Category Archives: Ubuntu

Ubuntu tips and tricks

Install quanta plus on ubuntu 12.10

By | June 27, 2013

Quanta Plus Quanta Plus is web development tool for the KDE desktop that resembles dreamweaver of windows. But it is a dead project now and is not being developed anymore for years. However it is still my favorite because it works very well. Remarkable features are : 1. Group files into projects. 2. Auto-suggestions for… Read More »

Enable smooth scrolling in Google Chrome

By | May 19, 2013

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… Read More »

How to Enable Webgl in Google Chrome on Ubuntu 12.10

By | May 20, 2023

By default google chrome would keep webgl features disabled if your gpu driver does not support 3d acceleration. However there are options to force enable it. To enable webgl in Google Chrome launch it with the following flags –enable-webgl –ignore-gpu-blacklist Here is the command: $ google-chrome –enable-webgl –ignore-gpu-blacklist Now test webgl by opening the following… Read More »

Convert mp3 audio files to ogg on ubuntu

By | June 27, 2013

I recently needed to convert some mp3 audio files to ogg format so that the html5 audio tag could play them in mozilla firefox. Had to search a bit to find out how to do this easily and here are the results. There is an excellent application called soundconverter ( soundkonverter for kde users )…. Read More »