Category Archives: GNOME

Disable the overlay scrollbars in Ubuntu 11.04

With the new Ubuntu 11.04, the scrollbars in almost all applications and windows look radically different than those we grew accustomed with. Here’s how to revert them to the old looks: sudo apt-get remove overlay-scrollbar sudo su echo “export LIBOVERLAY_SCROLLBAR=0” > /etc/X11/Xsession.d/80overlayscrollbars

Make Ubuntu sleep instead of hibernate

One of the few things you can’t easily configure in Ubuntu is the option to make the computer sleep instead of hibernate when idle for X minutes. Here’s how to do it: Press Alt+F2 and type gconf-editor then press Enter Go to /apps/gnome-power-manager/actions/critical_battery Change the value to whatever you wish. Possible values are hibernate, suspend,… Read More »

Reposition the Ubuntu Lucid Lynx Light theme buttons

By default, the new Light theme that comes with the latest version of Ubuntu Lucid Lynx are positioned on the left. If you want to reposition them to the old-fashioned right side, hit Alt+F2 and type gconf-editor. Click Apps > Metacity > General on the left sidebar and change the property of button_layout from close,minimize,maximize:… Read More »