Install WICD network manager on Linux Ubuntu/Mint

It may occur that by default your computer won't connect to wireless networks after starting up the system. A way to solve this might be to install the WICD network manager which is available in the Ubuntu repositories. Just fire up Synaptic Package Manager and search for WICD. During installation, you will be asked to ... Read more

How to remove statusbar and menubar from VirtualBox windows (Linux)

VirtualBox machines usually have two bars in their window to make working with them easier. These however are a great disturbance if you want to take screenshots of your machines - even if you select to leave the window border, the menu bars will still be on them. To remove the bars, it only needs ... Read more

Rearrange button order and position of window menu buttons in Ubuntu Linux

Ubuntu, other than most distributions as well as MS Windows, decided to move its window menu buttons to the left side of the top window panel. This brings along many accustomization problems for people who are used to rush their mouses to the top right instinctively. If you want to, you can revert this change ... Read more

How to exclude mouse pointer by default for screenshots made with gnome-screenshot on Linux

Gnome-Screenshot is the default tool to take screenshots on Ubuntu and Mint and brings a great deal of functionality. While it also has the ability to exclude the mouse pointer for screenshots if you use the graphical interface, you won't find this feature if you want to take them from the command line - the ... Read more

Change selection color in Ubuntu 12.04 themes (Linux)

The color of selection elements in themes used by Ubuntu 12.04 is determined by a single value and is therefore the same for all of them: highlightened buttons, files, menu items as well as the selection box that you get by holding and dragging your mouse. You can set this value in the settings.ini of ... Read more

Uninstall VirtualBox Guest Additions on Ubuntu and Windows 7

Ubuntu: To uninstall VirtualBox Guest Additions on Ubuntu and similar operating systems, mount the virtual disk again that you used to install them - to do that, click on the Devices menu on the virtual machines top menu bar and select Install Guest Additions. If you get a pop-up about auto-start procedures just cancel it. ... Read more