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Install Orta GTK Theme using Ubuntu PPA

To add the ppa and install the theme and the settings manager, type this on a terminal :

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nikount/orta-desktop
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tiheum/equinox
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install orta-theme
sudo apt-get install faenza-icon-theme

To install the emerald decorators :

sudo apt-get install orta-emerald-decorators

To install the Xfwm4 decorators :

sudo apt-get install orta-xfwm4-decorators

source: ubuntugeek “reposted on blog for personal reference”

multi-monitor setup problem

how do I move my panels to the secondary monitor?

My office machine is a laptop. I hook it up to a Samsung 22″ LCD. I’d like to use this external monitor as the primary, which means that I definitely want to have my panels display on it. However, as much as I tried to drag the panels around or play around with settings, there just didn’t seem to be a way to get them over there. However, I just figured it out.

By default, panels are set to expand. This means that the panels will span the entire width or height of the section of the window they occupy. If the expand option is disabled, they turn into self-sizing bar that can be dragged to different edges or centered.

Having the expand option disabled also allows you to grab and edge of the panel and drag it to another screen. Once on the screen you want it on, simply re-enable the expand option and you now have the panel on another screen.

Here’s a step-by-step way of moving a panel to another screen:

Right-click the panel you wish to move and select “Properties”.
Uncheck the “Expand” option under the “General” tab.
Grab one of the edges of the panel by clicking on the left or right end (top or bottom end for vertical panels).
Drag the bar to the desired screen and position.
Check the “Expand” option in the “Panel Properties” window and click “Close”.

PuTTY SSH Client for Nokia N95

i have been thinking about this app PuTTY for Symbian OS, an SSH client for my new Nokia N95. After figuring out the correct version to download, there are several versions available for the different editions of Symbian, the installation was super easy and simply consisted of clicking a few confirmation buttons. By the way, the correct version for the Nokia N95 is the S60 third edition.

Regarding usage, I found using PuTTY useful for work ; I connected to one of my Fedora systems at home, and my boss servers, impressive stuff, even if I do say so myself! For me, the ability to run an SSH client gives a whole new meaning to the term “smartphone“. Is there anything this phone can’t do?