Archives For 13.04

In this tutorial I’ll show you a lightweight sticky notes software for Ubuntu users. It’s indicator-stickynotes which allows you to jot down thoughts, lists, and reminders on your desktop. This simple tool works on Unity, Gnome Shell, XFCE/Xubuntu, with partial support for KDE/Kubuntu and Linux Mint (MATE and Cinnamon).



  • Install Indicator Stickynotes on Ubuntu and Linux Mint.
  • Enjoy!

To get started, add the ppa repository which supports Ubuntu 13.04 Raring, 12.10 Quantal, 12.04 Precise and Linux Mint 13 Maya, 14 Nadia, 15 Olivia. To do so, press Ctrl+Alt+T to open a terminal window, run below commands:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:umang/indicator-stickynotes

Then update the package lists and install the software:

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install indicator-stickynotes



When you’re running your laptop on battery, Ubuntu dims the screen after a few seconds of inactivity. It annoying and here’s how to increase the timeout.


  • Increase Ubuntu screen dimming timeout on your laptop
  • Enjoy!

To get started, open dconf Editor from the dash search results.

dconf editor in unity dash

In next window, navigate to org -> gnome -> settings-daemon -> plugins -> power. You’ll find the key which says “idle-dim-time”, change its value to what you want.

change idle screen timeout


DownVerter is a popular Youtube downloader which also has the ability to convert videos to MP3, M4A, MPEG, 3GP, OGG and other formats. It’s free!


  • Install DownVerter Youtube downloader and fix can not open error.
  • Enjoy!

To get started, download DEB package from the official site. You may check 32-bit or 64-bit via ‘Details’ utility.

DownVerter for Linux

Then press Ctrl+Alt+T to open terminal.

Open Terminal to run commands

Run below command to install the package:

sudo dpkg -i ~/Downloads/downverter*.deb

That’s it. The installed executable script is /opt/downverter/Downverter. But Ubuntu keeps looking for /opt/downverter/downverter when you open Downverter from Unity Dash. To fix this problem, run below commands to rename it:

sudo mv /opt/downverter/Downverter /opt/downverter/downverter

Then give executable permission:

sudo chmod +x /opt/downverter/downverter



Here’s a guide to install Opera browser 12 on Linux Mint 13, 14, 15. I’d recommend to add the official repository which has well integrated version for Debian based Linux.


  • Install Opera 12 from its Official Repository
  • Enjoy

To get started, press Ctrl+Alt+T to open a terminal window for running commands.

Linux Mint Terminal

Add the official repository by running below command:

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb stable non-free" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/opera.list'

Install the public key:

wget -qO - | sudo apt-key add -

Finally update package lists and install Opera:

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install -y opera

Once installed, search it from the start menu. Enjoy!