GNOME 2.19: An overview of the Appearance applet

It seems like things are starting to settle in with GNOME 2.19, and more specifically, the Appearance applet. Those who have wondered why there are so many different dialogs for doing similar things in GNOME have had their query answered. The final form presents one clean, organized application that lets you configure most display settings from one window.

I recorded this short video to show the changes (embedded below ...

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Ekiga: The “Duh” VOIP/SIP Software

Today you constantly see people looking for alternatives to Skype, Gizmo, or another service. One that users frequently overlook is Ekiga. It comes with a standard GNOME desktop, but many users never realize its existence. Ekiga has most of the features of Skype and Gizmo, but with the added videoconferencing feature.

It is able to call any SIP number, or another Ekiga.net user directly. Another option lets you even ...

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Finding Advanced Settings on GNOME

If you ever find yourself looking to tweak your features to the pixel, you will find that GNOME does not offer the configuration option in its standard preference dialogs. Fear not, because GNOME has a tool that lets you tweak every option of your desktop until your head explodes.

This tool is called GConf Editor. You can run it on a standard GNOME desktop by pressing Alt+F2 and typing ...

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