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How to Install Gedit 3.10 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Updated)

Sunday 26th of June 2016 01:41:07 PM

Wish Gedit still had its toolbar? We show you how to install an older version of popular open-source text editor on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

This post, How to Install Gedit 3.10 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Updated), was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

A New Ubuntu Phone Is In Development

Sunday 26th of June 2016 10:30:15 AM

Midori is the name of a nimble WebKit-based web browser — but might it also be the codename for a new Ubuntu Phone?

This post, A New Ubuntu Phone Is In Development, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Nominate Your Favorite GNOME Shell Extensions

Thursday 23rd of June 2016 01:39:34 PM

We're on a hunt to find the very best GNOME Shell extensions — and you can help

This post, Nominate Your Favorite GNOME Shell Extensions, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

I Guess I Should Write About Flatpak, But I’m Finding It Hard To

Wednesday 22nd of June 2016 01:35:19 PM

I’m two large soya lattes into my day and I’m yet to write anything about the “hot topic” of the moment: Flatpak. So, I’ve decided to go rogue. I’m going to write for the sake of writing (which is, according to some of the overly enthusiastic creative blogs I read, one way to work through writer’s […]

This post, I Guess I Should Write About Flatpak, But I’m Finding It Hard To, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

GNOME Web Wants to ‘Compete With Electron’

Tuesday 21st of June 2016 11:05:29 AM

GNOME Web, also known as 'Epiphany', now allows system web apps to run on other Linux desktops, positioning the app as a rival to Electron.

This post, GNOME Web Wants to ‘Compete With Electron’, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

TextSuggest Is an Autocomplete Tool for Linux Desktops

Monday 20th of June 2016 04:59:11 PM

Ever wanted autocomplete on the desktop? Save some keystrokes with this autocomplete and text expansion tool.

This post, TextSuggest Is an Autocomplete Tool for Linux Desktops, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

5 Terminal Commands You Think Every Linux User Should Know

Monday 20th of June 2016 12:30:42 PM

We asked you to list the top Terminal commands every Linux user should know — and these are the results.

This post, 5 Terminal Commands You Think Every Linux User Should Know, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Audio Tag Editing Features Head to GNOME Music

Sunday 19th of June 2016 11:48:32 AM

GNOME Music is a capable music player for the GNOME desktop, but it lacks many of the features that make rival apps like Rhythmbox and Clementine so popular. I might be old school but I still to use a desktop media player to play local media files on my Ubuntu desktop,  and not solely subsist on streaming those […]

This post, Audio Tag Editing Features Head to GNOME Music, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

How to Install VLC 3.0 Nightly On Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Thursday 16th of June 2016 12:54:23 PM

A couple days ago we got a little giddy covering burgeoning support for Chromecast in VLC 3.0. Many of you were equally as excited as us, even though a formal, stable release of VLC 3.0 is still many months away. But, if you’re brave, you  can try the latest bleeding edge release of VLC on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. Install […]

This post, How to Install VLC 3.0 Nightly On Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Facebook Just Made It MUCH Harder to Chat on Ubuntu Phone

Wednesday 15th of June 2016 01:15:30 PM

If you use an Ubuntu Phone: it just got a bit harder to keep in touch with your Facebook buddies.

This post, Facebook Just Made It MUCH Harder to Chat on Ubuntu Phone, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu Snap Apps Can Run On (Pretty Much) ANY Linux Distro

Tuesday 14th of June 2016 05:01:00 PM

Ubuntu’s Snap packages will now work on other Linux distros. Snapd, the tool powering them, has been ported to Arch, Gentoo and Fedora among others.

This post, Ubuntu Snap Apps Can Run On (Pretty Much) ANY Linux Distro, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu Phone Band-aids Are Bitesize Bugs That YOU Can Help Fix

Tuesday 14th of June 2016 01:17:08 PM

Don't worry; Canonical isn't branching out to launch a range of adhesive bandages for cracked screens.

This post, Ubuntu Phone Band-aids Are Bitesize Bugs That YOU Can Help Fix, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Scripts to ‘Fix’ ThinkPad Touchpad Issues on Ubuntu

Monday 13th of June 2016 03:49:43 PM

I don’t own a ThinkPad, but I know that a lot of you do. A reader who doesn’t wish to be credited pinged us a link to a set of scripts that claim to “fix” touchpad and trackpad issues on ThinkPad laptops running Ubuntu. Without a ThinkPad of my own I cannot attest how well these scripts […]

This post, Scripts to ‘Fix’ ThinkPad Touchpad Issues on Ubuntu, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Control Fan Speed on Clevo Laptops With This Indicator Applet

Monday 13th of June 2016 12:51:41 PM

'Clevo Indicator' is a small panel-based applet that allows Clevo laptop owners running Ubuntu to monitor and control their CPU fan speed.

This post, Control Fan Speed on Clevo Laptops With This Indicator Applet, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Linux Game Countdown to E3 2016: Iron Snout

Monday 13th of June 2016 11:17:36 AM

It’s been said before and will be said again – it’s not so much that people hate gaming in Linux, it’s that there’s nothing to play in Linux. E3 2016 promises to be the year it all changes, the year in which a golden age of Linux gaming seizes the globe with near indecent fervour. There’s […]

This post, Linux Game Countdown to E3 2016: Iron Snout, was written by Nixie Pixel and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Get Reddit Inbox Alerts on the Ubuntu Desktop

Sunday 12th of June 2016 06:17:10 PM

This nifty Reddit indicator applet for the Ubuntu desktop alerts you to new inbox notifications as and when you receive them.

This post, Get Reddit Inbox Alerts on the Ubuntu Desktop, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Linux Color Emoji Font Adds 72 New Unicode 9.0 Emoji

Sunday 12th of June 2016 11:10:13 AM

Unicode 9.0 support has been added to the (awesome) EmojiOne Font. This nifty SVG-in-OT font lets Linux users see and use full color emoji on Linux desktops, including Ubuntu. Version 1.2 of EmojiOne Font fully supports the 72 new pictograms added in Unicode 9.0. Among them you’ll find: Not everyone likes, gets or understands emoji — and that’s fine. But if you do, […]

This post, Linux Color Emoji Font Adds 72 New Unicode 9.0 Emoji, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

It’s Official: VLC 3.0 Will Get Chromecast Support

Sunday 12th of June 2016 10:53:33 AM

VLC Chromecast support is on the way, and VideoLAN developer JB Kempf has a progress update on the streaming media feature in VLC 3.0.

This post, It’s Official: VLC 3.0 Will Get Chromecast Support, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Quick Reddit — Monitor Your Fave Subreddit from the Ubuntu Desktop

Friday 10th of June 2016 03:12:00 PM

Quick Reddit is a free, open-source indicator applet for the Ubuntu desktop that can fetch and display a list of posts from a specified Subreddit.

This post, Quick Reddit — Monitor Your Fave Subreddit from the Ubuntu Desktop, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Canonical Respond to Web Browser App Icon Brouhaha

Thursday 9th of June 2016 06:30:07 PM

The design team as Canonical has responded to concerns raised in the community about the design of the Ubuntu Web Browser icon.

This post, Canonical Respond to Web Browser App Icon Brouhaha, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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