Category Archives: Linux

Get your Desktop Icons BACK on Ubuntu 19.04 with Nemo

Gnome disabled OOTB support for managing Desktop icons, and is now handled via a gnome shell extension that is missing many features and not quite usable. The best solution I found so far was to install nemo (file manager on … Continue reading

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Reset your Ubuntu Desktop to its default settings

dconf reset -f / Sources: https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2017/10/how-to-reset-ubuntu-desktop-to-default

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Print a batch of files on Ubuntu 18.10

Here we will send a batch of files inside a directory to the default printer in Ubuntu. First of all, you’d better define a default printer in your system by going to Printers and then select Use Printer by Default: … Continue reading

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Touchpad enable/disable script and shortcut on Ubuntu 18.10

If your laptop doesn’t have a working switch for turning on/off your touchpad, then this post is for you. Create a script called disenable_touchpad.sh and add the following code to it: !/bin/bash state=$( gsettings get org.gnome.desktop.peripherals.touchpad send-events ) if [ … Continue reading

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How to fix Ubuntu dock still visible while screen is locked on 18.04 and 18.10

A very stupid bug that has been there for quite a while! Luckilly the fix has been released recently into the proposed repository for both Bionic & Cosmic (Disco as well). Just enable the proposed updates from Software & Updates … Continue reading

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Fix QT Apps scaling issue on hidpi screens on Ubuntu

On my 5k screen, all QT apps look very tiny, such as keepassxc and Virtualbox. The best solution I found was adding the following to your .profile to autoscale at a ratio of 2 (you can change it to your … Continue reading

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How to kill all processes accessing a filesystem on Ubuntu

This is not really safe, ok 😀 ? Do it on your own risk lsof | grep /filesystem_name | awk ‘{print $2}’ | xargs kill -9 That’s it, Enjoy!

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