Some days ago I decided to update my ubuntu 11.04 to 12.04 and first thing I noticed was the change in the sidebar settings, the side-bar responsiveness was decreased and auto-hide performance became bad. After a while googling I found a solution the Unsettings, with it is possible to change lots of settings.
For install the software you must add a repository, because the software is not in the official Ubuntu repositories.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:diesch/testing
now, update repository list and install software:
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install unsettings
With this visual tool, you can easily change the settings to your preferences
Once you chosen the settings, press the engine button to apply settings
Thats it folks, hope you enjoy…
Today I had a problem with my messenger client the Empathy 2.30 on my ubuntu 10.04, I use it for (MSN, Gtalk and Facebook chat), it stopped to show my online GTALK contacts; MSN and Facebook chat were still OK. After some hours trying to find a solution, I got one:
- A bug in the Telepathy package that made the Empathy client doesn’t show the online gtalk contacts, this bug is not yet fixed in the official repositories.
- Add the pseudo-oficial Telepathy PPA (Personal Package Archives) that already have the bug fixed
How to do it:
- Close empathy
- Add the PPA to your repository list:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:telepathy/ppa
- Update the Package Index:
sudo apt-get update
- Upgrade System Packages:
sudo apt-get upgrade
If you done everything right you should start to see the contacts now