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  • 7 Great Hidden Features Of Ubuntu 11.10 You Might Not Know Of

    Hii Friends Let's Talk About Ubuntu 11.10 some cool Features

    Take A Picture For Your Account -(I think that is cool)
    The first thing that will pleasantly surprise you is the way Ubuntu asks what display image you want for your account. Not only can you choose from a normal array of nice-looking icons, but Ubuntu automatically turns on your webcam and allows you to take a picture of yourself right on the spot if you so choose. Don’t forget that if you hate pictures taken by a webcam, you can always replace it later with a picture that you like more.

    Synchronize Your Applications -
    Probably one of the most useful hidden Ubuntu features is the ability to synchronize applications between computers running Ubuntu. This will be an amazing way to have the same selection of software on all of the computers you use. Additionally it takes away some of the time and effort needed to install software on one computer and then repeat the process on the others.
    For the feature to work you’ll need to be logged into your Ubuntu One account (or make one first).

    Install Individual Packages With Ubuntu Software Center-
    If you’ve been searching through the Web for some cool software you can install, you might have been told that you can go into the Ubuntu Software Center and search for the name of a specific package. If other results come up, you’ll see programs instead of individual packages. So how can you look for the package you need?
    There is a button at the bottom of the window that lets you do just that. This should be helpful to some people trying to do just that, as it took me half an hour before I finally found it.

    Make LibreOffice Use Global Menu -
    One of Ubuntu’s “show-off” features is its Global Menu capability, which mimics the way menus are shown in Mac OS X. While most applications can make use of this, there are a couple that seem to have a few issues or simply aren’t programmed to do so. LibreOffice would be one of those applications.
    In order to get Global Menu functionality, you’ll need to install the package lo-menubar through either the Ubuntu Software Center or by running
    sudo apt-get install lo-menubar
    into the terminal. Then restart your computer and LibreOffice should now be integrating like every other application.

    Make Google Chrome Use Global Menu -
    Speaking of which, Google Chrome also has out-of-the-box capability for using the Global Menu. However, it may be a little tricky for some to get it to work. If you have any kind of issues, such as a second set of close, maximize, and minimize buttons, then try the following.
    Make sure that your Google Chrome window is NOT maximized, so that there is desktop space around the entire window. Next, make sure that Chrome uses “System Title Bar and Borders“. You can right-click the empty tab space to see that option. Finally, you can maximize the window, and it should integrate nicely, using the Global Menu.

    Separate Options Included By Default -
    Ubuntu uses the latest version of GNOME for everything that isn’t Unity. Essentially, all the backend components are good ol’ regular GNOME. As such, all the settings are virtually identical compared to a vanilla GNOME environment. However, the Ubuntu developers have included a few options that were usually only accessible through the GNOME Tweak Tool.
    This includes the action your laptop should take when the lid is closed. This is great because it reduces the need to install the GNOME Tweak Tool to change settings that should already be included with all the other regular options.

    Change Unity Settings -
    Last but not least, the final hidden feature is the ability to configure Unity. This isn’t available by default, but can be easilly installed by searching for compiz-config-manager in the Ubuntu Software Center or by typing
    sudo apt-get install compiz-config-manager

    Conclusion -
    There are quite a few things about Ubuntu that aren’t obvious, but those features can really add some convenience to the user. While most users can use Ubuntu just fine without most of these features, advanced users will find some joy here. While these are some that I found myself, there are surely many more.
    What hidden Ubuntu features do you know of that you want to share? Any other kinds of recommendations or feedback? Let us know in the comments!







    Source -
    http://www.addictivetips.com/ubuntu-...ntu-11-10-tip/
    http://googleadsensereview.com/googl...ight-not-know/
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    Last edited by gblaze; December 8, 2012, 02:36 PM.

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  • #2
    Good article although it's hard to read xD because of the font color but it's really good topic .
    There is some features that I'm aware of .

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    • #3
      Nice tips, thanks!

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      • #4
        Good article although it's hard to read xD because of the font color but it's really good topic .
        Just highlight the article with the mouse as if you were going to copy it and the problem is solved.
        Last edited by Orbisonian; December 8, 2012, 01:52 PM. Reason: Forgot quote

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        • #5
          Originally posted by iMarvel View Post
          Good article although it's hard to read xD because of the font color but it's really good topic .
          There is some features that I'm aware of .
          sorry for that,now Color has been changed
          Happy Reading...

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          • #6
            I always try getting used to linux never had great luck though i somehow stick to windows but these are some cool features

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            • #7
              Opt-out

              You can also get better performance and privacy by opting out of Unity's function where it searches Amazon for whatever you put in the search field (I don't remember what it's called exactly), it sends it unencrypted and can cause lag on some systems. You can get rid of it by doing:

              Code:
              sudo apt-get remove unity-lens-shopping
              You can also speed up your package manager by installing the apt-get wrapper apt-fast.

              Code:
              sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tldm217/tahutek.net
              sudo apt-get update
              sudo apt-get install apt-fast
              I can add more as I think of them, but I don't use Ubuntu anymore, so I won't think too hard unless you ask for it ;)

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