How to Enable Icons in Ubuntu Unity Menus & Buttons

Last updated on April 11th, 2015 Want to add icons in Ubuntu context menus, window menus and buttons? Well, it’s very easy because Ubuntu by default provides an option to enable / disable them. All you need to do is follow the steps below. Works on Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 12.10, Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu… Continue reading How to Enable Icons in Ubuntu Unity Menus & Buttons

Show / Hide all ‘hidden’ startup applications in Ubuntu 13.10

This quick tutorial is going to show you how to display or re-hide ‘hidden’ startup applications in Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander. There’s a built-in utility in Ubuntu, which allows to add, remove, and edit additional startup applications. By default the system auto-start services are hidden, here’s how to show it in the box. Before: After:… Continue reading Show / Hide all ‘hidden’ startup applications in Ubuntu 13.10

How to Change Computer Name (aka hostname) in Ubuntu 21.10

Last updated on September 22nd, 2021 This simple tutorial shows you how to change the hostname (also known as computer name) in Ubuntu 21.10 Impish Idri. The computer name is a unique identifier given to each computer. It’s not a big deal for small home networks or single use home computers. It matters however in… Continue reading How to Change Computer Name (aka hostname) in Ubuntu 21.10

How to Remove white dots from Ubuntu 13.10 LightDM login screen

There’re lots of white dots on default LightDM login screen, which is quite annoying. This quick tip shows you how to remove them in Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy. See the screenshot before and after: To get started: Press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run: 1. Run command to allow user lightdm… Continue reading How to Remove white dots from Ubuntu 13.10 LightDM login screen

Enable Hardware Acceleration on Intel Graphics Cards in Ubuntu

Last updated on February 11th, 2014 This tutorial is going to show you how to enable hardware acceleration on Intel graphics cards using VDPAU driver. VDPAU is an open-source library and API allows to video programs to offload portions of the video decoding process and video post-processing to the GPU video-hardware. If VDPAU available, CPU… Continue reading Enable Hardware Acceleration on Intel Graphics Cards in Ubuntu