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How can I put the display to sleep on screen lock?

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When I invoke the “Lock Screen” action, is there a way to have the monitor go to sleep instantly? I’m aware of the power management setting to turn off the display after a set amount of time, but I want this to happen immediately. 172 more words

Setting up a secure FTP server

I can’t believe I haven’t written this up before as I’ve been using an ftp server long enough! There are several different FTP servers available, including… 833 more words


System Updates Failing on @Ubuntu try this feature...

If your having trouble with your system updated cause for some reason I do on Dodo Australia with the sub-domain mirror http://au.xxxx.ubuntu.com you can set them to use the main source which always removes the error for system updates in most conditions. 68 more words


Install Magento 2 on an Ubuntu 14.04 VPS

In this guide, we will explain how to install Magento 2 on an Ubuntu 14.04 VPS with MariaDB, PHP-FPM and Nginx. Magento 2 is a complete overhaul of the Magento 1.x codebase and it requires PHP 5.5+, MySQL 5.6+ and Continue reading… 9 more words

Fix multiple launcher icon issue in Ubuntu unity

I’m so glad I found out how to fix this, because it’s an issue that just kept popping up every now and then.

The issue is this: for some applications, especially (but not necessarily) after upgrades, Unity somehow decides to spawn a new icon every time the app is launched. 421 more words


Ubuntu Font Family, version 0.84 (with Arabic and Hebrew) up for testing in Xenial

In case you’ve upgraded to the Xenial (16.04 LTS) development release, you’ll have noticed that a new version of the Ubuntu Font Family has been uploaded to the archive (thank you, Laney and Canonical Design Team!) 39 more words

Planet Ubuntu

Ubuntu Customization

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OS X style dock – Docky

I’ve not touched OS X since my college days, but one feature i like to have it in all the desktop is docks, Docky is my go to solution… 274 more words