Most offices are secured by firewalls which require complicated proxy settings to use the internet. This creates a problem for users who find it troublesome to undo the proxy settings of their laptops which they take home (after a days work at office). JimIP Switcher is a solution to this problem. It auto detect network settings for creating a network profile, which can be used to separately manage multiple connection Continue Reading →
Proxy Switcher indeed proves that small can be useful in a big way. It can be used as an alternative to JimIP Switcher for toggling between your browser’s proxy settings. It allows applying and undoing proxy settings over all the browsers from the system tray via a simple click. In other words, you can undo your laptop’s proxy settings, (configured for your office network), within a single click. Proxy Switcher Continue Reading →
Radio Tray is system tray based internet radio player for Linux. Other than providing a smooth playback experience and the utility to tune into to a large number of radio channels from around the world, Radio Tray also provides a minimalist interface. Radio Tray works from the app-indicator menu and supports bookmarks, , WAX, PLS, M3U, ASX and WVX playlists. Furthermore, it can play a number of media formats based Continue Reading →
For some odd reason Windows 8 does not come with a Start Orb. This means that users are stranded with the Metro UI, which many have found quite annoying to use on a desktop computer. If you want to avoid the Windows 8 Metro UI, and get back the good old start orb, then you need ViStart. Originally developed for Windows 7 , this application brings back the Windows 7 Continue Reading →
One of the biggest annoyance of Ubuntu users in recent times has been the emphasis of Canonical on imposing the Unity desktop on its users. For this reason users are switching to the Gnome 3 shell and also installing alternative desktops like Linux Mint 12. While one can easily get the classic start menu by installing the Gnome Shell or Classic Menu Indicator, some may prefer merely acquiring access to Continue Reading →
Sometimes it is convenient to view icons on the taskbar for active windows. Whereas, at other instance, viewing the text labels can be more helpful (e.g. when working with Internet Explorer pinned site which might don’t have unique labels). Taskbar Labels is a portable application which provides the utility to easily toggle the taskbar text labels on and off using a hotkey.
I often forget to empty my Trash bin. Perhaps because it is located in the least interactive area of the desktop. This includes both the dull Unity launcher Trash icon and the classic menu grey Trash Bin at the bottom right corner. A better alternative can be to empty trash from the App indicator menu (system tray), as it is a more interactive part of the desktop which contains App Continue Reading →
Aero QLaunch is a stylish 3D quick launch toolbar for Windows 7 and Windows 8, which displays all programs housed within the quick launch folder, in the form of 3D bubbles, upon mouse hover. What makes it different from other default Windows toolbars, is its unique bubble icons, which are displayed with a mouse hover over the icon of Aero QLaunch (located next to the system tray).
Ubuntu One is a famous cloud storage service which comes pre-installed with Ubuntu. Despite being an excellent synchronization service, it is unable to match Dropbox due to lack of a few features. One of these features include the absence of an app-indicator menu applet. For this reason, one requires using third-party applications like Magicicada to view real time synchronization stats. Ubuntu One Indicator is an app-indicator applet which displays Ubuntu Continue Reading →
Jupiter is a system tray applet for controlling battery power and hardware options for laptops and netbooks running Linux. Jupiter has been designed to be a comprehensive applet for quickly toggling settings for screen output, battery power, screen resolution, Wi-Fi , and Bluetooth. Its has packages for Ubuntu, Fedora, Fubuntu and other Linux distributions.