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Ubuntu Desktop Looking Dull? Try Numix Square Icons

Numix Square icon set on Ubuntu desktopNumix Square icons give your Linux desktop a soft, streamlined and modern appearance. We show you how to install Numix Square icon set on Ubuntu.

This post, Ubuntu Desktop Looking Dull? Try Numix Square Icons, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 22 August 2017 | 11:33 pm

Are Laptops & PCs Preloaded with Ubuntu Budgie on the Way?

ubuntu budgie nimusoft deal?Linux laptops and PCs preloaded with Ubuntu Budgie may be on the way, the project's social media pages are teasing.

This post, Are Laptops & PCs Preloaded with Ubuntu Budgie on the Way?, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 22 August 2017 | 10:17 pm

PS4 Controller Battery Level Extension for the GNOME Desktop

dual shock 4 battery level extensionUsing a DualShock 4 controller on Ubuntu? If so, you may find the following new GNOME extension a handy thing to have around. It’s called ‘Dual Shock 4 battery percentage’ and, in an unexpected and not at all predictable twist, it lets you see PS4 controller battery level on the GNOME desktop. Nothing more, and […]

This post, PS4 Controller Battery Level Extension for the GNOME Desktop, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 22 August 2017 | 8:34 am

MellowPlayer is a Cross-Platform Qt Cloud Music App

MellowPlayer is a Qt cloud music app for Linux, Windows and Mac. Never heard of it? I can’t say I had, either. But a reader of this site, and a fan of MellowPlayer,  asked if I could write a few lines about its latest release. MellowPlayer is a Qt Cloud Music Player If you’ve been […]

This post, MellowPlayer is a Cross-Platform Qt Cloud Music App, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 21 August 2017 | 11:25 pm

Snap Apps Get Big Promo Push in Ubuntu 17.10 (Updated)

ubuntu 17.10 developmentUbuntu plans to highlight new Snap apps in the desktop Ubuntu Software app, but it seems they're going further than we initially imagined.

This post, Snap Apps Get Big Promo Push in Ubuntu 17.10 (Updated), was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 21 August 2017 | 9:27 am

A Linux File Manager Built Using Electron

We’ve written about plenty of Electron apps, from music players to e-mail clients, code editors and chat tools — but the following tool the first Electron file manager we’ve come across! It’s called JumpFM and it’s described as a ‘minimalistic dual pane file manager for Linux’. The developer of the app cites fman, a cross-platform Qt file manager, and Exa, a terminal tool that […]

This post, A Linux File Manager Built Using Electron, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 21 August 2017 | 7:16 am

Color Emoji Support Is Coming to GNOME Desktop

gnome emoji chooserIf you're a regular readers you'll know how I've longed to see full color emoji support on Linux — and it seems, at long last, I'm very close to getting it!

This post, Color Emoji Support Is Coming to GNOME Desktop, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 21 August 2017 | 1:30 am

7 of the Best Icon Themes for Ubuntu

best-icon-themes-ubuntuOn a hunt to find the best icon themes for Ubuntu? Well, you’ve come to the right post place! In this post we will show you some of the best icon themes for Ubuntu, ranging from modern, flat icon sets, to a circular icon pack carrying a colourful twist. Oh, and as this article is […]

This post, 7 of the Best Icon Themes for Ubuntu, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 19 August 2017 | 4:24 am

How To Search Google from the Command Line

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!.

Posted on 19 August 2017 | 1:23 am

The Default Wallpaper of Plasma 5.11

kde plasma 5.11 default wallpaperMeet 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!.

Posted on 18 August 2017 | 11:00 pm

Snappy Sceptic Files Bug to Ask Why It Even Exists

A question mark in a circleThe 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!.

Posted on 17 August 2017 | 11:42 pm

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

gpd pocket being usedUbuntu 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!.

Posted on 17 August 2017 | 12:10 am

Firefox 55 Upgrade Is Finally Rolling Out on Ubuntu

firefox logoUbuntu 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!.

Posted on 16 August 2017 | 6:49 am

The MusixMatch Desktop Lyrics App Is Available for Linux

musixmatch desktop app on ubuntuThis 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!.

Posted on 16 August 2017 | 2:29 am

Ubuntu is adding a Trash Can Icon to the Desktop

ubuntu trash can on desktopWith 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!.

Posted on 15 August 2017 | 11:32 pm

Latte Dock 0.7 Released with Wayland Tech Preview

latte dockA 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!.

Posted on 15 August 2017 | 7:53 am

Atom, Visual Studio Code Updates Available to Download

the atom text editor snap app on ubuntu 17.04Github'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!.

Posted on 15 August 2017 | 1:39 am

QupZilla Web Browser Is Changing Its Name

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!.

Posted on 15 August 2017 | 12:16 am