Thursday, November 3, 2016

Clipboard Manager - CopyQ on Ubuntu 16.04


CopyQ is advanced clipboard manager with searchable and editable history with support for image formats, command line control and more.


Features:
  • Supports Windows, OS X and Linux.
  • Store text, HTML, images and any other custom format.
  • Customize tray menu.
  • Save items in new tabs (and groups).
  • Quickly browse through items 
  • Sort items, create new, remove, copy/paste to different tab.
  • Variety of system-wide shortcuts 
  • Immediately paste to focused window from tray or main       window.
  • Fully customizable appearance (colors, fonts, transparency).
  • Add notes to items.
  • Advanced command-line interface and scripting.
  • Ignore clipboard copied from some windows or containing some text.


The lastest versions is  2.7.1 and it can be downloaded from here



  • Colorize items with command
  • Drag'n'drop items in selection order
  • Fixed item selection with "next" and "previous" commands
  • Fixed encrypting/decrypting items on Windows
  • Fixed occasional client crashes at exit
  • Fixed editor command on OS X


To install it simply download the .deb file , navigate to the folder where it is located right click > Open with > Gdebi Package Installer > Install (if you do not have gdebi installed you can install it with the following command - sudo apt install gdebi) . Once installed you can launch copy from Dash :





Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Redshift on Ubuntu 16.04

"Light at night is bad for your health, and exposure to blue light emitted by electronics and energy-efficient lightbulbs may be especially so."
Until the advent of artificial lighting, the sun was the major source of lighting, and people spent their evenings in (relative) darkness. Now, in much of the world, evenings are illuminated, and we take our easy access to all those lumens pretty much for granted.
But we may be paying a price for basking in all that light. At night, light throws the body’s biological clock—the circadian rhythm—out of whack. Sleep suffers. Worse, research shows that it may contribute to the causation of cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and obesity.


But not all colors of light have the same effect. Blue wavelengths—which are beneficial during daylight hours because they boost attention, reaction times, and mood—seem to be the most disruptive at night. And the proliferation of electronics with screens, as well as energy-efficient lighting, is increasing our exposure to blue wavelengths, especially after sundown." (http://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/blue-light-has-a-dark-side)

Redshift is an application that adjusts the computer display's color temperature based upon the time of day. The program is free software, inspired by the proprietary f.lux, and is intended to reduce eye strain as well as insomnia.

To install redshift on Ubuntu , open a terminal (ctlr+alt+t) and type in the following command : 

sudo apt install redshift redshift-gtk

             After the installation is complete close the terminal and lanch redshift from Dash . 


             Redshift can be enabled to start on boot by clicking on "Autostart" 


How to install Spotify on Ubuntu 16.04

Spotify is a commercial music streaming, podcast and video service that provides digital rights management-restricted content from record labels and media companies . Music can be browsed or searched by artist, album, genre, playlist, or record label. 

To install Spotify on Ubuntu type the following command into a terminal:

                           
sudo apt-add-repository -y "deb http://repository.spotify.com stable non-free" &&
 sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys  D2C19886 &&
 sudo apt-get update -qq &&sudo apt-get install spotify-client






Close the terminal once the installation is complete and launch Spotify from Unity Dash .