Docky + Lubuntu

Posted: Monday, March 26, 2012 | Posted by Aaron Hampshire | Labels: , 0 comments
Lubuntu 10.04, onward
There are a lot of dock options available: Cairo, wbar, etc. But my favorite is Docky.
To install docky, copy-and-paste into the terminal:
sudo apt-get install docky
Under Docky setting, click on the option to "Start when user logs in." Easy.

However, Docky will look very strange without composting. To enable composting, look here.
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DeaDBeeF Music Player

Posted: Wednesday, March 21, 2012 | Posted by Aaron Hampshire | Labels: , 0 comments
Lubuntu 10.04-11.10
I already posted about my all-time favorite music player, Pithos, but sometimes I'm in the mood for an entire album from my collection. Enter DeaDBeeF, an incredibly lightweight music player.
I prefer DeaDBeef over the default Audacious because it has a simpler, more intuitive interface while retaining Audacious' leanness.

When playing a tune on my small netbook, I don't need to worry about RAM or CPU usage:
Want it? You can grab it by opening LXTerminal and pasting in the following:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:alexey-smirnov/deadbeef
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install deadbeef
As a final point, I love the file browser plugin. You can snag that here. After you download the .zip, extract it to temporary folder and copy the .so file(s) to
~/.local/lib/deadbeef/.
Enjoy DeaDBeef.
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