Saturday, August 13, 2016

5 Ubuntu Tips and Tricks

Ubuntu is one of the Linux flavors which is very much in trend these days. It is free and open source. Because it is Desktop version of Linux that is why most of the people are preferring this operating system to be in their laptops and in computers. If you are using this operating system, here are some tips and tricks for you to use it more efficiently.

Customize the Theme

Subjects in Ubuntu can be tweaked to suit your necessities. The default subject "Climate" has the menu (File, Edit, View, and so forth) imprinted in white on a dim foundation, yet you can without much of a stretch switch to another topic, for example, "Brilliance" to have the menu imprinted in dark on a light foundation. These are simple strides to alter a subject.

1.      Click the Control Gear and select "System Settings".
2.      Click "Appearance" under "Personal".
3.      Under the Look tab, select a theme from the drop-down menu.

Change Wallpapers Automatically

Do right click on Desktop and select “change desktop background” then choose one wallpaper, but you have to do it all the time whenever you have to change the wallpaper. How it would be when you want that wallpapers to be changed automatically. Let check how it get done.
1.      Press Ctrl-Alt-T to run Terminal.
2.      Enter sudo add-apt-repository ppa:peterlevi/ppa
3.      Enter sudo apt-get update
4.      Enter sudo apt-get install variety
This will help you to change wallpaper automatically after a particular time set by you. The images will change after certain time from the source you have chosen.

Add or Change Keyboard Shortcuts

Ubuntu contains keywords shorcuts into it by default which can be changed manually after installing Ubuntu in computer. Here you will see how to change those shortcuts.
1.      Click the Dash Home icon (or tap Super), type keyboard and press Enter.
2.      Under the "Shortcuts" tab, select "Launchers" on the left panel
3.      Click "Launch calculator", and it shows "New accelerator..."
4.      Press Ctrl+Alt+C keys simultaneously, and it shows Ctrl+Alt+C
5.      Close the window and try the new shortcut. 

Its Software center

Ubuntu has its own software center which means you need not to get stuck with the applications which are installed by default during the installation. You can choose your own application and can install it directly from Ubuntu's Software center. In software center you just need to search for the application and there Is no specific command to install it. You can install them by just clicking on the install button.    If you are sudo user it will ask for the password for every installation.

Clean Up Old Crash Reports

If your Ubuntu system always pops up a dialog saying "System program problem detected" each time you log in even though you've already reported the problem, you might need to clean up all old crash reports by entering a command line below in the Terminal.
1.      Press Ctrl-Alt-T to run Terminal.
2.      Copy and paste sudo rm /var/crash/* in the Terminal and press Enter.
Log out and log back in the system, check if the dialog still appears.


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