Turn off or limit the Recent Documents feature in Ubuntu

If you want to turn off the Recent Documents feature in Ubuntu, all you have to do is create a .gtkrc file in your home directory.
touch $HOME/.gtkrc-2.0
Then add gtk-recent-files-max-age=0 to this file.
echo ‘gtk-recent-files-max-age=0’ | tee -a $HOME/.gtkrc-2.0
This is documented […] Continue Reading…

Ubuntu One coming to Windows

At PyCon 2010, Ubuntu One development team will focus on helping Ubuntu users who also use a Windows box. This is great news!
Source.

Skype for Linux 2.1 beta2

Skype just released Skype for Linux 2.1 beta2 aka “Talking Screens”.
Chats are faster, UI supports switching styles on the fly, and audio is a lot better than before. You can download it here.
What’s new in this version:
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avast! Version 5.0

Avast just released version 5.0 of their product. You will notice the new user interface and the new scanning engine.
Free Antivirus 5.0 includes a spyware detection engine to protect you from identity theft as well as viruses.
Read more about […] Continue Reading…

Disable splash screen in Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala

You can disable the splash screen and instead view details about your boot process by following the next steps:
1. Edit grub
sudo vi /etc/default/grub
2. Locate the following line
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=”quiet splash”
and remove quiet and splash.
After that, the line should look like this:
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=””
3. […] Continue Reading…

Karmic Koala Beta on ThinkPad T61 (continued)

After the latest updates, enabling touchpad on/off key (fn-f8) is now working. There are some annoying gdm random restarts without a trace in the logs. I suspect it’s the nvidia proprietary driver and I hope it will be fixed […] Continue Reading…

Search and remove duplicate files

Here a small piece of code which will search for the duplicates in the path you supply. It will generate a new file which contains the commands for deleting those duplicates.
Make sure you double check the resulting file!
The script […] Continue Reading…

Karmic Koala Beta on ThinkPad T61

I just installed Ubuntu 9.10 Beta on my LENOVO ThinkPad T61 64608NG.
Here is what I found so far, in two days of intensive usage:

Quadro NVS 140M – 2D and 3D acceleration: tested and works.
Wireless switch: tested and works.
Sound: tested […] Continue Reading…

How to fix menu icons in GNOME 2.28

In the latest release of GNOME, they decided to turn off icons in menus by default. This is ugly and if you ask me, not practical at all.
However, you can get those icons back by going to System → […] Continue Reading…

Remove all settings for Evolution

Here is a small script to remove all your Evolution settings:

#!/bin/bash
evolution –force-shutdown
rm -rf $HOME/.evolution
rm -rf $HOME/.gconf/apps/evolution
rm -rf $HOME/.gnome2_private/Evolution
kill -9 `pidof gconfd-2`

Next time you open Evolution, you will be prompted to add a new account.

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