Enable Desktop Icons in Ubuntu Linux

How To : Enable desktop icons in Ubuntu Linux

New to the Ubuntu Linux distribution? This video clip shows you how to enable common desktop icons, including the Home folder, Computer, Network, and Trash icons. To start the configuration editor, press Alt-F2, then type "gconf-editor" and press Run.

How To : Hide & display desktop icons on Ubuntu Linux

New to Ubuntu Linux? This computer operating system could be a bit tricky for beginners, but fret not, help is here. Check out this video tutorial on how to hide and display desktop icons, such as mounted drives, computer, and trash icons, on Ubuntu Linux. If you know what yo ...more

How To : Enable multiple desktop effects in Ubuntu Linux

Ubuntu Linux is capable of many cool effects that other systems don't offer. This video tutorial will show you how to enable all of these effects, such as minimizing and maximizing windows. What? All operating systems do that, right? Yes, but this video will help you to select ...more

How To : Boot Ubuntu on a Macbook Using a USB, Part 2

Here is an alternative method to run Ubuntu 10.04 on a Mac without actually installing it on your internal hard disk. The idea is to install Ubuntu on your USB flash disk, instead of installing it on your internal hard drive. I'm talking about a full disk installation. It won ...more

How To : Change the default theme in Ubuntu Linux

Want to change the look of your Ubuntu desktop? This video clip from ubuntuclips.org will show you how to change the default Ubuntu theme. The new theme uses large text and icons and is well suited if you have difficulty viewing small text and graphics. To change the default U ...more

How To : Install Google Chrome when running Ubuntu Linux

This video tutorial from izbyfl shows how install Google Chrome and enable its plugins in Ubuntu. First download application from here: http://www.google.com/chrome/intl/en/eula_dev.html?dl=unstable_i386_deb. Make sure you download Gdebi Package Installer. Install applicati ...more

News : Performance Hacks & Tweaks for Linux

If you have made the switch from Windows to Linux, I want to congratulate you in advance. I'm sure you have noticed a huge performance increase when using Linux over other operating systems. This is only half the battle, though! Most users who are new to Linux end up using Ubu ...more

How To : Use Private Encrypted Messaging Over Tor

Tor is an excellent obfuscation network for web traffic, and while instant messaging over the network is very useful, it can be relatively difficult to configure. In this guide, we'll look at two synchronous communications platforms (instant messengers) which can be routed ove ...more

How To : The Easiest Way to Cast from Chrome

Previously, you'd need to install the Google Cast extension to cast webpages from your Chrome web browser to your Chromecast-connected TV, but as of March 24th, you don't need it anymore. Casting now works natively in Google Chrome (which had been available in the Beta version ...more

How To : Send & Receive SMS Texts on Your Computer for Free

There's no iMessage app on Android, so unlike the folks who own both an iPhone and a Mac, we have to rely on third-party solutions to send and receive SMS messages from our computers. But on the bright side, this means we don't have to buy an exorbitantly expensive desktop or ...more

How To : Run Kali Linux as a Windows Subsystem

Kali Linux is known as being the de facto penetration-testing Linux distribution but can be a pain to use as an everyday OS — even more of a pain if that means carrying around a second laptop or the constant frustration of using the finicky Wi-Fi on virtual machines. But there ...more

SSH the World : Mac, Linux, Windows, iDevices and Android.

Probably SSH is not as clean and fast as other useful tools like netcat, but it has some features which are very useful, and when you'll need them, here's how to behave with that huge amount of computers all over your house. Probably, you already know what SSH means, but for ...more

How To : Apply OTA Updates on Your Rooted Pixel 2 or 2 XL

So, you rooted your Pixel 2 or 2 XL and everything seems to be working quite well. However, a month passes, and you get a notification to install the monthly security update. Like clockwork, Google has been pushing out OTA security patches every single month for a while, but t ...more

How To : Create an animated desktop (GUI) on Ubuntu Linux

New to Ubuntu Linux? This computer operating system could be a bit tricky for beginners, but fret not, help is here. Check out this video tutorial on how to create an animated desktop (GUI) on Ubuntu Linux. This is a modified version of A-Desk v.14.1 that includes more videos ...more

How To : Change your desktop wallpaper in Ubuntu Linux

Interested in a change of scenery? This video clip shows you how to change the desktop wallpaper on the Ubuntu Linux distribution. (They key is right-clicking on the desktop and select "Change Desktop Background" from the menu.)

How To : Remove desktop wallpaper in Ubuntu Linux

Is your Ubuntu system running sluggishly? Removing the desktop wallpaper and disabling the preview of text and images files can improve the performance of Ubuntu on older computers. This video tutorial will show you how to disable the desktop wallpaper in the Ubuntu Linux dist ...more

How To : Enable USB support in VirtualBox on Ubuntu Linux

New to Ubuntu Linux? This computer operating system could be a bit tricky for beginners, but fret not, help is here. Check out this video tutorial on how to enable USB support in VirtualBox on Ubuntu Linux. By default, USB support was disabled in VirtualBox, so you'll probabl ...more

How To : Enable font anti-aliasing on Wine Ubuntu Linux

New to Ubuntu Linux? This computer operating system could be a bit tricky for beginners, but fret not, help is here. Check out this video tutorial on how to enable font anti-aliasing on Wine Ubuntu Linux. Type this in the terminal window Step 1. wget http://files.polosatus.r ...more

How To : Install KDE 4.3 Plasma on [k] Ubuntu Linux

New to Ubuntu Linux? This computer operating system could be a bit tricky for beginners, but fret not, help is here. Check out this video tutorial on how to install KDE 4.3 Plasma on [k] Ubuntu Linux. After six months of development, the K Desktop Environment 4.3.0 was launch ...more

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