[How To] Update Shutter


Shutter is a screenshot tool for linux. For more information visit http://shutter-project.org

Now shutter can be updated using PPA. The benefit of using PPA is that whenever a new update is available it would be listed under Update Manager, this way we will always have a stable and latest software available for use.
Check your version of shutter.

1. Start Shutter

2. Click Help > About

At top is the version of shutter you are using which is in format 0.X.X.

1. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:shutter/ppa

2. sudo apt-get update

3. sudo apt-get install shutter

Shutter Update
Shutter Update

That’s all and now you’ve successfully updated shutter.

How to remove Keystroke delay in Ubuntu


I was having a very strange problem today in Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx). All my keystrokes in keyboard were delayed. I am bit kind of touch typist and when I type I type a bit faster. My problem was none of the letters I typed were typed actually. I would have to hold a key to have it typed.

I backtracked all my works, my installation that I could remember of then suddently I found the solution, One of the option for press and hold keys (Fow Slow keys) was enabled. I unmarked that option and everything was back to normal.


1. Click System > Preference > Keyboard

2. Select Accessibility

Then tick mark         [x] Accessibility features can be toggled with keyboard shortcuts

If this is already marked, then you will get a icon in gnome-panel at right.

Open Universal Access Preference, Unmark the option that says
[ ] Press and hold keys to accept them (Slow Keys)

[How To] Change main-menu icon in Lucid (Ubuntu 10.04)


All the icons in Ubuntu are inside the theme which is in use.

Now to change applications icon, which you can see on the left most side of Applications.The following steps should followed:-

1.Open terminal and type  gksudo nautilus.

2.Copy this location into your new window:- /usr/share/icons/

3.Choose the icon type which is in current use like Humanity,Oxygen,Humanity-Dark,etc.

4.Let us use Humanity-Dark icon as for an example,

then,   /usr/share/icons/Humanity-dark/places/24

here /24 is the image size of applications icon.

  • just paste the image you made in the above location.
  • start-here.svg is the name of that applications icon.
  • rename your image with start-here.svg.

5.For the effect in the gnome panel again open terminal and then type:- pkill gnome-panel.

6.You can customize your applications icon accordingly.