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  1. iceni60

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    when gutsy boots part of the screen goes brown, you can change the colour to something else in this file -
    Code:
    gksudo gedit /etc/gdm/PreSession/Default
    on line 61 (right near the end of the file) there's a bit that looks like this -

    # Default value
    if [ "x$BACKCOLOR" = "x" ]; then
    BACKCOLOR="#dab082"

    i think that is the original value - #dab082 i changed it to a dark colour, to this - BACKCOLOR="#1C1919"

    i installed a really good launcher called gnome-launch-box, it's like the mac one called quicksilver. i made a keybinding of alt-F3 for it so it's right next to the default program launcher (alt-F2) i think that's free to use. here's how to make the keybinding -
    http://developer.imendio.com/node/77
    i can't find any good videos showing it, so here's one showing quicksilver instead. they look the same to me!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4i7KHxmLLw

    sudo aptitude install gnome-launch-box
    it's really cool, you can launch CLI programs like 'top <enter>' and it will run top inside a terminal for you, or you can look for files and directory names too :cool:
     
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    Hello Iceni, installed Gnome Launch Box via Terminal. Trouble is, I can't find it anywhere. What command-line launches it?
     
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    gnome-launch-box will run it, but i posted about it at ubuntuforums and i don't think anyone else could get it working, it's a bit odd, i don't know why. i installed it on ubuntu and suse without any problems :D
     
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    Alt F2 brings it up. It is a bit like Quicksiliver in that it finds things really fast but Quicksilver is much, much more than a launcher.
     
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    there's a KDE one too that might do more things called katapult, i think that's what it's called. if you use KDE then that's definately worth getting, i don't use KDE so i haven't tried it. i've no idea if loading KDE libs for KDE apps uses a lot of resources if you aren't already using KDE, but i've heard people moaning about it.
     
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    there's a new program called 'gnome do' that's just started. you can get it here -
    https://launchpad.net/gc

    there's a video on the page too.
     
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