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Hotkey for Sublime text 2+


Sublime text hotkey

If your a programmer and you like to use Sublime text to edit your code in UBUNTU, I got one for you.

In the Unity toolbar, go to System settings ➡ Keyboard ➡ Shortcuts

Now the box of shortcuts will appear. To make this in a clean way, go at the bottom element from the list, called Custom shortcuts.

Click on the + (plus) sign. Now type whatever you want in the name, I typed Sublime editor. And this is the important part. At command, type /opt/sublime_text/sublime_text. Read more…


If you can’t Empty the Trash



Ubuntu bin

I’ve had  a problem with my Trash in the last 3 days..

Deleted a file from /opt directory and when i was going in trash to delete it from the menu, I was getting the “You don’t have access” error…

Just found out that you need to go root (obviously) to clear the garbage… lol

Open the terminal and run this command to empty all files and folders stored in Trash:

sudo rm -rf ~/.local/share/Trash/*

Aaaand that’s all !

For all the GIMP beginners out there

10 Websites to Help You Master GIMP

Credits to them for the article.

GIMP – which stands for GNU Image Manipulation Program – is a testament to how open source applications can successfully compete with their proprietary, commercial counterparts. Rich with an amazing set of useful tools and effects filters in a user-friendly GUI, GIMP is an excellent application for image editing and graphics creation.

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Linux Terminal Commands & Shortcuts

Linux Terminal Command Reference

Credits to Alexio from mint comunity.

System Info

date – Show the current date and time
cal – Show this month’s calendar
uptime – Show current uptime
w – Display who is online

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How to safely uninstall Linux Mint from dual boot Windows 7

I just found a great video tutorial on how to safely uninstall Linux Mint from dual boot Windows, I’m glad to share it with the linux’ers.

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To use Romanian Keyboard (diacritice)

Open Terminal (CTRL+ALT+T)

Write down:


Now simply go to Layouts, you will have it in USA (for example).

Click Add -> Romania -> Romania Standard (at variants).

Press SHIFT+CAPS LOCK (random) in a text box or word.

And voila!


Installed VLC Media Player on Ubuntu 11.04

Just follow the Tutorial to complete your installation:

Graphical way

Open Synaptic application
Click on System -> Administration -> Synaptic Package Manager.
In Settings -> Repositories, make sure you have an universe repository activated.

Search for vlc and install it, as well as vlc-plugin-pulse. You may also want to install mozilla-plugin-vlc.

If you are interested in streaming or transcoding, you should additionnally install libavcodec-extra-52 from a multiverse repository.

Command line way

You need to check that a universe mirror is listed in your /etc/apt/sources.list file.

% sudo apt-get update
% sudo apt-get install vlc vlc-plugin-pulse mozilla-plugin-vlc


Ubuntu includes whichever VLC version was the latest at the time the Ubuntu release was frozen (typically about two months before the official Ubuntu upgrade). Afterward, you can still get security and critical bug fixes, but no further VLC version updates until the next Ubuntu release.

Concretely, Ubuntu Natty has VLC version 1.1.9, Ubuntu Maverick has VLC version 1.1.4. If you need a more recent version, please consider upgrading Ubuntu.

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