I love GNOME Shell — and no, not just because I’ve little choice now that is Ubuntu’s default desktop! But the more I use GNOME the more I learn that the desktop environment, like every other, has its own share of quirks, bugs and inconsistencies. Like the following appreciably niche niggle in the the way GNOME handles desktop wallpapers. A Minor Wallpaper Niggle I […]
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Security updates for Ubuntu phone and tablet will end this June, Canonical has confirmed. Current OTA updates are currently limited to critical fixes and security updates — a decision we were first to tell you back in January. But after June 2017 Canonical “will no longer deliver any further updates”. Furthermore the Ubuntu Store is to close at the end […]
Plano is a flat theme designed for GNOME and Xfce4 desktops. It has a muted look and subtle colour palette and works well with dark icon themes.
This post, Plano Theme Adds a Touch of Class to GNOME & XFCE4 Desktops, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
A new version of the Budgie desktop is available to install on Ubuntu. Budgie 10.3 adds a new Alt+Tab switcher, and brings a stack of bug fixes to the table.
This post, Budgie 10.3 Released, Here’s How to Install it on Ubuntu, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
If you use the main GNOME application launcher (the fullscreen one similar to macOS’s Launchpad) you may have spotted two folders among the app launchers: Sundry and Utilities. These app folders ship by default; you didn’t create them. But perhaps you want to create your own GNOME app folders that appear on this screen. For instance: You […]
This post, How to Add App Folders to the GNOME Shell Overview Screen, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
Flattiance is pitched as a “semi-flat fork” of the Ubuntu Ambiance theme. You know, the one that ships out of the box and by default. On the whole Flattiance keeps to the same color palette, with dark browns and orange accents, but it ditches the gradient in app headers in favour of a solid block. The window control icons […]
This post, Flattiance is a Flat Fork of Ubuntu’s Ambiance Theme, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
A new stable release of Wine is available to install on Ubuntu — but you'll need to add the new Wine repository to get it, so here's how!
This post, Wine 2.0.1 Stable Released, Here’s How To Install it on Ubuntu, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
There are plenty of excellent Qt and KDE apps that GNOME avoid using simply because they don’t like the way Qt apps look on their GNOME Desktop. Well, that excuse is about to expire. Adwaita-Qt is (as you might guess from the name) a theme that helps make Qt apps look like GTK apps by themeing them to match up with Adwaita, […]
Apparently force enabling hardware acceleration in Firefox for Linux can make Firefox faster. So, in this post, we'll show you how to try it for yourself.
This post, This Simple Tweak Will (Apparently) Make Firefox Faster, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
The Ubuntu 17.10 release date is set for October 19, 2017. Ubuntu 17.10 will use the GNOME desktop instead of Unity, the first release to do so since 2011.
A new petition is calling for Canonical to make KDE Plasma Ubuntu's next desktop, following news that the distro is to drop Unity in favour of GNOME.
This post, KDE Fans Launch Petition to Make Plasma Ubuntu’s Next Desktop, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
Still wondering what the Ubuntu 17.10 codename will be? Well, it seems we have our answer courtesy of Launchpad, home of Ubuntu development.
Mozilla Firefox 53 has been released, and is now available to download right now. The latest release of the popular open-source web-browser ships with two new compact themes, reader mode improvements, and updated site permission requests. Mozilla Firefox 52 began the process of removing support for Netscape Plugin API (NPAPI) plugins, disabling them by default but letting users to dive […]
If Thunderbird looked like the design you see above would there be any question on whether Ubuntu should drop it from the default install? I think not. Now, admittedly, I’m perhaps not a typical Thunderbird user, but I do still use desktop email clients from time to time. I rarely use Thunderbird (and the last time I did it […]
It’s the $89 price tag that makes the Pinebook Linux laptop such a tempting purchase But few real-world reviews exist for this cheap and cheerful device — until now. Well, sort of. Pine64, the company behind the 64-bit ARM-based Pinebook laptop, has begun to ship devices on a buy-to-order (BTO) basis. And some these early units have landed in the […]
Say aloha to Plotinus, a natty new HUD-like command palette for GTK3 applications. Which ones? How about all of ’em. A HUD Analog (Kinda) Since news broke that Ubuntu is to switch back to GNOME in upcoming releases plenty of you have been mailing in, shouting out, and spotlighting Unity-style features that have GNOME equivalents — Plotinus among […]
This post, Plotinus Adds a Searchable Command Palette to GTK3 Apps, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
For a fast way to mount Google Drive on the Linux desktop try google-drive-ocamlfuse. It lets you access your files, copy them, edit them, and much more.
This post, Mount Your Google Drive on Linux with google-drive-ocamlfuse, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
This global menu GNOME Shell extension brings a popular Unity feature to the GNOME desktop, and lets you interact with app menus from the top bar.
This post, A Global Menu Extension for GNOME Shell is in Development, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
Developers are considering dropping the Thunderbird email client from Ubuntu's default apps list in Ubuntu 17.10 due later this year.
This post, Ubuntu May Ditch Thunderbird, Possibly Ship With No Email App, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.