Category Archives: Applications

Theme your WINE applications in Linux

Don’t you just hate the default look of your WINE applications? Well, know that you can theme them. Download a Windows style from Deviant Art and unzip it. Next, open up winecfg and go to the Desktop Integration tab. Select Install Theme and navigate to the folder where you unzipped the Windows style. Click on… Read More »

Make Tomboy run in the GNOME Notification Area

By default, Tomboy runs in the Panel area of GNOME, as an applet manually added by the user. This means that it will display it’s own icons and application window. If you want to make it run in the Notification Area instead, besides the click and keyboard indicator and the rest of the minimized application… Read More »

Take screenshots from the command line in Linux

There are many Linux applications dedicated to taking screenshots. However, you minght want to use the command line to do this, either because you want to build an automated script, or because you have a terminal screen handy.Try import screenshot.jpg This will allow you to select a rectangle using your mouse. The moment you let… Read More »

Install XBMC in Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick)

XBMC Media Center currently doesn’t have a Maverick repository. So, to install it in Ubuntu 10.10 you need to do a sudo add-apt-repository ppa:team-xbmc then Alt+F2 and type synaptic then hit enter. In Synaptic go to Settings > Repositories > Other Software and edit the two lines referring to XBMC. Instead of maverick type lucid… Read More »