Linux only: Reader Blake writes in with his method for quickly making a copy of the last Flash video you watched in your browser.
Whenever you watch a Flash video in your browser, the entire video is buffered to your hard drive, and stored in a temporary folder. You can then make a copy of the Flash video by browsing through your temp folder manually, but Blake has automated this with a shell script that prompts you for a friendly name, and then automatically saves the video to your ~/Videos folder.
To re-create this for yourself, create a new shell script and paste in the following:
name=$(/usr/bin/zenity –entry –title=”Name your Video” –height=100 –width=300 –text=”Please name your video “)
cp /tmp/Fla* ~/Videos/”$name”
Then you’ll need to set the script as executable with the chmod command, adjusting for the name of your script:
sudo chmod 755 SaveFlashVideo.sh
Once you’ve completed these steps, just create a new launcher for your Gnome panel—and clicking it should display the dialog in the screenshot. Great job, Blake!
If you won’t use this enough to bother with a script, you can go through the steps manually when necessary.