Do not install Chrome Remote Desktop on your Ubuntu

It's still buggy and creates a lot of issues. It makes the system unstable, consumes pretty much all the memory of your computer and makes it unusable.

Other than that, after the installation of the chrome-remote-desktop package, another program deja-dup, which is meant for backup purposes, will start working bad. I don't know if it was previously installed on my system or it came with the chrome-remote-desktop but, after I removed the Google package, deja-dup started behaving like crazy, starting up at every boot and consuming 100% of RAM.

Suggestions for your command line:
sudo apt-get purge chrome-remote-desktop
sudo killall deja-dup-monitor
sudo apt-get purge deja-dup
Just to make sure run
sudo apt-get update
before rebooting and you'll be fine.

Google guys, you need to work a lot on that...

HowTo restore "BackSpace" in Nautilus Ubuntu

Some of you are used to navigate the folders using "BackSpace" to go up one level. Well, in the latest versions of Ubuntu that functionality has been replaced by the combination "Alt + Arrow Up".
There's a way though to restore the old "BackSpace" to what your habits are. And it's pretty simple.

Open the terminal ("CTRL + ALT + T") and type

sudo gedit .config/nautilus/accels

Scroll to the end of the file and add the following line

(gtk_accel_path "/ShellActions/Up" "BackSpace") 

Unlike the other lines, this one doesn't need any ";" character

Then save the file and reboot the system. 
You're all set!

Fan always on Ubuntu 13.10

That's annoying...I know.
After a fresh install of Ubuntu on their laptop some people are having overheating issues, fan always on and consequently short battery life.

There's an extremely easy solution for that.
Install TLP, a tool that will take care of your laptop's life.

Open the terminal (Ctrl + Alt + T) and type the following commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:linrunner/tlp
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install tlp tlp-rdw
sudo tlp start


Source: http://itsfoss.com/things-to-do-after-installing-ubuntu-13-10/

Sound widget disappeared on Ubuntu 13.10...


...plus you're not able to change the volume level.

First of all, make sure "alsamixer" is installed and working properly

Open the terminal (Ctrl + Alt + T) and type
alsamixer

If you can see the mixer and change the volume from there...awesome! You'll only have to reinstall the sound indicator.

To do this...exit alsamixer (press ESC) and type on the terminal
sudo apt-get -f install --reinstall indicator-sound indicator-sound-gtk2


After reboot you should see the widg
et working again.

In case your "alsamixer" is not working properly but it's installed...try to force the reload by typing
sudo alsa force-reload


If instead, it's not installed anymore...just re-install it
sudo apt-get install alsa