Monday, February 20, 2012

Idea of complete removing main menu from Thunderbird

I have an idea how to economize space in Thunderbird by means of existing addon "Tiny Menu".
It will be good if Tabbed area could contains buttons in the front(left side) to make it looks even more natural.

Gnome3 Alt+Tab behaviour

In Gnome3 applications are grouped be default during window switch by Alt+Tab. This is inconvenient when you have few windows from the same application (skype), and I always used mouse to select window in group, but I found in Fedora forum, that to switch between windows in group we could use Alt+`. Works fine!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Importing contacts to gmail

I have a CSV file with all contacts that I took from old phone, now importing to google looks as simple step, as gmail support this. But problem was that Gmail expect CSV in different format that I have, after searching I found page, with link to Gmail CSV example, my copy is here. After 20 minutes of copy paste - I got csv that got CSV that properly imported to gmail contacts.
Note: to call from contact page - use international format( for Ukraine +380WWXXXYYZZ).

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Gnome shell extensions for Ubuntu 11.10

Source of wizdom part1, part 2,

1. Install repository:

 sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/gnome3
 sudo apt-get update

2. Install tool for extensions management
sudo apt-get install gnome-tweak-tool

3. Install all plugins, do not forget to switch them on in gnome-tweak-tool at "Shell Extension" tab, and LogOut after that
sudo apt-get install gnome-shell-extensions-alternative-status-menu  - to show Power Off in menu
sudo apt-get install gnome-shell-extensions-user-theme                     - different themes for gnome
sudo apt-get install gnome-shell-extensions-apps-menu
sudo apt-get install gnome-shell-extensions-drive-menu
sudo apt-get install gnome-shell-extensions-places-menu
sudo apt-get install gnome-shell-extensions-native-window-placement  - make thumbs be in proporsion to window size
sudo apt-get install gnome-shell-extensions-gajim
sudo apt-get install gnome-shell-extensions-gpaste - buffer manager
sudo apt-get install gnome-shell-system-monitor
sudo apt-get install gnome-shell-extensions-windowoverlay-icons  - overlay application icon to tumbnail
sudo apt-get install gnome-shell-extensions-weather -, copy RSS link, and put city code to settings

4. how to disable universal access settings icon

5. additionally remove Bluetooth icon, open the same file
sudo gedit /usr/share/gnome-shell/js/ui/panel.js
, and comment out

/*if (Config.HAVE_BLUETOOTH)
    STANDARD_STATUS_AREA_SHELL_IMPLEMENTATION['bluetooth'] = imports.ui.status.bluetooth.Indicator;


Switch to super user from non-admin user in Ubuntu terminal

Answer is simple:
su <admin login name>