Category Archives: Useful Apps

Best Useful Indicators Collection for Ubuntu 13.10/13.04/12.10/12.04/Linux Mint

Indicators Collection for Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy/13.04 Raring/12.10 Quantal/12.04 Precise/11.10 Oneiric/11.04/10.10/10.04/Linux Mint 16/15/14/13/12/11/10/9/other Ubuntu derivatives @

Indicators are very handy to access main features of applications or standalone indicator provide different functionality for this desktop and these indicator can make user experience much better. This I have included many useful indicators for Ubuntu which can help easy access to features. This indicators collection support all current versions of Ubuntu (13.10/13.04/12.10/12.04) some previous versions, related Linux Mint versions, and other related Ubuntu derivatives. I can’t assure you that indicator will work in all desktop environments but works with any problem in Unity, Gnome Classic, Xfce, Mate and some in Gnome Shell/Cinnamon. I didn’t check indicators on Linux Mint, hopefully they shall work with Linux Mint. All indicators are up-to-date.

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I-Nex system info tool for Ubuntu/Linux Mint/other Ubuntu derivatives

i-Nex Hardware information Tool for Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy/Ubuntu 13.04 Raring/Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal/Ubuntu 12.04 Precise/11.10/11.04/10.10/10.04/Linux Mint 16/15/14/13/12/11/10/9

I-Nex is free system info tool which is used to gather information on the main system components (devices) such as CPU, motherboard, memory, video memory, sound, USB devices and so on. The application allows through a tabbed clear interface to display information about the system hardware, this utility displays significant amount of system details.

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Change your Grub options with Grub Customizer

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Edit the menu of grub is not the easiest thing to do, and if you do some mistakes there is the risk that you are not able anymore to boot into your Linux, for these reasons it’s usually suggested to use some tool to edit grub configurations, today I’ll show you Grub Customizer.

Grub Customizer is a graphical settings manager for GRUB2 and BURG that allows anyone to easily set the boot options.

Disclaimer: Grub Customizer should be a stable application, but you should be very careful when using it and be sure to know what you’re doing!
Messing with GRUB2/BURG can cause the system not to boot!

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Automate Ubuntu With Cuttlefish

A pretty clever guy called Newton once said, “for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.” – the same is now true for Ubuntu with the use of Cuttlefish.

Cuttlefish allows you to create events that only happen under certain circumstances.

For example, I like to keep my audio muted as I don’t like system sound to be played out to me. However, I have Cuttlefish setup to automatically un-mute my sound when I open Rhythmbox or Totem Movie Player. Then when I exit either application, the sound is muted again.

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PowerTOP is a command line tool that helps diagnose issues with power consumption and provides suggestions on how to improve power usage.

PowerTOP 2.1, released a few days ago, introduces support for Intel GPUs and for cores without P-states, a new manual page along with an option to specify workload to run during measurement and an option to suppress output to the terminal.