The command line can seem rather utilitarian at times. It’s a functional work environment for getting stuff done, not looking pretty. Adding a splash of colour with the Solarised theme is, for many of us, as fancy as we let things get. But just because the command line has a reputation for being digitally austere, doesn’t mean […]
This post, Code Like Its The 80s With This Vintage Retro Terminal, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
If you've been longing for the ability to preview an app running on one workspace while you're using another, check out the WindowsSpy indicator applet.
This post, WindowSpy Lets You Preview an App Running in Another Workspace, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
With the release of Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS, Unity 7 got a spiffy new low-graphics mode. Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS (and up) enables low graphics mode on the Unity desktop automatically when software rendering is active (like when you’re using a virtual machine). But what if that fails, doesn’t kick in, or you simple want to enable it […]
Curious to know more about Unity low graphics mode in Ubuntu? Canonical has explained more. We first reported that Unity 7 was getting low graphics mode back in July. Since then, the feature rolled out as part of Ubuntu 16.10, and the first LTS point update to Ubuntu 16.04. Canonical software engineer Eleni Maria Stea is part of the team […]
Microsoft has joined the Linux Foundation. No, you don’t need to rub yours eyes: we did just write that. The company says it is “joining the Linux Foundation as a Platinum Member to better collaborate with the open source community.” “We want to help developers achieve more and capitalise on the industry’s shift toward cloud-first […]
This post, Microsoft Has Joined the Linux Foundation (No, Really!), was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
It's been a week since Ubuntu Budgie was made an official Ubuntu flavor, but we're now starting to get hints about what its first release might ship with.
This post, Budgie 11 Plans Include Raven Sidebar Widgets, Actionable Notifications, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
Over the next few release cycles Ubuntu developers plan to refine, hone and add to the Unity 8 desktop. So, what's planned for Unity 8 in Ubuntu 17.04?
This post, What’s In Store for Unity 8 in Ubuntu 17.04 (And Beyond), was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
For faster Linux file search, with instant results as you type, take a look at the (superbly) named ANGRYsearch.
This post, ANGRYsearch Is a Fast File Search Tool for Linux Desktops, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
Remember Fsearch? It’s a pretty nifty file search tool for Linux inspired by the Windows Everything Search Engine app. Using it you can quickly drill down to find a file or folder on your system, as you type. We wrote about the app last month but we wanted to write a short post to a) remind […]
If you’re a regular screen caster or YouTube how-to maker, you’ll know how difficult it can be to relay the keys you’re pressing on your screen. Mac and Windows users have no such problems, with an ample array of apps able to show key presses on screen as you type. Screenkey is a free and open-source Linux app […]
The screenshot above …It shows madness incarnate. Okay, it doesn’t — but it is close! You’re looking at GNOME Web — the open-source web-browser formerly known as Epiphany — running on Windows 10 via the Windows Subsystem for Linux (aka Bash on Ubuntu on Windows). The Windows Subsystem for Linux, which is being upgraded to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS in an upcoming Windows […]
This post, This Is The GNOME Web Browser Running on Windows 10 [File Under Crazy], was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
Go For It! — it sounds like the name of an overly enthusiastic mobile workout app that you download with good intentions only to never actually use it. But thankfully (for our collective laziness) it’s not. Go For It! is, instead, a “stylish to-do list with built-in productivity timer“. Developed by Manuel Kehl, the decision to combine a to-do list with a timer is wonderfully […]
This post, Go For It! Is a Simple To-Do App for Linux with Built In Timer, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
Recent Files Indicator sits in your panel and gives you access to recently used files, saving you the need to navigate or search using Nautilus.
This post, Find Files Faster with Recent Files Indicator Applet, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
It’s been many, many years since Ubuntu decided to move the position of window control buttons from the right-hand side of application windows to the left. Many of you may recall that this switch wasn’t without controversy. Many users were not happy with the change, which they felt was too ‘mac-esque’ and a break with conventional […]
This post, You Can’t Move Window Controls to the Right on Ubuntu, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
On the hunt for a simple timer app for Ubuntu? Look no further than this cute little tool, called Tea Time. Whether you’ve a pizza in the oven, want to set aside a specific study period, or are letting some posh tea steep in water, Tea Time will be right on time. The super simple app, Tea Time lets you […]
This post, Tea Time is a Simple Timer App for Ubuntu Desktops, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
Tresorit for Linux is an end-to-end encrypted file sharing service that allows teams to collaborate securely and easily. Or so says the press release that landed in my inbox a few days ago. I generally steer clear of writing about things I don’t use, can’t use or won’t use. Tresorit falls firmly in the former […]
This post, Tresorit Offers Encrypted Cloud Storage for Linux Businesses, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
Yikes, our favourite Linux icon theme Papirius is dropping its PPA. The Papirus PPA provided an easy way to install the icon set (in its many different versions) on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. But this installation method is being retired. The good news is that the icon pack isn’t. Instead of a PPA, the devs now recommend […]
A new version of Simple Screen Recorder, a powerful desktop screen capture programme for Linux, premiered earlier this month. It is the first update to the app in almost a year. SimpleScreenRecorder 0.3.x adds support for the latest FFmpeg/libav libraries, supports fragmented recording (whatever that may be) and the indicator applet icon will now notify you when there’s an error during capture. Long […]
This post, A New Version of SimpleScreenRecorder Has Been Released, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
Want to know exactly when you last booted your Ubuntu machine, or how long it’s been since you last did? Probably not —but I’m going to show you how anyway. Detailed boot information can be useful when troubleshooting issues, especially useful if your think your system has rebooted without you asking it to, or you’re encountering issues with […]
This post, Get Exact Boot and Uptime on Ubuntu from the Command Line, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.