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This tutorial shows you how to install the beautiful Malys-Deda GTK Theme in Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.10, Ubuntu 12.04 and Linux Mint.

malys deda gtk theme

The installation is very easy, just download the theme and put the extracted folder to themes folder and finally you can apply it via gnome tweak tool or unity tweak tool. Follow the steps below to get started:

1.) Open Ubuntu Software Center, search for and install gtk3-engines-unico or gtk2-engine-pixbuf

2.) Clike to download Malys-Deda GTK Theme

3.) Extract the download package. Copy the result folders (malys-deda & malys-dedaGS) and paste to:

  • user Home -> .themes # For local user only, press Ctrl+H to see hidden folders. Create .themes folder if not exist.
  • /usr/share/themes # For global. You need to press Alt+F2 and type to run gksudo nautilus to open file manager with root privilege.

4.) Open Unity Tweak Tool or Gnome Tweak Tool, go to Themes and choose Malys-Deda.

Have a HP printer connected with your Ubuntu machine? Well, here’s how to install HP Linux Printer Driver in Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy, Ubuntu 13.04 Raring, Linux Mint and Elementary OS.

HP Linux Printer Driver (HPLIP) is an HP developed solution for printing, scanning, and faxing with HP inkjet and laser based printers in Linux.

The HPLIP project provides printing support for over 2,080 printer models–including; Deskjet, Officejet, Photosmart, PSC (Print, Scan, Copy), Business Inkjet, LaserJet, Edgeline MFP, and LaserJet MFP.

hp logo

The latest HPLIP 3.13.9 added Support for the Following New Printers:

  • HP Designjet Z5400 44-in PostScript ePrinter
  • HP Deskjet Ink Advantage 1018 Printer
  • HP Deskjet Ink Advantage 1518 All-in-One Printer
  • HP Deskjet Ink Advantage 2540 All-in-One Printer Series
  • HP Deskjet Ink Advantage 2545 All-in-One Printer
  • HP Deskjet Ink Advantage 2546 All-in-One Printer
  • HP DeskJet Ink Advantage 4515 e-All-in-One Printer
  • HP DeskJet Ink Advantage 4518 e-All-in-One Printer
  • HP Envy 4504 e-All-in-One
  • HP LaserJet Pro MFP M435nw
  • HP Officejet 4630 e-All-in-One
  • HP Officejet 4632 e-All-in-One Printer
  • HP Officejet 4635 e-All-in-One Printer
  • HP OfficeJet Pro 8600 Premium e-AiO N911n
  • HP Photosmart 5521 e-All-in-One Printer

Download & Install HP Linux Printer Driver

Press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run below command to download hplip 3.13.9:

cd ~/Downloads && wget http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/hplip/hplip-3.13.9.run

Or you can check out the latest version on this page.

Once downloaded, execute command to start the installation:

sh ~/Downloads/hplip*.run

Answer the questions and wait for the installing process. It’ll properly install & configure the driver for your printer. When done, you can open the HP device manager from the panel indicator. Enjoy!

Gnome Subtitles is a subtitle editor for the GNOME desktop (also works in Unity). It supports the most common text-based subtitle formats, video previewing, timings synchronization and subtitle translation.

Some supported subtitle formats are: Advanced Sub Station Alpha, FAB Subtitler, MicroDVD, Mplayer 1/2, MPSub, SubRip, SubViewer 1/2.

Gnome Subtitles

The latest version has reached 1.3 which allows to set the gap between subtitles, to be used when inserting or splitting subtitles. Also there are a lot of bug fixes and other improvements.

Install Gnome Subtitles 1.3 via PPA

For Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 12.10 and their derivatives, such as Linux Mint and Elementary OS. Press Ctrl+Alt+T and run below commands one by one in pop-up terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pedrocastro/ppa

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install gnome-subtitles

For Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy, run below commands instead:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install gnome-subtitles

Once installed, open it from Unity Dash and Enjoy!

This simple tutorial shows you how to easily change the CPU frequency via indicator applet in Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.10, Ubuntu 12.04 and their derivatives, such as Linux Mint and Elementary OS.

cpu frequency indicator

Indicator-freq is an applet for displaying and change cpu frequency on the fly. Also it allows to choose powersaving mode to save power.

To install this indicator, open Ubuntu Software Center and search for and install the indicator-cpufreq package.

install cpu frequency indicator

That’s it. Enjoy!

As you may know, when you’re running commands in terminal with sudo at beginning, you have to enter user password to get past. Within a certain time, you don’t need to enter the password again to run another sudo command.

The default timeout is about 5 minutes, here’s how to change it in Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 13.04, Linux Mint and Elementary OS.

To get started, press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run below command to edit the config file:

sudo visudo

Use the arrow keys to scroll down and find out below line:

Defaults env_reset

Change it into:

Defaults env_reset, timestamp_timeout=10

Replace 10 with other number of minutes as you want.

change sudo password timeout

After that, press Ctrl+X and followed by Y to save the changes.

That’s it. Enjoy!