Archive for October, 2010

How can clear your movie player history in ubuntu


Go to places > recent documents > clear recent documents.

click to clear.

Now cleared your movie player history.

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How can you move fast your mouse pointer in ubuntu


Go to system > preferences > mouse

Do like following method.

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How do you get toggle between the button and text-based location bar in ubuntu 10.04 & 10.10


  1. press alt+f2

  2. write gconf-editor and Click “run”
    result as below

  3. then go to apps > nautilus > preferences.
  4. check always_use_location_entry

  • Finish the setup.

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Make sound quality better in ubuntu 9.10(karmic) with PulseAudio equalizer


Ubuntu karmic uses pulseaudio as its audio system and if you have a good quality audio card,you can enable surround sound and use equalizer to make sound quality better.

1. First,the installed pulseaudio version is 0.9.19 and need to update to 0.9.21.

Just add “ppa:ubuntu-audio-dev”(without quotes) as a software source in
System -> Administration -> Software Sources->Other Software.Reload and it will automatically add the correct PPA and it’s GPG key.

update and install pulseaudio:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install pulseaudio

you can use this command to check the pulseaudio version:

pulseaudio --version

2. Goto System->Preferences->Sound -> Hardware,select your audio card,config->choose Surround or digital output

3.Download the equalizer package from attachment and install it:

sudo dpkg -i pulseaudio-equalizer_2.4_all.deb

you may need to install some dependences which will be list in the output of above command,just use sudo apt-get install package_name to install them.
4. Open equalizer from
Applications->Sound and Video->PulseAudio Equalizer,this is a
15-band equalizer.Enable equalizer and set on it.

Download Pulse Audio

Reference Site url:http://ubuntuguide.net/

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Install VLC Media Player in Ubuntu


The VLC media player is an open source media player, distributed under the GNU General Public License. It is a highly portable multimedia player that supports many audio and video codecs and file formats as well as DVDs, VCDs and various streaming protocols. It is able to stream over networks and to transcode multimedia files and save them into various different formats.

It is one of the most platform-independent players available, with versions for Linux, Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, BeOS, BSD, Windows CE, and Solaris.

Install VLC Media player in Ubuntu

You need to make sure that you have a “universe” mirror in your /etc/apt/sources.list

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install vlc vlc-plugin-esd

This will complete the installation

If you want to open VLC You need to go to Applications—>Sound&Video—>VLC Media Player

Once it open you should see the following screen

VLC Media Player Version Details

VLC Media Player Skins 2 interface

VLC Media Player Skins

If you want to download VLC Media Player Skins check here

Install VLC Plugin for Mozilla Firefox

sudo apt-get install mozilla-plugin-vlc

Reference Site url:http://ubuntuguide.net/

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