Friday, March 26, 2010

HOWTO: Change the destination folder of Pictures Folder in Screensaver

Ripped shamelessly from:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=7263962&postcount=6

The file is located here:
/usr/share/applications/screensavers/personal-slideshow.desktop
And it is a little smaller now-a-days looks like this:
Code:
[Desktop Entry] Encoding=UTF-8 Name=Pictures folder Comment=Display a slideshow from your Pictures folder Exec=slideshow  TryExec=slideshow StartupNotify=false Terminal=false Type=Application Categories=GNOME;Screensaver; OnlyShowIn=GNOME; X-Ubuntu-Gettext-Domain=gnome-screensaver
Needs changed to this:
Code:
[Desktop Entry] Encoding=UTF-8 Name=Pictures folder Comment=Display a slideshow from your Pictures folder Exec=slideshow --location=/home/username/Location_of_Pictures TryExec=slideshow StartupNotify=false Terminal=false Type=Application Categories=GNOME;Screensaver; OnlyShowIn=GNOME; X-Ubuntu-Gettext-Domain=gnome-screensaver
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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Ubuntu 10.04: Fix for Window Buttons

From a comment on LifeHacker regarding the new layout of the window buttons (now on the left side of the bar instead of the right):

'Moving buttons left back to the right

Alt+F2. "gconf-editor" appsmetacitygeneral. Change "button_layout" to:

menu:minimize,maximize,close

And now your buttons are on the right.'

And here it is with pictures.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

National Broadband Test

The FCC has recently launched a new website, broadband.gov.

While not Linux-related per se, this does affect all of us in the US in one way or another. Take the time today to test your broadband speed via the government's new website. While I doubt they'll do anything about it, my hope is that the data will help shape the future of the FCC's decisions on technology and pipelines to the homes of our country. Hopefully, they'll finally get ride of the duopoly that's been in place for so long and move onto something better.

Here's the website to visit. Much more information provided after the jump.