icon per task ). System tray Example: Launch Banshee and Rhythmbox and you get 2 ...
Indicators is a project of the Ayatana team, focussed on usability and design. The indicators they have invisioned to replace the traditional "system tray" have the following goals: Support for KDE and GNOME That means that developers only have to do the work once. Which is rather nice. Creating a space for innovation The most obvious example is the ...
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