Author Archives: Georgi Karavasilev

Make Nautilus Toolbars Look Better in Ubuntu 13.04

Fed up of GNOME 3 apps looking less than perfect in Ubuntu 13.04? Don't be; download & install these themes to get theme conformity back.

1 August 2013

How To Add Extra Category Folders to the Gnome-Shell Dashboard

Want to make the GNOME Shell app launcher a little tidier? This post will walk you though the process of adding category folders to the overlay dashboard.

23 May 2013
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Ubuntu Icon Theme ‘Nitrux’ Gets Updated With New Icons

Nitrux-umd - our Ubuntu friendly spinoff of the minimal 'Nitrux' icon theme has been updated with a variety of new icons and bugfixes.

24 September 2012
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Nitrux Icon Theme for Linux – Faenza Meets Zen

We all like to spice our Ubuntu desktops up now and again, and the easiest way to do it is by changing the icon theme. Nitrux is a new squared icon set for Linux that sports clean lines, smooth gradients, and simple icon logos.

28 August 2012

‘Ambiance Squared’ Frees Your Apps from Jagged Window Borders

"Arrrgh" cried the perfectionist Ubuntu user when looking at his screen, "My window borders look awful!" If you are using Ubuntu's default Ambiance theme then you, like the exaggerated exmaple user above, have jagged window corners on your windows. It's not a big deal for most (cue comments of 'I never noticed") but for others it... well it irks....

27 July 2012

[How To] Add OMG! Ubuntu! to the Unity Launcher

Avid users of OMG! Ubuntu! can now help manage their addiction by adding a nifty OMG! Ubuntu! item to the Unity launcher. Okay, so it's nothing more than a glorified bookmark in Unity clothing, but it does give you super quick access to various OMG! Ubuntu! sections. In fact all you have to do is press Super (a.k.a. the Win key), type OMG! and start OMG! Ubuntu! to open the homepage in your default browser.

10 July 2012
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‘Dark Ambiance’ Reintroduces Dark Touches to Ubuntu’s Default Theme

Ubuntu introduced a minor ew theme change for 12.04 - that of making right-click menus inherit the dominant tone of the 'parent' window.

24 June 2012
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[How To] Use Unity Quicklists in Gnome-Shell

Not too long ago I stumbled upon a very nifty Extension that brings Unity's quicklist functionality to Gnome-Shell's Activity Bar and Dash. And with more and more developers adding quicklist support to their applications this extension ensures that GNOME users don't miss out.

29 May 2012

Smarten Up Your Desktop With This Conky & Wallpaper Combo

The look of people's desktops are a lot like sandwiches. Some are plain and simple, others decorated with all manner of awesome-sauce. But both types can get stale if left alone for too long. If you feel that your own desktop could do with freshening up then the following Conky and wallpaper pairing might just prove to be a good starting point

3 April 2012
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3 Themes for Linux Dock ‘Plank’

It may be yet to see a stable release but that hasn’t stopped many folks from (get ready for pirate punnery) from ‘walking the plank‘ of instability by using it. What am I jabbering about? […]

19 March 2012
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[How To] Change Unity-2D Launcher Color and Opacity

The pace of development on Ubuntu’s Unity interface sees ever-more options added to it, much to the delight of tweakers everywhere. But for Unity-2D, the lighter and less resource intensive version of Unity, customisation options […]

11 February 2012

Orta Theme Ported to GTK 3; Here’s How to Install It

Orta was one of the most popular GTK2 themes created for GNOME-based desktop. But when Ubuntu upgraded to Gnome 3 (and respectively GTK 3) in 11.10 users were no longer able to use GTK 2 […]

5 February 2012