Showing posts with label ubuntu. Show all posts
Showing posts with label ubuntu. Show all posts

Apr 27, 2013

Edit keyboard shortcuts in Nautilus 3.6

After upgrading to Ubuntu 13.04, I was a bit annoyed by a short-cut change: I have always used a lot BackSpace in Nautilus to go up one folder. Now, in Nautilus 3.6 this has been changed to ALT-UP.

Luckily enough, even if there is no GUI for this, you can change Nautilus key bindings pretty easily. To change "go up one folder" from ALT-UP to BackSpace, just edit


with your favorite editor (mine is geany) and add this line at the end:

(gtk_accel_path "/ShellActions/Up" "BackSpace") 


Oct 1, 2012

Eclipse and the Ubuntu global menu

[Originally shared on G+ the 7th of August 2012]

For those working with Eclipse on Ubuntu, if you don't like the fact that the Eclipse menu does not blend into Unity's global menubar, you may want to try this hack

You may experience some refresh glitches from time to time, but I personally prefer the menu to be integrated in Unity, especially because I use shortcuts way more than the menu.

How to fix unreadable Eclipse tooltips in Ubuntu 12.04

[Originally posted on G+ on May 7th 2012]

Similarly to what happened in earlier versions of Ubuntu, the default tooltip colors of the Ambiance theme (Ubuntu default) results in unreadable Eclipse tooltips (black foreground text on black background).

In earlier versions of Ubuntu you could edit the Ambiance theme via Gnome control panel and change the tooltip colors. Unluckily, the new "Appearance" settings dialog of Ubuntu 12.04 allows you to select the theme but you cannot tweak its colors anymore.

So here is how you can fix the problem.
Install gnome-color-chooser:
sudo apt-get install gnome-color-chooser 
run the tool and switch to the Specific tab. Activate the Tooltip group and set your tooltip colors (I use black foreground on white background). Then, at the bottom of the dialog select the value Theme Default for the profile combo and press apply. The next time you start Eclipse it will honour your tooltip colors.

For those who may be interested, gnome-color-chooser will change your ~/.gtkrc-2.0 file.