Ubuntu 12.04 Window Border Size Increase

I am constantly installing Ubuntu and need this information, so I decided to post it here.

To change border widths, open up the theme’s Metacity XML file.  For example, Ambiance’s theme is located in “/usr/share/themes/Ambiance/metacity-1/metacity-theme-1.xml”.  To figure out what theme you are running, use the following:

gconftool-2 -g /desktop/gnome/interface/gtk_theme

Pulling it together:

theme=`gconftool-2 -g /desktop/gnome/interface/gtk_theme`
sudo nano "/usr/share/themes/$theme/metacity-1/metacity-theme-1.xml"

Then stanza in question should be apparent:

<distance name="left_width" value="5"/>
<distance name="right_width" value="5"/>
<distance name="bottom_height" value="5"/>



From:  https://bugs.launchpad.net/metacity/+bug/160311/comments/11

Tasker control of BeyondPod

It is possible to control BeyondPod from Tasker on Android by using the general Intent sending mechanism of Tasker.  But it isn’t obvious how to do that, so I will describe here how to create a recipe to have BeyondPod do a feed update when you plug your phone into power.

Tasker  Intent Task

I first create a State Profile, with Power source “Any”.  Then I created a task “BeyondPod Update” and add a “Send Intent” with the following settings:


category: All Feeds


Then test out the new task.  The key things left off of the BeyondPod FAQ on this that you set the extra to the word “category:” followed by the category name, and that “All Feeds” updates all categories.

Info about other intents available is at:  http://www.beyondpod.com/Android/help/FAQAPIs.htm