Install Google Chrome:
Download the latest Debian package.
Install the package:
sudo dpkg -i ./google-chrome-stable_current_i386.deb sudo apt-get install -f
The first command attempts to install the .deb file. The second installs any required dependencies and completes installation of the package.
Download the latest .tar.bz2 package.
Decompress and move it to a suitable location:
cd ~/Downloads tar -jxf firefox-23.0.tar.bz2 sudo mv firefox /opt/ sudo ln -s /opt/firefox/firefox /bin/firefox
Now, firefox will be in your path. If you need to add a Shortcut to the KDE menu, do so, to the location /bin/firefox
Right click the KDE icon, and “Edit Applications”
Under the KDE menu editor>Internet>Firefox installer
Rename it to Mozilla Firefox
Change the path from:
Install Shutter screenshot tool:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:shutter/ppa sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install shutter
Rather than install with muon, this is preferred, as Muon ships with an outdated version of shutter.
Install smplayer for playing videos:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:rvm/smplayer sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install smplayer smtube smplayer-themes smplayer-skins
You can ignore a message regarding smplayer-skins.
Download and install the Debian package:
sudo dpkg -i dropbox_1.6.0_i386.deb sudo apt-get install -f
Install the GUI:
dropbox start -i
Install KDE services addons from Kde-look:.
KDE Service Menu:
sudo apt-get install alien
sudo alien kde-services-1.8-5.fc18.noarch.rpm
sudo dpkg -i kde-services_1.8-6_all.deb
Make wget use the correct filename from server:
Create/edit a file $HOME/.wgetrc, with the following content:
content_disposition = on
Alternately, you can invoke wget with the –content-disposition switch.
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