Activating the comma instead of the dot in OOo Calc

This article was first written in May 2004 for the BeezNest technical website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/126) GNOME seems to have its own way of managing the numeric keypad, which leads to something very frustrating: the dot (or comma) on the keypad is…

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Scripting GNOME configuration

This article was first written in April 2004 for the BeezNest technical website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/119) GConf is GNOME’s configuration database. It provides tools for configuring every GNOME application installed. To learn more about what GConf is, how it works, and what…

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Understanding Memory usage in GNOME

This article was first written in January 2004 for the BeezNest technical website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/99) This has been originally written by Miguel de Icaza (the famous GNOME hacker and creator of Ximian). This was retrieved from: http://mail.gnome.org/archives/gnome-list/1999-September/msg00036.html. People usually look at…

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GNOME 2.x Desktop

Our preferred free desktop for X (the X Window System) is the GNOME Desktop. There are actually a lot of reasons to prefer it over others [1]. Most of them are summarized here: GNOME in a nutshell and So, why GNOME?…

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HOWTO Automatically clean thumbnails generated by Nautilus

This article is incomplete and was first written in June 2006 for the BeezNest technical website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/338). To automatically clean the thumbnails generated by Nautilus, and who never get cleaned by GNOME itself and can really fast occupy a large…

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GNOME Configuration Tools

This article was first written in November 2005 for the BeezNest technical website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/303). GAP, alias the GNOME Advanced Preferences. Pessulus, a lockdown editor for GNOME. COG alias the Configurator for GNOME, a program for editing advanced GNOME settings in…

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Setting the default printer under GNOME

This article was first written in June 2004 for the BeezNest technical website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/135). To change the default printer when using GNOME, it is pretty easy, provided that you use CUPS and gnome-cups-manager. Go into the “Applications” menu, then “Desktop…

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