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Wow, didn't really expect you to read this far down. The latest iteration of the site is in open beta. It's a gentle open beta-- not in prime-time just yet. It's being hosted over at UpGuard (link) and you are more than welcome to give it a shot. Couple things:
Replace default command in skype.desktop file.
The 00:11:22:33:44:55 is whatever you want your new MAC address to be. Sometimes sudo should be used in front if you need to.
dbus-send --system --print-reply --dest="org.freedesktop.UPower" /org/freedesktop/UPower org.freedesktop.UPower.Suspend
I have some problems with gnome panel which does not load completely leaving me without the actual GUI. This commands helps to kill the gnome-panel process then it should be relaunch automatically.
open [path] in the default program, regardless of which Desktop Environment you use (KDE, GNOME, etc.)
Works on all "freedesktop.org" compatible desktop environments
Another step to bring cli and gui closer together: gnome-open
It opens a path with the default (gui) application for its mime type.
I would recommend a shorter alias like alias o=gnome-open
[opens the current folder in nautilus / your default file browser]
[opens some.pdf in evince / your default pdf viewer]
[opens the trash with nautilus]
[opens commandlinefu in your default webbrowser]
If you launch gnome-terminal manually, you can start with three open tabs
I use this to make skype blend better into my desktop :)
--disable-cleanlooks might not be nescessary to achieve the wanted effect.
This opens up nautilus in the current directory, which is useful for some quick file management that isn't efficiently done from a terminal.
You can use this in a script which rotates wallpapers from a directory at each login.
The title is optional.
-t: expire time in milliseconds.
-u: urgency (low, normal, critical).
-i: icon path.
On Debian-based systems you may need to install the 'libnotify-bin' package.
Useful to advise when a wget download or a simulation ends. Example:
wget URL ; notify-send "Done"
Empty the trash when the icon stay in the non-empty state