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Gnome Shell Disper Displays Extension

Posted on August 28, 2012
Category: Ubuntu
I had some technical problems with my Cinnamon Linux partition so I started working again in Gnome Shell. I missed the display switching applet I had in Cinnamon so I coded a simple extension for Gnome which uses disper to manage displays. Now I can turn my TV off and work on the PC monitor or ‘clone’ the displays and have identical displays on different devices. Gnome Shell is not looking too shabby. Get more

Cinnamon Linux MyLauncher App

Posted on August 11, 2012
Category: Ubuntu, Uncategorized
I was looking for a way to dump web sites, applications, and folder locations into a custom panel menu and I couldn’t find anything that did what I wanted so I created this app. You can add a list of apps, URLs, and places in a simple text file and the menu GUI will automatically rebuild itself. Perfect for developers or power users who want a custom menu with just the stuff they want. Download

Show desktop indicator for Ubuntu Linux

Posted on October 29, 2011
Category: Ubuntu
So I was messing around with some Python code and I was able to cobble together a small app which puts a show desktop icon into the Ubuntu Unity panel. You can do the same thing with a hot corner in Compiz or press the Windows key plus D to show the desktop. Download the archive, extract the files and read the readme file for help. Install wmctrl before running: sudo apt-get install wmctrl Change