This task is really simple, just drag folder and drop to left panel.
I was trying to use bookmark (CTRL + D) feature but it never worked for me 🙁
Linus Torvalds, Linux’s creator, dislikes the GNOME desktop. There was a big flame war(s) between Linus Torvalds and the GNOME community. At one point he claimed that – “Gnome seems to be developed by interface Nazis and that its developers believe their users are idiots“. And guess what? Who made the switch to Gnome?
Here is a quick tip to kill a crashed Linux / UNIX X desktop system. Many new user do not know this simple tip and end up hitting computer reboot button. Press CTRL + ALT + Backspace to kill GUI and get back to login screen. There are more ways to kill a crashed desktop without restarting your computer.
The Totem Movie Player application is a movie player for the GNOME desktop (default on Ubuntu Linux) based on GStreamer framework and xine library, and enables you to play movies or songs. Various format such as MPEG audio and video (MP3/MPV), Ogg, AVI, ASF, MOV, WMV, QuickTime, and more are supported. Playing of DVD and VCD media is also possible. You can watch Youtube video or listen BBC streams (podcasts) with this player without installing anything else such as Adobe Flash player.
Conduit is a synchronization software solution for Linux GNOME desktop. With this software you can take your email, files, bookmarks, and any other type of personal information
Recently updated/posted Linux and UNIX FAQ:
I know most of us tired of answering questions about the Microsoft-Novell deal.. but OpenSuse Linux 10.2 is here….
openSUSE is a community project, sponsored by Novell, to develop and maintain SUSE Linux components (such as YaST).
Some of the Good application included:
* AppArmor: gives certain applications rights based on how they run and interact with the environment.
* YaST: a system management application
* Xen: virtualization software
* The KDE and GNOME desktop environments and many more
It’s available for download on http://download.openSUSE.org in x86, x86-64, and ppc versions – via ftp from our mirrors and bittorrent.
Read more at OpenSuse mailing list…
How do you use Windows True Type fonts in Linux or how do you install Windows TrueType fonts in Linux? – A typical newbie question.
Fonts are very important. When you migrate from Windows XP to Linux you may miss Truetype font. TrueType is a font standard developed by Apple Computer. By 1991 Microsoft had built TrueType into the Windows 3.1 operating system. The FreeType project provides TrueType under Linux. So let us see how to backup your Windows TrueType fonts and install them in Linux.
It is quite easy to add Windows True Type fonts in Linux. First make sure you copy Windows fonts on USB pen (usually located in C:\Windows\Fonts directory) or just mount windows NTFS/FAT partition. You can copy selected or all fonts from C:\Windows\Fonts directory.
=> Open your default file manger or double click Computer icon on Gnome desktop
=> Type url:
Alternatively, select Open Location? from file menu and type
=> Once window open, just drag and drop fonts into this new windows from USB pen or mounted partition. Don’t forget to restart application or just logout and login again.
This tip is submitted by reader Zacharie:
switchdesk is the command to switch from KDE to GNOME or viceversa. This command provides a simple method of choosing between the various desktop environments available under Fedora Core, Cent OS and Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
If X Windows is running, switchdesk will bring up a dialog box which allows the user to choose between the available desktops installed on the system.
$ switchdesk kde
$ switchdesk gnome
Please note that file ~/.Xclients, ~/.Xclients-default stores the currently selected desktop.
switchdesk is RedHat and friends only command. If you are using different Linux distribution or FreeBSD, open ~/.xinitrc file and type full path to your desktop manager. For example, to use xfce4 desktop:
$ vi .xinitrc
Append following line (your path may be different use, which command to get exact path):
Save and close the file. Enjoy new desktop.
While login you will see option for different desktops (provided that all of them are installed). Usually this is located below Username / password box or lower left button. Just select appropriate desktop (KDE/XFC4 etc).
You can load KDE while running Gnome desktop (thanks to sweta for pointing it out):
Just open your gnome terminal and type the command:
$ startkde &