Unalign items from grid in Windows 8

Icons on your desktop on Windows 7 and 8 are usually aligned to a grid meaning you can only place them in a certain alignment - which leaves you unable to create adorable desktop structures such as this one: To remove this restriction simply right-click some free space on your desktop, select View and uncheck ... Read more

Install Cinnamon 1.6 (unstable) on Linux Mint

Cinnamon 1.6 will apparently be the version used in Linux Mint 14 and is already available for testing. Be warned, since it's the first release of 1.6, it will be buggy. Open Sofware Sources from the main menu and check the Unstable packages (romeo) checkbox to make the packages available to your Update Manager. Afterwards ... Read more

Install Mate desktop on Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin)

The Mate desktop was modeled after the discontinued Gnome 2 desktop because many people didn't like the direction the Gnome and Unity desktops headed towards. To install Mate on Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin), open a terminal and enter following commands one after another: sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://packages.mate-desktop.org/repo/ubuntu precise main" sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install ... Read more

Infinite Windows 7 Desktop with WindowSlider

WindowSlider is a useful application especially with older non wide-screen monitors since it allows horizontal scrolling of the desktop, as if there were multiple virtual desktops stuck together giving you an infinite work space (the wallpaper and taskbar are static, only the windows move). It runs as a tray-icon in your taskbar and hast customizable ... Read more