How To Display Gnome Classic Menu In Ubuntu Using ClassicMenu App

Gnome classic menu as displayed by classicmenu indicator app
ClassicMenu Indicator is a tiny Ubuntu app that displays the good old Gnome classic menu. This is useful when using the Unity interface in Ubuntu and if needed to simplify access to various categories of programs that are currently present in the system. Install it by typing the following at Terminal : sudo apt-get install classicmenu-indicator Once installed, it needs to be launched only once (it...

How To Change Lock Screen Background In Ubuntu

Here is how to change the lock screen display picture in Ubuntu : Right click on desktop and choose ” Change Desktop Background”. There will be two panes visible : Background and Lock Screen. Click on “Lock Screen”. Scroll through the backgrounds and choose the one needed, finally hit “Select”. All done. The new background will now be active for the lock screen.  

How To Change System Alert Sound In Ubuntu

Here is how to change the system alert sound in Ubuntu : Go to System Settings > Sound There, from the “Sound Effects” tab, simply click on the alert sound other then Default. Also, ensure “Alert volume” is set to “ON” and audible. All done.

Quickly Find The Username Of Originally Logged In User Using Linux Command Line

When using Linux Terminal (either in Ubuntu, Linux Mint or any other distribution) it is possible that the current user working at the Terminal will be different then the one that originally logged in. The below command will display the username that originally logged in to the system. logname To know who is the current user at the Terminal, type : whoami Both these commands can display different user...

How To Turn Off Ubuntu Web Apps Notifications In Firefox

Firefox in Ubuntu by default comes with something known as “desktop integration” . What this does is provide a way to link Unity interface with popular websites like Facebook, Gmail, Twitter and so on. This however can be annoying because browsing any of these websites through Firefox will result in a pop-up asking whether to allow integration or not. Here is how ┬áto turn off these Ubuntu...

Scribes : A Minimalist Text Editor For Ubuntu

Scribes Text Editor is a feature-rich and lightweight text editor not just for plain text but also for coding. To install it in Ubuntu or Linux Mint : Open Terminal and type : sudo apt-get install scribes It will show up in the Accessories section after installation. The first noticeable thing when using it is that there is just a text environment with no menu or any other features. This is because...