Linux Tutorials on the topic “desktop”

  • An introduction to Linux activity/event trackers

    linux Author: Bill ToulasTags: , , , , , , Comments: 1

    Most modern GNU/Linux distributions use some kind of a software service that tracks the user activities and events. These events can be anything, from the opening of a document file, to the chat conversation. This isn't happening for the purpose to monitor the user and sell this usage data information to 3rd parties, but to help users enjoy a more user-friendly and unified experience across their applications. For example, if you want to quickly locate that document that you opened last weekend, chances are that you will easily and promptly find it after opening your file manager and going to the “Recent” folder.

  • How to set up and use Nylas N1 Email Client on Linux

    linux Author: Bill ToulasTags: , , Comments: 21

    Nylas N1 is a new open source email client that boasts great levels of flexibility, configuration and expandability. This San Fransisco-made software was built with a strong focus on security, intuitive interface design, and support for all popular platforms.

  • How to use the Photo Raw Software Darktable 2.0 on Ubuntu

    ubuntu Author: Bill ToulasTags: , , Comments: 1

    Darktable is an open source RAW photo developing software that has just recently released its second major version, bringing new features, and a renovated GTK+ 3.0 user interface. On this quick guide, we will take a look on how we can use Darktable to perform basic image editing, advanced editing, and apply effects.

  • Run Windows applications on Linux with Crossover 15

    linux Author: Bill ToulasTags: , , , , , , , , Comments: 0

    Codeweavers has released a new major version of Crossover, the popular Microsoft Windows compatibility layer which is now based on Wine 1.8. The software is commercial and it costs around $40, but there is also a two-week trial version which is fully functional and can be downloaded for free. For this quick guide, I will be using the latter to show how you can install, set up, and run Windows executables with Crossover 15.

  • How to use custom commands in LibreOffice

    ubuntu Author: Bill ToulasTags: , , , , , , Comments: 1

    LibreOffice is one of the most important pieces of free software, allowing many of us to work, study, and share information. Although the software features many tools and capabilities, the spectrum of possible uses for each and everyone out there is so wide, that it is simply impossible to cover every special need with hotkeys and shortcuts. However, LibreOffice can be set to support user-created commands that can essentially help us increase our productivity.

  • Advanced Audio Control on Linux

    linux Author: Bill ToulasTags: , , , , , , Comments: 5

    Linux audio control is as messed up as the Linux audio system structure. The default and only option of setting the volume level may be enough for the majority of users out there, but it certainly isn't the best when you want to set specific audio levels, or define individual settings for different audio sources, etc. Here is a post on a selection of utilities that could help you get the sound you want on your Linux system.

  • How to connect your Android device on Ubuntu Linux

    ubuntu Author: Bill ToulasTags: , , , , , Comments: 15

    Buying a media device that needs a special driver and/or connectivity suite to navigate and update its contents is a common case nowadays, and has been ever since manufacturers decided that it would be a good idea to just limit the access that users can have on the products that they bought. This may not be a huge problem to Windows and Mac OS users who can simply download the manufacturer's suite and use it to connect to their device, but Linux is often (if not always) left unsupported in that part. The first time I encountered this problem was with the first generation of iPods and Creative Zen players that refused to show any contents on the File Manager when connected via the USB port, and then came the newest generations of Android devices which do the same. In this quick guide, we will see how we can overcome this problem, and connect our media device on our Linux system.

  • Three ways to easily encrypt your data on Linux

    ubuntu Author: Bill ToulasTags: , , , , Comments: 6

    Data encryption is one very solid security measure/precaution that everyone who owns data with significant personal or objective value should perform. What data encryption does is securing your data when they fall into the wrong hands. There are many tutorials on howtoforge.com that show one way or another to decrypt your data. This one will show the most easy-to-use tools that can do the job for us. For this purpose, I will showcase the decryption of a removable media drive.

  • How to install the Enlightenment E20 Desktop on Ubuntu 15.10

    ubuntu Author: Till BrehmTags: , , Comments: 4

    The new Enlightenment E20 Desktop has just been released. The Enlightenment project consists of the Enlightenment Window manager (which was started in 1996), the EFL library that contains graphic, widget, network, and other basic desktop functions and some applications that are based on EFL like a terminal emulator, a video player, and an IDE. In this tutorial, I will show you how to install the E20 Desktop on the current Ubuntu 15.10.

  • How to track your Linux laptop

    linux Author: Bill ToulasTags: , , , , , , Comments: 9

    So, you just bought a new shiny laptop and you are uncomfortable about the possibility to see it stolen and lost forever? There are many things you can do to help you recover your laptop after such an unfortunate thing happens, and almost all of them involve some kind of tracking software. Here is a quick guide on how to set up easy to use tools that will help you locate your stolen laptop.