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Indicator Bulletin is a Searchable Clipboard Manager for Ubuntu

Monday 13th of March 2017 05:56:15 PM

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 […]

This post, Indicator Bulletin is a Searchable Clipboard Manager for Ubuntu, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Pidgin 2.12 Released, Drops Yahoo, Facebook Messaging Support

Monday 13th of March 2017 12:22:20 PM

Pidgin 2.12 has been released, and removes several messaging protocols that are no longer being maintained, including Yahoo! and Facebook.

This post, Pidgin 2.12 Released, Drops Yahoo, Facebook Messaging Support, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Peek Screen Recorder Hits 1.0, Adds Stacks of New Features

Monday 13th of March 2017 11:30:22 AM

Open source animated screen recorder app Peek has hit version 1.0 — and added major new features to celebrate. Screen captures can be exported as animated GIFs, but Peek 1.0 adds WebM and MP4 exporting to the mix, making it a fully-fledged rival to other desktop screen recording apps like Green Recorder and Simple Screen Recorder. Other highlights in the […]

This post, Peek Screen Recorder Hits 1.0, Adds Stacks of New Features, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

How To Make Ubuntu Look Like Mac (In 5 Steps)

Sunday 12th of March 2017 10:17:07 PM

A step-by-step guide for making Ubuntu look like a mac, covering everything from GTK theme and icon set to fonts and desktop docks.

This post, How To Make Ubuntu Look Like Mac (In 5 Steps), was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

How To Move GNOME Shell Notifications

Sunday 12th of March 2017 07:17:58 PM

The default GNOME notification area is slap-bang centre top of the screen, a position that makes it hard to miss notifications and alerts. But sometimes, with too many notifications, it can also make it hard to work, especially with maximised windows. So, if you want to move the GNOME notification area, you can — all […]

This post, How To Move GNOME Shell Notifications, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Feed the Monkey is an Open-Source TinyTinyRSS Desktop Client

Sunday 12th of March 2017 01:23:47 PM

FeedTheMonkey is an open-source desktop feed reader for the open-source TinyTinyRSS service.

This post, Feed the Monkey is an Open-Source TinyTinyRSS Desktop Client, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Does Anyone Else Remember the KDE Bouncy Ball?

Friday 10th of March 2017 02:31:34 PM

Laughing as I threw a small red ball around my desktop — that's my earliest memory of using KDE. But what happened to the bouncy ball widget?

This post, Does Anyone Else Remember the KDE Bouncy Ball?, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

These are the New Themes Shipping in Firefox 53

Friday 10th of March 2017 01:23:09 PM

Firefox 53 includes two brand new 'compact themes', designed to take up fewer pixels on the screen and give web content more room to show.

This post, These are the New Themes Shipping in Firefox 53, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Kdenlive 16.12.3 Out, Promises to Crash Less Often

Friday 10th of March 2017 12:06:31 PM

A new bug fix release of the open-source, non-linear video editor Kdenlive is now available to download. Kdenlive 16.12.3 is the last release in the 16.12.x series. It brings a handful of important improvements to the table. Numerous causes of crashes have been fixed, as has the ‘overnight render bug‘ that affected rendering jobs that eked past midnight. Kdenlive developer […]

This post, Kdenlive 16.12.3 Out, Promises to Crash Less Often, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

How To Re-Enable NPAPI Plugin Support (i.e. Java) in Firefox 52

Thursday 9th of March 2017 03:54:41 PM

Firefox 52 began its roll out yesterday, bringing a bunch of small iterative improvements to the fore. Among the most significant change in the release is the decision to disable support for all NPAPI plugins bar Adobe Flash by default. This is a good move in the round as NPAPI is a terribly outdated technology (over 20 years […]

This post, How To Re-Enable NPAPI Plugin Support (i.e. Java) in Firefox 52, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Lockscreen Media Controls, Improved Touch Experience coming in KDE Plasma 5.10

Thursday 9th of March 2017 01:46:32 PM

Lock screen media controls are one of several productivity improvements in Plasma 5.10, which is due for release at the end of May.

