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This Script Organises Your GNOME Application Launcher into Categories

Thursday 27th of April 2017 09:30:07 PM

This script automatically organizes the GNOME Application launcher into categories and folders, saving you from needing to create and add app folders yourself.

This post, This Script Organises Your GNOME Application Launcher into Categories, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Unity 7 To Get an Easy Way to Enable Low Graphics Mode

Thursday 27th of April 2017 08:28:08 PM

A more accessible way to enable low graphics mode on Unity 7 may be on the way. The desktop already supports a low graphics mode of sorts, which can be enabled via Compiz. But this is far a) not easy to enable and b) does not disable every cycle-sucking composited element in the UI. But a fix is coming. Unity 7 will […]

This post, Unity 7 To Get an Easy Way to Enable Low Graphics Mode, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

That Slick Thunderbird Mockup? It’s Now a Real Theme

Thursday 27th of April 2017 12:35:15 AM

A recent Thunderbird redesign mockup has now been made into a real working theme, and helps give the desktop e-mail client a modern look.

This post, That Slick Thunderbird Mockup? It’s Now a Real Theme, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Bring Ubuntu with GNOME to Life with ‘Pop’ GTK Theme

Wednesday 26th of April 2017 07:19:39 PM

If you're looking to give your newly minted GNOME desktop a bit of a makeover look no further than the Pop GTK theme from System76.

This post, Bring Ubuntu with GNOME to Life with ‘Pop’ GTK Theme, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

This Script Can Make GNOME Shell Look like Windows, Mac, or Unity

Wednesday 26th of April 2017 03:41:59 PM

GNOME Shell’s stock experience is fairly vanilla, but with the right ingredients you can give it an entirely different flavour.  GNOME Layout Manager is a new script in development that takes advantage of this malleability. Using it you can  quickly transform GNOME Shell to look like: Ubuntu Unity Windows macOS We’ve written articles before showing you can make Ubuntu look like […]

This post, This Script Can Make GNOME Shell Look like Windows, Mac, or Unity, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu 17.10 Daily Build Downloads Now Available

Wednesday 26th of April 2017 12:18:47 PM

Ubuntu 17.10 daily build images are available to download.

This post, Ubuntu 17.10 Daily Build Downloads Now Available, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

12 Features That Make Unity The Best Linux Desktop

Wednesday 26th of April 2017 12:18:51 AM

12 Ubuntu Unity desktop features that help make it the best Linux desktop environment available, including the HUD, Unity Dash and Smart Scopes.

This post, 12 Features That Make Unity The Best Linux Desktop, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Luminance HDR 2.5.0 Released, Here’s How to Install it on Ubuntu

Tuesday 25th of April 2017 09:42:23 PM

Luminance HDR 2.5.0 is the latest release of this popular HDR editing app, and it adds a pair of brand new tone mapping operators and an optional dark mode.

This post, Luminance HDR 2.5.0 Released, Here’s How to Install it on Ubuntu, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Desk Changer is a Wallpaper Slideshow Extension for GNOME

Tuesday 25th of April 2017 07:16:30 PM

If you're looking for a GNOME wallpaper slideshow extension check out Desk Changer. It can change wallpaper automatically, at a set interval.

This post, Desk Changer is a Wallpaper Slideshow Extension for GNOME, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

The Way GNOME Handles Wallpapers Really Annoys Me

Tuesday 25th of April 2017 06:40:49 AM

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 […]

This post, The Way GNOME Handles Wallpapers Really Annoys Me, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

24 Linux Games for a $1, Courtesy of Bundle Stars

Monday 24th of April 2017 11:21:07 PM

Fancy giving your Steam library a big ol' boost? Well, if you have a dollar to spare, you can thanks to Bundle Stars and the Dollar Forever Bundle.

This post, 24 Linux Games for a $1, Courtesy of Bundle Stars, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Security Updates for Ubuntu Phone to End in June

Monday 24th of April 2017 07:32:08 PM

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 […]

This post, Security Updates for Ubuntu Phone to End in June, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Plano Theme Adds a Touch of Class to GNOME & XFCE4 Desktops

Monday 24th of April 2017 02:42:29 PM

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!.

Budgie 10.3 Released, Here’s How to Install it on Ubuntu

Monday 24th of April 2017 01:14:52 PM

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!.

2 Ways to Add App Folders to the GNOME Shell Overview

Sunday 23rd of April 2017 05:13:34 PM

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, 2 Ways to Add App Folders to the GNOME Shell Overview, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Flattiance is a Flat Fork of Ubuntu’s Ambiance Theme

Sunday 23rd of April 2017 01:42:38 PM

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!.

Wine 2.0.1 Stable Released, Here’s How To Install it on Ubuntu

Sunday 23rd of April 2017 12:45:13 PM

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!.

This Theme Makes Qt Apps Feel at Home on GNOME

Saturday 22nd of April 2017 04:29:49 AM

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, […]

This post, This Theme Makes Qt Apps Feel at Home on GNOME, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Make Firefox Faster on Linux with this Simple Tweak

Friday 21st of April 2017 03:10:38 PM

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, Make Firefox Faster on Linux with this Simple Tweak, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

This is the Ubuntu 17.10 Release Date

Friday 21st of April 2017 11:29:22 AM

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.

This post, This is the Ubuntu 17.10 Release Date, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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Linux and Linux Foundation

Security Leftovers

Qt 5.10 and digiKam

  • Qt 5.10 Platform Support Changes Being Discussed
    Qt developers have begun a fresh round of discussions over the supported platforms / operating systems of Qt 5.10 that will be released in the later part of this calendar years. Among the officially supported Linux distribution changes would be moving to RHEL 7.3, openSUSE Leap 42.2, Ubuntu 17.04 (still keeping around 16.04 LTS too), moving the Windows MinGW to MinGW 6.3, and more.
  • digiKam – A Professional Photo Editing and Management Software
    digiKam is an advanced cross-platform digital photo management app inspired by photographers’ needs to view, tweak, enhance, organize, and share photographs across Linux systems. It possesses all the tools and feature set necessary to process, manage, organize, and transfer photographs, videos, and RAW files – while consistently receiving optimization upgrades to its feature set and workflow.

GNOME/Unity in Ubuntu