How to disable ‘recently used files’ in Ubuntu 18.04

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Sometimes it’s nice to see the files that you have recently accessed. They are in the file browser (Nautilus), just up in the top left under ‘Recent files’. Sometimes, however, you might have a secret […]

How to install Firefox Quantum and speed up your web browsing

Firefox quantum

Foxy little number This week, the web’s been ablaze, on fire even (pardon the pun) with the release of Firefox Quantum. Apparently it’s 2x faster and uses 30% less memory than Chrome. In today’s just […]

How To List All Installed Packages In Linux

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Quick howto: List all installed packages in Linux In today’s quick ‘just the examples’ howto, we show you how to find out what packages are installed on your Linux system with one simple command. Depending […]

How to set the default terminal (or window manager, browser, and much more) in Linux

How to update the default application for web browser, terminal and more - update-alternatives

Ever wondered how your Linux system chooses the default Terminal Emulator, web browser, window manager, text editor, particular version of an app (eg, php5 vs 7/python2.7 vs 3)? Wonder no more! Change the default app […]

Quick and dirty hacks: one line HTTP Server

SimpleHTTPServer with Python

Some times you just want to prove a concept by running a web server on a server, or even your desktop somewhere. The problem is, it seems a bit overkill to install a whole web […]

How to get to a service/server which is on an inaccessible network (using SSH tunnels)

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In the latest of our ‘just the examples’, imagine you are in a scenario where you want to ssh to a server (or even browse a web page etc) on a server you cannot directly get […]