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Using play/pause buttons in Chrome with GNOME 3

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I wrote a post last summer about preventing Chrome from stealing the media buttons (like play, pause, previous track and next track) from OS X. Now that I’m using Linux regularly and I fell in love with Google Play Music All Access, I found that GNOME was stealing the media keys from Chrome.

The fix is quite simple. Press the SUPER key (Windows key or Mac Command key), type settings, and press enter. Click on Keyboard and then on the Shortcuts tab. You should now see something like this.

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How To Enable Hibernate In Ubuntu Linux

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How to enable hibernate in Ubuntu Linux

Are you doing multi-tasking on your Linuxmachine and suddenly there is a power cut? Is you Laptop battery low or have any problem with you PC's UPS? Then Hibernate is a good option for you! You can save all your work and resume where you left after switching on computer. 
 

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Keep A Portable Ubuntu Installation With You Wherever You Go

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There’s so much you can do with an Ubuntu installation. But what if you could take that same Ubuntu installation and make it portable so you can have it with you wherever you are?

We’ve looked at several options where you can use Linux with your USB drive, but now we’re going to take a look specifically at keeping a portable Ubuntu installation with you so that you have access to all your apps, settings, and files wherever you go.

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Task Coach 1.4.2 Released, Install In Ubuntu/Linux Mint To Organize Tasks

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task coach 1.4.2 install in linux

Do you struggle managing your tasks? Don't remember what and when to do it? Then, Task Coach is for you.Task Coach is free, cross-platform and open source to-do list manager that can manage your simple and complex tasks easily. With features like, breaking bigtasks into small ones make completing tasks much better and easier.
 

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Removing Systemd from Debian (and still running a desktop)

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This is a work-in-progress report on getting a functional Debian GNU/Linux system that does not have systemd or any systemd libraries installed, yet (with some inconvenience) is still functional. The process is not without risk, may require (required, as of 5am on 14th Feb 2015) some recovery procedures, and will almost certainly require ongoing maintenance that may be unattractive for some users. The recovery procedures utilised are also documented.

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Leftovers: Software

  • Samba 4.2.2 Officially Released with over 30 Bug Fixes, systemd Improvements
    Samba, the world’s most used software solution for accessing shared Windows directories over a network in GNU/Linux and Mac OS X operating systems, has been updated to version 4.2.2.
  • PacketFence v5.1 released
    The Inverse team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of PacketFence 5.1.0. This is a major release with new features, enhancements and important bug fixes. This release is considered ready for production use and upgrading from previous versions is strongly advised.
  • Get started with Midnight Commander, a Linux file manager
    Midnight Commander (MC) is a text-based Command Line Interface (CLI) program. It is particularly useful when a GUI is not available but can also be used as a primary file manager in a terminal session even when you are using a GUI. I use Midnight Commander frequently because I often have need to interact with local and remote Linux computers using the CLI. It can be used with almost any of the common shells and remote terminals through SSH.
  • Cinnamon 2.6.3 Now Available via the Romeo (Unstable) Repository for Both Linux Mint 17.1 and LMDE 2.0
    As a reminder, Cinnamon 2.6.3 has been recently released, adding only fixes to the previous release from the Cinnamon 2.6 series. Among others, the use-system configuration key has been split into three different keys, the calendar applet is not properly refreshed, the pidgin tray icons have been updated, the on-screen keyboard has been enhanced and the date format setting is now respected in the notification applet. The full changelog can be read here.
  • The Boomaga PPA Has Received Packages For Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet
    Boomaga is an open source virtual printer software, having support for the most popular printers, via CUPS and Gutenprint. Unlike CUPS and Gutenprint which provide drivers for printers, the Boomaga virtual printer enables the users to view the document before printing, adjust the margins of the page, manage the number of documents per page, export the to be printed files as PDFs and others.
  • Yet Another Network Speed Ubuntu AppIndicator
    Indicator Netspeed Unity is an Ubuntu AppIndicator which displays the current network upload / download speed on the panel. Despite its name, it should work with any panel that supports AppIndicators.
  • Essential tools for hardening and securing Unix based Environments
    System administrators are aware as how important their systems security is, not just the runtime of their servers. Intruders, spammers, DDOS attack, crackers, are all out there trying to get into people’s computers, servers and everywhere they can lay hands on and interrupt the normal runtime of services. Being able to identify tools and techniques to harden your systems is a key play on securing your systems. Moreover, choosing the right tools is a matter of experience. You should try most of them, or perhaps the ones that are popular. I chose free and open source software because, if I want to, I can check the applications source code and see for myself how did programmers wrote the software, how did they manage to keep the software easy to understand etc.
  • Antivirus products for Linux compared
    Though Linux is often seen as being immune to malware it's still important to have protection, partly because Linux malware does exist, even if it’s rare, and partly to prevent the passing on of viruses to more vulnerable operating systems like Windows and Android.
  • Opera Dev 31.0.1876.0 Brings New Discover and Settings Pages and Other Fixes and Enhancements

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Leftovers: Gaming

  • Co-op Gravity Platformer 'Ibb & Obb' Now Available On Steam For Linux
    We wrote about the game when developer Sparweed was looking for beta testers in September. I took part in the beta, along with a Steam friend, and was able to play it then. The game was very prone to crash for no apparent reason at the time though, and it also had several other issues, including problems with input and the Steam overlay. Thankfully, the game is in a much better state now, and after playing for about half an hour yesterday, neither I nor my friend encountered any of the issues we experienced before.
  • Adventure RPGs Hero Of The Kingdom I & II Released On Steam For Linux
    I bought Hero of the Kingdom and was going to just give it a quick test before writing it up, but before I knew it an hour had flown by. The premise is that your farm has been burned down by bandits, and not having anywhere to stay, you go out on a quest to find your father. Along your way, you meet all sorts of people who will help you find your way, as long as you help them with various tasks. The story isn't deep and the writing is simple stuff, but it has its charm and is definitely serviceable.
  • Valve Changes the Tux Logo with the SteamOS One, Users Are Now Confused
    So this just happened! It would appear that Valve just took the decision, without asking users first, to change the Tux logo with the SteamOS one on both the Steam website and the desktop client.