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keyboard volume control ubuntu not working

Posted in linux, tips with tags , on June 15, 2008 by coolarm

If you are a Linux newbie, you may want to read about Wubi (installation) of Ubuntu


If at all you find the keyboard shortcut to volume control – Fn+Pg Up and Fn+Pg Dn – responding to the key press but not altering the sound level, it most probably that you have tweaked something not knowing what its result would be.

TO restore to normalcy, goto System -> Preferences -> Sounds

Under Default Mixer Tracks select Playback and Master under this and select OK and the key press should now alter the sound level.

If you want to make sure that Playback-Master is the control rightclick on the volume control icon next to the sate and time display and select Open Volume Control. Now modify the controlled stream by selecting in File-> Change Device. You should select the one which alters the sound level.

Windowss like fonts linux

Posted in linux, tips with tags , on June 15, 2008 by coolarm

If you ever thought, the font on your Firefox, Openoffice etc. werent similar to Windowss, here is what you should do

sudo apt-get install msttcorefonts

This will add Times New Roman and likes to your Linux OS. For Firefox, goto Edit-> Preferences

Select Content Tab and then the font as Times New Roman. This will change the appearance on your webpage.

download songs files esnips

Posted in tips with tags , , on June 13, 2008 by coolarm

Disclaimer: Please donot download content that you are not legally entitled to.

To download songs, files from Esnips, there is a cool method. I was searching for a method, in light of Esnips removing the capability for users to download.

While the writing in the link is self explanantory, i shall add few statements based on my experience.

First, it is a very easy method. I can bet you on that. All you need to do is to copy the link to the file on esnips. Paste the link on the above link’s webpage and click generate. You will find a download button in the white background part of the web page. Click that. You will be taken to another webpage at wherein you will be served with the download dialog box automatically.

I used Firefox and not IE. However, I dont see any problem with using this method in IE. For people who still arent able to successfully, there is a video on youtube.

Enjoy downloading!!!!

Thanks to Rajesh Gupta, who is doing a wonderful job updating the code which helps us in doing this stuff