Problem With Font Color In Ubuntu 12.04

Sometimes when you change setting to make your themes nicer, it makes your fonts can't easily read. I found this solution.

 mv /home/user/.config/dconf/user /home/user/.config/dconf/user.old 

All your setting will lost but you'll get the contrast.

How To Remove Envelope Icon From Top Panel Ubuntu 12.04

If you don't like to use the envelope ( like myself)  just remove it from the panel. Code:
sudo apt-get purge indicator-message

or just open the Ubuntu Software Center and search for "indicator-messages" then uninstall.
But i prefer the apt-get.

Ubuntu 12.04 Black Screen After Logout

There were lots of suggestions and answers I found regarding this matter but the one that worked on my end was a very simple one. It was all about the screen display resolution. My laptop has a standard 1366 x 768 (16:9) resolution. For some reason this was changed to 1360 x 768. 
The change is very minor but this, in fact, was the cause on why I get a black/blank screen when I logout. After restoring to the original resolution, everything is now back to normal and working as it should be.

Go To  System Setting 

Choose Display

Change The Purple Background (Splash Screen) Ubuntu 12.04

In this tutorial we will see how to change the background image (splash screen) of the GRUB boot loader under Ubuntu 11.10/12.04 or older.

When you start your system, a boot menu will show up containing an ordered list of operating systems and kernels. This boot menu is black by default and can be customized as follows:

Start the Ubuntu terminal and install first the grub2-splashimages package with this command:
sudo apt-get install grub2-splashimages
GRUB spalsh images are stored in the /usr/share/images/grub folder, you can access it with this command:
sudo nautilus /usr/share/images/grub
If you want to use a custom image, make sure it is in the TGA format, then place it in that folder. After deciding which image to use as splash screen for the GRUB2 boot loader, edit now the /etc/default/grub file with this command:
sudo gedit /etc/default/grub
At the end of the file, add this line:
Replace YOUR-IMAGE.tga with your custom image name.

When you finish, press CTRL+Q and save your file. Run now this command:
sudo update-grub
Restart now your computer to see if changes are successful (hold down the SHIFT key to bring up the GRUB boot screen while rebooting).                                                                                                                              Source 


The Best And Easy Way....

Install Grub Customizer, every settings are under Preferences.

Grub Customizer (2.5.7) Installation

For Ubuntu 12.04/Linux Mint 13, you can easily install Grub Customizer with the following commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:danielrichter2007/grub-customizer
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install grub-customizer

For openSUSE 12.1 or older, run the following commands:

(openSUSE 32-bit)

wget -O grub-customizer-2.5.7-i686.rpm
zypper in grub-customizer-2.5.7-i686.rp

(openSUSE 64-bit)

wget -O grub-customizer-2.5.7-x86_64.rpm
zypper in grub-customizer-2.5.7-x86_64.rpm

For Fedora 17 or older, you can install with these commands:

(Fedora 32-bit)

wget -O grub-customizer-2.5.7-i686.rpm
sudo yum install grub-customizer-2.5.7-i686.rpm

 (Fedora 64-bit)

wget -O grub-customizer-2.5.7-x86_64.rpm
sudo yum install grub-customizer-2.5.7-x86_64.rpm

That's it!                                                                                                                                 source

HTTrack 3.46-1 Website Copier Released - PPA Installation For Ubuntu 12.04/Linux Mint 13

HTTrack is a web-based program that allows users to copy any website to your local hard drive for offline browsing. Nothing complicated with this website copier due to its plain web interface, you insert some few details about the website to download and let HTTrack do the rest, which will copy every page on the website, images, backgrounds, and every file hosted on that server with support of resuming interrupted downloads or updating existing mirrored websites.

The latest version of HTTrack is 3.46-1 which hasn't yet landed in the official Ubuntu repository (only for Quantal currently), but you can install it from our custom PPA as described below for Ubuntu 12.04/11.10/11.04. This version brings better unicode filenames handling and many bug fixes.

HTTrack 3.46-1 Installation

To install HTTrack 3.46-1 in Ubuntu 12.04 or Linux Mint 13 (Maya), open the terminal and run these commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:upubuntu-com/web
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install webhttrack httrack

You can either start HTTrack via the Unity Dash, or open directly this URL:

To browse copied websites, you can check them in the "websites" directory located on your home. For CLI (Command-line interface) mode, you can run this command from the terminal and follow given instructions:


source :

Disable Apport Error Report Dialog in Ubuntu 12.04

In fresh Ubuntu 12.04 installation, it keeps popping up annoying apport error report dialog on every log-in even after sending the error report. This simple tutorial will show you how to disable this dialog in Ubuntu.

