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buranen.info http://buranen.info ~/$ echo "thoughts, ideas, newsbits, tips, and priceless information" >> ./blog Thu, 06 Dec 2018 02:24:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 Enable RDP to Ubuntu Linux 18.04 with Cinnamon desktop environment in one command http://buranen.info/?p=458 http://buranen.info/?p=458#respond Thu, 06 Dec 2018 02:24:15 +0000 http://buranen.info/?p=458 Prerequisite: You’ve installed Ubuntu 18.04 with Cinnamon (sudo apt install cinnamon-desktop-environment) and you want to remote into it from a windows computer or from another Linux box with remmina or vinagre using rdp (remote desktop protocol). No problem!

Server setup on your Linux box

Step 1: ctrl+alt+t to open a terminal

Step 2: type sudo apt install xrdp vnc4server && echo “cinnamon-session” > ~/.xsession && sudo service xrdp restart && inxi -i

Done, the server is set up and you should note your local ip-v4 address (e.g.

Now to connect from a Windows computer

Step 1: winkey +r, mstsc <enter>

Step 2: type the IP of your linux box

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Make Windows 10 Leaner http://buranen.info/?p=454 http://buranen.info/?p=454#respond Wed, 25 Oct 2017 15:13:31 +0000 http://buranen.info/?p=454 Paste in powershell or save as .ps1. Removes all the terrible apps installed by default.

Get-AppXPackage | where-object {$_.name –notlike “*store*”} | Remove-AppxPackage

To remove just start menu items
(updated to remove all the junk in Win 10 ver 1803)

function Pin-App { param(
 if ($unpin.IsPresent){
 ((New-Object -Com Shell.Application).NameSpace('shell:::{4234d49b-0245-4df3-b780-3893943456e1}').Items() | ?{$_.Name -eq $appname}).Verbs() | ?{$_.Name.replace('&','') -match 'From "Start" UnPin|Unpin from Start'} | %{$_.DoIt()}
 return "App '$appname' unpinned from Start"
 ((New-Object -Com Shell.Application).NameSpace('shell:::{4234d49b-0245-4df3-b780-3893943456e1}').Items() | ?{$_.Name -eq $appname}).Verbs() | ?{$_.Name.replace('&','') -match 'To "Start" Pin|Pin to Start'} | %{$_.DoIt()}
 return "App '$appname' pinned to Start"
 Write-Error "Error Pinning/Unpinning App! (App-Name correct?)"

Pin-App "Mail" -unpin
Pin-App "Store" -unpin
Pin-App "Calendar" -unpin
Pin-App "Microsoft Edge" -unpin
Pin-App "Photos" -unpin
Pin-App "Cortana" -unpin
Pin-App "Weather" -unpin
Pin-App "Phone Companion" -unpin
Pin-App "Music" -unpin
Pin-App "xbox" -unpin
Pin-App "movies & tv" -unpin
Pin-App "microsoft solitaire collection" -unpin
Pin-App "money" -unpin
Pin-App "get office" -unpin
Pin-App "onenote" -unpin
Pin-App -unpin "News" 
Pin-App -unpin "skype"
Pin-App -upin "Groove music"
Pin-App -upin "Microsoft Store"
Pin-App -upin "Sketchbook"
Pin-App -upin "Dolby Access"
Pin-App -upin "Disney Magic Kingdoms"
Pin-App -upin "Hidden City: Hidden Object Adventure"
Pin-App -upin "Bubble Witch 3 Saga"
Pin-App -upin "Candy Crush Soda Saga"
Pin-App -upin "Bubble Witch 3 Saga"

Win+I, then:
Turn off Background Apps.
Turn off all Privacy functions.
Turn off Transparency.

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