Category Archives: Ubuntu

[Ubuntu] Converting CR2 to JPG

I’ve received about 300 images in CR2 (Canon raw image format) and wanted to convert it to jpg. Here is a solution working on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS: Install  libjpeg-turbo-progs, dcraw and ufraw. You can use ufraw for displaying and enhancing … Continue reading

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Dropbox – a nice web drive

I was encouraged to try Dropbox (a web based storage service) by a friend. Dropbox has following features: – 2 Gb of storage space – integration with Windows / Linux / MacOS / Android file managers – public files; shared … Continue reading

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[Ubuntu] Gobby – collaborative text editor

Recently I’ve came across Gobby. Gobby is a free collaborative editor supporting multiple documents in one session and a multi-user chat. It runs on Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and other Unix-like platforms. There is a nice syntax highlightning … Continue reading

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[Ubuntu] Solutions to several Ubuntu 11.04 problems

1. When I use nautilus I’d like to type addresses by hand. In several Gnome themes this option is disabled. You can fix it: Launch gconf-editor Go to apps/nautilus/preferences Check always_use_location_entry 2. After updating Firestarter stops displaying information about blocked … Continue reading

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[Ubuntu] Lightning view panel disappears in Thunderbird

I’ve noticed a problem with Lightning view panel in Thunderbird. After each restart of Thunderbird it disappears and I must resize it using vertical line on the right. User Skip Head has solved this problem: hover your mouse pointer over … Continue reading

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