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Change Icons in Docky

Change Icons in Docky

For me, docky its a must have application, it makes your desktop look so cool and it is also very functional and stable (if you are experiencing problems with docky, check out my article for compiling it from source here. Sometimes I am sure you have wondered where does docky get the icons? can I change any of those? well, you can! There is a very simple way to change any application icon to whatever you want, for this example I’m...

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Securely Copy Folders and Files from one machine to another

Securely Copy Folders and Files from one machine to another

I personally don’t like using USB keys to store critical information, they are very vulnerable to viruses and anyone can just steal it from you, so I started searching for a way to copy files and folders across computers in a secure way, and thats when I found scp. This tool will copy files remotely via ssh, you just need to give the correct credentials for the remote machine and everything works like a charm, the commands are a...

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Check if your system is capable of running Compiz

Check if your system is capable of running Compiz

What is compiz? In a nutshell, Compiz is a compositing manager, which means that it enhances the overall user interaction by adding fancy effects to your windows, from drop shadows to awesome desktop effects like the Desktop Cube or the Expo view. Compiz can also be a window manager, which means that it is the software between you and your desktop apps. It enables you to move or resize windows, to switch workspaces, to switch windows...

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Understanding the Linux Directory Structure

Understanding the Linux Directory Structure

I am pretty sure sometime you have asked yourself “where do that program I just installed went to?” you can access the program no problems, but you have no clue of the directory where it got installed, well, maybe with a little more understanding of how Linux handles directories you should be able to find it. I will post here some explanations of the directories and what they store, and then you will get a nice image resuming this, the...

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Docky in ArchLinux does not launch anymore after a system upgrade

Docky in ArchLinux does not launch anymore after a system upgrade

If you, like me, use docky for managing your windows and launching your applications, you should have noted that recently an ArchLinux update broke docky because it installed a newer version of mono that docky doesn’t like. Anyways, here is how to fix it. This is the error when trying to launch docky: [1111@MNAME ~]$ docky Could not load file or assembly 'Mono.GetOptions, Version=2.0.0.0, Culture=neutral,...

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Tips to learn command-line in Linux

Tips to learn command-line in Linux

This post is intended to instruct Linux users to get on the right track to begin using the command line effectively by providing some guidance in the learning process. This is the way I learnt on how to use the CLI and have worked for me every time. First things first, NEVER EVER uninstall your GUI (Graphical user interface) if you aren’t comfortable with the CLI, because if you do and you get stuck doing something then you wont have...

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