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How to Disable Animations in Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

It's easy to disable animations in Ubuntu 22.04. You don't need extra apps or commands; a setting to turn off UI effects is now present in the Settings app.

10 May 2022

How to Put the Trash Can on the Desktop in Ubuntu 22.04

This quick guide shows you how to add a trash can icon to the desktop in Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. The distro previously relocated its trash can to the Ubuntu dock.

27 April 2022

How to Upgrade to Pop!_OS 22.04 LTS (GUI & CLI Methods)

It's easy to upgrade to Pop OS 22.04 from 21.10. In this walkthrough we detail the upgrade process using the built-in OS updater (aka GUI) and CLI.

25 April 2022
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How to Install Firefox as a .Deb on Ubuntu 22.04 (Not a Snap)

A short guide on how to install Firefox from a PPA on Ubuntu 22.04 and remove the Firefox Snap. Doing this gets you a faster Firefox that can do more OOTB.

24 April 2022
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How to Upgrade to Ubuntu 22.04 LTS (Complete Guide)

Learn how to upgrade to Ubuntu 22.04 from Ubuntu 20.04 or Ubuntu 21.10 in this guide. Upgrading to Ubuntu 22.04 LTS 'Jammy Jellyfish' is quick and easy.

3 April 2022
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How to Change Mouse Cursor on Ubuntu

Learn how to change cursor theme in Ubuntu (it's easy) in this quick guide. Plus, we show you where to download Linux cursor themes and how to install them.

16 March 2022
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‘Mutter Rounded’ Gives Apps a Translucent Blur Effect on Ubuntu

It's a bit showy but I can't deny that I'm partial to a bit of translucency on the desktop. This patch for Mutter brings an opaque sheen to GTK apps.

25 January 2022

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.

24 January 2022
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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.

22 January 2022

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.

21 January 2022

Spotify Fans Need to Check Out Spicetify

Do you think the official Spotify for Linux client would look better with a major restyle? So did the devs behind customisation tool Spicetify, which can do just that. I last showcased a “hacky” way […]

9 January 2022
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How to Make GNOME Shell Look Like Unity (‘Cos Why Not?!)

Want to make GNOME Shell look like the Unity desktop? If you do, then this guide is for you. Just don’t thank me for what follows. A reader called Alwyn sent the whole run-through to […]

6 January 2022