Sunday, October 6, 2013

How To Customize Gnome 2 Desktop Menu Bar

GNOME 2 Menu Bar

Hover the mouse cursor to a blank area of the top menu bar and press <SUPER> + <ALT> + <Right Click>.  (Note: SUPER KEY is also known as the Windows KEY). You should see the following box pop up:

Selecting "Add to Panel" displays the following:

You can add or remove items to customize your menu bar.

By hovering the mouse cursor over an item in the menu bar and pressing <SUPER> + <ALT> + <Right Click> the following box will appear:

The GNOME2 menu bar already has the following items installed:
  * Indicator Applet Complete (noted in RED)
  * Menu Bar (noted in BLUE)

You can customize the menu bar to your personnel preferences by adding and deleting items.

Friday, March 1, 2013

How to change Zorin's grey buttons (minimize, maximize and close) to a Windows 7 theme

1. Open a terminal (Ctrl + Alt + T)
    Type the following commands:

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:upubuntu-com/gtk3
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install win2-7-remix-theme

2. Run Ubuntu Tweak
    Click the Tweaks tab and select Theme

    Change Gtk theme to Win2-7
    Change Window theme to Win2-7



How to fix system clock from changing when dual booting between Windows 7 and Zorin OS 6

1.  Boot into Zorin OS 6.

2.  Open a terminal (Ctrl + Alt + T).
     Type the following command:
           sudo gedit /etc/default/rcS

Look for UTC=yes and change this to read UTC=no.

3. Save file and reboot computer.

The system clock should now be the same whether you boot into Windows 7 or Zorin OS 6.

Friday, November 16, 2012

1.5 - Post Installation

1.5.4 - How to Install Acrobat Reader Using Terminal

Open terminal and type the following commands:

sudo add-apt-repository "deb precise partner"

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install acroread

1.7 Desktop Environment

1.7.3 - How to Pin Application to Taskbar

Example: Pin LibreOffice Writer to Taskbar.

1. Run program.

2. Point to the program on taskbar and right click. Select Pin application.

3. Close program.

4. Application is now pinned to the taskbar.