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Saturday, May 23, 2009

How to Install Adobe AIR Applications in Kubuntu

1. Click on the K button at the bottom left of your screen

2. Choose Application tab

3. Go to Utilities

4. Click on Adobe AIR Application Installer

5. Choose the Adobe AIR installer you have downloaded. Adobe AIR installers always end with a
.air extension

6. Then do steps 1 - 3.

7. You can find your new Adobe AIR application in the Utilities menu.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Installing Adobe AIR in Kubuntu

1. First open your browser and go to

2. Download the software

3. By default all your downloads will go to /home/username/Desktop. so you need to open the terminal and go there.

4. Make sure that the file is there by typing:


5. You should see a file named AdobeAIRInstaller.bin

4. Type:

sudo chmod +x AdobeAIRInstaller.bin

What this mean is that you are making the installer executable.

5. Type:

sudo ./AdobeAIRInstaller.bin

6. After the installation is finished close the terminal.

7. Click on the K button at the bottom of your screen

8. Choose the Applications tab

9. Then click on Utilities

10. You should find an entry for Adobe AIR Application Installer. This is what you will use when you are installing an Adobe AIR application program like Klok.

Friday, May 08, 2009

How to Enable Alt Left Click in Kubuntu 8.10

There are graphics programs that need to use Alt+ Left Click. For example, Blender uses it to allow the user to rotate the 3D Model.

You can't do by default inside Kubuntu but we can change that.

Here are the steps you need to enable Alt+ Left Click

1. Click the K button at the bottom left of your Kubuntu 8.10 panel.

2. Choose System Settings

3. You will be presented with this screen

Kubuntu 8.10 System Setting Window

4. Choose the Windows Behavior icon

5. You will then be presented with this screen

Kubuntu Window Behavior

By default the tabs will be set to focus.

6. Choose Window Actions tab

7. Look for Modifier Key under Inner Window, Titlebar and Frame section

8. Change the Modifier Key setting to Meta

9. Click the Apply button then test your graphics program.

You should now be able to do Alt+Click commands.