How To Change Default Search in Firefox After Browser Is Hijacked

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There comes a time when one finds worthy software that is available for free. Just when you think that this is too good to be true, you realize that it is! Such software are often packed with a half-baked code and Adware (not entirely illegal to use), which ends up hijacking your browser. This means that your default browser search (usually Google) is taken over by an unknown and annoying Continue Reading →

How To Disable/Re-Enable Global Menu in Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

One of the features that many users found distasteful in Ubuntu 11.10 was the Mac style Global Menu. This is why I previously brought you a post about how to Disable Global Menu in Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot. If you are currently using Ubuntu 12.04 and would like to get rid of the Global Menu, then follow the simple steps given below. In case you would like to re-enable the Continue Reading →

How To Enable Hibernate In Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

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It seems that Canonical always finds a way to annoy users after the release of each new Ubuntu operating system version. And this time around they have done it again by excluded the Hibernate option from the Session Menu in Ubuntu 12.04. Nonetheless, the Hibernate option is easier to enable than you might think, even if it requires some tweaking with a system file. If you would like to re-enable Continue Reading →

How To Prevent Your Laptop Or PC From Overheating [Avoid Thermal Heating]

When I bought my brand new Core i3 laptop, I was hoping to get better performance and the utility to run more resource intensive applications and games with ease. While it worked quite well for most applications, it started overheating and shutting down when I ran video encoding tasks or played games on it. In the wake of this dilemma I bought a new cooling pad but that only gave Continue Reading →

How To Switch To Classic Control Panel In Windows 8

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Windows 8 has come with a lot of annoying features one of which is the issue of finding the classic interface. The Control Panel is no doubt the brain of the Windows operating system as it contains all the essential features. While the Metro Control Panel contains options for the Metro UI based applications, it does not have the rest of the important Windows options. In order to access all Continue Reading →

How To Disable Unity Launcher Auto Hide In Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot

Just like previous Ubuntu versions, the Unity Launcher auto hides by default in Ubuntu 11.10. This feature was easily customizable in Ubuntu 11.04 by using  Unity 2D-Desktop Settings tweak, but unfortunately, it does not work in Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot. In this post I will provide you with an easy mechanism to disable and re-enable the auto hide feature for Unity Launcher in Ubuntu 11.10.

How To Login To Ubuntu GUI As Root User [Tip]

Linux operating systems like Ubuntu do not provide root access to its users. This is done due to security reasons, as a user logged in with root privileges can end up messing up the system by doing as little as entering a wrong command . As an alternative, users use the sudo commands for performing root tasks. In this post I will provide you with a small tip to allow Continue Reading →

How To Blend Ubuntu Themes To Create A Custom Theme [Easy Tip]

Some very nice Ubuntu themes do not display buttons and menus properly for some applications (such as LibreOffice). This may be the case particularly for dark themes which hide certain parts of the Ubuntu window, which may have the same color as an application’s main interface. In this post I will provide you with a quick tip to blend multiple themes for creating a new theme for resolving such issues.

Tweak Ubuntu Gnome Desktop Settings To Get Rid Of Common Annoyances

Many users who move to Ubuntu from other operating system find it hard to get rid of common annoyances such as accidentally removing their Gnome Panel, updating Ubuntu and managing software sources. In this post I will provide you with an easy solution to manage your Gnome Settings for avoiding common issues such as resizing Windows, removing the Gnome Panel, enabling icons on buttons, etc.