The world according to Robin

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After installing Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Edubuntu, etc. in parallel on my laptop, my Opera browser started misbehaving when logged in using the Ubuntu desktop environment. There was a problem with rendering, including the closing of tabs leaving ghostly after-images, etc.However, it worked fine when using the KDE Plasma environment in Kubuntu. It took me a long […]

After upgrading to Ubuntu 10.4 LTS (Lucid Lynx) I was having a problem with my Ubuntu One profile. Clicking the Me Menu at the top right corner and choosing Ubuntu One showed an empty profile (unknown name, email, etc.). I was able to log in to my Ubuntu One website and thinking the problem was […]

Get things done with Gnome Do


Gnome Do is a quicklauncher for Linux. Although the name implies it is a Gnome application, it apparently works just as well in XFCE4 or KDE. Similar to the search feature of Opera (which remembers visited websites and content), Do allows you to quickly search for items in your desktop environment and perform useful actions […]

Changing keyboard shortcuts in Ubuntu is fairly easy. First, check a rather limited list of commands by opening System -> Preferences -> Keyboard Shortcuts. If the task you want to assign a keyboard shortcut to is listed, simply change or assign a desired shortcut to the task and you are done. However, if you are […]