Firefox 4.0 mockups for LInux/Windows and Mac

The link above will take you to the Mozilla wiki for the UI and theme mockups for the Firefox 4.0 release. Quite interesting but what I did not like is that the Linux mockup looks more like chrome. Not sure why mozilla would want to do that ūüôā
  • Tabs-on-top: Defaut tabs to top of UI.
  • Hiding the Menu Bar: Hide the menu bar and add Page and Tools buttons.

The post is brought to you by lekhonee-gnome v0.9


Download youtube video directly from the command line with youtube-dl

If you keep searching for applications to download the youtube videos or you keep searching for the firefox addons to download the embedded the video, then this is for you. Ofcouse that is the case, only if you do not want to copy it after you have watched it in the browser :). If you have already watched it then you can copy it from the Firefox cache. I will post on that later for now lets see youtube-dl.

Lets download it first:

sudo yum install youtube-dl

Now when you want to download a video then all you need to do is

youtube-dl URL

This will work only if you can watch without logging in to your account, if you need to login then you should provide your username and password, like so:

youtube-dl -u username -p password URL

The problem with this is that the file will be saved with not so useful name. If you want to save the file with appropriate name then you can save the file with the title name:

youtube-dl -t URL

There are few other options worth looking at, specially :

-f FMT, –format=FMT
video format code
-b, –best-quality¬† download the best quality video possible
-m, –mobile-version
alias for -f 17
-d, –high-def¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† alias for -f 22

If you have multiple url\’s to download then place all the url\’s in a file, and then use the command:

youtube-dl -a filename

Hope this is useful to you.


using gigolo for all your network mounting needs

Image via Wikipedia

Have you ever thought that there should be one central location or application to connect to all you required servers with whichever protocol. If you did, the you wishes are granted.

Name       : gigolo
Arch       : i686
Version    : 0.4.0
Release    : 1.fc12
Size       : 443 k
Repo       : installed
From repo  : updates
Summary    : GIO/GVFS management application
URL        :
License    : GPLv2
Description: A frontend to easily manage connections to remote filesystems using GIO/GVFS.
           : It allows you to quickly connect/mount a remote filesystem and manage
           : bookmarks of such.

With gogolo you can mount FTP, WebDAV, obex, SSH, Windows Share(Samba) and others. You can use bookmarks too. What else do we need?