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Ubuntu tips and tricks

Enable smooth scrolling in Google Chrome

Firefox by default has smooth scrolling enabled on Ubuntu. With smooth scrolling, if you turn the mouse wheel, the page scrolls by some percentage not in a single moment, but taking some time like an animation. It gives a similar effect as if the page is being scrolled by fingers on a touch device. Google chrome does not yet have a ...

How to get gorgeous looking fonts on ubuntu linux

Fonts on Linux Fonts on linux have long been an issue due to various reasons like the BCI patent by Apple, lack of free quality fonts etc. However over time things have changed and now its possible to get your linux system fonts look as good as, or even better than a mac or windows 8 as far as fonts are ...

Encrypt / password protect data on ubuntu with encfs

Encfs - Encrypted file system We often need to put some confidential data on the hard drive, in which case it becomes essential to have some kind of security mechanism to keep it hidden from unauthorised access of any kind. It could contain credit card numbers, bank statements and list of passwords for various online services. One way to protect such data ...

How to create password protected zip archive on ubuntu

Command Line The zip command can be used to create password protected zip files easily. Here is a quick example $ zip -P *secret* compressed.zip file.txt Note that the P is capital. Can also type "--password" instead of the "-P". $ zip --password *secret* compressed.zip file.txt The above approach might be a bit insecure since the password is visible and the command is stored in ...

How to fix “error while loading shared libraries: libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0”

The following error came up when I tried to run Adobe Acrobat Reader on ubuntu 12.10 error while loading shared libraries: libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory To fix this, simple install the package ia32-libs-gtk $ sudo apt-get install ia32-libs-gtk Now run the application again and the error should go away. ...

Share tata photon connection across lan in ubuntu

In a previous article we saw how a windows netbook/laptop can be used to share a tata photon connection with other computers on a LAN. Now we shall do the same thing on Ubuntu. The technique is very simple and uses a tool called firestarter. Internet connection sharing can be setup on linux by adding rules to iptables, however it ...

Apt get tutorial – manage packages on ubuntu/debian

Manage packages from the commandline The more common way to manage packages or softwares is from Synaptic Package Manager. Its the easiest gui tool to install and remove software from your debian/ubuntu system. However for those who prefer the console, there are plenty of tools to do the job as easily. In this tutorial we are going to look into apt, the ...

Edit pdf files on ubuntu with Master PDF Editor

Master pdf editor is a "Cross-platform PDF and XPS Editor" that is free for non commercial use. Download from the following url http://code-industry.net/pdfeditor.php The features according to the website are as follows : With this easy-to-use and cost efficient application you can create, edit, preview, encrypt, sign and print XPS and interactive PDF documents with just a few clicks. Our robust and rich ...

Install virtualbox 4.2.6 on ubuntu 12.10 precise

Virtualbox Virtualbox is the most popular virtualisation solution for x86 and AMD64/Intel64 platforms. Its featureful yet very easy to use. If you are virtualising then its recommended to have the latest version installed so that all recent operating systems will have best compatibility in the virtual environment. The software repository of Ubuntu 12.10 contains an older version of virtualbox (4.1.18). To install ...

Enable webgl in google chrome on ubuntu

To enable webgl in Google Chrome launch it with the following flags --enable-webgl --ignore-gpu-blacklist $ google-chrome --enable-webgl --ignore-gpu-blacklist Now test webgl by opening the following url http://get.webgl.org/ It should show a spinning cube if webgl is working correctly. Open the following url in chrome about:chrome or chrome://gpu/ It should show the following data Graphics Feature Status Canvas: Hardware accelerated Compositing: Hardware accelerated 3D CSS: Hardware accelerated CSS Animation: Accelerated WebGL: Hardware accelerated WebGL multisampling: Hardware accelerated Flash 3D: ...



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