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Archive for October 2012

Xubuntu To The Rescue: Swap Ubuntu (Quantal) to Xubuntu 12.10 Sweet :-)

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12.04 to 12.10: Well that was the simplest upgrade I have ever done :-)

After testing Unity for years I have decided that it degrades my Linux experience and that I need to move on.

I still love Ubuntu, its just that the Unity UI is physically painful to use.

Xubuntu to the rescue!


Install Xfce (Xubuntu) on Ubuntu Linux

sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop

To upgrade to 12.10

Switch Notify me of a new Ubuntu version.

Set to “For any new version.”

Software Updater > Settings > Software Sources:


Notes: Appearance

Style: Clearlooks (Title bar is blue not orange, tool tips yellow not black).

Icons: elementary Xfce dark

Notes: Firefox

Create blank rule in Stylish: nodropmarker

.bookmark-item[container] > .toolbarbutton-menu-dropmarker { display: none !important; }

Notes: Thunar File Manager

EM: Unable to find or create wastebasket directory

Fix: Use Shift+Delete :-)

Notes: Update Manager Delay

Fix: No fix yet but it does start after 20 seconds.

Notes: VirtualBox Guest Additions not installing

Fix: Install the newest deb (no repository yet).

Ubuntu 12.10 (“Quantal Quetzal”)  i386AMD64

sudo dpkg -i package.deb


Download VirtualBox for Linux Hosts

Install Xfce (Xubuntu) on Ubuntu Linux

[SOLVED] Xubuntu 11.10 – Unable to find or create wastebasket directory

How to remove icons from FF 4 Bookmarks Toolbar? Waste of space!

Remove drop down arrow from containers on bookmarks toolbar


Written by SilverWav

October 18, 2012 at 9:26 pm

A Kindle Fire Note: Set System Font to Large Text

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Settings > Accessibility > Large Text.

Previously when looking up the MAC address it was so small I had to take a zoomed picture!

MAC Address Note:

Settings >Wi-Fi > top right icon (three square on to of each other) > Advanced > MAC address

Written by SilverWav

October 9, 2012 at 7:15 pm

A Kindle Fire Note: Adobe Flash for Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

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Flash Player Help / Archived Flash Player versions

Flash Player for Android 4.0 archives

Flash Player 11.1.for Android 4.0 (


Kindle Fire updating to Android Jelly Bean:

Adventures in rooting: Running Jelly Bean on last year’s Kindle Fire

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October 9, 2012 at 7:06 pm

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