Posts Tagged ‘gnome’
Guake saves you the time of managing your terminal windows with circumstantial key-combinations and mouse-clicks by providing a configurable dropdown-terminal which you can call with F12 by default. Just like with usual terminals, it is possible to create new tabs, but also to edit the opacity, the size, colors and everything you need:
Guake is available in the default Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora and Arch repositories. The source-code is downloadable at http://guake.org/downloads
If you would like your Ubuntu 11.10 better with the old GNOME desktop (no launcher but a good old system panel and so on), you can just install the gnome package and choose it as your default desktop environment. Therefore open a terminal and enter:
sudo apt-get install gnome
During the installation there will be some prompts that you will have to answer. Click OK on the first one after you are done reading:
Next, you will have to decide which desktop environment you want to configure as your default:
After installation, the GNOME as well as the Unity desktops will be available on the cogwheel-button in the login-screen:
If you are tired of browsing through your files or the menu to find and open an application you do not use regularly or if you just want to speed up the process of opening a program, there is an application for the Gnome Desktop called GNOME Do which you might like.
Install it as usual with your package manager and start it. To call the execution bar, press SUPER (Windows Key on Windows keyboards) + Space and enter the name or parts of the name of any application, script or executable.
If it is not the desired app that is proposed, you can browse the other possibilties with the Up- and Down- keys. To cancel the bar, hit ESC and to execute the displayed program hit Enter.