More articles by “Joey Sneddon”

GNOME Shell ‘Extensions Manager’ App Gets a Big Ol’ Update

Remember that new app for installing GNOME extensions I wrote about earlier this month? Well, it just got its first major update. And it adds a ton of much-requested features. For those unfamiliar with it, […]

13 hours ago

Add Playback Controls to the Spotify Dock Icon in Ubuntu

I show you how to add a right-click context menu to the Spotify icon on the Ubuntu Dock. This lets you access next/prev and play/pause options directly.

22 hours ago

Check Out GNOME Shell’s New Look in GNOME 42

We run through the many design tweaks made to GNOME Shell for the GNOME 42 release due for release in March. From darker colours to tighter margins.


How to Install Papirus Icon Theme on Ubuntu

Give the Ubuntu desktop a new look and feel by installing the Papirus icon theme. The icon set covers thousands of apps and can be installed from a PPA.

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Rearrange the GNOME App Grid into Alphabetical Order

This GNOME extension rearranges the GNOME Shell application grid in alphabetically order, making it easier to find app shortcuts based on their name.


How to Change Ubuntu’s Login Screen Background

Want to change Ubuntu's login screen background? I walk through the steps for changing GDM background to a solid colour, gradient, or custom image.

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New Mockups of System76’s Plan for Applets in COSMIC Desktop

System76's COSMIC desktop environment is under active development. Now, new design documents give us an deeper insight into what they have planned.


What is the ‘Ubuntu Pro’ Banner in Software Sources About?

Canonical is currently promoting a beta Ubuntu Pro for Desktop programme through the Software & Updates app on Ubuntu LTS releases. But what is it?


OnlyOffice 7.0 Released with Form Filling, Windowed Mode + More

We look at the new features in ONLYOFFICE 7.0. This open source alternative to LibreOffice continues to impress. Details, and how to install it, inside.


Wine 7.0 Released, This is What’s New (Spoiler: A Lot)

Hear that? It's the sound of a cork popping off the latest release of Wine, the open source compatibility layer that lets Windows apps run on Linux.

18 January 2022

GNOME 42 Alpha Released With New Look, New Apps + More

The GNOME 42 alpha release is available to download with many major changes, ranging from GTK4 ports of core apps like Nautilus to a bold new look.

18 January 2022

‘Burn My Windows’ GNOME Extension Adds 3 New Effects & Random Mode

A couple of new Star Trek-esque effects have been added to the ‘Burn my Windows’ GNOME Shell extension. If you’ve not yet heard about this bling-tactic add-on, it animates closing windows (and optionally dialogs) in […]

17 January 2022