Monday, March 28, 2016

Add Internet Download Manager to Firefox & Flashgot



Using Wine (without Playonlinux)

  1. Wine 1.7.4.x at least is needed

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa
sudo apt-get update



     2. Install or update Wine.

     3. Install IDM (tested 1.7)

     4. To add to Flashgot - open about:config in Firefox address bar and search for "wine". Now Toggle the value of Flashgot.useWine to true.

After restarting Firefox, the downloader will appear integrated to Flashgot.


Using Playonlinux

1. Install a non-listed program.

2. Be sure you use the latest Wine.

3. After installing IDM, follow first part of step 4 from above (about:config in Firefox set  Flashgot.useWine to true).

4. Add to Flashgot with the name IDMan 

5. link to executable /usr/share/playonlinux/playonlinux

6.  add --run IDMan %F /d [URL] under 'Command line arguments template.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Flash up-to-date in Firefox

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:itachi-san/freshplayerplugin && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install freshplayerplugin

Friday, March 11, 2016

Avoid laptop wake-up from suspended state with lid closed


As suggested here, point (2), and in the answers under this question here (here using Gedit as text editor):
sudo gedit /etc/systemd/logind.conf
There should be a line

 # HandleLidSwitch=suspend

Uncomment that, that is,  remove the # before HandleLidSwitch=suspend
and save.