Linux Tutorials on the topic “desktop”

  • 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.

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  • Advanced Audio Control on Linux

    linux Author: Bill ToulasTags: , , , , , , Comments: 4

    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.

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  • How to connect your Android device on Ubuntu Linux

    ubuntu Author: Bill ToulasTags: , , , , , Comments: 14

    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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • How to track your Linux laptop

    linux Author: Bill ToulasTags: , , , , , , Comments: 8

    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.

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  • How to generate a animated GIF or movie out of images on Linux

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

    It is very unlikely for anyone nowadays not to own a device that is capable of shooting many consecutive pictures (burst mode). While this is useful for helping you take the perfect shot in sport events etc, you may want to use some of those successive frames to create a movie. Thankfully, you can do this very easily on Linux. In this tutorial, I will use five (not so closely successive) shots of my Cockatiel parrot bird trying to drink some of my coffee.

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  • How to do batch image processing on the Linux Destop with XnConvert

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

    GIMP is great and I use it all the time, but when it comes to batch image processing on Linux, nothing is more handy and simple to use than XnConvert. Although not an open source software, this batch raster graphics editor comes for free without any limitations for private use, and works in all platforms and architectures. You can get it from the official website as a complementary part of XnView (it's standalone). Here comes a tutorial on how to use this simple yet powerful tool on Linux.

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  • Getting Started with LibreCAD

    linux Author: Bill ToulasTags: , , , , , Comments: 7

    Linux isn't known for having many professional-grade linear drawing and engineering design tools. Dassault's DraftSight is the only choice in that part, but paying a few hundred bucks is maybe not the best option for everybody out there. Thankfully, the rich world of free software isn't leaving us alone in this sector either, and one of the most popular solutions to help you get your designs ready is the amazing LibreCAD. It may not be as sophisticated as other well-known tools, and it may not boast the time-saving features of commercial solutions, but it will certainly do the job in most cases. Here is a guide on how to get started with it and how to design a round flange with drill holes.

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  • How to get the most out of Qmmp 1.0

    ubuntu Author: Bill ToulasTags: , , , , , Comments: 0

    After almost eight years of development, Qmmp has reached version 1.0, so we have a good reason to celebrate with a quick guide on how to get the most out of this winamp-styled audio player for your Linux desktop. This brand new version brings a lot of goodies, but most importantly it uses the latest Qt v5. The player looks simple and it really is very simple to use, but it actually boasts quite a lot of power under the hood, so here is what we will be exploring on this article.

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