Category: linux

Pidgin Still Supports Facebook Messenger! Here's How to Get It Back!

Pidgin surprisingly is still able to support Facebook Messenger, even though most multi-protocol messenger apps have to use a web wrapper to provide Facebook Messenger functionality. Pidgin just won’t include the new Facebook Messenger plugin until revision 3 of libpurple is released. You can download the Facebook plugin yourself and install it, though, to get…
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September 19, 2016 2

Disable a Keyboard or Touchpad in Linux via Command Line

Let’s face it. Laptop keyboards (and touchpads too!) suck. They quite often offer no spill protection or durability for their users, and when they break down, it can be quite a pain to break the entire laptop down just to disconnect the keyboard and replace it. This is probably why most folks simply plug in…
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August 15, 2016 4

Download the Fedora Core Wallpaper Packages for Every Desktop Environment

Fedora has became well known for their breathtakingly beautiful default wallpapers, and each Fedora Spin has its own set to compliment its default desktop environment. You can download all of the Fedora core wallpaper packages through one easy command in terminal: # sudo dnf install f23-backgrounds-extras-*


June 19, 2016 0

Gnome Title Bar Size in Fedora: Reduce or Remove the Gnome 3.18 Title Bar in Fedora 23

The default Gnome title bar in Fedora seems larger than what is normal, taking away valuable screen space for a seemingly useless purpose. Fortunately it’s pretty easy to chance the Fedora title bar size, or even to remove the title bar completely. All you have to do is open up Terminal and do the following:…
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June 19, 2016 0

Xubuntu Network Manager Icon (nm-applet) Missing/Not Visible? Here's the Permanent Solution!

There’s a rather long-lived bug in Xubuntu that will prevent a normal user from running the network manager applet (nm-applet), causing the network manager icon to go missing. Checking to see if you are experiencing this exact bug is pretty easy – just open up a terminal window and try typing nm-applet, then press Enter.…
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May 22, 2016 0

No Audio in Lubuntu? – Lubuntu Audio Configuration and Volume Control

As software continues to require more and more resources, my aging laptop (an HP DV6-7010) has gotten to the point where it requires a lighter distro to perform optimally when bogged down with my gazillion browser tabs and graphics I’m editing. I tried Xubuntu, but found that even it started getting kind of funky when…
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May 19, 2016 0

The Best Android Launchers of 2015

There are probably hundreds of launcher apps in the Google Play Store for Android today. Out of all of these apps, five made their selves worthy of honorable mentions in 2015. From the rock solid and predictable Nova Launcher to the wild and crazy antics of Next 3D Shell, these Android launchers have plenty to…
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December 21, 2015 0

How to Enable Beats Audio Subwoofer Audio on a HP Laptop in Ubuntu/Linux

This guide/how to is written from the perspective of a Ubuntu user, but the concept should work across a wide variety of Linux distributions. It has been confirmed to work in Fedora Linux at least, as well as Ubuntu. I am personally using Kubuntu 15.10. This should work for all HP/Hewlet-Packard branded laptops, and has…
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December 4, 2015 0

How To Get Amazon Prime Instant Video Working in Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail/Mint 15 Olivia Linux on Chrome/Chromium or Firefox

A major issue I have had since returning to the Linux distros such as Ubuntu and Linux Mint has been that my Amazon Prime Instant Video has ceased working by default with the Linux version of Adobe Flash. I was constantly being told that I needed to update my Adobe Flash Player by Amazon Prime…
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July 13, 2013 0