Thursday, July 14, 2011

All windows opened maximized on Ubuntu

After I installed Unity, since then all windows I opened was always maximized. You don't like this ha? This solution worked for me. I can't guarantee it will for you, though it's worth trying.
The solution is by removing 'maximus'. You can remove it from Synaptic or whatever way you are comfortable with. If you want to do it from the terminal, issue this command:
sudo apt-get remove --purge maximus
Good luck!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Marhaban yaa Ramadan

Beberapa hari lagi bulan suci Ramadan insya Allah datang menghampiri kita. Semoga Allah memanjangkan umur kita sehingga kita bisa menyambut dan menjumpai Ramadan. Semoga kita semua diberi kekuatan, dikokohkan iman dan Islam kita sehingga dengan ringan hati kita akan mengisi Ramadan tahun ini dengan yang lebih baik dibanding Ramadan tahun lalu. Semoga Allah menurunkan rahmat dan kasih sayang Nya untuk kita semua, makhluk semesta alam, amin.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Storing notes of TOMBOY on different location

This guide is intended for Ubuntu users (it may work on other Linux distro though).
If you are running TOMBOY 0.15.6 or later, all your TOMBOY notes are stored on ~/.local/share/tomboy/. You can change its default directory for your notes. This especially makes sense if you dual boot Ubuntu for example with Windows so you only want the same notes accessible from both OSs.
Open terminal then run these commands:
1. sudo cp /etc/profile /etc/profile.bak
(make backup of /etc/profile into /etc/profile.bak)

2. sudo gedit /etc/profile
(edit /etc/profile)

copy and paste this line (without quotes): "export TOMBOY_PATH=/media/STORAGE/Tomboy_notes". This will set up "/media/STORAGE/Tomboy_notes" for your Tomboy PATH. Change "/media/STORAGE/Tomboy_notes" accordingly to what directory you want to store your notes.

4. Restart the system and now Tomboy will read notes stored in that directory.

Good luck.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Add Reminder Add-in on Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx)

Earlier I showed steps to add Reminder add-in on earlier version of Ubuntu ( This note is about how to add Reminder add-in on Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx). I wrote this because there's slightly different in the way the add-in files of Tomboy are stored. In earlier versions of Ubuntu (correct me if I'm wrong), add-in files are stored in ~/tomboy/addins. In Ubuntu 10.04 these files are stored in /usr/lib/tomboy/addins.
So, if you want to add Reminder add-in, after you download the dll file (I choose the binary one) (, then move it to /usr/lib/tomboy/addins. You need to enable it (see my previous note) afterward. If you can't see Reminder add-in in there, you need to restart your system (this is what I did to make it appear on the add-ins list).
Good luck.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Transparent Dropdown Menu

This tutorial is answer question "how to make my dropdown menu transparent?". Here is how to it.
1. Open CCSM (CompizConfig Setting Manager) then enable Opacity, Brightness and Saturation (see picture).
2. If you have nothing underneath, then specify what type of window you want (e.g. dropdownmenu). Add the type of window by clicking NEW (see picture).
3. Adjust the level of transparency you like by changing the the "Window values", the value of 90 is pretty good.
For more information, follow this link
That's it.

Friday, May 8, 2009

You messed up your Compiz

Ok, you like Compiz desktop effect with its cool features such as 3D desktop, wobbly effect, etc. Then you play around to explore more features you want to apply. Suddenly your desktop messed up, such as your mouse behave strange, you can't click the menu for instance. Don't get nervous, relax. You tried uninstall Compiz and clean install it but still no luck. Take deep breath.
This tip is a special guide if you experience the same problem with me. After clicking here and there setting up your Compiz, then your mouse seem behaves abnormal, it won't click the menu. It happened to me after I enable "window move" feature by setting a particular key binding (I didn't remember what keys I selected). After trying removing then reinstalling the Compiz, I came up an idea to click the menu with combination between "shift" button and mouse click. It worked. So then I setup my Compiz again and click on "window move", I set the key binding to its default and tha da, it's back to normal again.
So if you experience anything similar like that, don't get panic, try all possible options.
Good luck.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Ubuntu 9.04

What I usually did when a new version of Ubuntu has been released was testing it with the live CD. I want to have an impression before i decide whether or not I will upgrade my system. The same thing I did when Ubuntu 9.04 (code name Jaunty Jackalope) has been released a few days ago.
I have been really amazed with the capability that Ubuntu 9.04 has now offer. I tested the live CD on my Sony Vaio VGN-NR120E. From the past versions, I usually have problem with the wireless connection. With this new version, everything is flawless, including the wireless connection, it was working just by inserting the live CD, without installing anything. It detect all available wireless networks including my home network.
I really want to upgrade my system to this new version of Ubuntu. Unfortunately I have to wait a little bit longer. Now I'm in the middle of something which is urgent to do,finishing my study.
Once this is done, I promise, I will upgrade my Ubuntu 8.10 version with the newest one, maybe not 9.04 but 9.10 version.
Happy upgrading (if you find anything bad with 9.04 version, please give me a shout).