Ubuntu Tips Applet

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Description:

Ubuntu Tips Applet shows useful tips with fortunes-ubuntu-server package using notify.
You can see tips by select item in the applet menu or you can set refresh time for showing tips in the Notification.


Last changelog:

8 years ago

* Rewrote code using Indicator class instead Applet
* Added 'Disable/Enable' option
* Added 'Quit' item

lue42x

8 years ago

Hey,

Sorry to bug you again, could you help me add this program to my start up list?

I clicked on System -> Preferences -> Start Up Applications

and found the folder for Ubuntu Tips Applet. There are a few different files there though, which one should I click to add this applet to my start-up list? (Or is there another way to do this?)

http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/6739/screenshotdpn.png

lue

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lue42x

8 years ago

Hey,

Sorry to bug you again, could you help me add this program to my start up list?

I clicked on System -> Preferences -> Start Up Applications

and found the folder for Ubuntu Tips Applet. There are a few different files there though, which one should I click to add this applet to my start-up list? (Or is there another way to do this?)

http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/6739/screenshotdpn.png

lue

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sagod

8 years ago

You should select /usr/share/ubuntu-tips-applet/ubuntu-tips-applet.py in the Startup apps, yeah.

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lue42x

8 years ago

thanks man

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lue42x

8 years ago

Hi sagod,

Could you please tell me how to extend the time between tips? Right now, tips come up once every minute, its just too much for me. I would rather have it come up once every 45 minutes or 1 hour.

Other than that, I love the app.

lue

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lue42x

8 years ago

Oh, its just takes a left click to get to preferences - I only tried right clicking before.

Okay, this app is perfect! I just have to figure out how to make it start with Ubuntu!

Thanks again,

lue

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sagod

8 years ago

Hi!

It's easy to set time between tips:
left mouse click on the Ubuntu Tips icon and select 'Preferences...' item. Then you can set 'Refresh time' so long as you wanna.

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swier

8 years ago

not to rush you or put time pressure but do you have an idea when it will be ready or how it will be called, this seems more interesting for my needs :-)

keep up the good work

thx a lot

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swier

8 years ago

This is a very usefull app, however sometimes it has a link to a website in it and I cannot copy this ... Is there a way to show the previous tip again or to get the text of a tip (from the repository perhaps)?

thx a lot for this app

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sagod

8 years ago

Hi,

Now I'm developing a widget with the ability to copy text, use links and set time period instead Notify-osd notifications without that. I hope it'll help you.

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eduap

8 years ago

I find this quite useful, that said having control over how long the tips are displayed would help to take the time to read the ones that one can be interested in.

Is there any way to control the display time of tips?

Regards

Eduardo

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LaneLester

8 years ago

I really like the fact that the tip goes away after a time and we don't have to click an X.

From observing the app's action, I would really like to see an option in the preferences to set how long a tip displays. We need time not only to read the tip, but to think about it. What does it mean? Is it worth remembering?

Lane

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sagod

8 years ago

You're right. But it's notify-osd trouble. Look: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/notify-osd/+bug/390508
Quote:This bug has been around for 1.5 years. It's confirmed with nobody assigned to fix it.
So I'm sorry, but it's impossible to set show-up time.

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LaneLester

8 years ago

Another small program I enjoy is check-gmail, which presents a small popup whenever a new message arrives at my Gmail account. It is possible to set the length of display with that program... however, I observe that it uses a different library (or something) to generate the popup.

Lane

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sagod

8 years ago

Yep, 'checkgmail' creates widget and shows it so long as you want. And it's idea for me.

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LaneLester

8 years ago

I found this app at LifeHacker where the writer thought it was great. But the above comment has me hesitant to give it a try.

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sagod

8 years ago

Try it :)
So everything will install to '/usr/share/ubuntu-tips-applet' and desktop-file will be in '/usr/share/applications'.

If something will be wrong, just type this in terminal:

sudo rm -r /usr/share/ubuntu-tips-applet && sudo rm /usr/share/applications/ubuntu-tips-applet.desktop

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LaneLester

8 years ago

Thanks for the encouragement. I installed it, and it's working fine in my Ubuntu 10.10 64-bit Minimal CD install with Cairo Dock as the window manager and dock.

A small problem is that Cairo's tray applet does not display the icon, even though ubuntutips-panel.svg displays in the dock. The tray applet shows the "missing file" icon, a sheet of paper with a red X.

Lane

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sagod

8 years ago

Oh crap :(
I didn't test it for Cairo, only for the GNOME panel.
May be Cairo wants 'png' icon instead 'svg' icon. I don't know. I'll try to fix it in the next update.

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truckerpunk

8 years ago

Most annoying app EVER!! Keeps spamming "useless" terminal codes every 10 sec's. And no icon appears in you panel, so you can't turn it of easily, or change the preferences so that it won't mega-spam you. Uninstalled it through synaptic, but after that it just kept spamming me with with error messages, instead of "tips". Damn.... Too annoying to be true. Wow, just wow.

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sagod

8 years ago

Hey, it's false. Tested. BTW you can't set 10 seconds interval, only 1 minute at least.

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8 years ago

* Rewrote code using Indicator class instead Applet
* Added 'Disable/Enable' option
* Added 'Quit' item

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