I suppose the Ubuntu developers moved these buttons on purpose.
But having grown up using Windoz I prefer my minimize/maximize buttons on the right side of the window.
Here is the two step fix:
1. Open a terminal and run the following:
gconftool-2 --type string --set /apps/metacity/general/button_layout "menu:minimize,maximize,close"
You don't need to be root to do this
By default, Ubuntu comes with a lot of non-english fonts (Japanese, Cyrillic etc.). There is nothing inherently wrong with this, but if you do all you work in english you have scroll through a bloated list useless fonts every time you want to do a font selection.
andrew@thisblog seems to have come up with a very quick fix. Uninstall them with single command:
I installed the Alpha 6 build of Ubuntu Karmic Koala Netbook Remix this weekend on my Acer Aspire One netbook. Here are a few quick notes:
- No problems installing from a USB drive, I think it took about a half hour.
- 21 second boot time. That seems pretty good considering the number of services that start by default.
- Sexier user interface, and nice icons.
MMS (My Media System) is a is an open source media center application for Linux. With MMS you can playback videos, brows digital photos, listen to music, or even get the local weather report. Best of all, you can run all this with a remote control.
mms running on a 22 inch monitor
One of the things Micro$oft actually did a nice job on was the file search capability that came with their file browser Windows Explorer. You could simply right click on any folder to search. As handy as this was, the same feature does not come with Ubuntu or Xubuntu. Sure there is the "find" command, but having a way to search using the GUI is handy too.
Fortunately there is an easy way to add this feature using a free Linux tool called Catfish. This article will go into how to install and configure Catfish, and integrate it's search capabilities into the Thunar file browser. When finished, you will be able to right click on a folder in Thunar and get an option to recursively search that folder.