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How to Disable Overlay Scrollbars in elementary OS  ·  how to elementary os

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Disable Overlay Scrollbars

You may dislike the lack of buttons at the top and bottom of your scrollbar, as well as the thinness and occasional inconsistency of them.

Disable them by changing the ubuntu-overlay-scrollbars setting in org > gnome > desktop > interface to false. You can do this with dconf-editor or by running a gsettings command in the terminal.

Alternatively, you can enable them again (the fallback is not so hot) by changing the setting to true.

Required Reading

How to Install DConf-Tools

Recommended Reading

How to Silence the Bell

How to Disable Overlay Scrollbars

22/08/2021

You may dislike the lack of buttons at the top and bottom of your scrollbar, as well as the thinness and occasional inconsistency of them.


How to Display Hidden Auto-Start Entries in elementary OS  ·  how to elementary os

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Display Hidden Auto-Start Entries

'By default, your machine is chock-full of Startup Applications you're not allowed to see, and you can significantly speed up your startup times by disabling the ones you don't need.

You execute this command in the terminal to show them all.

Using Sudo can result in severe system damage.

Make sure you type this code correctly, or copy and paste the entire command.

I disabled Bluetooth, Chat, Gwibber, Onboard, Orca, and Personal File Sharing.

Careful not to edit or remove any you don't understand!

How to Display Hidden Auto-Start Entries

22/08/2021

By default, your machine is chock-full of Startup Applications you're not allowed to see, and you can significantly speed up your startup times by disabling the ones you don't need.

How to Install DConf-Tools in elementary OS  ·  how to elementary os

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Install DConf-Tools

A commonly used program to access the more complex settings and options available to you is DConf Editor, a part of the DConf-Tools package.

You can install the program by clicking the install button below, or executing the command in your terminal.

How to Install DConf-Tools

22/08/2021

A commonly used program to access the more complex settings and options available to you is DConf Editor, a part of the DConf-Tools package.


How to Install Flash for Midori in elementary OS  ·  how to elementary os

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Install Flash for Midori

One of the most requested things when dealing with elementary OS is the lack of Flash. Installing the flashplugin-installer package works for Chromium and Firefox, but the bundled browser, Midori, will not detect this on 64bit systems. Instead of suggesting different ways for each architecture to deal with this issue, we have lovingly crafted a small script for the use of any elementary system.

If you're not interested in how this works, skip to the next paragraph for the "how to" bit. Okay, the reason why Midori won't work with Flash nicely is fairly simple, and is rooted in it's code base. The way it accesses extensions requires them to be in 32bit, regardless of whether or not the system it is running on is. By default, however, elementary will only install the same architecture of Flash as your system. This set of commands downloads and extracts a 32bit copy of Flash, from their site.

This one single method will work in both 64bit and 32bit systems by using the 32bit flash natively, or emulating it. Either way, it uses nspluginwrapper, which will pull in a lot of libraries (packages), but most of them should be quite small. You can download and execute this file or just copy and paste the whole block into your terminal, then follow the on-screen instructions. DO NOT run as SUDO. That doesn't work. Note that you may have to enable the extension (typically named Shockwave Flash) in the Midori preferences, and then test your installation. adobe.com/software/flash/about/ Tested in elementary, but should work in any Debian based system.

Do NOT run as Sudo/Root. This will not work unless you use root as your default user.

By executing this script, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to the Adobe Software Licensing Agreement.

We host no part of Adobe Flash, nor any other Adobe software for download. This script uses their official servers.

Note that receiving the error wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS64 is to be expected. This is your 32bit nspluginwrapper for Midori rejecting your 64bit copies of flash. Ignore these.

Your script should end with an output like this.

That last line signifies a successful install. Remember to restart Midori if you had it open at the time, and enable the Shockwave Flash extension in the preferences.

Midori Preferences - Extensions

How to Install Flash for Midori

22/08/2021

One of the most requested things when dealing with elementary OS is the lack of Flash. Instead of suggesting different ways for each architecture to deal with this issue, we have lovingly crafted a small script for the use of any elementary system.

How to Install Spotify in elementary OS  ·  how to elementary os

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Install Spotify

While Spotify has no supported release for Linux as such, their is, hidden away a little bit, a nice little "Preview" release that runs reasonably well, even if it is not the most native of applications.

This is a preview build of Spotify for Linux. As a preview release this version is still unsupported, but we're running it ourselves and will try to make sure it keeps pace with its Mac and Windows siblings.

Do NOT run as Root. This script is designed to be run as a normal user and elevate permissions with Sudo.

By executing this script, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to the Spotify End User Agreement.

Spotify in elementary OS

How to Install Spotify

22/08/2021

While Spotify has no supported release for Linux as such, their is, hidden away a little bit, a nice little "Previewspsp" release that runs reasonably well, even if it is not the most native of applications.


How to Silence the Bell in elementary OS  ·  how to elementary os

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Silence the Bell

I am going to go out on a limb here, and presume you have at some point heard a little "duhm" noise when trying to scroll to far, or backspace when a box is empty, or some similar basic error. I happen to find these little reminders quite informative, but to some people they can be plain annoying.

Fortunately there is an easy way for you to disable it, either using dconf-editor to uncheck audible-bell in org > gnome > desktop > wm > preferences, or by executing the following command.

You can enable it again either by re-checking that box, or by changing false to truein a similar way.

Required Reading

How to Install DConf-Tools

Recommended Reading

How to Disable Overlay Scrollbars

How to Silence the Bell

22/08/2021

I am going to go out on a limb here, and presume you have at some point heard a little "duhm" noise when trying to scroll to far, or backspace when a box is empty, or some similar basic error. I happen to find these little reminders quite informative, but to some people they can be plain annoying.

How to Update to Nearly any Kernel in elementary OS  ·  how to elementary os

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How to Update to Nearly any Kernel

4.4

This is the default in elementary OS Loki.

4.8