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Get macOS ‘Quick Look’ on Ubuntu with GNOME Sushi

22 hours 53 min ago

Use GNOME Sushi to get a macOS 'Quick Look' feature in Ubuntu. Just select a file in Nautilus then hit the spacebar to see an instant preview – sound good?

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The ‘Hey Dude, Where Can I Get That Wallpaper?’ Blog Post

Wednesday 21st of July 2021 09:35:42 PM

If you've lusted after the desktop wallpapers I've been using in screenshots for articles and tweets during the past month or so, this post is for you.

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Nautilus 40 Arrives in Ubuntu 21.10 Daily Builds

Wednesday 21st of July 2021 11:39:00 AM

Nautilus 40 is winging its way to the Ubuntu 21.10 daily builds. While it’s arrival isn’t the most newsworthy event set to occur this cycle, Nautilus 40 carries a small crop of improvements and features that Impish daily testers will want to have a play about with. Such as? Well, this update to the famed file manager finally lets you sort files by creation date in the list view (a long-standing ask); is said to relay ‘more accurate’ file transfer and copy estimates; and improves tab completion in the location entry bar (accessed by pressing ctrl + l). Another area […]

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8 Best Icon Themes for Ubuntu (2021 Edition)

Tuesday 20th of July 2021 09:48:22 PM

We roundup the best icon themes for Ubuntu, Linux Mint, and other Linux distros, from flat icon packs to 3D gradient sets - find your new favourite now!

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The Easy Way to Enable ‘Minimize on Click’ in Ubuntu

Tuesday 20th of July 2021 12:17:11 PM

Learn how to enable "Minimize on Click" in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and above the easy way using either the command line or the dconf-editor utility. Simple!

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KDE Connect is Now Available to Windows 10 Users

Monday 19th of July 2021 08:25:51 PM

KDE Connect is one of the best ways to integrate your Android smartphone with your Linux desktop. Now the tech is available for Windows users to play with!

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Clapper is My New Go-To Linux Video Player

Saturday 17th of July 2021 12:25:00 PM

Clapper is an interesting new media player app for GNOME desktops built in GJS and GTK 4. In this post we look at Clapper's features and drool over its UI.

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Valve’s Steam Deck is 7-inch Linux Gaming PC

Thursday 15th of July 2021 06:10:29 PM

The Steam Deck is a 7-inch handheld gaming PC powered by Arch Linux. Yes, Arch Linux. Discover more details, including Steam Deck specs and price, inside.

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Pine64’s Open Source Smartwatch Goes on Sale for $27

Thursday 15th of July 2021 03:46:35 PM

Want a smartwatch for $27 that runs free, open source software? You can now buy one thanks to Pine64. In this post we look at the PineTime specs and more.

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ArcMenu GNOME Extension Adds New Windows 11 Layout

Thursday 15th of July 2021 02:19:55 PM

The popular GNOME extension ArcMenu just got an update, adding a new menu layout inspired by Windows 11 — plus a bunch of other changes, details inside.

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‘Every Preference Has a Cost’: Dev Explains the ‘GNOME Way’

Tuesday 13th of July 2021 01:35:36 PM

GNOME’s Tobias Bernard has a new blog post out and it’s an essential read if you’re interested in the direction of the GNOME desktop. Reading rationale from the folks working inside of the project is important. It helps us to understand the way they think and the way they work. Posts like Tobias’ help fill in the blanks of why GNOME does what GNOME does which, whether you agree with particular decision or change, and is a healthy thing to do. “The traditional desktop is dead, and it’s not coming back” Tobias Bernard Speaking as an end ‘user’ of the […]

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Firefox 90 Available to Download, This is What’s New

Monday 12th of July 2021 06:22:05 PM

A new month means a new version of Firefox to download and enjoy. In this post we look at the various Firefox 90 changes – but spoiler: there aren't many!

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Linux Mint 20.2 Released, This is What’s New

Thursday 8th of July 2021 01:21:04 PM

The Linux Mint 20.2 release is now available to download. We look at what's new in Linux Mint 20.2 (there's a fair bit) plus share a link to download it.

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It’s Here — GNOME 40 Lands in Ubuntu 21.10

Wednesday 7th of July 2021 12:09:53 PM

GNOME 40 arrived in Ubuntu 21.10 daily builds this week. In this post we take an early look at how the revamped GNOME Shell desktop works in Ubuntu.

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Ubuntu 21.10 Release Date & Planned Features

Tuesday 6th of July 2021 11:25:18 AM

Ubuntu 21.10 'Impish Indri' is due for release on October 14, 2021. IN this post we take a closer look at its release date, new features, and key changes.

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GNOME Devs Plan Dramatic Changes to Adwaita

Friday 2nd of July 2021 01:54:43 PM

GNOME developers are working a "borderless" version of the Adwaita GTK theme for potential inclusion in GNOME 41. More details and pictures inside.

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How to Snap Windows to Corners in Ubuntu

Thursday 1st of July 2021 04:31:42 PM

You can snap windows to corners in Ubuntu using WinTile, a quarter tiling extension for GNOME Shell. In this post we look at the add-on in more detail.

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Ubuntu 20.10 Supports Ends This Month – You Must Upgrade Soon!

Thursday 1st of July 2021 11:50:26 AM

Official support for Ubuntu 20.10 'Groovy Gorilla' ends on July 22, 2021. After this date this version of Ubuntu will no longer receive ANY further updates.

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Pop!_OS 21.04 Released with New ‘Cosmic’ Desktop

Tuesday 29th of June 2021 11:15:56 PM

Download links for Pop!_OS 21.04, the latest version of System76's Ubuntu-based Linux distro, are live. Learn more about the new COSMIC desktop experience.

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New Ubuntu Logo: Is This Our First Look?

Tuesday 29th of June 2021 06:32:01 PM

Canonical is prepping a "major rebranding effort" involving Ubuntu, say the Canonical Web and Design team. They also share a very intriguing image…

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