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Monday, September 27, 2010

Save multiple images in firefox

on MTE I read this post:

If there are many images on a webpage that you want to save on your hard-disk, right-clicking the mouse everytime is taking too much time. Luckily in Firefox, there is a quick and easy way to download multiple images at one go, and no addons required.

On any web page, simply right click the mouse and select the “View Page Info” option


Click on the Media tab. It will show all the media content (images, videos etc) for that page.


Now you just have to select all the items (using Shift or Ctrl key to select multiple items) and click the “Save As” button.


That’s it. No more Downthemall plugins needed, so it also works when you're on a system without any installation priviliges.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Use feedburner to feed your blog to any RSS service

This is how to use feedburner to feed your blog to a RSS feed.
First go to feedburner and create an account or login with your google account.

Insert your blog in feedburner
Enter the URL of your weblog and press next
identify your RSS feed and press next.
Give your feed a fancy name, press next and you're done. 
You may now enhance your feed, or use it in twitterfeed.

Use Twitterfeed to twitter about new postings

 I assume that you're allready running a twitterfeed account at feedburner. If you don't read my post about feedburner.

Go to the site of twitterfeed to incorporate your blog into your twitteracount

First sign up

Then create an account, add your feeds, e.g. from feedburner

Enter the name of your feed and the feedburner url of your blog. It's found on your feedburner account page.
Click continue to step 2.

Combine the feed to a twitter account:

Select Twitter and authenticate with the big blue button or chooos one allready authenticated twitter account.

And press create service.

Music composition and synthesis "Beast"

Beast is a powerful music composition and modular synthesis application released as under the GNU GPL and GNU LGPL, that runs under unix. It supports a wide range of standards in the field, such as MIDI, WAV/AIFF/MP3/OggVorbis/etc audio files and LADSPA modules. It has excellent technical abilities like multitrack editing, unlimited undo/redo support, real-time synthesis support, 32bit audio rendering, full duplex support, multiprocessor support, conditional MMX/SSE utilisation for plugins, precise timing down to sample granularity, on demand and partial loading of wave files, on the fly decoding, stereo mixing, FFT scopes, MIDI automation and full scriptability in scheme.

Install BEAST in ubuntu
Open the terminal and run the following command
sudo apt-get install beast bse-alsa
Note:- bse-alsa is ALSA plugin for BEAST

Friday, September 24, 2010

Couturier; combine multiple pdf files in Ubuntu

Couturier is a small utility for merging multiple PDF documents and images into one document.
Drag and drop .pdf’s, images onto the main Couturier window, give the document a name, encrypt it if you so wish and hit ‘Combine’. A flawlessly usable application that does what it’s supposed to and not a jot more or less.

Annoyingly the application hasn’t been updated for a  while and as such the .deb file provided is intended for Ubuntu 9.10. Good news, however, is that it installs fine on both Ubuntu 10.04 and Ubuntu 10.10 (however you will need to install gnome-sharp2) (this link uses apt-url to install this from your repositories.)

Download page: LINK

 After downloading double click on the .deb file and choose "open". This will open the installation manager. After the program 's been installed, look for it in the "office" entry in your Gnome menu.
The programm works pretty straightforward. Give your new file a name, choos a location to sav is and select the files you want to combine. That's all.

I combined three large pdf files and it all worked perfectly.

Okular: Universal Document Viewer For KDE 4 And some viewers for Windows

One of the new applications introduced with KDE 4 was Okular. KDE 3 had a PDF viewer named KPDF, but Okular aims to be a complete document viewing solution, supporting many different file types. Okular is fast-loading and works in any operating system and desktop environment that can run KDE applications.

Document Types

Out of the box, Okular can view a plethora of document types, including:
PDF – used for a variety of documents
PS – Postscript print documents
TIFF – often used for faxes
CHM – help files, ebooks, and online documentation
DjVu – scanned documents
Images – JPEG, PNG, and many more
DVI – device independent file format
XPS – windows printing specification
ODT – Open Document Text (for reading, not editing)
Fb2 – fiction book file format for eBooks
CBZ, CBR – comic book archive
Plucker – eBook format
Epub – free and open eBook standard
Fax – file format for faxes


Okular has many of the standard PDF viewer features like page navigation, table of contents, browsing, zooming, text selection, and bookmarking. In addition, it also offers users the ability to annotate documents, highlight important information, have the computer read the entire document using text-to-speech technology, save annotated documents, view embedded files, listen to sounds and movies, fill out forms, search documents, and read DRM encrypted files.


