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Use a classic menu in Unity

21/10/2015 Comments off

Source: WebUpd8

If you find Dash to be confusing and want to use a classic menu in Unity, you have at least two alternatives: Cardapio or a new ClassicMenu Indicator.

ClassicMenu Indicator

Classic Menu Indicator Ubuntu
While the idea is great, there are a few annoyances: you can’t move indicators in Ubuntu so you can’t move the menu to the position you want on the panel and also, ClassicMenu AppIndicator doesn’t display icons for the menu items. You can get it to display icons by using the commands posted here.
Still, ClassicMenu Indicator is a great menu alternative for those who don’t like Dash and I’m sure it will improve in the future (this is the first public release).

Update: there’s now a PPA too:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:diesch/testing
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install classicmenu-indicator


Cardapio Unity launcher

Cardapio is a main menu alternative with quite a few cool features: it comes with Zeitgeist integration, includes plugins for performing inline searches of Files (via Tracker), Software Center, Google, Wikipedia, and much more.

A long time ago, when Cardapio didn’t have an Avant Window Navigator applet, we posted about adding Cardapio to AWN using a feature that displays Cardapio near your mouse using a command (« cardapio show-near-mouse« ). Well, using the same command you can create an Unity panel launcher to run Cardapio, like you can see in the screenshot above.

To use the launcher, firstly install Cardapio:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cardapio-team/unstable
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install cardapio
To make things easier, I’ve created the Unity launcher so all you have to do is download it and drag it to the Unity Launcher.
So download the Cardapio launcher from HERE, extract it and place the file under~/.local/share/applications/ (important: if you don’t place it here, it will disappear once you restart your computer). « .local » is a hidden folder in your home directory so press CTRL + H to see it. Then drag the file to the Unity Launcher.

This is an AppIndicator (so it’s displayed in the AppIndicator area) that behaves like a regular GNOME menu.


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Set Nemo as Default File Manager in Ubuntu

10/04/2015 Comments off

Nemo is a file manager application developed by Linux Mint team. It is a fork of Nautilus, the GNOME’s file manager. In the beginning, Nemo was just Nautilus 3.4 (Nautilus version which is forked to become Nemo) with different name.

With rapid development and improvement, Nemo now become a full-featured file manager with lots of features, more customizable, and looks beter (in my opinion) than its original (Nautilus).


Nemo is the default file manager in Linux Mint, to handle folder and also handle the desktop. You can also easily install Nemo in Ubuntu if you want which is just apt-get away using a PPA (read more: How to install Nemo in Ubuntu),

When you install Nemo in Ubuntu, it doesn’t set itself as the default file manager, Nautilus remains as the default one. If you want to integrate Nemo into Ubuntu system (as the default folder handler), you have to do it manually.

Here I want to share simple command to set Nemo as the default file manager in Ubuntu.

We will invoke the xdg-mime command from, which is standard command and installed by default in most Linux distribution including Ubuntu. It can be use to set an application (*.desktop file) as the default file opening a certain file type(s) (mime-type). You can also use it to find out what application on your system to handle type(s) of file. Lire la suite…

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Changer la luminosité sur un Samsung NC10 sous Ubuntu

26/11/2013 Comments off

J’ai essayé l’astuce fournie ici pour accéder au réglage de la luminosité sur mon Samsung NC-10 et maintenant je peux me servir des touches de fonction comme c’est déjà le cas sous Windows:…tness-fix.html

La marche à suivre:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:voria/ppa
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get install samsung-backlight

Special thanks à PoweredByPizza



I tried the fix at the following URL for my Samsung NC-10 and I am now able to adjust the brightness with the function keys:…tness-fix.html

Steps were:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:voria/ppa
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get install samsung-backlight

Special thanks to PoweredByPizza (From the above URL).

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