Showing posts from July, 2009

Hide Menubar and StatusBar in Virtual Box

There is no option in VirtualBox to hide Menubar and Statusbar. Many people likes to hide them so that they can get maximum space in their guest OS. Virtual Box provides VBoxManage command. It can do all the things that VirtualBox GUI can do. Furthermore it can help us in getting rid of Menubar and Statusbar. Here is a nice example of other VBoxManage commands. Now to disalbe/hide Menubar and Stautsbar open terminal and type: VBoxManage setextradata global GUI/Customizations noMenuBar,noStatusBar where guest_os_name is the name of the virtual machine. To see the name or UID you cau use: VBoxManage list vms After running the first command your VirtualBox guest window will have no Menubar or Statusbar.

scp with resume

scp is very handy tool to securely copy files from remote computer. One disadvantage with it is, it doesn't support resume. With little trick and little help from the command rsync we can securely copy files from remote computer with resume facility. And the command is rsync --partial --progress --rsh=ssh username@host:remote_file local_file

Nudge in Pidgin

If you look at Pidgin, there is no option for Nudge. This is one of the feature that most people miss. But the fact is nudging in Pidgin is right there. To nudge the person you are talking to just type: /nudge

Pidgin and Google Apps Email Account

If you are on Linux or prefer something light instead of gtalk you can easily use Gmail account with Pidgin. Here is a nice tutorial with screenshots from Google itself, However if you are using Google apps email account then you need do few extra things. (Google apps email account means any email account that you host with google) For example you have a email address, Basic Tab: Username: myuser Domain: mydomain Resource: Advanced Tab: Connect server: That's it folks.

Pulseaudio Perfect Setup

Pulseaudio came in Ubuntu from the LTS Hardy Heron 8.04. Till date with Ubuntu 9.04 and 9.10 very near in the future, people are still confuse and facing problems with it. If you are also in some kind of problem or confusion with this, here is a nice wiki on perfect setup of pulse audio.


Q. How can I learn vim ? A. Open terminal and type vimtutor