Monthly Archives: January 2014

how to add an application to Unity’s launcher

PROBLEM:
Applications are not automatically added to Unity’s launcher.

SOLUTION:

  1. Start required application.
  2. Right-click on the application.
  3. Select “Keep In Launcher” option.
    test

 

SOLUTION 2:

  1. Open dashboard.
  2. Find required application.
  3. Drag application directly to the side panel.
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XBMC how to increase cache ?

SOLUTION:
1. To increase the cache for XBMC find configuration file called advancedsettings.xml.
It is usually located here:
Windows 7: %appdata%\XBMC\userdata\
Linux : ~/.xbmc/userdata/

2. If the file doesn’t exist create one.
Copy and paste the following:

<advancedsettings>
   <network>
      <buffermode>1</buffermode>
      <cachemembuffersize>0</cachemembuffersize>
      <readbufferfactor>4.0</readbufferfactor>
   </network>
</advancedsettings>

EXPLANATION:
<buffermode>1</buffermode>
0 – Buffer all internet filesystems (like “2” but additionally also ftp, webdav, etc.) (default)
1 – Buffer all filesystems (including local)
2 – Only buffer true internet filesystems (streams) (http, etc.)
3 – No buffer

<cachemembuffersize>0</cachemembuffersize>
Value: 5242880 – keep the cache in RAM
Value: 0 – we can use the local disk memory(HDD), which will not put any limit on the size

<readbufferfactor>4.0</readbufferfactor>
Value: 1 XBMC will only fill the cache a little above what is needed to play it back
The value of this setting is a multiplier of the default limit. If XBMC is loading a typical bluray raw file at 36 Mbit/s, then a value of 2 will need at least 72 Mbit/s of network bandwidth

3. Save and exit