Hurrah! GNOME 3.24 is now available to download. The latest stable release of the open-source GNOME desktop, GNOME 3.24 brings a number of new features and improvements to the proverbial table, including one that might even help you sleep better! 6 months in development and comprising of 28,459 changes, GNOME 3.24 is the 33rd release of the popular open-source […]
Chromium is sporting greater GTK3 support in its latest daily development snapshots. Developers have begun building the browser with proper GTK3 theme integration enabled by default. I know: hardly ground breaking, but as Chromium (and its more popular sibling, Google Chrome) are widely used by Ubuntu users, it’s a change worth a note. The open-source browser has […]
Bored of traditional CPU monitors for Ubuntu? Level up with this muscle-bound alternative inspired by the video game DOOM.
This post, Indicator DOOM Gives Your Ubuntu Desktop the Badass CPU Monitor It Deserves, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
It’s been several months since Spotify removed the lyrics function from it’s apps, and it shows no signs of returning soon. If you liked being able to tap a button to instantly see lyrics for the currently playing song, we’ve found a nifty little indicator applet that can help. Instant Lyrics by Bhrigu S., offers up a quick way to get song lyrics […]
This post, See Lyrics for Any Song on Spotify with This Ubuntu App, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
Audacity 2.1.3 has been released — the first release of the app in over a year. The latest version of this hugely popular open-source audio editor features a number of new features, including a new distortion effect, audio scrubbing improvements, and the (long requested) ability to ‘pin’ the play/record head. The Timer Record feature gains a few nifty […]
You can see, use and integrate Indicator Applets with GNOME Shell using a single GNOME extension. Once enabled, it's hard to know to spot the difference!
This post, How To Enable Better Indicator Applet Support on GNOME Shell, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
Google Chrome could soon use native notifications on Linux desktops. A bug report asking for the browser to use a Linux desktop environment’s notification system was filed late last year but recently become active again. Google Chrome (and Chromium) currently use the Chrome Notification API to show alerts from websites, extensions and Chrome Apps on Windows, macOS and Linux. While these […]
This post, Chrome Could Start Using Native Notifications on Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
If you're a Linux user who upgraded to Firefox 52 only to find that the browser no longer plays sound, you're not alone.
This post, Firefox Goes PulseAudio Only, Leaves ALSA Users With No Sound, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
If you’ve been itching to see more of the KDE Slimbook, the ultra-thin laptop announced by Spanish company Slimbook back in January, then you’re in luck. KDE developer (and all-round awesome chap) Jonathan Riddell snagged some one-on-one time with the bespoke KDE-branded laptop at the FLOSS Spring 2017 conference taking place in Manchester. “Fresh off the production line from 101’s factory in […]
This post, The First KDE Slimbook Unboxing Video Appears Online, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
A new version of Battery Monitor, a background battery monitoring tool for Ubuntu, is available to download. The tool is designed for those who want to see notification alerts about battery status besides “battery low” and “battery critically low”. When running, Battery Monitor is able to show desktop alerts for different battery status events, including ‘now charging’ and ‘battery not charing’ (like macOS does). […]
This post, Battery Monitor app for Ubuntu now lets you create custom alerts, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
I rarely (if ever) see dock apps running on KDE desktops — but that could be about to change. Latte Dock is a new desktop dock for KDE. Think Plank but for Plasma. It’s more than an app launcher too as it can act as a total Plasma panel replacement. Reader Dart tipped me to Latte Dock (thanks!) […]
This post, Latte Dock for KDE Desktops Is a Slick Plasma Panel Replacement, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
Clipboard managers are ten a penny on Linux, and you likely have your favourites. But if you’ve been looking for a Searchable Clipboard Manager, check out Indicator Bulletin. Indicator Bulletin is a simple clipboard manager written in Python and designed for handling text and code snippets. It not only logs text clipboard contents but lets you manipulate and search through […]
This post, Indicator Bulletin is a Searchable Clipboard Manager for Ubuntu, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.