Archive for January, 2012

Change Kde application or dolphin font in gnome

January 31, 2012 Leave a comment

Some cases, kde application or dolphin font looks small in Gnome desktop.

To change kde font size to gnome font size. install


package using package manger.

open the same from terminal using the command

qtconfig-qt4 or qtconfig

change font & font size to required one & save using file menu.

Only want to change Dolphin file browser font size using in gnome, change font size in

configure doplhin –> view modes –> text :custom font.

Install or upgrade KDE 4.8 in linux Mint 12 or ubuntu or kubuntu

January 30, 2012 1 comment

To install KDE 4.8 on Linux Mint or ubuntu or kbuntu, run the following command in a shell/terminal.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports

update packages by using the command

sudo apt-get update

or Add below ppa to software sources in control panel or application menu.


Install or KDE 4.8 components using Synaptic Package Manager / software manger or upgrade using update manager.

Jump to reference cell /source or equivalent to double go to reference in Libreoffice

January 23, 2012 Leave a comment

Using “ctrl + [“, you can jump to reference cell. This feature only aviable in Libreoffice 3.5 onwards. This feature is same a Double click go to source or reference cell.

How to fix – Email with attachment xls, doc send by Thunderbird open in text editor like notepad, word pad etc,

January 5, 2012 3 comments

Some times, document file send from Thunderbird (xls, doc, etc) open in text editor (Notepad, word pad, gedit).

This strange behavior is due to setting wrong “content type” in mail by Thunderbird. The problem can be detected from go to menu –> view –> message source.

Check “content type” for specific file as below picture. It is given as text/plain.

To fix this, exit Thunderbird & delete “mimeTypes.rdf” from Thunderbird profile directory[done from sender side].

or Save the specific mail & edit to appropriate mime type in “content type” of email received in a text editor.