Articles tagged with 'desktop'

Setup AWN Dock with one-click access to your favorite website

I love using Mozilla Prism and a few other Site Specific Browsers so I can have one-click access to web applications from my desktop. I recently discovered a neat applet for Avant Window Navigator called WebApplet that gives you something similar integrated with your AWN Dock. While WebApplet lacks the tight desktop integration of Prism (especially with the Prism Firefox extension) and takes a bit more configuration magic ...

Setup Eclipse with a Transparent Background [Ubuntu]

Heres a simple screencast for setting up Eclipse (or any window, actually!) with a transparent background in Ubuntu with Compiz. Its time to actually enjoy your wallpapers!


How to Customize the Login Window in Ubuntu [Ubuntu]

One of the many great things about Ubuntu and a free operating system like Linux is that you can customize the login window without having to hack the operating system. One of my favorite login prompts is Earth Lights and you can find plenty more at art.gnome.org.

You can also set up Ubuntu to automatically login if you don't want to bother entering your username ...

How to setup Conky on Ubuntu

If you want to customize your Ubuntu Linux desktop with some great meters and overlays, try Conky. Among other things, Conky can embed into your desktop background the weather, check your email, and display your CPU or RAM usage.

I recently came across a great tutorial that explained how to do set it up and I decided to make it into this screencast below for those who find ...

How to Customize Window Animations in Compiz on Ubuntu

One of the great things about Compiz on Ubuntu is how you can control the animations for your windows. So when a window closes or opens or minimizes, you see a cool effect like having the window blow up or burn up or turn into a paper airplane! This is how you can set that up in Ubuntu with Compiz Fusion: