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How To Search Google from the Command Line

3 hours 31 min ago

If you wanted to Google from the command line you need to check out Googler, a small open-source tool with lets you search the web from a terminal.

This post, How To Search Google from the Command Line, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

The Default Wallpaper of Plasma 5.11

5 hours 54 min ago

Meet the new KDE Plasma default wallpaper set to ship in the the next major stable release, Plasma 5.11, later this year.

This post, The Default Wallpaper of Plasma 5.11, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Snappy Sceptic Files Bug to Ask Why It Even Exists

Thursday 17th of August 2017 11:42:09 AM

The bug reporting infrastructure around an open-source project generally isn’t the best place to fish for a debate — especially when that debate poses questions of a rather existential nature! But if you’ve ever wondered why Ubuntu is bothering to develop Snappy when Flatpak is there, on the shelf, ready to be used, then the thoughts of […]

This post, Snappy Sceptic Files Bug to Ask Why It Even Exists, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

GPD Pocket, The 7-Inch Ubuntu Laptop, is Now Shipping

Wednesday 16th of August 2017 12:10:01 PM

Ubuntu fans with small fingers (and big pockets) will be pleased to hear that the GPD Pocket Ubuntu edition has begun shipping.

This post, GPD Pocket, The 7-Inch Ubuntu Laptop, is Now Shipping, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Firefox 55 Upgrade Is Finally Rolling Out on Ubuntu

Tuesday 15th of August 2017 06:49:02 PM

Ubuntu users can now upgrade to the latest stable release of Mozilla Firefox through the Software Updater tool, without the need for extra PPAs.

This post, Firefox 55 Upgrade Is Finally Rolling Out on Ubuntu, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

The MusixMatch Desktop Lyrics App Is Available for Linux

Tuesday 15th of August 2017 02:29:24 PM

This weekend I learnt that the Musixmatch desktop app is available for Linux!  Not that Linux users are short of desktop lyrics apps. We’ve written about several before, including ‘Instant Lyrics’ and ‘Lyricfier’, and many open-source music players sport some sort of song words integration. But the Musixmatch app is a little different from those. […]

This post, The MusixMatch Desktop Lyrics App Is Available for Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu is adding a Trash Can Icon to the Desktop

Tuesday 15th of August 2017 11:32:17 AM

With no (easy) way to add a trash icon to the new Ubuntu Dock, Ubuntu's devs instead opt to add a trash icon to the Ubuntu desktop.

This post, Ubuntu is adding a Trash Can Icon to the Desktop, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Latte Dock 0.7 Released with Wayland Tech Preview

Monday 14th of August 2017 07:53:02 PM

A new version of Latte Dock is available to download. The popular desktop dock is designed for, but not exclusive to, the KDE Plasma desktop. The official release announcement lists many of the salient changes, which include support for dynamic layouts and different layouts per activities; a basic and advanced mode for the configuration window; and the […]

This post, Latte Dock 0.7 Released with Wayland Tech Preview, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Atom, Visual Studio Code Updates Available to Download

Monday 14th of August 2017 01:39:13 PM

Github's Atom text editor and Microsoft's Visual Studio Code (VS Code) both have updated versions available to download.

This post, Atom, Visual Studio Code Updates Available to Download, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

QupZilla Web Browser Is Changing Its Name

Monday 14th of August 2017 12:16:00 PM

The QupZilla web browser is hunting for a new name. Development is to move under the KDE project umbrella and it may replace Konquerer.

This post, QupZilla Web Browser Is Changing Its Name, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

The New Ubuntu Dock (First Look)

Monday 14th of August 2017 11:02:17 AM

We reported last week that Ubuntu is creating a fork of Dash to Dock, the popular GNOME extension, for use on the Ubuntu 17.10 desktop — but we didn’t know a lot about it. Well, we did some digging over the weekend and found the development branch of the fork, plainly titled “Ubuntu Dock”, which […]

This post, The New Ubuntu Dock (First Look), was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

How to Install Winamp inspired Qmmp on Ubuntu

Friday 11th of August 2017 02:45:50 PM

In this post we will show you how to install Qmmp on Ubuntu. Qmmp (which stands for Qt Multi Media Player) is an open-source audio player built using C++ and Qt. It’s not the kind of music app that will appeal to fans of apps like Rhythmbox, Clementine or Deepin Music. Instead, it’s got a face […]

This post, How to Install Winamp inspired Qmmp on Ubuntu, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Why Rhythmbox Looks Very Different in Ubuntu 17.10

Thursday 10th of August 2017 05:09:54 PM

The Rhythmbox music player will look very different in Ubuntu 17.10, due for release later this year. But the changes on show aren’t because there’s been a new release. Instead, Ubuntu devs plan to make use of a new third-party plugin to give the player a dramatic new look and feel. According to this bug […]

This post, Why Rhythmbox Looks Very Different in Ubuntu 17.10, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Integrate KDE Connect with GNOME Shell

Thursday 10th of August 2017 11:34:23 AM

It's now possible to integrate features of KDE Connect with GNOME Shell desktop using the GNOME extension called Mconnect.

This post, Integrate KDE Connect with GNOME Shell, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

GNOME Web 3.26 Adds Support for Firefox Sync

Wednesday 9th of August 2017 09:11:05 PM

Firefox Sync support will be the headline feature in GNOME Web 3.26, letting you sync browser tabs, history and other data between Epiphany/Web and Firefox.

This post, GNOME Web 3.26 Adds Support for Firefox Sync, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu 17.10 Wants to Ship Sushi By Default

Wednesday 9th of August 2017 08:29:19 PM

Ubuntu is considering adding the GNOME file preview utility Sushi as part of Ubuntu 17.10, the next stable release of the Linux distro due for release in October.

This post, Ubuntu 17.10 Wants to Ship Sushi By Default, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Flat Remix Icon Theme for Linux

Wednesday 9th of August 2017 02:02:52 PM

Flat Remix icon theme is — faux gasp — a flat icon theme for Linux desktops (mainly those using GNOME) with broad application coverage. Check it out!

This post, Flat Remix Icon Theme for Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

A Small Unity Feature Missing in GNOME Shell [Video]

Wednesday 9th of August 2017 12:58:10 PM

A world of change is headed to Ubuntu as the distro switches from Unity to GNOME Shell. Long time Unity users accustomed to the workflow, feature set and quirks of Ubuntu’s incumbent releases will need to adapt to different ways of doing familiar things in its upcoming ones. Thankfully there’s no major interaction gulf between […]

This post, A Small Unity Feature Missing in GNOME Shell [Video], was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Hands On With Manokwari, a GNOME Desktop Shell Built Using HTML5

Tuesday 8th of August 2017 09:15:44 PM

It's not often I get to write about a new desktop shell — especially one I've never heard of! So when a reader told me about Manokwari, I had to try it.

This post, Hands On With Manokwari, a GNOME Desktop Shell Built Using HTML5, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Notes, the Mac-Inspired Note Taking App, Has Been Updated

Tuesday 8th of August 2017 05:57:55 PM

Remember that Mac-inspired Notes app we mentioned well over a year ago? Well it just received a big ol’ update, and we reckon some of you will want to know about it. The new release is “about creating a robust core-experience” according to its developer, and among the changes in this update: Design tweaks System tray […]

This post, Notes, the Mac-Inspired Note Taking App, Has Been Updated, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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