Okular has four modes for viewing and manipulating documents:
1. Browse (Ctrl+1) – Clicking on the document allows you to drag the page up, down, left, or right.
2. Zoom (Ctrl+2) – Click and highlight an area to zoom in on it.
3. Selection Tool (Ctrl+3) – It uses a selection box to highlight any area and can copy images or text.
4. Text Selection Tool (Ctrl+4) – This functions more like a text editor’s selection tool, highlighting text, row-by-row.
To search a document, press “Ctrl+F” and enter the text you wish to find. The search tool will begin searching from the moment you start typing. It will highlight each occurrence of the text and give you the ability to navigate through them.
To start making annotations, press F6. A small vertical toolbar with each type of annotation will appear. They can take any of nine forms: note, inline note, green freehand line, yellow highlighter, straight yellow line, blue polygon, stamp, black underlining, and cyan eclipse.

There are four view modes for Okular, found in the View menu:
  1. Single page - scrolls one page at a time
  2. Facing pages – displays two pages, side-by-side
  3. Facing pages (center first page) – like normal facing pages, but displays the first page by itself, which is useful if the first page is a book cover.
  4. Overview – which shows three zoomed-out pages at a time.
Also included in the view menu is the ability to rotate the document, trim the margins, and use the document as a presentation. By clicking presentation, the document becomes fullscreen, and the user can navigate through the pages just like a PowerPoint slideshow. When in presentation mode, a dial in the top right with a number in the center keeps track of the number of pages viewed.

Universal Viewer

Because of Okular’s versatility, you can use it to view any document, eBook, fax, or image quickly, easily, and safely. Okular is light enough to be portable and work well even on tablets and small devices, but it is also powerful enough to view very large, complex documents as well. Okular is part of KDE and is free and open source software, available to everyone.

Universal Viewers in Windows

In MS Windows there are other alternatives for Adobe Acrobat reader:

Foxit reader

Another program is Sumatra PDF. This program is open source and can be run from an USB stick. You can find it here:

Finally you can browse with GoogleChrome which from version 6 has a build in PDF reader.


It's nice when people twitter about your website. Twitter offers a tweetbutton to make it easier to twitter about your site. It 's found here:


Exaile music player

Exaile is a music manager and player for GTK+ written in Python. It incorporates automatic fetching of album art, lyrics fetching, scrobbling, support for many portable media players, internet radio such as shoutcast, and tabbed playlists.

I personaly prefer this player because it just does what I want a player to do. Play Music.

Look at the project page here:

Music Player in Ubuntu

DeaDBeeF is an audio player for GNU/Linux systems with X11.It is mainly written by Alexey Yakovenko, with contributions from a lot of different people (see about box in the player for more details).

Main features:
* mp3, ogg vorbis, flac, ape, wv, wav, m4a, mpc, tta, cd audio (and many more)
* sid, nsf and lots of other popular chiptune formats
* ID3v1, ID3v2.2, ID3v2.3, ID3v2.4, APEv2, xing/info tags support
* character set detection for non-unicode id3 tags – supports cp1251 and iso8859-1
* unicode tags are fully supported as well (both utf8 and ucs2)
* cuesheet (.cue files) support, with charset detection (utf8/cp1251/iso8859-1)
* tracker modules like mod, s3m, it, xm, etc
* HVSC song length database support for sid
* gtk2 interface with efficient custom widgets
* no GNOME or KDE dependencies
* minimize to tray, with scrollwheel volume control
* drag and drop, both inside of playlist, and from filemanagers and such
* control playback from command line
* global hotkeys
* multiple playlists
* album artwork display
* 18-band graphical equalizer
* metadata editor
* user-customizable groups in playlists
* user-customizable columns with flexible title formatting
* radio and podcast support for ogg vorbis, mp3 and aac streams
* gapless playback
* plugin support; bundled with lots of plugins, such as global hotkeys and scrobbler; sdk is included
* duration calculation is as precise as possible for vbr mp3 files (with and without xing/info tags)
* was tested and works on x86, x86_64 and ppc64 architectures. should work on most modern platforms
Install DeadBeef:
For Ubuntu 9.10 and higher user,install DeadBeef from PPA by following commands in Applications->Accessories->terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:alexey-smirnov/deadbeef
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install deadbeef
Alternatively,get DeadBeef from its download page

Install Google SketchUp (CAD style app) in Ubuntu using Wine

On This website I read this post:

Google SketchUp is a very popular,CAD style appliction.It is free but only Windows and Mac packages provided.This simple tutorial shows how to install Google SketchUp using Wine for Ubuntu user.

1.First of all,install wine or upgrade you wine to the latest version. It's best to have at least 1.1.11 of wine. In Ubuntu 10.4 Wine is at version 1.1.41
If you're using an older version you might install a newer Wine using this:
open up a terminal window and run following command to install wine from PPA:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install wine

2.Go to Applications->Wine->Configure Wine.In Application tab,set the default Windows to XP

3.Now,download SketchUp from:
Right-click on the package,and choose “Open with Wine Windows Program Loader”.Simply follow the prompts,accept all default settings, and it should install no problem at all.

4.Finally,SketchUp need some Windows files,and we can install them using winetricks.
download winetricks with following command:
then install the Windows files:
sh winetricks corefonts vcrun6 vcrun2005
Now,click Applications -> Wine ->Programs -> Google SketchUp 7 -> Google SketchUp and SketchUp will load.

