Let's Take a Break

We're human. We need time off. Instead of showing you how to actually do something useful today, I'm going to show you some great distractions.

They're coming!

This one is simple. Press Alt+F2 to bring up the Run Application dialog. Without thinking too hard, type in gegls from outer space and hit Enter. The controls are simple: Space to shoot, the arrow keys to move.

Gegls easter egg dialog

Need a companion?

There's always the Fish applet that can be added to the panel, but why confine it to a small 20 pixel space? Right-click a blank area on the panel and select About Panels. Now, press the F key three times. That's "fff". Wanda the Fish will swim onto your screen and watch what you are doing. Try clicking on her now!

Wanda the Fish

Protip: To kill Wanda (how could you?!) you'll need to sign out and back in again, or alternatively kill the panel, but that may have weird side-effects. An alternate way to show Wanda again is to hit Alt+F2 and type free the fish.

Everyone's secret ambition

At the top of the random list, it's Zenity. Open your friend the Alt+F2 dialog again, and type:
zenity --about
Now, type in the word zen into the About dialog for a game of dress-up! Yay!

Zenity Easter Egg

Mom, I'm out of money!

This one is my personal favorite, and is a great, friendly prank to pull on a coworker or relative. At the GDM login screen, type Require Quarter (with capitals) into the Username field and press Enter. If done correctly, there will still be a Username field, but it will be blank. Now wait for your unsuspecting victim to log in and... I'll let you try this one out for yourself.

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Jacob is a web developer, student, and programmer from Ohio. He is a staff member at the Ubuntu Forums and is most likely a fanboy of the distribution. He loves to write in code and words, play video games, and rant about topics most would have abandoned long ago. Jacob uses GNOME and is never seen running stable software, much to the demise of his laptop.

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Discussion: Let's Take a Break

  1. Andrew Min (guest)

    # Posted on 28 June 2008 at 04:05 PM

    Instead of doing that complicated thing with Wanda, just open the run dialog and type in "free the fish".

  2. # Posted on 30 June 2008 at 03:00 PM

    [...] Fuente: FOSSwire. [...]

  3. ADW (guest)

    # Posted on 30 June 2008 at 06:10 PM

    windows cannot find free

  4. # Posted on 03 July 2008 at 09:43 AM

    [...] un manichino “zen”… Tutti piccoli trucchetti elencati e spiegati al seguente link. Fonte (in inglese) Posted in Videogiochi [...]

  5. Josh (guest)

    # Posted on 04 July 2008 at 05:39 PM

    you can also just click on the fish, she swims away in a hurry and leaves.

  6. # Posted on 14 July 2008 at 04:23 PM

    [...] July 14, 2008 · No Comments I came across some more from this Digg. [...]

  7. # Posted on 19 July 2008 at 04:28 PM

    [...] • منبع fosswire.com [...]

  8. # Posted on 11 October 2008 at 03:56 PM

    [...] • منبع fosswire.com [...]

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