Bind Super Key To Application Launcher on KDE

So I have been using KDE for the past 2 months now and have been loving it. Then again I have always been a KDE lover. Since I started using Linux for my desktops I have used a lot of desktop environments (DE) such as XFCE, LXDE, Enlightenment and Gnome (Of course, it’s pretty much the default DE of several distros!), but I kept going back to KDE. I want my eye candy. And I also want it smooth and stable. KDE is pretty much that. Plus it is very customizable.

Ubuntu Phones Soon To Be A Reality

Following the announcement of Canonical that they have partnered with 2 mobile device manufacturers to finally bring Ubuntu Phones to reality, I’ve kept on visiting popular Ubuntu-centric sites and Ubuntu’s official site itself for more juicy news. I’m pretty much excited about this new development! From the limited info that is out there, the manufacturers are BQ (Spain) and Meizu (China). If I recall correctly, the Ubuntu Phones should be available at the latter part of this year, and that it will  only be for release – initially – in their respective countries/regions. But I also read that it will be available for order online. So I suppose that would give us who are not in either Spain or China, to have a chance to get our hands on it. As for the price, I hope they don’t make these Ubuntu Phones too expensive. I’m comfortable with Google Nexus pricing (or cheaper).

Back To KDE After Several Years

Welcome 2014! It is a new year and I have a new desktop – the beautiful and shiny KDE.  Actually, it is not my first time to have used this desktop environment on Linux. It is sort of a “comeback.” Back in the KDE 3.x days (and early 4.x), I was a heavy and loyal user of KDE. I was either on SuSE/OpenSuSE and/or Mandriva/Mandrake since these distros had KDE as their default desktops. Back then I was not using Ubuntu. Back then I would never touch a Gnome desktop even with a 20-foot pole because it is just butt ugly and is behind KDE in light years in terms of configurability.

“PROGRAM_NAME” Is Not Recognized As An Internal Or External Command, Operable Program Or Batch File

Ran into an issue in one project where I was getting an error like below:

‘/PROGRAM_NAME’ is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.

PROGRAM_NAME could be any Windows executable or batch file that I am trying to run through the PHP passthru(), exec() or system() functions.

Eclipse Error: Workspace In Use Or Cannot Be Created, Choose A Different One

Ever encountered an error like this one where Eclipse will not proceed to start until you choose or create another workspace? But you are sure you already have the correct workspace set in your home directory somewhere and it is writable.

Well I did. But the issue came up only because I copied the workspace from another user (from my other Linux account), and also copied the Eclipse installation (I did not install from the Ubuntu Software Center or by apt-get).

Keyboard Not Functioning Properly After Ubuntu 13.10 Upgrade

This might happen to you as it did to me when I upgraded my Ubuntu 13.04 to Ubuntu 13.10, so let me write down the steps that was taken to fix the issue.

Issue: Keyboard not functioning 100% after login. It does not output any characters when typing something on most of the applications.