1.The installer put two links on the desktop,you can delete them because those are for Windows.
2.You should make sure you have nVidia drivers installed,the Wine homepage says:‘you probably need nvidia’s proprietary graphics driver.The open-source nv driver isn’t good enough yet’.

All My apps install software from the web in Ubuntu

first check in synaptic whether or not Apt-url is installed. After that you can go to this url and choose the software you wish to install. It's a nice website though I didn't find any software yet that isn't in the standard available repositories.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Linux Mint goes debian

On the Linuxmint site I read:
"Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE) comes with a Debian base, which we transformed into a live media and on top of which we added a new installer. It’s rougher and in some aspects not as user-friendly as our other editions, it’s very young but it will improve continuously and rapidly, and it brings us one step closer to a situation where we’re fully in control of the system without being impacted by upstream decisions."

Grub2 splashimages in Ubuntu 9.10 and 10.4

Grub2 is the default bootloader for Ubuntu. In Ubuntu it's usually with a standard text interface. This .deb installs a nice Ubuntu style wallpaper in the startupscreen of Grub2.


Make the grub look nice than before.This package is compatible with Ubuntu 9.10 (karmic) and also Ubuntu 10.04 (lucid) LTS.
Download grub2 splash image .deb package from here
Install this package by double clicking on it or by using the following command from your terminal
sudo dpkg -i packagename
If you are running 64-bit version run the following command
sudo dpkg -i --force-architecture filename.deb

Via Ubuntulife

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Create your own slideshow wallpaper in Gnome

Ubuntu has the ability to create a slideshow wallpaper thanks to GNOME 2.28. Here is how you can take control of your wallpaper slideshows with a simple to use GUI tool.
The easy way
Let’s start by showing you the easy way to create a slideshow wallpaper using a GUI tool called CreBS (Create Background Slideshow). CreBS is an easy install in Ubuntu. To install the software open up a terminal and type
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:crebs/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install crebs
This will install the CreBS repository, update your available packages, and then install CreBS. Once CreBS is installed, head over to your menu and launch CreBS.
To create your wallpaper slideshow just use the add button and select images to add to the wallpaper. You can also drag and drop your wallpapers to change their order.
Once you have all the images you want, change the settings below for the amount of time between slideshow changes and how long you want transitions.
After all the settings are set up the way you want, type in a name at the very bottom and then click the green check to apply and save the desktop wallpaper.
If you ever want to apply the theme again later you can right click on the desktop and select change desktop background. If you want to share the wallpaper slideshow with friends you will have to edit the xml manually so I would suggest just sending them the pictures and allowing them to recreate the theme on their system.
Crebs is available in these languages:
Arabic (العربية: مسلسِل الخلفيات)
Asturian (Asturianu: Crear Presentación de Fondu)
Bulgarian (български език: Десктоп Слайдшоу)
Czech (Čeština: Vytvořit Slideshow z obrázků)
Welsh (Cymraeg: Creu Sioe-Sleidiau Cefndir)
German (Deutsch: Hintergrund Diashow Erstellen)
Divehi (ދިވެހި: ޑެސްކްޓޮޕްގެ ގައި ސްލައިޑްޝޯ)
Greek (Ελληνικά: Δημιουργία Slideshow Παρασκηνίου)
Spanish (Español: Crear Presentación de Fondos de Pantalla)
Esperanto (Kreu Fono Bildserio)
Finnish (Suomi: Luo diaesitys taustakuvaksi)
French (Français: Créer un fond d’écran diaporama)
Hebrew (עברית: יוצר רקעים מתחלפים)
Hungarian (Magyar: Új váltakozó háttér)
Indonesian (Bahasa Indonesia: Buat Slideshow Background)
Italian (Italiano: Crea uno Sfondo Presentazione)
Lithuanian (Lietuvių: Darbastalio fonų rinkiniai)
Malay (Bahasa Melayu: Cipta Persembahan Slaid Latar)
Norwegian (Norsk bokmål)
Dutch (Nederlands: Diavoorstelling in achtergrond aanmaken)
Polish (Polski)
Portuguese (Português: Crie um Slideshow para o Ambiente de Trabalho)
Brazilian Portuguese (Português brasileiro: Criador de Slides para o Fundo da Tela)
Romanian (Română: Crează succesiuni de imagini pentru fundal)
Russian (Русский: Создать слайд-шоу)
Swedish (Svenska: Skapa bakgrundsbildspel)
Turkish (Türkçe: Arkaplan Slayt Gösterisi Yarat)
Ukrainian (Українська: Створити слайд-шоу)
Chinese (新增背景幻燈片)

Friday, September 3, 2010

Install firefox 3.6.9 in Ubuntu 10.4

Install firefox 3.6.9 in Ubuntu 10.04
Open the terminal and run the following commands
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-mozilla-security/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
This will install latest version of firefox.