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United GNOME Theme Updated, Looks Better Than Ever

A new version of United GNOME, the Unity 8 inspired GTK theme, is available to download — and there are some significant changes to see. The United GNOME theme, partly inspired by the design direction of Canonical’s scrapped Unity 8 desktop, has picked up a few fixes and flourishes that fans of theme will want to know about. Most […]

This post, United GNOME Theme Updated, Looks Better Than Ever, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 27 May 2017 | 12:53 am

Quod Libet 3.9 Released, Here’s How to Install it on Ubuntu

quod libet playerA new version of Quod Libet, an open-source and cross-platform music app, is available to download. The app is a versatile music player/manager for Windows, macOS and Linux. It has several advanced built-in features, including a file renamer, a music tagger, and an audio encoder. The latest release is Quod Libet 3.9. This update ships with a bunch of fixes, tweaks and minor […]

This post, Quod Libet 3.9 Released, Here’s How to Install it on Ubuntu, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 27 May 2017 | 12:42 am

Add Picture in Picture Support to the GNOME Desktop

How to add 'picture in picture' feature to GNOME via a floating window preview, letting you keep an eye on any app or workspace while multitasking.

This post, Add Picture in Picture Support to the GNOME Desktop, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 26 May 2017 | 11:46 pm

Do You Like Facebook Enough to Use this GTK Theme?

Facebook blue face gtk themeCancel the sky writing because there's now a much easier way to show the world, or at least the people sat behind you, how much you dig Facebook.

This post, Do You Like Facebook Enough to Use this GTK Theme?, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 26 May 2017 | 3:40 am

Get Gmail Notifications in the GNOME notification centre

gmail notifications in GNOME ShellLooking for an easy way to get Gmail notifications on the GNOME desktop? Well, you needn’t look any further. The Gmail Message Tray GNOME Extension does exactly what you want: shows you notifications of emails in the GNOME message tray (aka ‘notification centre’ aka ‘date/time indicator’). One of the main reasons I use a desktop email client […]

This post, Get Gmail Notifications in the GNOME notification centre, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 26 May 2017 | 2:52 am

Windows 10 S Won’t Let Users Install Linux Distros

Microsoft has confirmed that users of Windows 10 S, a feature-limited version on Windows 10, won't be able to install Linux distros from the Windows Store.

This post, Windows 10 S Won’t Let Users Install Linux Distros, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 26 May 2017 | 2:21 am

80s-inspired Arcade Racer ‘Neon Drive’ Speeds Into Latest Humble Indie Bundle

neon drive gamePut wayfarers on and push play on the nearest ghetto blaster for 80s themed arcade game Neon Drive has sped into the Humble Indie Bundle 18. Pitched as “a slick retro-futuristic obstacle-dodging game that will make your brain melt”, the game is notorious for its brutally challenging later levels. A neon nirvana of visuals, the cyber-grid TRON cityscape morphs and transitions […]

This post, 80s-inspired Arcade Racer ‘Neon Drive’ Speeds Into Latest Humble Indie Bundle, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 26 May 2017 | 1:28 am

Ubuntu Wants You To Help Test the Ubuntu Ambiance Theme in GNOME

ambiance gtk themeDevelopers and Ubuntu enthusiasts are being encouraged to help test the improved version of the Ubuntu Ambiance theme. As revealed in our interview with the Ubuntu Desktop team, Ubuntu 17.10 won’t ship with a new desktop theme — well, not a new new theme. The plan is to use the current Ambiance GTK theme (which was first introduced in Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, […]

This post, Ubuntu Wants You To Help Test the Ubuntu Ambiance Theme in GNOME, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 25 May 2017 | 8:01 am

I’m In Love With the Opera 46 Beta Wallpapers

The latest beta release of Opera, the web browser, makes a striking set of colourful custom wallpapers available to its users. Provided as extensions, the backgrounds are applied to the speed dial and other elements of the browser chrome with its new Opera ‘reborn’ UI. “To complement Opera’s new look and feel, we have partnered with top industry […]

This post, I’m In Love With the Opera 46 Beta Wallpapers, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 25 May 2017 | 1:47 am

Say Hello to the Slimbook Pro, a 13-inch Linux Laptop (Updated)

slimbook pro laptopMeet the Slimbook Pro, the latest Linux laptop from hardware company Slimbook. It has an aluminium body, a HiDPI display and enough room for 2 hard drives.

This post, Say Hello to the Slimbook Pro, a 13-inch Linux Laptop (Updated), was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 24 May 2017 | 9:55 am

A Built-in ‘Night Light’ Feature Is Coming to KDE Plasma

KDE night color featureA blue light filter may soon come built-in to the KDE Plasma desktop. Developers have been working on adding color correction features to the KWin (the KDE window manager/compositor) in Wayland. Although commits that expose color temperature tweaking are not yet merged (at least, not at the time of writing) it’s still possible that Plasma 5.11, which is due in September, could ship with […]

This post, A Built-in ‘Night Light’ Feature Is Coming to KDE Plasma, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 24 May 2017 | 2:32 am

At Last! Flatpak Apps Can Now Be Themed

Flatpak apps now support themes, solving the most notable drawback to running Flatpak apps on a modern Linux desktop.

This post, At Last! Flatpak Apps Can Now Be Themed, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 24 May 2017 | 1:31 am

Arc is a New Applications Menu for GNOME Shell

arc menu - an applications menu for GNOME ShellArc is a new applications menu for GNOME Shell. It replaces the 'Activities' button with a simple, two-panel app menu and search box.

This post, Arc is a New Applications Menu for GNOME Shell, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 24 May 2017 | 12:53 am

Vectr Graphics App Lands in Ubuntu Software Store

vectr snap appIn need of a capable graphics editor on your Ubuntu box? If so, check out Vectr, a free app now available from Ubuntu Software. Vectr is a free, online vector graphics editor available on Windows, macOS, Linux and Chrome OS. It’s available to install on the Ubuntu desktop as a Snap app. A simple and uncluttered layout makes Vectr […]

This post, Vectr Graphics App Lands in Ubuntu Software Store, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 23 May 2017 | 11:56 pm

An Unofficial Latte Dock PPA Appears in the Wild

latte dockAn unofficial Latte Dock PPA finally provides Ubuntu users with an easy way to install Latte Dock and run it on the Plasma desktop.

This post, An Unofficial Latte Dock PPA Appears in the Wild, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 23 May 2017 | 12:36 am

GNOME Layout Manager Makes it Easier to Get the Look of Other OSs

GNOME Layout ManagerRemember that neat GNOME Layout Manager script we sang the praises of a few short weeks back? Well, it’s now even better. Unity fans will be pleased to hear of improvements to the Unity 8 layout. The scheme adopts a Global Menu extension (forked from the one we’ve spotlighted before) and uses Pixel Saver, an add-on that fuses the window title […]

This post, GNOME Layout Manager Makes it Easier to Get the Look of Other OSs, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 22 May 2017 | 11:23 pm

Indicator KDE Connect 0.9.0 Lets You Send Files to Multiple Android Devices

The latest version of Indicator KDE Connect lets you send files to multiple Android devices, delete or sync your Google Contacts, and more.

This post, Indicator KDE Connect 0.9.0 Lets You Send Files to Multiple Android Devices, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 22 May 2017 | 11:23 pm

How To Cast Video from Ubuntu to a Chromecast

You can now cast local video to Chromecast from the Ubuntu desktop using Mkchromecast, an open-source Chromecast app for Linux and macOS.

This post, How To Cast Video from Ubuntu to a Chromecast, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 22 May 2017 | 8:33 am