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Category Archives: tutorials
How To Disable Pidgin’s Annoying Facebook Notifications
03/05/2013Posted by on
By default, Pidgin supports Facebook Chat accounts, but, also by default, it shows desktop notifications whenever someone logs in or out. With Facebook Chat, that happens A LOT. It took me a little online searching to find out how to disable them, so I figured I’d make it easier for you:
The plugin isn’t easy to find visually because it doesn’t use the word “notifications” at all.
How To Watch YouTube Videos Full Screen And Still Work
11/06/2012Posted by on
Ever try to watch a YouTube video full screen while working on another monitor and the video keeps shrinking back to normal size? It can be very annoying to deal with when you’re trying to do something else on the other screen. I mean, having a playlist of Battlefield 3 montages up full screen helps us all work better. Nothing like watching news, sports videos, and music videos while working or playing online games or working.
Over at pokerlistings.com, there’s a nice tutorial on how to set a YouTube video to full screen and work elsewhere (like on a second monitor) without the full screen video shrinking back down. Don’t worry, it doesn’t require any addons or extensions. It’s a simple change to the URL of any YouTube video that makes that video take up the whole window. Then, you can maximize that window or make it full screen (usually by pressing F11). I tried it and I really like it. Mostly because it doesn’t require installing any addons or extensions.
Pretty neat! Check it out here: The Greatest YouTube Trick Ever.
How to install Google Chrome in Ubuntu 10.04
10/23/2012Posted by on
I recently made the switch from Firefox to Chrome, and decided to install it on all my machines. I had some problems getting it installed for Ubuntu 10.04 at first, but then I found this post that spelled it all out.
Here’s the steps in simple, copy/paste format:
wget -q -O - https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub | sudo apt-key add - sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google.list' sudo apt-get update -y sudo apt-get install -y google-chrome-stable
Or if you’d like one long line:
wget -q -O - https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub | sudo apt-key add - && sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google.list' && sudo apt-get update -y && sudo apt-get install -y google-chrome-stable
That should work.
Again, thanks to UbuntuUpdates for original post: UbuntuUpdates – PPA: Google Chrome
Check them out for more PPA sources and install tutorials!
How to increase the size of a VirtualBox hard drive
04/03/2012Posted by on
These are the steps to increase the virtual hard drive size of a VirtualBox machine. These worked for me in Ubuntu linux, but the command should work for Windows as well I believe.
EDIT: Reader recuperar arquivos confirms that this also works in Windows.
Snapshots aren’t supported so first you’ll need to clone the current snapshot into a new machine. Once that’s done, open up a terminal window and type this:
vboxmanage modifyhd “/file/location/of/virtual/harddrive.vdi” –resize 40960
(that “resize” flag needs a double-hyphen in front of it, not just one)
40960 MB = 40 GB
If you want to resize to say, 100GB, you’d use 102400 at the end.
Any questions feel free to leave a comment!