This post, Lockscreen Media Controls, Improved Touch Experience coming in KDE Plasma 5.10, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

The Viber Desktop Linux App Has a New Sharing Menu

Thursday 9th of March 2017 12:08:03 PM

A new version of popular messaging app Viber is available for Linux. Viber Desktop versions 6.5.5 introduces a handful of new features to the messaging service, all of them certain to be familiar to users of the servic e’s mobile apps. Viber desktop adds the media sharing menu recently rolled out to its mobile apps. This menu, Viber say, “lets […]

This post, The Viber Desktop Linux App Has a New Sharing Menu, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Todo.txt Indicator for Ubuntu Helps You Get Stuff Done

Wednesday 8th of March 2017 08:46:21 PM

If you manage your to-to list with a plaintext Todo.txt file this indicator applet may help you keep on top of your tasks. Sure, there are plenty of web-based clients, sticky note widgets, and feature-packed desktop task managers offering to help us cut through the crud and get stuff done. But sometimes nothing beats the simplicity of the humble todo.txt file. How […]

This post, Todo.txt Indicator for Ubuntu Helps You Get Stuff Done, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Canonical Launches New Ubuntu Tutorials Website

Wednesday 8th of March 2017 02:29:43 PM

Canonical has launched a new Ubuntu tutorials website to help make 'development and devops activities on Ubuntu machines' easier.

This post, Canonical Launches New Ubuntu Tutorials Website, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Chrome OS Has Double the Marketshare of Regular Linux in USA

Wednesday 8th of March 2017 01:03:10 PM

Chrome OS marketshare is more than double that of traditional GNU/Linux in the USA, data from a web analytics company shows.

This post, Chrome OS Has Double the Marketshare of Regular Linux in USA, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Firefox 52 Released with WebAssembly Support, Enhanced Sync

Tuesday 7th of March 2017 06:51:33 PM

Mozilla Firefox 52 has been released and is now available to download. Among new features in Firefox 52 is support for WebAssembly. Mozilla describes this as “an emerging standard that brings near-native performance to Web-based games, apps, and software libraries without the use of plugins.” Among a stack of security improvements in Firefox 52 are users warnings when loading login […]

This post, Firefox 52 Released with WebAssembly Support, Enhanced Sync, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

GNOME Recipes App Is Now Available to Install On Ubuntu 17.04

Monday 6th of March 2017 09:43:00 PM

GNOME’s Matthias Clasen recently blogged about the upcoming release of GNOME Recipes 1.0. It’ll be the first formal release of the desktop recipes app for Linux, which has been in development for less than 6 months, and is set to arrive freshly out of the oven alongside GNOME 3.24. GNOME Recipes 1.0 “The last thing that we needed [to […]

This post, GNOME Recipes App Is Now Available to Install On Ubuntu 17.04, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

This might be the Best Mac OS X GTK theme for Linux

Monday 6th of March 2017 05:45:43 PM

Looking for a Mac theme for Linux? Try GNOME OS X II, an Apple inspired GTK theme for Ubuntu and other Linux desktops.

This post, This might be the Best Mac OS X GTK theme for Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

News is a Promising New RSS Reader for the Linux Desktop

Monday 6th of March 2017 01:14:18 PM

It’s been a little while since we last heard anything about News, a GTK RSS reader app for the GNOME desktop. But, a few weeks ago, the feed reader app’s developer shared a short video of how the app is looking — and it’s fair to say there’s little else like it currently available on the GNOME desktop. The […]

This post, News is a Promising New RSS Reader for the Linux Desktop, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Green Recorder 2.0 Released, Lets You Screen Record Wayland

Sunday 5th of March 2017 07:02:14 PM

Green Recorder 2.0 has been released. The desktop screen recording app picks up a number of new features, including Wayland support and the ability to record a specific section of your desktop.

This post, Green Recorder 2.0 Released, Lets You Screen Record Wayland, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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