Archives For 13.10

Indicator-terminal is an applet in Ubuntu top panel that shows a terminal window for running commands when you click on the icon.

terminal indicator

Install Indicator-terminal in Ubuntu:

NOTE: This project is still in early development. It has bugs and may break you system. Use it at your own risk!

There’s a PPA for Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy, Ubuntu 13.04 Raring, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal. Press Ctrl+Alt+T to open terminal, when it opens, run below commands one by one:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:erasmo-marin/indicator-terminal

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install indicator-terminal

Once installed, restart you machine.

To remove this indicator, run below commands in terminal:

sudo apt-get install ppa-purge

sudo ppa-purge ppa:erasmo-marin/indicator-terminal

sudo apt-get remove indicator-terminal

This tutorial shows how to disable the global menu, so that each application having its own menu bar on Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy.

Before:

global menu unity

After:

app menu unity

To do it, press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run the commands below to disable it.

sudo apt-get remove indicator-appmenu

Restart your computer to apply the changes.

For Firefox, go to Tools –> Add-ons –> Extensions and disable ‘Global Menu Bar integration’.

disable global menu in firefox

Enjoy!

The Wine team finally released the stable version of Wine 1.6. This release represents 16 months of development effort and around 10,000 individual changes. The main highlights are the new Mac driver, the full support for window transparency, and the new Mono package for .NET applications support.

It also contains a lot of improvements across the board, as well as support for many new applications and games. See the release notes for a summary of the major changes.

Objectives:

  • Install Wine 1.6 Final release on Ubuntu and Linux Mint.
  • Enjoy!

The source is available from the following links:

http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/wine/wine-1.6.tar.bz2
http://mirrors.ibiblio.org/wine/source/1.6/wine-1.6.tar.bz2

The ppa is available for Ubuntu and Linux Mint users, press Ctrl+Alt+T to open a terminal window:

Open Terminal to run commands

Run command to add the Wine Team PPA repository:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa

Update package lists and install wine 1.6:

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install wine1.6

Enjoy!

Sphere is a beautiful icon set for Gnome3. It is based on icons by D.Arneaz, who has some great arts but only for Windows. Install this tutorial I’ll show you how to install this icon theme on Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Unity.

Objectives:

  • Download and apply Sphere icons on Ubuntu 13.10
  • Enjoy!

To get started, click below link to download the icons with all colors:

Download Sphere

Decompress the package in your Downloads folder, then copy Sphere 1.2.5 v3 from extracted folder to user’s Home/.icons. Create .icons folder if it’s not there (Press Ctrl+Alt to see hidden folders).

install icon theme

To use the icons, open Gnome Tweak Tool or Unity Tweak Tool then select Sphere 1.2.5:

Change icon theme

There are various colors of these icons. You can choose between places in DUST, ORANGE, RED, BLUE, GREEN, PETROL and VIOLET. And now also in YELLOW and LIGHT BLUE!

Go to the extracted folder place-other-colors folder, choose the color you like, copy and paste to user’s Home/.icons/Sphere 1.2.5-v3 and replace the places folder.

Change icons colors]

That’s it. Enjoy!

This tutorial shows you how to easily install uTorrent sever on Ubuntu and Linux Mint. There’s no command, just a few clicks!

First, download uTorrent server: http://www.utorrent.com/downloads/linux. Check 32-bit or 64-bit by top-right corner shutdown menu (gear icon) -> About This Computer.

download-utorrent

After downloading, navigate to the package in Nautilus file browser. Then decompress it.

Go into the extracted folder, right-click on utserver and select Properties.

utserver-executable

Make sure that the box before “Allow execute as a program” is checked.

utserver-executable1

Before starting this service, search for and install libssl0.9.8 (SSL shared libraries) from Ubuntu Software Center.

NOTE: If you’re on 64-bit Ubuntu, press Ctrl+Alt+T and install the libssl0.9.8 with command below in terminal to fix utserver not launching problem:

sudo apt-get install libssl0.9.8:i386

Then double click utserver to start uTorrent server (or run ~/Downloads/utorrent-server-v3_0/utserver command to start it). That’s right you see nothing happens because the server is running as a background program.

Launch your web browser and go to http://localhost:8080/gui/. Type:

username: admin
password: leave password empty

You’re done!

utorrent client in firefox