Thursday, February 19, 2009
Important point is, you need not have to worry about incoming / outgoing server (particullarly for yahoo), port number and bhla bhla things... simply login by giving your username and password thats it...
Here is the link to download Yohoo Zimbra Desktop which is of 50Mb.
Read this page before installing and configuring Yahoo Zimbra Desktop.
Once you downloaded YahooZimbra right click on it ---> Properties ---> click Permission tab ---> enable Allow executing file as a program then close it.
Now double click on the modified downloaded file ---> click Run in terminal tab and follow the simple instruction here after...
Systems ---> Administration ---> Synoptic Packet Manager
After enabled all effects from Compiz setting manager which i found under System ---> Preferences ---> compiz setting manager, i could get only few effects like Desktop cube, fire on desktop, water effects, minimize effects and few more... after googling around quite some time on Internet i found out solution to enable more eye candy effects. you can also enable these effects by installing simple-ccsm from synoptic or simply typing command in the terminal.
sudo apt-get install simple-ccsm
(Terminal can be found under Application ---> Accessories). After installation you can find Simple-ccsm under
System ---> Preferences (as a Simple Compizconfig Setting Manager)
click on it and enable your preferred effects...
Here are some of the Keyboard Short cut keys for Compiz Effects
Note: The SUPER key is the Windows key (Near by Alt) on most keyboards.
SUPER+SHIFT+DRAG LEFT MOUSE = draw fire
SUPER+SHIFT+C = clear fire
CTRL+ALT+DRAG LEFT MOUSE = rotate cube
CTRL+ALT+LEFT ARROW = rotate cube
CTRL+ALT+DOWN ARROW = flat desktop
SHIFT+ALT+UP = initiate window picker
CTRL+ALT+DOWN = unfold cube
ALT+TAB = window switch
SUPER+TAB = flip switcher or ring switcher, depending on which is enabled.
ALT+F7 = initiate 'move windows'
SHIFT+F9 = water effect
SHIFT+F10 = slow animations
CTRL+ALT+D = show desktop
For Grouping and Tabbing:
SUPER+S = select single window
SUPER+T = tab group
SUPER+Left = change left tab
SUPER+Right = change right tab
SUPER+G = group windows
SUPER+U = ungroup windows
SUPER+R = remove group window
SUPER+C = close group
SUPER+X = ignore group
Hold the SUPER button then select the windows you want to group and then hit SUPER+G.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
System --> Administration --> Synaptic Packet Manager --> gnome-device-manager
Once installed you’ll find it on the
Applications → System Tools menu
To significantly enhance its usability, click View → Device Properties in the Device Manager window. This adds a second Properties tab to the display that shows the technical details about each application. In some ways it’s an information overload but it can prove vital when problem solving. In most ways GNOME Device Manager is similar to its Windows counterpart. The main difference is that it’s purely an informational tool, with no ability to change drivers or configurations. The other difference is that, just because hardware appears in the list under GNOME Device Manager, that doesn’t mean it’s setup for use under Ubuntu. GNOME Device Manager’s list is produced by simply probing the hardware andreporting what it finds.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
world, all mirroring the same repositories.
Click System → Administration → Software Sources
Click the Download From drop-down list and then select Other
Click Select best server
You’ll need to reload the package lists from the server when prompted. Don’t worry about the possible security implications of signing up to a server you’ve never heard of. All Ubuntu software packages are digitally signed, so fakery is technically impossible.
open terminal: Application ---> Accessories ---> Terminal and type
As you’ll be able to tell it’s not the most sophisticated speech synthesizer in the world (it has a feel of Speak & Spell about it), but it can be fun to play around with. By simply typing espeak, and then hitting Enter , whatever you type after this will be spoken. To quit, type Ctrl + d .
All credit to Brian Kent (http://www.aenigmafonts.com) who’s not only an excellent font designer but is also committed to the ideals of open source software and has made 465 of his font creations available to Ubuntu users. To install the fonts, you’ll need to add a new software repository:
click System → Administration → Software Sources, then the Third-Party Software tab, and click the Add button.
Then type the following into the dialog box that appears:
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/corenominal/ubuntu hardy main
Click the Add Sources button, then the Close button, and, when prompted, agree to reload the package lists.
Then use Synaptic to search for and install the ttf-aenigma package.
Once installed the fonts will be available for use straight away in all applications.
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Fire up the synoptic packet manager and search for stardict. Mark for installation and apply changes. It takes few seconds to download and install.Now go to this page and download desired dictionary. For example if you want oxford then download oxford advanced learner's dictionary. You should download tarball format not an rpm package. After downloading right click the package and select extract here. This extrated folder need to be moved to /usr/share/stardict/dic. To do that there are many method. I used GUI (Graphical User Interface). Before executing this command copy the extrated folder. Open Terminal from application --> Accossaries --> Terminal. Type the folloing comand gksudo nautilus and hit enter.You need to give your admin password after this command. Once the command been executed new window will open. Open File system --> usr --> share --> stardict --> dic
Paste the already copied extracted folder here. Now close the window go to Application --> accosseries --> click stardict and type some words to check. You can install as many as dictionary on that dic folder.
You should have following packages installed to follow this method.
6. Lexica (No installation required)
Install above packages 1- 5 from Synoptic Package Manager (System --> Administration --> Synoptic Package Manager)
The sixth package Lexica can be downloaded from here.
Copy Lexica to your home folder and extract it by right clicking and selecting an option "Extract Here"
Right click Application menu and select Edit Menus.
In the new window select Office from left side and click +New Items on the right side.
Again click Browse button and navigate through home folder ---> Lexica ---> select lexica. You can give name and comments as per your wish. Now click OK and close all window.
You can find Dictionary (Lexica) GUI from Application ---> Office ---> Lexica(Name provided by you)
Note: You can also access this dictionary by using following command in your terminal.
Once packages are installed open Gnome dictionary (Application-->Accessories-->Dictionary) and go to edit --> preferences then add new dictionary. In the new window type localhost insted of dict.org in the host name and click add. Now you can see the adtional dictionary in the sourse tab. Enable it and close. Now onwards you shoul be able to use it even while not connected to the internet.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Copy Fonts from Microsoft windows:
Open C:\ --> windows --> fonts
Here you will find different files along with font files. Copy only font files that is files ending with .ttf or .TTF....
For Gnome user:
Open Home folder --> click view --> show hidden files
Check for .fonts folder. If there is no such folder fine make one. Now open .fonts folder and paste all font files which you have already copied from windows font folder. Now all fonts are ready to use. You can check new fonts from Open Office.org writer....
For Kde users:
Open Konqueror file manager.
Type fonts:/ and hit enter. Now you can find two files 1. personal 2. system. Open one of the folder(preferably personal if there is only one user) and paste fonts which you have already copied from window. As usual you can check new fonts from OpenOffice.org writer...
Note: All these articles are downloaded from www.howtoforge.com and converted as pdf document for user convenience. Enjoy...
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Saturday, February 7, 2009
1. Go to Systems --> Administration --> Users and Groups
New window will open.
2. Unlock by giving your password.
3. Select the user --> Properties
4. Click User Privileges Tab and enable connect to Internet by using a modem
That's it. Now onwards you should be able to connect to Internet just by typing wvdial.