How to change the font size in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin

I’ve always felt that the default font size on Ubuntu was a bit too large for me so naturally that ended up being the first thing I tweaked every time I installed Ubuntu. Since there’s no fonts option within the default “appearance” tool for Ubuntu, the workaround is to use the “gnome-tweak-tool”. Here’s how. First, Install the Gnome tweak…

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Unity Launcher bug workaround

The Unity launcher for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin has a bug. When auto hide is enabled, there is a lag when trying to get the panel to show. When working correctly the panel should show when the mouse cursor hits the edge but the bug requires you to move your mouse beyond the edge…

How to install Java 7 on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Oracle JDK is no longer included by default in Ubuntu’s repositories due to licensing. OpenJDK is default now but many apps still don’t play nice with it. This is why I installed Oracle JDK. I’ll walk you through the process of installing Oracle JDK 7 on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin, the easy way. For this…

How to convert jpegs to pdf in Ubuntu

Had a few documents to scan to PDF urgently today but to my surprise all the cybercafes around my neighborhood didn’t provide scan to PDF service. The best they could do was scan to jpeg. Hmmm…why? Thanks to Linux I had a solution. Scan the docs to jpeg, then convert the jpegs to PDF using imagemagick. Worked like…

Install Ubuntu Fonts on Fedora 16

1. Let’s work from your Downloads folder. cd ~/Downloads 2. Download the Ubuntu Fonts package from Ubuntu. wget http://font.ubuntu.com/download/ubuntu-font-family-0.80.zip 3. Extra the downloaded zip file. unzip ubuntu-font-family-0.80.zip 4. Rename the extracted directory. (Not a must) mv ubuntu-font-family-0.80 ubuntu-font-family 5. Copy the extracted directory to the system shared fonts directory. su -c ‘cp -rv ubuntu-font-family /usr/share/fonts/’…