More posts in “How To”

Discover an eclectic mix of tutorials covering everything from ways to install neat apps, or enable new features, to workarounds for known issues, and configuring your Ubuntu system.

How to Upgrade to Ubuntu 23.10 from 23.04

Upgrading to Ubuntu 23.10 from Ubuntu 23.04 is a breeze. If you’re fully up-to-date and have an active internet connection, you can upgrade directly. No need to download an ISO, flash it to a USB, […]

2 November 2023

How to Display Battery Percentage in Ubuntu’s Top Panel

If you’ve installed Ubuntu on a laptop, you might want to view battery percentage in the top bar. In this post, I’ll show you how to do this. While the Quick Settings menu in Ubuntu […]

21 October 2023
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How to Upgrade to KDE Plasma 5.27 on Kubuntu 22.04

KDE Plasma 5.27 is now available for users of Kubuntu 22.04 LTS to upgrade to — if they want to. Kubuntu 22.04 LTS ships with KDE Plasma 5.24. That is a solid release that works […]

18 October 2023

Fix ‘No App Installed for Debian Package’ in Ubuntu 23.10

When you double click on a deb package in Ubuntu 23.10 an error appears to tell you “there is no app installed for ‘Debian package’ files”. In this post I show some workarounds to resolve […]

17 October 2023
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How to Install GreenWithEnvy on Ubuntu (NVIDIA GPU Tool)

Do you use Ubuntu with an NVIDIA graphics card? If so, you may want to install GreenWithEnvy. And in this post I show you how. GreenWithEnvy is a free, open-source utility for Linux designed exclusively […]

14 October 2023

How to Change Individual Folder Icons on Ubuntu

Here’s a tip for those of you who want to use a custom icon for a specific folder in Ubuntu. — And no, you don’t need to install a new icon set to do it. […]

3 October 2023

How to Change the Lock Screen Background in Ubuntu

Want to change the Ubuntu lock screen background shown in Ubuntu 22.04 LTS through to the latest release, Ubuntu 23.10? If so, I’m about to show you how. Here’s the deal: out-of-the-box (this is the […]

7 August 2023

Fix “Target Configured Multiple Times” Error on Ubuntu

Right now, when I run apt update on my Ubuntu laptop a stream of errors about W: target packages/repos/DEP-11 being ‘configured multiple times’ appear. These errors don’t prevent apt from working (so it’s not an […]

3 August 2023
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How to Reset Ubuntu Dock to Default Settings

Do you want to reset the Ubuntu Dock to its default settings, with the same app shortcuts placed on it as if you had just installed Ubuntu? If so, you can get back to a […]

19 June 2023

Show Remaining Disk Space in Nautilus on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

Here’s a tip for those of you who want for to see see remaining disk space in the file manager of Ubuntu 22.04 LTS without needing to change views or open dialogs, etc. Once upon […]

16 June 2023

How to Hide Audio Devices from GNOME’s Quick Settings

Being able to quickly switch between different audio devices is one of my favourite things about GNOME Shell’s Quick Settings menu. No longer do I have to fire up Settings > Sound to quickly switch […]

24 May 2023
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How to Try Google Chrome’s 2023 UI Refresh on Ubuntu

It seems Google Chrome is getting a minor makeover later this year, and if you’re riding the browser’s development channel on Ubuntu1 you can opt-in to try the new look out now. I’ll get to […]

23 May 2023