Setting Up Global Shortcut For Rhythmbox

Global shortcut, I believe some of you didn’t know what it is. It is equal to keyboard shortcut in applications. What make it different is, in normal shortcut, you have to have an active applications. In other word, that particular application need to be on focus. While global shortcut doesn’t need to be on focus. It can be in minimized state or even hidden from current desktop. Because, global shortcut work by hooking up to system’s message (CMIIW here).

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How To Recover Dissapearing Panel

From time to time, there are people who had a bad time where they meet bug which cause gnome panels (bars at top and bottom of the desktop which hold tray icon, start menu, and task bar) to disappeared. Most of them didn’t know what is going on and how to recover it. Well, there is one simple solution to do it. Just launch Application Run by typing [ALT]+[F2] then type gnome-panel in it and hit [ENTER] or Run button. There, your gnome panels is back.


Show/Hide Desktop Icon On Ubuntu

I like things on my laptop to be simple and easily accessible. From time to time, I download stuffs. Some tutorial files, new products to test, deb updates, and several other random stuffs. Most of the time, I just throws this trashes to my desktop to make me easily remember that I have this particular stuff to work with. The other stuffs I throw to my desktop is, ebooks. Most of it is references and cheat-sheet.

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How To Add New Profile In Gnome-Terminal

I got a case where I need to switch between different terminal font-size in many times a day. So, a profile in gnome-terminal is helping me very much. Here how you create a new profile in gnome-terminal:

  1. Fire up your gnome-terminal!
  2. Goto Edit » Profiles…
  3. Click on New and fill in your profile name. Then, select which profile you want to be as base of your new profile.
  4. Click Create.
  5. A new window will appear where you will be able to customize this new profile to your need.
  6. Save it! by clicking on Close.
  7. Now, you can use this new profile by going to menu Terminal » Change Profile » select which profile you want to use.


aqualung simpleIf you are frequent reader in this blog, you may know that I’m an amarok user. You may ask, why a gnome user use amarok as it’s music player. Well, up until now (or yesterday to be exact) I don’t find a good and intuitive UI that match my need. All player that I tried either have too much feature that make it’s UI very complicated or it doesn’t have a good way to manage play-list the way I want. While the other have GUI that use skin that I don’t feel comfortable using it. Yeah, I’m talking about xmms and the like of it.

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Mengukur Layar Dengan Screen Ruler

Ingin mengukur pixel suatu object dilayar? bisa screen-shoot, layar web, gambar desain, dll. Dulu, saat masih pakai KDE saya pakai Kruler. Setelah pindah ke Gnome juga tetap pakai KRuler. Alasannya, saat itu tidak menemukan aplikasi yang sama yang jalan di gnome. Nah, pagi ini, saat sedang mengerjakan sesuatu dan membutuhkan penggaris, sedangkan system baru di install ulang, jadi cari-cari dulu deh di synaptic. Ternyata di repositori ada aplikasi bernama screenruler.

Sama seperti KRuler, screenruler juga bisa menggaris dengan oriantasi vertikal maupun horizontal. Selain itu juga bisa mengukur dengan mode pixel, centimeter, inci, pica, point, dan persentase. Untuk mode persentase, yang dipaka sebagai patokan adalah panjang dari penggaris / screenruler itu sendiri.


Recover Lost Gnome’s Window/Task List Panel

One member of id-ubuntu mailing list asked a question, “How to recover a lost minimized window in gnome?”. If you have the same problem, here’s how to recover it:

  • Right click on an empty space on your top panel. (It’s where Applications, Places, System, and Tray Icon reside)
  • Select Add to Panel...
  • Add to Panel window will shown. Here, find Window List entry.
  • Drag it and drop to your bottom panel (where show desktop icon reside).
  • To adjust it’s placement, just press Window List handler and move it until you satisfy it’s placement.