Open up terminal from the dash home or press Ctrl+Alt+T, edit “/etc/default/apport” file with this command: 

sudo gedit /etc/default/apport
Set enable=0:

Save the file, and done!

What is the HUD?

The HUD or Heads Up Display is a search-based alternative to traditional menus and is a brand new feature in Ubuntu 12.04.
Some apps like Gimp or Inkscape have hundreds of menu items. If you're using apps like these, you may remember the name of a menu option, but you might not remember how to find it in the menus.
Using a search box can be quite a bit easier and even faster than navigating complicated heirarchies of menus. The HUD also can be more accessible than normal menus as some people are unable to precisely control a mouse pointer.

It's easy to try the HUD:
  1. Tap Alt to open the HUD.
  2. Start typing.
  3. When you see a result that you want to run, use the up and down keys to select the result, then press Enter, or just click your desired search result.
  4. If you change your mind and want to exit the HUD, simply type Alt again or Esc. You can also click anywhere outside the HUD to close the HUD.
The HUD keeps track of your search history and adjusts the search results to be even more useful the more you use it.


Reduce Application Icon Size Of Gnome Shell

Open Terminal & type
sudo gedit /usr/share/gnome-shell/theme/gnome-shell.css
search for:
/* Application Launchers and Grid */ 
You'll see this:
/* Application Launchers and Grid */

.icon-grid {
    spacing: 36px;
    -shell-grid-horizontal-item-size: 118px;
    -shell-grid-vertical-item-size: 118px;

.icon-grid .overview-icon {
    icon-size: 96px;
Edit the icon-size: 96px to whatever size you like.
Save and
press Alt + F2 button  then type r
or logout and login again to refresh the shell themes.


Install Latest Chromium Browser 21 in Ubuntu 12.04 and Linux Mint

Chromium web browser, the open source version of Google Chrome has reached version 21. The Chromium daily build ppa has stopped updating the packages after version 18 was released. Tobias Wolf created a new ppa (for now) providing latest Chromium package for Ubuntu 12.04 Precise.
How to install the latest Chromium 21 in Ubuntu 12.04:
Open terminal from the dash home or press Ctrl+Alt+T, execute this command to add ppa:chromium-daily/ppa:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:towolf/crack

Update source:
sudo apt-get update 
sudo apt-get install chromium-browser
If you have an old chromium installed, run this instead:
sudo apt-get upgrade

6/24/2012 Revolutionary Clock: A Cool Desktop Widget You Have To Try On Ubuntu 12.04/Linux Mint 13 (Maya)

Revolutionary Clock is a conky widget that displays on your desktop various clocks in different sizes to show date, CPU & RAM usage. In this tutorial, we will help you install it under Ubuntu 12.04/11.10 or Linux Mint 13. Here is a screenshot of Revolutionary Clock under Ubuntu:

Revolutionary Clock Installation

To make the installation easier, I have uploaded the script files to our custom PPA. To install Revolutionary Clock on Ubuntu 12.04/11.10 or Linux Mint 13, open the terminal and issue these commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:upubuntu-com/conky
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install revolutionary-clock

You can now start Revolutionary Clock via the Unity dash:
For Linux Mint 13, search it in the Start menu:
 Here is a screenshot of Revolutionary Clock under LinuxMint 13 (Maya):
 To force kill all clocks, run this command:

killall conky

To install this script manually so that you start only certain clocks, you can refer to this page.


Install GnomishDark theme on Ubuntu 12.04/11.10/Linux Mint 13/12 (GTK3 + Gnome Shell)

This is a clean dark theme for GTK3, based on Adwaita (provided by gnome-themes-standard), plus a matching GNOME-Shell theme. This theme works with Gnome shell, Gtk3.

1st Install nouveGnome Gray Icons then install theme.

To install GnomishDark theme on Ubuntu/Linux Mint open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the Terminal:

  • mkdir ~/.themes
  • wget -O
  • unzip -d ~/.themes && sudo rm
That's it, Enjoy

An Amazing Wood Theme For Gnome Desktops - Ubuntu 12.04/11.10

If you are attracted to brown themes, you can really enjoy this wood theme that is available for Gnome desktops. In this tutorial, we will help you install it under Ubuntu 12.04/11.10. Here is a screenshot of this wood theme under Ubuntu 12.04:


Start the terminal and run these commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:upubuntu-com/themes
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install wood-theme

To enable it, run these commands:

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface gtk-theme 'wood-theme'

gconftool-2 --set --type string /apps/metacity/general/theme 'wood-theme'

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