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 →

Get Nanoshot, Advanced Ubuntu Screenshot Taking Application

Many Ubuntu users use the Gnome Screenshot utility, which comes pre-installed with the Ubuntu desktop. While Gnome Screenshot provides a number of handy options, it lacks some advanced features, such as being able to specifically capture the Unity Launcher’s screenshot or capturing video frames. Nanoshot is a screenshot taking application that provides a number of advanced features for capturing screenshots in Ubuntu. It can capture screenshots from web pages, a Continue Reading →

50 Handy Applications For Ubuntu & Other Linux Operating Systems

Over the past few months I have covered a number of handy Ubuntu applications that many users might not be aware of. I thought it would be a good idea to compile a list of these useful applications for my readers. While I have tried to avoid very common applications like GIMP, ShotWell, TweetDeck, Pidgin, etc, some of you may or may not find the below applications common. I have Continue Reading →

Access Places Menu From Gnome Panel In Unity With Indicator Places


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 →

Completely Tweak Unity Settings In Ubuntu 11.04, 11.10 & 12.04 With MyUnity

Ever since the inception of Unity, the most pressing question for users has been its customization. In a few previous posts I reviewed a few application that can tweak Unity settings. These include Confity, Unity Launcher Editor and  Unity Plugin for Compiz Config Settings Manager. MyUnity is a comprehensive Unity tweak, which provides full customization of Unity features, including the Unity Dash, Launcher, Desk, Panel and Font.

Test Drive Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot In A Browser Before Installing It

When a new version for an operating system is introduced, users are often reluctant to immediately switch to it. There are a number of reasons, which cause user reservations, including radical changes to the user interface, kernel issues, unstable repositories and lack of application support. This is perhaps most suitably applied to Ubuntu users who have been dealing with constant system issues since the inception of Unity. Moreover, users have Continue Reading →

How To Auto Login With Gnome 3 In Ubuntu 11.10

Earlier, I provided you with a walkthrough of the process involved in installing Gnome 3 in Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot. Due to frequent Unity issues, many Ubuntu users have not only opted for Gnome 3, but are also looking for a way to make it their default login session. Unfortunately, Canonical has not provided any “functional” GUI based option to do this, which has once more left users out in Continue Reading →

Forcefully Exit Ubuntu Applications From Unity Launcher With Force Quit

There are a number of ways one can forcefully quite a troublesome application in Ubuntu, including using the system monitor. A while back there was an app-indicator applet, which allowed performing this task with convenience. Unfortunately, this applet is no longer compatible with Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot. Moreover, Gnome 3 has modified the way applications are exited forcefully. Recently, a third-party script has been developed to integrate Force Quit functionality Continue Reading →

Update Manager Indicator, App Indicator For Ubuntu Update Manager

Updating Ubuntu can be a bit confusing at times, due lack of knowledge regarding the large number of packages that become available with each update. Many users simply update all packages when the default update manager pops-up. This often results in the installation of many unwanted packages, which consume a lot of hard disk space. Update Manager Indicator is a app-indicator applet, which helps you to manage all your Ubuntu Continue Reading →