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How to create a unity launcher that does file-monitoring?

This question has received: 11 Votes.

I would like to create a launcher that does the same thing as the trash icon where different quicklists are shown depending on whether or not there are items on the trash. 1,028 more words

What is apt-fast and should I use it?

This question has received: 14 Votes.

Several times over the past couple years, I’ve heard of people using apt-fast for updating and installing packages, but I’m not really sure what it does. 201 more words

Where do I find a terminal lens for Unity?

This question has received: 11 Votes.

I have been googling for a terminal lens, i.e. a Unity lens that

integrates the terminal into the usual dash… 179 more words

What is the difference between ‘su -‘ , ‘sudo bash’ and ‘sudo sh’?

This question has received: 14 Votes.

I would like to know what is the difference between

  • su -
  • sudo bash
  • sudo sh

I cannot login as root while doing… 217 more words

Disable two finger tap right click in Ubuntu 14.04

echo "synclient TapButton2=0" > ~/touchpad.sh
chmod +x ~/touchpad.sh

Open Startup Applications and add a new entry pointing to the touchpad.sh script.

14.04

How can I use my phone or tablet as mousepad?

This question has received: 11 Votes.

I just set up my Ubuntu desktop to use our living room TV as a monitor, and I would like to be able to use either my iPhone or Nexus 7 tablet as a mousepad/keyboard for controlling it from the couch. 151 more words

How do I change the font DPI settings?

This question has received: 14 Votes.

I installed Oneiric on a clean system, and found that the font tab is gone from the Appearance settings. This is a problem, because by default the text in Ubuntu is too large. 99 more words